TRON Grand Hackathon 2022

General Description

TRON DAO is thrilled to launch the 2022 Grand Hackathon. The future is not far from widespread decentralized storage, decentralized applications, digital assets, and cryptocurrency wallets. With the increasing use of decentralized, peer-to-peer, and secure networks, blockchain is becoming the backbone of Web 3.0 — the decentralized web. The TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 creates opportunities for unheard talents to make their marks and accelerate the development of Web 3.0 while promoting the growth of the blockchain ecosystem at the same time.

The TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 is an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs, developers, and designers who have always wanted to build a smart contract or blockchain-related application. Furthermore, developing on BTTC would allow one to easily convert the developed application to work on different blockchain platforms such as TRON, Ethereum, BNB Chain, and other blockchain platforms in the near future.

For more information please visit: TRON DAO Community

Agenda

Submission

Feb 14 — Mar 7; May 16— Jul 29 ;Aug 14 — Sep 7

When registering, contestants are required to specify the category of the entry project name and complete the registration form. It is advised that contestants give a detailed description of the logic and characteristics of their project in the form.

Judging

Mar 8 — Mar 11;Aug 1 — Aug 12;Sep 8 — Sep 11

There will be a permanent review panel throughout the Hackathon and a dynamic special guest review panel for each session. Each track’s final review panel will consist of crypto experts, KOLs, and a public community review board, whose scores account for 30%, 30%, and 40%, respectively. Community reviewers will transparently vote on the TRON DAO Forum.

Winners announcement

Mar 12;Aug 16;Sep 12

Official announcements of winners.

Track Prizes

Web3 Track: Let’s contribute to the transition of Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 by introducing useful DAO tools and SocialFi

1st Prize $50k

2nd Prize $30k

3rd Prize $20k

4th Prize $15k

5th Prize $10k

DeFi Track: Leverage DeFi to serve billions of the unprivileged by offering convenient financial solutions to everyone

1st Prize $50k

2nd Prize $30k

3rd Prize $20k

4th Prize $15k

5th Prize $10k

GameFi Track: The next generation GameFi where entertainment meets blockchain

1st Prize $50k

2nd Prize $30k

3rd Prize $20k

4th Prize $15k

5th Prize $10k

NFT Track: Let’s embrace the creator economy

1st Prize $50k

2nd Prize $30k

3rd Prize $20k

4th Prize $15k

5th Prize $10k

Timeframe

This hackathon will be an ongoing funding event, commencing every three months, to promote the growth of the TRON and BTTC ecosystem. The first hackathon will begin on February 14, 2022.

First Hackathon

Submission Date: Feb 14, 2022 — Mar 7, 2022

Judging Period: Mar 8 — Mar 11, 2022

Winners Announcement Date: Mar 12, 2022

Hackathon Event Period: Mar 13, 2022 — May 13, 2022

Second Hackathon

Submission Date: May 16, 2022 — Jul 29, 2022

Judging Period: Aug 1 — Aug 12, 2022

Winners Announcement Date: Aug 16, 2022

Hackathon Event Period: May 16, 2022 — Aug 16, 2022

Third Hackathon

Submission Date: Aug 14, 2022 — Sep 7, 2022

Judging Period: Sep 8 — Sep 11, 2022

Winners Announcement Date: Sep 12, 2022

Hackathon Event Period: Sep 13, 2022 — Nov 13, 2022

How to Enter

  1. Join the TRON DAO Discord community at Discord
  2. Fill out the Application Form
  3. Follow the instructions sent from support.hackathon@trondao.org

Rules

Programming language

BitTorrent Chain (BTTC) supports interoperability with the public chains of TRON, Ethereum, or BNB Chain. For on-chain-related projects, candidates will program Solidity, which will work on TRON, Ethereum, or BNB Chain.

Track’s review panel

There will be a permanent review panel throughout the Hackathon and a dynamic special guest review panel for each session. Each track’s final review panel will consist of crypto experts, KOLs, and a public community review board, whose scores account for 30%, 30%, and 40%, respectively. Community reviewers will transparently vote on the TRON DAO Forum.

Community review board

The community will begin voting on the TRON DAO Forum at the start of each judging period, which will last for four days.

Submission requirements

  • Publicly accessible code repo (i.e., Github)
  • A deck with introduction and proposed project solution
  • During the submission period, the candidate will have to post their project publicly to the TRON DAO forum with details including but not limited to:
  1. Project introduction
  2. Expected milestones and achievements
  3. Screenshots, photos, or renders
  4. A working prototype (optional)
  5. Video (optional)
  • The candidate should also actively answer community questions in their own project thread. The amount of feedback from the community and the quality of posts posted in the candidate’s forum thread will also be taken into account while judging the project.

Event requirements

The winner’s prize will be paid out in milestones.

  • 30% upon starting the project
  • 30% upon achieving at least 50% of the milestone
  • 40% upon completion of the project

Winners of the Hackathon should continue to post progress and answer the community’s questions in their own forum thread to keep the community informed.

The judges will have the final say on whether the expectation of each milestone has been made.

Additional Benefits

On top of the prizes, awarded projects with outstanding quality may receive additional support, including but not limited to any of the following:

  1. Additional funding for projects with a large active user base;
  2. Listing on Poloniex and other exchanges supporting the TRON ecosystem;
  3. Fast-track listing on TRON-powered DEXs such as SunSwap;
  4. Included into the DApp section on TronLink with a featured banner;
  5. Promotions on TRON DAO or H.E. Justin Sun’s social media.

Eligibility

A. The Hackathon is open to:

Individuals who are at least the age of majority where they reside as of the time of entry (“Eligible Individuals”);

Organizations (including corporations, not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities) that exist and have been organized or incorporated at the time of entry.

B. The Hackathon is not open to:

Any individual or organization that is the subject of sanctions administered or enforced by any country or government or otherwise designated on any list of prohibited or restricted parties (including but not limited to the lists maintained by the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. Government, the European Union or its Member States, or other applicable government authority).

Judging Criteria

Eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by the judges. Judges may be employees of the sponsor or third parties, may or may not be listed individually on the hackathon website, and may change before or during the judging period. Judging may take place in one or more rounds with one or more panels of judges.

Originality & Creativity

How novel and innovative is the idea? Does it set out to do something unique or at least improve existing models?

Technicality & Design

What is tech like? Is it user-friendly and does it have comprehensive and efficient features? Is it designed to scale?

Business Model & Feasibility

What is the value proposition and how does it set out to differentiate itself? How will it capture the market and/or generate revenue?

Usability

What is the user experience like? Is it clean and intuitive such that users not familiar with blockchain can easily interact with the program?

Practicality & Use Case

Is this something the community would actually use and want? Will the idea have an impact on the crypto community?

Contribution to the Crypto Ecosystem

How does your idea increase crypto adoption, value for its users, and innovation in the field of blockchain? Does it welcome new users and help existing users?

Judges List

The permanent review panel consists of representatives from Kucoin, Huobi, and Poloniex exchanges.

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