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ETHDam 2024

Welcome to our 2nd Edition of ETHDam, strap in for a 3 day IRL hackathon, dedicated to ZK and Security, hosted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.



  • Pre Hackathon and launch of the All Stars Track15 Mar, 2024 - 17:00
  • Hacker Speed Dating12 Apr, 2024 - 10:00
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  • DeFI
  • Defense & Security
  • Privacy
  • Cryptography
  • ZK


What's the hackathon timeline?

Friday 15th of March - online

  • 14:00 CET - Pre Hackathon - learn about our partners and bounties 

Friday 12th of April - in person

  • 12:00 Hacker Speed Dating & Hackathon Launch 

Sunday 14th of April- in person

  • 12:00 Submission Deadline 
  • 17:00 Closing Ceremony Results 
  • 20:00 After Party

Can I hack remotely?

All team members have to be present, IRL at the venue. 

This does not apply to the Otter Track, as only 1 person from the team needs to be present on the main stage, April 14th

Do I need to buy a ticket to hack? 

No, as a hacker you do not need to buy a conference ticket, you will have free access to all of ETHDam's talks and food.  

We will send you a voucher to redeem your Hacker Ticket, once you've been approved to hack and we airdrop the hacker tickets. 

What is the Otter Track? 🦦

Otter Track is dedicated to existing projects. During the hackathon, you must add a feature, giving you the chance to present a polished project on the main stage. 

  • Present on stage a polished product on Sunday 14th of April 

  • Bounties do not apply to this track

What platform are you using for the hackathon?

We are using Taikai and Discord to keep track of all the cats. 

Can I crash at the location? 

Yes, however, crashing is reserved exclusively for hackers, which will be able to hack all night at the venue. Wristbands will be checked, regular attendees will be politely asked to vacate the premises 👀


Who can attend?

We are happy to see all kinds of crypto-folk at our event, but the priority will be given to Privacy and Security buidlers.

If you are under 18 at the time of the event, you are allowed to participate, but your parent/legal guardian must agree to our application waiver. For under 18 application please shoot us a personal email at [email protected] so we can assist you.

How much does ETHDam cost to attend?

The ETHDam Conference and Hackathon is free to attend for all approved hackers, speakers, mentors and volunteers. 

IF NOT HACKING - Early bird attendee tickets will go on sale early December 2023.

How long until my application is processed?

We are working hard to be as fast as we can but we are only human (and our in house guinea pig, although she is only in charge of moral support). Please be patient!

To complain about the wait feel free to seek support on our Discord or Telegram community. Or just silently cry in your pillow at midnight, like the rest of us.

I was accepted to ETHDam, can I bring my mum, or my mates, or my mates mum?

No. All applicants must apply individually, whether to attend or to hack.

Do I get a participation certificate at the end?

Have you heard of POAPs? You will be able to claim yours at the conference, spot the tablets and scan and redeem your unique "NFT"

I was selected but can't attend the event, what do I do?

Please let us know. Spots are limited and it would be nice if another candidate could go instead.