PlatON Partners with Alibaba Cloud and HashKey Group to Bring to Life Asia’s Flagship Web3 Global Startup Competition in Four Major Cities

PlatON Partners with Alibaba Cloud and HashKey Group to Bring to Life Asia’s Flagship Web3 Global Startup Competition in Four Major Cities

Hong Kong and Singapore, 9 January 2023 — PlatON along with its partners Alibaba Cloud and HashKey Group, will co-host and co-organise “HAPathon 2023”, a Web3 Global Startup Competition held from March to April 2023 in four major Asia cities — Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, which is where the Final will be held.. The competition is expected to feature over 1,000 participants from all over the world, most of which are developers and founders from start-ups within Web3 community and ecosystem.

Each location will be a 2-day offline competition, which requires contestants to present the projects they developed to a professional judging committee. The Competition aims to provide global Web3 developers a platform to demonstrate their innovative acumen and the ability to transform their creativity and business sense into practical application in one of the three themes: Technical Infrastructure, Financial Services Infrastructure and Web3 Tooling and Innovative Application. The total prize value for the Competition is no less than USD 400,000.

“HAPathon” timeline:

Singapore competition: 18–19 March 2023 (Registration deadline: 12 March 2023)

Bangkok competition: 25–26 March 2023 (Registration deadline: 19 March 2023)

Tokyo competition: 1–2 April 2023 (Registration deadline: 26 March 2023)

Hong Kong competition (Finals): 8–9 April 2023 (Registration deadline: 2 April 2023)


The Competition is one of the Initiatives under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in Nov 2022 among the three parties. The MOU aims to explore potential collaborations on various projects, including co-developing and supporting an infrastructure and technology platform for developers in the Web3 space, such as cloud computing and multi-chain Web 3.0 infrastructure to build various Web 3.0 applications and protocols in gaming, social media and the Metaverse, among others.

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is the world’s third leading and Asia Pacific’s leading public cloud IaaS service providers; HashKey Group is a Hong Kong-based end-to-end digital asset financial services group and Web3.0 infrastructure provider.

Lilin Sun, Founder of PlatON, said: “As the next-gen privacy-preserving infrastructure, PlatON has long supported and encouraged developers to propose novel ideas, create new values and demonstrate the power of technology in Web3. We are excited to work with Alibaba Cloud and Hashkey to build a prosperous, healthy and secure Web3 technology ecosystem. We look forward to seeing innovations in Web3 middleware, developer components, and applications.”

Michel Lee, Executive President of HashKey Group, said, “HashKey is dedicated to providing different kinds of support to the developer community. We believe the developer community is one of the key factors for the development and success of the Web3 and blockchain industry. We are delighted Alibaba Cloud and PlatON share the same vision as ours. We look forward to exploring some innovative and exciting Web3 projects and applications in HAPathon 2023. ”

Learn more about HAPathon and Registration:
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