Singapore, November 19, 2021 — DoraHacks, a decentralized global developer community and open-source incentive platform, has secured $8 million in strategic investment from Binance Labs, the venture capital arm and innovation incubator of Binance.

DoraHacks is a global hackathon organizer and one of the world's most active Web 3.0 developer communities. It provides Web 3.0 native on-chain toolkits to help developers around the world raise funding for their startups. In 2021 so far, more than 1,000 projects in the DoraHacks community have received over $12 million in grants and donations from worldwide supporters.

Bill Chin, head of Binance Labs Fund, commented on the investment: “Backing early-stage startups and developers have always been a strategy for Binance Labs. DoraHacks is one of the largest multichain developer communities with great Web 3.0 projects emerging. Binance Labs will further build crypto communities with DoraHacks as part of the investment and establish a more open-source and diversified blockchain world. As one of the initiatives, Binance Labs and DoraHacks are co-organizing Season 3 of Binance Labs Incubation Program.”

To support their long-term vision for the growth of the Web 3.0 developer community, DoraHacks and Binance Labs plan to work together on the following areas closely:

grants, funding and incubation resources to back more early-stage Web 3.0 startups, joint research and development on innovative decentralized governance technologies, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) infrastructures, strategic partnership between Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and DoraHacks on BSC Grants, hackathons and integration of Dora DAO infrastructures.

Dora's mission is to create a permanent global hacker movement. The Dora ecosystem includes the decentralized open-source developer community DoraHacks, the open-source developer incentive platform, the decentralized Hackathon community Hackathon DAO and the “DAO-as-a-Service” infrastructure DoraFactory, as well as dGov middlewares such as Grant Factory, DoraID, privacy voting infrastructure, the Moloch and multisignature pallets.

Developers can build and fund decentralized governance decentralized applications (DApps) for open source communities and future DAOs upon the infrastructure provided by DoraHacks and Dora Factory. At present, over 20 mainstream Web 3.0 ecosystems - including BSC, Polygon, Filecoin, Solana, etc., are already using Dora's infrastructure for quadratic governance of their developer communities. DoraHacks has approximately 100,000 monthly active users from 152 countries around the world.

Eric Zhang, founder of DoraHacks, said: “Since 2018, DoraHacks has partnered with Binance on 15 global hackathons and grant rounds. Through DoraHacks’ developer events and grant toolkits, Binance has distributed over $2 million in funding to more than 100 teams. This new round of strategic investment will help us accelerate the innovation of developer incentive mechanisms, deliver more effective products to support hackathon organizers and Web 3.0 open source applications, and promote Dora Factory’s infrastructure and ecosystem development. We’re happy to see Binance sharing our vision to support Web 3.0 developers worldwide and help developers innovate freely to change the world.”

Nicole Zhang, investment director of Binance Labs Fund, said: “Binance Labs has always been a strong advocate for open-source culture. DoraHacks has developed sophisticated infrastructures to support decentralized voting, funding and participation for early-stage open-source blockchain projects. We believe DoraHacks’ large blockchain developer community will provide endless support to Binance Labs investment portfolio as well as our greater ecosystem.”

About DoraHacks

DoraHacks is a global hackathon organizer and one of the world's most active Web 3.0 developer communities. DoraHacks provides Web 3.0 native on-chain toolkits to help developers around the world raise funding for their startups. DoraHacks core features range from Quadratic Funding Grant, Bounty, Hackathon, BUIDL NFT and Continuous Funding. In 2021, over 1,000 projects in the DoraHacks community received more than $12 million in grants and donations from worldwide supporters. 

Dora Factory is the DAO-as-a-Service infrastructure in the Dora ecosystem, featuring core governance DApps and Middleware like grant factory, privacy voting infrastructure, and DoraID for DAOs and open source communities.

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