what is zencon?

ZENCON is an annual coding event (hackathon), where entrepreneurs, coders, computer programmers and blockchain industry partners come together in a fun and entertaining environment to strengthen their collaboration, forge new technological innovations and produce creative ideas and solutions.

What do you need to do to join us at ZENCON?

After the application process, the best ideas will be selected to participate in ZENCON, an event where the coders and programmers are provided with challenges that they need to solve within 68 hours across different domains.

We will have different categories of challenges in which you can compete. All it takes is for you to apply with your project, get selected and make your way to ZENCON!

What are the ZENCON challenges?

Category: Next-Gen Web3
NFTs / AI / Web 3.0 / Metaverse

This category challenges the visionaries who can blur the lines between reality and the digital world. We invite you to create a project that combines NFTs, AI, and Web 3.0, pushing the boundaries of what's possible on the ZENIQ Smart Chain.

Category: DeFi the Limits
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) & DeFi 2.0

Finance is no longer confined to traditional institutions. This category is for the pioneers ready to redefine finance using the ZENIQ Blockchain. We're looking for projects that will disrupt and innovate in the DeFi and DeFi 2.0 space.

Category: ZENIQ Evolution
New Developments of the ZENIQ Ecosystem and the Existing Projects

The ZENIQ Ecosystem is a fertile ground for innovation. Your challenge is to explore this digital landscape and build upon its existing projects, or create something entirely new. Help shape the future on the ZENIQ Smart Chain.

Category: Next Level Innovation
New Advanced and Developed Projects (Pro Level)

This category is for the seasoned veterans, the experts who eat, sleep, and breathe blockchain. We invite you to develop an advanced project on the ZENIQ Smart Chain, showcasing your skill, creativity, and expertise.

Category: ZENIQ Integration
ZENIQ Smart Chain Migration/ Integration (Pro Level)

The true test of a blockchain professional lies in their ability to integrate and migrate systems seamlessly. In this category, we challenge you to integrate an existing project into the ZENIQ Smart Chain, demonstrating your technical skills in the blockchain world.

What is the 68-hour ZENCON challenge?

Rise and shine (or simply never go to sleep) and welcome to the 68-hour challenge that will see teams from all over the world compete at ZENCON. Here is what you need to do: The challenge starts on the second day of ZENCON and runs over the next three days during which you need to finish a working prototype application, write the smart contract to make it work on the ZENIQ Smart Chain, deploy the application, test it, and finally pitch it to our expert jury. Our mentors and jury members will be present all the time and their feedback could provide invaluable help to make it to the top of your challenge category.

So, while you can theoretically finish your application before ZENCON, the tokens to perform operations on the ZENIQ Smart Chain will only be awarded during ZENCON. So be ready for a lot of last-minute work, little sleep and a lot of energy!

about zeniq

ZENIQ aims to be a leader in the delivery of secure blockchain-based solutions, offering the highest quality of innovative, leading edge technologies built on secure infrastructure and developed by leading industry practitioners and partners.

Some key components of ZENIQ’s Smart Chain are the ZENIQ Hub and the NOMO App: The hub is robust, secure, and a unique hardware device with a seamless and secure self-controlled ecosystem for safeguarding digital assets. The advanced infrastructure isolates the KeyGuard from the device’s main computer, thereby protecting the private key from unauthorized access. The NOMO App streamlines your digital experience. With multi-blockchain support, including ZENIQ Smart Chain, Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Binance Smart Chain, it simplifies asset management. Plus, explore NOMO plugins to supercharge your app with additional features.

ZENIQ is poised to evangelize the blockchain landscape with innovative products and services.
Find out more about the ZENIQ ecosystem by visiting www.zeniq.com.

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Our focus is on developing blockchain-based projects that are not only stable and scalable, but also environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. We believe that by building projects that are designed to last, we can help to create a more sustainable future for all.

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We are committed to creating truly decentralized systems that are open, transparent, and accessible to all. By removing intermediaries and creating peer-to-peer networks, we can ensure that power is distributed fairly and that everyone has an equal say in the decisions that affect them.

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We take security seriously and understand the importance of protecting digital assets. Our projects are designed with the highest levels of security in mind, using cutting-edge technology and robust protocols to ensure that assets are kept safe and secure at all times.

Past editions


In 2023, the event moved to Fairmont Copacabana Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



ZENCON first edition was held in Playa del Carmen, México.

Past Locations

Discover the Power of Decentralized Finance

Say goodbye to traditional banking and hello to a new era of decentralized finance. ZENCON is your chance to explore the potential of blockchain and create tools that allow anyone with Internet access to lend, borrow, and bank without the need for middlemen.

With challenges ranging from building yield protocols to developing trading bots and DAO makers, the possibilities are endless. Whether you're an experienced developer or just starting out, the hackathon is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills and push the boundaries of what's possible with decentralized finance.

Unlock the potential of NFTs and Web 3.0

Are you ready to take NFTs and web 3.0 to the next level? ZENCON is your chance to showcase your skills and create tools that go beyond owning pictures. With challenges that include developing NFT-based games and creating marketplaces for art, the possibilities are endless.

Whether you're an experienced developer or just starting out, the hackathon is the perfect opportunity to explore the potential of NFTs and web 3.0. With a global community of like-minded individuals, you'll have the support you need to take your ideas to the next level.

Join the ZENIQ Ecosystem and Existing projects

Are you interested in joining the ZENIQ ecosystem and contributing to existing projects? ZENCON is the perfect opportunity to collaborate with other developers and make a difference in the world of blockchain.

With existing projects like Tupan, Regardless, Avinoc, and SIDI, there's no shortage of opportunities to get involved and make a difference. Whether you're interested in contributing to existing projects or developing your own, the hackathon is the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills and make your mark on the world of blockchain.

Take Your Development Skills to the Next Level

Are you ready to take your development skills to the next level? ZENCON is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills, collaborate with other developers, and showcase your work on a global stage.

With challenges that range from building advanced projects to migrating and integrating with the ZENIQ Smart Chain, the hackathon is the perfect opportunity to push the boundaries of what's possible with blockchain. Whether you're an experienced developer or just starting out, there's something for everyone at ZENCON.