Applauds Shines in the Chainlink Spring Hackathon 2023

2 min readJul 3, 2023


Applauds Wins Chainlink Top-Quality Prize

It has been one and a half months since the Chainlink Spring Hackathon 2023 launched, and Applauds, a decentralized skills verification app, emerged triumphant. By delivering a revolutionary solution that aims to liberate skilled developers from centralized platforms and foster meaningful connections in a decentralized environment, Applauds was awarded the Chainlink Top-Quality Prize.

Chainlink: A Blockchain Giant

Chainlink has been a well-known giant in the blockchain space since its launch. It has become a renowned force in security, reliability, accuracy, and sector-leading services, making it an industry leader in decentralized finance (DeFi). Hundreds of projects, from stablecoins like USDC and investments such as Compound, to wallets such as Argent have all been built on top of the Chainlink blockchain.

Chainlink Spring Hackathon 2023

This year, the Chainlink Spring Hackathon 2023 has attracted the attention of hundreds of developers to join the competition. Their goal: to create innovative decentralized applications (DApps) that can help further proliferate the adoption of blockchain technology. The Applauds team was one of those ambitious participants, and their determination and hard work certainly paid off.

Applauds: Revolutionizing Skills Verification

Applauds enable users to take ownership of their skills and build their digital identity. Here, organizations such as learning platforms can post learning tasks that developers can complete and earn non-transferable NFTs (non-fungible tokens) as certificates. This allows developers to showcase their skills on the blockchain and make them searchable by anyone, making job seekers more discoverable by HRs and entrepreneurs to pitch to VCs or other fundraising initiatives.

Furthermore, Applauds integrates payments and chat functionalities. This measure reduces spam messages and enables users to engage in high-quality social interactions, helping to create meaningful connections in a decentralized environment.

Future Possibilities with Applauds

In short, the Applauds team had lightning success in the Chainlink Spring Hackathon 2023. With this success, the team sees an immense future ahead and looks forward to opening up possibilities for developers to link and make use of their evidence-based achievements. We encourage everyone to join our community and get involved in this revolutionary new initiative to let developers take true ownership of their skills.




Applauds is focused on enabling users to take true ownership of their skills by building a digital identity based on their off-chain behavior.