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

Hong Kong and Singapore, 9 January 2023HashKey Digital Asset Group (“HashKey” or “HashKey Group”), along with its partners Alibaba Cloud and PlatON, 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, 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 into one of the three themes: Financial Services Infrastructure, Technical Infrastructure and Web3 Tooling and Innovative Application. The total prize value for the Competition is no less than USD 400,000.


"HAPathon” timeline:

1) Singapore competition: 18-19 March 2023 (Registration deadline: 12 March 2023)2) Bangkok competition: 25-26 March 2023 (Registration deadline: 19 March 2023)3) Tokyo competition: 1-2 April 2023 (Registration deadline: 26 March 2023)4) Hong Kong competition: 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 Web3 infrastructure to build various Web3 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; PlatON is a next-generation internet infrastructure protocol underpinned by the fundamental properties of blockchain and privacy-preserving computation network.

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. ”

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."Learn more about HAPathon and Registration: Official Website | GitHub 

For enquiries about HAPathon, please contact:

Jason Li                                                              

 Marketing and Client Strategy

Trevor Cheng

Senior Marketing and Client Strategy


About HashKey Group HashKey Group is an end-to-end digital asset financial services group in Asia. The Group provides a complete ecosystem across the entire digital asset landscape, ranging from trading, custody, venture investment, technologies to Web3 infrastructure. HashKey’s senior team has decades of investment and trading experience and deep market insights gained from tier-one banks, regulators and FinTech ventures. By bringing together the most advanced blockchain research and development and technologies, HashKey identifies potential opportunities and delivers end-to-end solutions that operate within regulatory frameworks with the highest compliance standards. The Group has operations in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, and extensive partnerships with FinTech and blockchain solutions providers, academic institutions and associations. 

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