Welcome to TRON Grand Hackathon 2022!

Update: If you are looking for TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 2 post, please continue over at TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season Two


First of all, thanks for making it here guys!

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.

Be aware that this Grand 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. There are 3 planned hackathon seasons for this year alone so if you are not ready for the first hackathon season, make sure to mark your calendar and check back later!

Timeline

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
Updated dates after gathering feedback from the community
Submission Date: May 16 at 9:00am EDT - July 25 at 5:00pm EDT
Judging Period: August 01 at 9:00am EDT - August 11 at 5:00pm EDT
Winners Announcement Date: Around August 17 at 12:00pm EDT

Third Hackathon
To be confirmed

Tracks & Prizes for each season

  • 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 gaming 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

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 Binance Smart Chain. For on-chain-related projects, candidates will program Solidity, which will work on TRON, Ethereum, or Binance Smart 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.

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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 TRONDAO 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. More judges will be invited to review the hackathon from time to time so we can evaluate the projects from different perspective.

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Quick Navigation Links

Hackathon NFT Projects
Hackathon DeFi Projects
Hackathon Web3 Projects
Hackathon GameFi Projects

Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to ask or discuss any hackathon related topics in this post. This space will be used for FAQ for TRON Grand Hackathon 2022.

Why can’t I post to the Hackathon Projects category?
Only hackathon contestants can post to Hackathon Projects category. If you are one of the contestants and could not post to this category, simple message admin.hackathon to enable access. Once you have received a notification stating you have been added to the Hackathon group, you will be able to create your project post.

Should all projects that registered create their project post on the forum?
Posting to the forum is not a hard set requirement but it is highly encourage for contestants to create their project post in the Hackathon Projects section. Contestants that didn't make a public posting of their projects here will miss out on getting the community votes which accounted for 40% of the overall score.

Can contestants continue to update their project post after submitting?
Yes. Contestants are encourage to update their post frequently to keep the project post as detailed as it can be. New users can only edit their post within 7 days. Users with higher trust level will be able to edit their post indefinitely.

Should contestants list milestones to be achieved during and beyond the hackathon event date?
Contestants should keep all the milestone dates presented in the topic template so the judges and the community can judge the project based on the progress made within the submission and event period. Contestants are more than welcome to include additional milestones beyond the hackathon end date so we know where the project is heading. Additional funding may be given to projects with great potential.

Can contestants submit to multiple tracks?
Contestants should choose the track that suits their project best. Contestants can choose to register for multiple tracks if each of their project is vastly different than the other projects they have registered for.

Can project that have been developed register for this hackathon?
We welcome developed project to join this hackathon too. The project team should clearly state what has already been developed before the hackathon and what they expect to achieve during this hackathon. The review scope would be on what has been developed during the hackathon event period rather that what has been developed so far before the hackathon. Any project that add additional value to TRON and BTTC are welcome to participate in this hackathon.

What can contestants do to increase exposure?
Contestants may add images or videos to their project post to make the post attractive. Contestants can also share their project post to their social media to increase exposure. Contestants that are interested to have a livestream with one of the TRON DAO representatives should contact admin.hackathon for further engagement.

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Svoi.dev joined hackathon :fire::fire::fire:

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Hello, first of all thank you for this opportunity!

In regards of the milestones… do you expect to see the expected milestones to be achieved during the hackathon or even beyond the hackathon ends?

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Downloading and testing, thanks all the effort you do for the BitTorrent community .

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You are most welcome. You should keep all the milestone dates presented in the topic template so the judges and the community can judge the project based on the progress made within the submission and event period. However, you are more than welcome to include additional milestones beyond the hackathon end date so we know where the project is heading. Additional funding may be given to projects with great potential.

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My pleasure Piter! , thanks for the testing support. I’ll update the github instructions videos asap so everyone can see how to use the app. But in the meantime you are more than welcome to reach me on telegram or here

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Glad to see a lot of familiar faces here. As community votes will also be taken into consideration in this Hackathon, TronLive will start posting questions to community projects to give every contestant a chance to showcase themselves better. We hope other community members can also join us in helping to search for projects with great potential on TRON.

Get ready guys :wink:

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Cool looking forward to some nice questions…

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So happy to be part of this hackathon

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We are in the spirit of cooperation. Glad to be noticed by TRON Grand Hackathon 2022, we are still working hard for our project to develop in the long term.

We have core team and governance token, ready to share for win-win cooperation and valuable for the community

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Is there any info about the community review voting? How will it work? Rules? Thanks

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Willing to know more about this too

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@Sirluke @cctechmx Thanks for showing interest in community voting! It will take place in the forum and more info will be posted here on Mar 8 (PST) as the judging period begins that time. Please stay tuned for announcement.

For hackathon contestants, now is the time to invite as many supporters to the forum and check out your project post if you haven’t already.

For the time being, feel free to check out all the hackathon entries with project posts. Those that registered but didn’t create a project post on the forum will miss out on community voting scores.

Hackathon NFT Projects
Hackathon DeFi Projects
Hackathon Web3 Projects
Hackathon GameFi Projects

We want the community voices to be heard this time so get ready to vote Tronics!

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Great opportunity for great Projects :100:

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Great and impressive for other projects

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Thank you tron for creating the hackathon

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Wonderful , I’m glad to be here

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