Stellar Meridian Hackathon 2020

As part of this year’s Meridian, the free virtual Stellar blockchain conference, the Stellar Development Foundation is sponsoring a hackathon that challenges old hands and newcomers alike to build something showcasing some of Stellar's new features.

In addition to $12,000 worth of XLM in prizes, contestants will compete for bragging rights and glory: the top 5 projects will be featured on the event website, and will win a chance to present to the wide world of Meridian attendees along with some of the top brass at SDF.  Build something cool, try something new, get rewarded, and get your name out there. 



Click ‘Join Hackathon’ to sign up and receive updates. To keep things fair, we won't give away the details of the challenge until submissions open, but we think it will be fun for developers of all skill levels and experience.

The hackathon starts October 28th 2020 at 6:00 AM PT, and we will accept submissions until November 8th 2020 at 11:45 PM PT.  That gives developers 12 days to complete their projects.  



Stellar is an open-source blockchain network that makes it easy to create, send, and trade digital representations of all forms of money — dollars, pesos, bitcoin, pretty much anything. It’s developer friendly, and designed so all the world’s financial systems can work together on a single network. Learn more on

If you want to start playing around with Stellar prior to the hackathon, check out our developer documentation, and learn the basics by solving challenges in Stellar Quest, a fun new way to start developing on Stellar!

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$12,000 in prizes

1st Place

$4000 worth of XLM
Meridian Swag Bag
Stellar Newsletter Feature

2nd Place

$3000 worth of XLM
Meridian Swag Bag

3rd Place

$2500 worth of XLM
Meridian Swag Bag

4th Place

$1500 worth of XLM
Meridian Swag Bag

5th Place

$1000 worth of XLM
Meridian Swag Bag

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the Meridian Hackathon unless your country's minimum age for receiving a cryptocurrency award is older, in which case you must meet the minimum age applicable in your jurisdiction.

Unfortunately, if you’re a national or resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan, or the region of Crimea, we are unable to send you any lumens. Additionally, we may be unable to send lumens to winners in countries where local law makes it unlawful for residents to hold or receive cryptocurrencies. Please note: we currently cannot send lumens to residents of the US states of Alabama, New York, Georgia, Connecticut, New Mexico, Hawaii, Vermont, and Washington.

[UPDATED 9/28/2020]


Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb
Co-Founder, Stellar Development Foundation

Denelle Dixon

Denelle Dixon
CEO, Stellar Development Foundation

David Mazières

David Mazières
Co-founder & Chief Scientist, Stellar Development Foundation, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford

Meridian Attendees

Meridian Attendees

Judging Criteria

  • Criteria will be made public on 10/28/20