Attention: Please make sure to read all sections in their entirety as there are important details for all participants. 

TRON DAO is thrilled to launch the 2022 Grand Hackathon Season 3. This HackaTRON is designed not only to empower developers to BUIDL better but to help out connecting the overall blockchain ecosystems around the world. This HackaTRON will feature our new ecosystem track that will highlight "Ethereum" to bridge the gap and promote unity between blockchain ecosystems. Those who are non-coders can also gain by actively participating in our TRON DAO forum. 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 Season 3 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 HackaTRON 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.

The following links will be made available to hackathon participants for further exploration of the TRON ecosystem in order to maximize project success. Please check out the resources listed below:

TRON Docs

TRON Developer Discord Server

Helpful Developer Links in TRON Forum

You may also find a full list of TRON/BTTC resources under the Resources tab.

Please note that you will be joining Season 3 of the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022. Check out our TRON Grand Hackathon site for updates. Let's HackaTRON!

Requirements

What to build?

Build (or significantly update) a software application/dApp/website that integrates with the TRON/BTTC blockchain that fits into one of the following tracks:

  • Web3 - Blockchain and web infrastructure. Applications that are not centered around NFTs, Finance, or gaming.

  • DeFi - The next generation of financial services/products on the blockchain.

  • GameFi - Create fun gaming applications on the blockchain.

  • NFT - Projects centered around Non Fungible Tokens.

  • Ecosystem - Pre-existing or new projects that have deployed on Ethereum and propose converting to TRON/BTTC blockchain.

  • Academy - Applicable to students currently enrolled and have built projects on TRON/BTTC blockchain.

What to Submit

  • Provide a URL to your code repository OR a link to a functional prototype for judging and testing. 
  • Include a video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public.
  • Identify which track you are submitting to.

  • The completed submission form on Devpost before the deadline.

  • A project post on TRON DAO Forum before the deadline.

*Each unique project can only join 1 track. Please pick the track that mostly aligns with your overall project submission and tailor your submission around the judging criteria listed below.

  TRON DAO Forum Prizes $200,000+: You are REQUIRED to create a TRON DAO Forum project post for your hackathon project and update it throughout the hackathon period so that the judges and community can learn about your project as you are building it. Not only will this help bootstrap your community growth within the TRON and BTTC ecosystem, but you will also be in a shot to win extra forum prizes if your project is amongst the best-voted projects by the forum community.

TRON DAO Forum Project Post Steps:

  • Sign up on TRON DAO Forum
  • Post your devpost username on the main TRON DAO Grand Hackathon Season 3 Post. If you have already been accepted to the forum hackathon group in a previous season you can skip this step.
  • Wait for approval to be added to the Hackathon group which permits you to create a project post on the Hackathon 2022 Season 3 category on the forum.
  • Post your project in the TRON Hackathon > Hackathon 2022 Season 3 category on the TRON DAO Forum and tag it with one of the relevant tags: Web3, DeFi, GameFi, NFT, Ecosystem, or Academy
  • Follow the hackathon project post format given to create a new topic for your hackathon project
  • You should update your project post actively as you made progress throughout the hackathon period
  • You should also actively answer community questions in your own project post as the community will be the ones that choose the Forum Hackathon winners

 

All Hackathon prizes will be paid out in USDD, a detailed prizing structure can also be found below under the Prizes section.

With the introduction of USDD, which is a decentralized stablecoin that depends on an on-chain mechanism & currently fully collateralized assets, projects can now utilize a decentralized stablecoin across multiple blockchains. USDD circulates on TRON, BSC, Ethereum, and other networks via the cross-chain protocol BitTorrent Chain (BTTC). The new PSM (Peg Stability Module) is one of the tools to help keep USDD stable and allows users to swap between USDD and other stablecoins (USDT, USDC, TUSD) at a 1:1 rate.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$1,200,000 in prizes
Cryptocurrency logo Prizes paid in cryptocurrency

Web3: 1st Place
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$60,000 in USDD

NFT: 1st Place
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$60,000 in USDD

GameFi: 1st Place
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$60,000 in USDD

DeFi: 1st Place
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$60,000 in USDD

Ecosystem (EVM): 1st Place Technical
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$15,000 in USDD

Ecosystem (EVM): 1st Place Creative
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$15,000 in USDD

Academy: 1st Place
Cryptocurrency logo

$15,000 in USDD

Web3: 2nd Place
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$50,000 in USDD

NFT: 2nd Place
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$50,000 in USDD

GameFi: 2nd Place
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$50,000 in USDD

DeFi: 2nd Place
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$50,000 in USDD

Ecosystem (EVM): 2nd Place Technical

$12,500 in USDD

Ecosystem (EVM): 2nd Place Creative
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$12,500 in USDD

Academy: 2nd Place
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$10,000 in USDD

Web3: 3rd Place
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$40,000 in USDD

NFT: 3rd Place
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$40,000 in USDD

GameFi: 3rd Place
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$40,000 in USDD

DeFi: 3rd Place
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$40,000 in USDD

Ecosystem (EVM): 3rd Place Technical
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$10,000 in USDD

Ecosystem (EVM): 3rd Place Creative
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$10,000 in USDD

Academy: 3rd Place
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$9,000 in USDD

Web3: 4th Place
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$30,000 in USDD

NFT: 4th Place
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$30,000 in USDD

GameFi: 4th Place
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$30,000 in USDD

DeFi: 4th Place
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$30,000 in USDD

Ecosystem (EVM): 4th Place Technical
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$7,500 in USDD

Ecosystem (EVM): 4th Place Creative
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$7,500 in USDD

Academy: 4th Place
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$8,000 in USDD

