Tron, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), and BitTorrent Chain (BTTC) are launching the Tron Grand Hackathon 2022. Registration begins on Feb. 14.
The hackathon is part of Tron’s long-term efforts to promote the mass adoption of blockchain technology and innovative cross-chain solutions. The hackathon’s primary goal is to empower developers to create and execute decentralized finance (DeFi), GameFi, nonfungible token (NFT) and Web3 projects, building a robust content and entertainment community on Tron as well as other blockchain platforms.
Tron and BTTC are also thrilled to introduce the TronDAO Forum where members can interact, find information, create threads, have questions answered and participate in discussions about the crypto community in general.
Since Tron became a DAO, its mission has been to create a digital space where everybody has a voice. The decentralized web is all about putting the power in the hands of the community.
“The future is not far from where decentralized storage, decentralized applications (DApps), digital assets and cryptocurrency wallets are widespread. With the increasing use of decentralized, peer-to-peer and secure networks, blockchain is becoming the backbone of Web3 — the decentralized web,” said H.E. Justin Sun, founder of Tron.
The Tron Grand Hackathon creates opportunities for unheard talents to make their mark and accelerate the development of Web3 while promoting the growth of the blockchain ecosystem at the same time.
The Tron Grand Hackathon is an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs, developers and designers who have always wanted to build a smart contract or blockchain-related application. Developing on BTTC could allow one to easily convert their developed application to work on different blockchain platforms such as the Tron, Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain networks or many more in the near future.
All blockchain and smart-contract developers, product managers and designers are eligible to sign up for the contest. Contestants who finish developing an open-source DeFi, GameFi, NFT or Web3 project programmed in Solidity — that works on the Tron, Ethereum or Binance Smart Chain networks — before the deadline will be considered eligible participants. The contest is also open to any existing projects under development on Tron or other blockchains, as long as it meets the requirements.
There will be a permanent review panel during the hackathon and a dynamic special guest panel for each season. Each track’s final review panel will consist of crypto experts, key opinion leaders and a public community review board, whose scores account for 30%, 30% and 40%, respectively. Community reviewers will transparently vote on the TronDAO Forum.
Submission of the first season for the hackathon begins on Feb. 14, 2022, and will end on March 7, 2022. When registering, contestants are required to specify the entry’s category, 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 on the form. Contestants are encouraged to register and submit their projects to the forum early, as interactions with community members in their forum threads will be taken into consideration while judging the projects.
With an aggregate bounty of $500,000, each season of the hackathon will be split into four tracks: DeFi, GameFi, NFT and Web3. This will be an ongoing funding event, commencing every three months, to promote the growth of the Tron and BTTC ecosystem.
- Publicly accessible code repo (i.e., GitHub)
- A deck with an introduction and proposed solution of the project
- During the submission period, the candidate will have to post their project publicly to the TronDAO Forum with details including but not limited to:
- Project introduction
- Expected milestones and achievements
- Screenshots, photos or renders
- An optional working prototype
- An optional video
The candidate should also actively answer community questions in their project thread. The community feedback and posting quality in the candidate’s forum thread will directly impact the judging of their project.
How to enter:
- Join the Tron Discord community.
- Fill out the application form.
- Follow the instructions sent from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tron is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and DApps. Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the Tron network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since its mainnet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem’s integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized services that boasts nearly 100 million monthly active users. The Tron network has gained incredible traction in recent years, with more than 69 million users on the blockchain and upwards of 2.7 billion transactions. In addition, Tron hosts the largest circulating supply of stablecoins globally, overtaking Tether (USDT) on the Ethereum network in April 2021. The Tron network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a purely community-governed DAO.