[HACKATHON: JANUARY 26-28 2024] Hedera and Dar Blockchain Launch the First Hedera Web3 Hackathon in Tunisia

In 2023, as reported by BitKE, Dar Blockchain and The Hashgraph Association signed a partnership agreement to develop blockchain in Tunisia and the MENA Web3 ecosystem.

Tunisia is set to witness the first Hedera hackathon which will take place between Janauary 26-28 2024.

The hackathon is a collaborative effort between the following entities:

  • Dar Blockchain – Tunisian Web3 company and a pionner of the blockchain space in the country
  • The Hashgraph Association (Hedera) – a not-for-profit organization supporting training and education programs for adoption of Hedera-powered, enterprise-grade solutions
  • ESPRIT University – A Tunisian institution specializing in engineering and technology
  • SUP’COM University – The Higher School of Communication of Tunis (Engineering School of Communication of Tunis)

The goal of the hackathon is to boost the understanding and adoption of distributed ledger technologies in the country while emphasizing the innovative possibilities offered by the Hedera Network.

According to a press release shared with BitKE by the Dar Blockchain:

“Participants will have the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and contribute to the transformation of industries through engaging activities and access to a specialized Web 3.0 Decentralized Academy.”


Speaking about this first ever Hedera hackathon, Mohamed Mnif and Jaafar Saied, the Co-Founders of Dar Blockchain, said:

“ We are proud to be launching the first Hedera Hackathon at two reputable universities as part of our aim to set up chapters in local universities and offer training as we lay the foundation for a real understanding of DLT and blockchain. Tunisian youth and university students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to foster Web3 adoption, not only in MENA but globally.”


Hackathon Details:

  1. ) The Hedera Hackathon will offer tracks that include:
  • DeFi (Decentralized Finance) – Revolutionizing finance with accessible and secure financial services for the Tunisian and African community
  •  DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) – Re-imagining organizational structures for innovative university organization management and collaboration across the country
  • – Metaverse and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)


2.) Teams of 3-5 members are eligible to participate and must send in their applications no later than January 20th , 2024. At least one member of the team needs to be certified on the Hedera ecosystem.

3.) Participants will be required to build solutions that leverage Hedera’s DLT, addressing real and current needs within the African community and showcasing practical applicability and positive impact.

4.) At the end of the Hackathon, teams will need to submit a live and functioning project which includes a URL, a PowerPoint presentation outlining the business case and functionalities, and a three to five minute demo video demonstrating the project’s key features.

5.) Selection criteria for the best projects will be based on:

  • Relevance to the Hedera Hackathon’s themes
  • Effective usage of the Hedera DLT Network
  • Technical functionality
  • Clear business case
  • Scalability
  • Team composition and collaboration, and
  • Effective presentation capabilities


Kamal Youssefi, President of The Hashgraph Association, added,

“Our support of the proliferation of innovative DLT solutions in the African continent is one of our key objectives. We believe that it is through the utilization of the Hedera Network and distributed ledger technology that we can empower future generations to build enhanced economies, technologies, and societies.

Working with DAR Blockchain and future-driven universities such as ESPRIT, and SUP-COM is a privilege and an honor.”


In 2023, as reported by BitKE, Dar Blockchain and The Hashgraph Association signed a partnership agreement to develop blockchain in Tunisia and the MENA Web3 ecosystem.




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