Three Blockchain enabled startups present in the UAE have won the Bybit DMCC hackathon. Web3 messaging platform Pravica, crypto rating platform Evai, and DeFi lending platform Timeswap have one the $100,000 Hackathon in Dubai UAE.

With a total prize pool worth USD 100,000 directed toward fostering crypto innovation in Web3, the Hackathon is the first of its scale in the MENA region.

During the final stage of the hackathon, ten exceptional teams were chosen to pitch and showcase their groundbreaking innovations in diverse areas of the blockchain industry, encompassing GameFi, decentralised finance (DeFi), Web3 infrastructure, Web3 Education NFTs, and sustainable blockchain solutions, with three teams selected as the final winners.

Three winners were selected were Evai Crypto Ratings,  a pioneering world-class decentralized Supervised Machine Learning rating system for Crypto, DeFi and NFTs, Pravica, a peer-to-peer web3.0 messaging and value transfer infrastructure, and Timeswap a fully decentralized lending & borrowing protocol in DeFi powered by a unique 3 variable AMM enabling permissionless lending borrowing for any crypto asset powered by their unique 3 variable AMM.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC, said: “With groundbreaking innovations covering GameFi, Web3 infrastructure, sustainable blockchain solutions and more, the DMCC-Bybit hackathon is a great example of the ways we are positioning Dubai as a leader and global hub in Web3. The technology and innovation demonstrated today by DMCC Crypto Centre members across all areas of the blockchain industry will only serve to reinforce this status and attract even more global talent to the region. We are delighted to be working with Bybit to harness Dubai’s Web3 potential, and I look forward to seeing even more pioneering developments by our community members in the future.”

Ben Zhou, Co-founder and CEO of Bybit added: “We are proud to work with DMCC in hosting such a vibrant hackathon that challenged participants and unveiled some inspiring levels of tech talent. We look forward to working with DMCC and its Crypto Centre members on a range of new exciting projects over the coming period.”

DMCC and Bybit joined forces earlier this year to offer financial assistance worth $136,000 to new cryptocurrency businesses that intended to establish their operations at DMCC Crypto Centre. As part of this collaboration, Bybit became the listing partner for the Crypto Centre, providing specialized assistance to cryptocurrency firms that want to list their digital assets on one of the world’s top global exchanges.