Web3: 5th Place
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$20,000 in USDD

NFT: 5th Place
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$20,000 in USDD

GameFi: 5th Place
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$20,000 in USDD

DeFi: 5th Place
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$20,000 in USDD

Ecosystem (EVM): 5th Place Technical

$5,000 in USDD

Ecosystem (EVM): 5th Place Creative
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$5,000 in USDD

Academy: 5th Place
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$7,000 in USDD

Academy: Runner-Up (5)
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$5,000 in USDD

TRON DAO Forum: Web3 Prizes
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• 1st Place $10,000 in USDD
• 2nd Place $9,000 in USDD
• 3rd Place $8,000 in USDD
• 4th Place $7,000 in USDD
• 5th Place $6,000 in USDD

TRON DAO Forum: NFT Prizes
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• 1st Place $10,000 in USDD
• 2nd Place $9,000 in USDD
• 3rd Place $8,000 in USDD
• 4th Place $7,000 in USDD
• 5th Place $6,000 in USDD

TRON DAO Forum: GameFi Prizes
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• 1st Place $10,000 in USDD
• 2nd Place $9,000 in USDD
• 3rd Place $8,000 in USDD
• 4th Place $7,000 in USDD
• 5th Place $6,000 in USDD

TRON DAO Forum: DeFi Prizes
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• 1st Place $10,000 in USDD
• 2nd Place $9,000 in USDD
• 3rd Place $8,000 in USDD
• 4th Place $7,000 in USDD
• 5th Place $6,000 in USDD

TRON DAO Forum: Ecosystem Prizes
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• 1st Place $10,000 in USDD
• 2nd Place $9,000 in USDD
• 3rd Place $8,000 in USDD
• 4th Place $7,000 in USDD
• 5th Place $6,000 in USDD

TRON DAO Forum: Academy Prizes
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1st Place $5,000 in USDD
2nd Place $4,000 in USDD
3rd Place $3,000 in USDD
4th Place $2,000 in USDD
5th Place $1,000 in USDD

Devpost Community Prize
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$1,000 in USDD

Devpost community voted popularity prize for one project

Project Engagement Prize
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$5,000 in USDD

TRON DAO picks a project that has good project status updates and engagement with the community but yet to receive any prizes

Community Contributors
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$5,000 in USDD

Incentive allocated to 10 forum community helpers that give good support, feedback, promotion, etc (with a minimum of $500 each)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Kristy-Leigh Minehan

Kristy-Leigh Minehan
Technical Advisor - Valkyrie Investments

Wes Cowen

Wes Cowen
Managing Director - Valkyrie Investments

Gabor Gurbacs

Gabor Gurbacs
Director, Digital Asset Strategy - VanEck

Kani Chen

Kani Chen
Professor - HKUST

Sean Tan

Sean Tan
Mirana Asset Management

Cathy Yu

Cathy Yu
Head of Binance Custody - Binance Custody

Rachel Zhao

Rachel Zhao
KuCoin Ventures Ecosystem Manager - Kucoin Ventures

Jinbin Xie

Jinbin Xie
Investment Manager - Huobi Venture

Zhe Li

Zhe Li
Head of Investment - Huobi Incubator

David Streltsoff

David Streltsoff
Senior Sales Executive - FalconX

Jad Mubaslat

Jad Mubaslat
VP of Innovation - Rain

Chris Sinkey

Chris Sinkey
Chief Business Officer - Bittrex Global

Mariela Tanchez

Mariela Tanchez
Business Development Lead - Gate.io

Hoang Long MAI

Hoang Long MAI
Lead Defi Researcher - Kyber Network

Eddie Jiang

Eddie Jiang
Head of Marketing - Poloniex

Chloe Huang

Chloe Huang
Head of Research and Strategic Investment - WOO

Sydney Xiong

Sydney Xiong
Director - APENFT

Charles Karpati

Charles Karpati
Software Developer - Voxels

Clarence Liu

Clarence Liu
Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder - Tacen Inc.

Gregory Gopman

Gregory Gopman
CMO - ANKR

David Micley

David Micley
Business Development Director - Wintermute

Farhad Shagulyamov

Farhad Shagulyamov
CEO - Velas

Vasco Pinto

Vasco Pinto
VP, Ecosystem - Multichain

Max Shapiro

Max Shapiro
Co-founder and Managing Partner - Cadenza Ventures

Ciara Sun

Ciara Sun
Founder & Managing Partner - C² Ventures

Norman Wooding

Norman Wooding
CEO and Founder - SCRYPT

Isaac Mao

Isaac Mao
Director - Sharism Lab

José Fernando Pereira

José Fernando Pereira
Investment Analyst - SwissBorg Ventures

Karan Gandhi

Karan Gandhi
Senior Investment Associate - Cypher Capital

Sipan Vardanyan

Sipan Vardanyan
Co-Founder, CEO - hexens

Vahe Karapetyan

Vahe Karapetyan
Co-Founder, CTO - hexens

Philip Collins

Philip Collins
Investment Associate - Konvoy Ventures

Aziz Amer Tash

Aziz Amer Tash
Chief Business Development Officer - GetBlock

William Entriken

William Entriken
Proprietor - Wm Entriken Design

Fabian Friedrich

Fabian Friedrich
Founder and CEO - BlockChance

Laurent Perello

Laurent Perello
Founder & CEO - Visions of Blockchain

Juliun Brabon

Juliun Brabon
CEO & Co-Founder - Unifi Protocol

Sriram Vishwanath

Sriram Vishwanath
Professor - The University of Texas

Randall Trzaska

Randall Trzaska
Owner - Crypto Love

Judging Criteria

  • 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?

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