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Four Weeks Left + App Mining Tech Tip

There’s one month remaining in the Can’t Be Evil Challenge: Part 3! Submissions are due December 18 before 11:45pm ET.  

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial

Remember, for your app to be eligible for Blockstack: Can’t Be Evil Part 3, your app must qualify for App Mining.  

What is App Mining?

App Mining is an early stage program for developers. In this program, application developers register their application on Then, each month, application developers get paid depending on a quality ranking as assessed by expert independent App Reviewers.

App Mining is a unique opportunity to bootstrap an idea in the nascent market of decentralized applications and to receive valuable feedback and market validation early on.

What qualifies my app to compete in App Mining?

  • Your app should integrate Blockstack authentication for logging into your app. 
  • Your finished app should be available to the public for use. 
  • The application must use a registered domain name and the app should be hosted at a URL belonging to the domain. 
  • The app website must use a secured (https) connection. 

In the future, App Mining may reward apps that have taken steps to further decentralize, such as utilizing Gaia storage or the publishing your app to the Blockstack Naming System. Test flight apps, hello-world apps and apps created through blockstack tutorials (e.g., animal kingdom apps) do not qualify.

The great part about App Mining is, whether or not you win a Can’t Be Evil Contest prize, you will still earn every 30 days as part of the program. In total, Blockstack pays out $100k via App Mining every month.

Check out the full details and get your App Mining Starter Kit here.


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.