Solana is a fast, low-fee, censorship-resistant blockchain designed to enable builders to quickly deploy and scale applications to billions of users globally. The Solana community is excited to jumpstart its 4th virtual hackathon focused on allowing developers to experiment and leverage the Solana blockchain to create a plethora of projects spanning DeFi (Decentralized Finance), blockchain gaming, Web3, Digital Art/Collectibles, and everything in-between.

As long as you have an internet connection, you're invited to join the hackathon. Just make sure your project integrates with the Solana protocol. Let's ignite the next wave of projects joining the Solana ecosystem! 

What to Submit: 

  • Project name and a list of team members (if applicable)
  • A description of what your project does and why you decided to build it
  • Demo video or presentation slides. Your video should be around 3 minutes long and include a demo of your working project.  (Videos must be made publicly visible).
  • Access to your working application or Github code repository. Access must be provided to the working application or code for judging and testing by providing a link to a website, functioning demo, or a Github repository. 
  • Complete submission form. Include all of the required fields on your Devpost submission form, BEFORE the final deadline on October 15, 2021 at 11:45pm PST.

Twitch Stream Schedule

Subscribe at twitch.tv/solanatv

DATE WHO TOPIC
9/3 - 10AM EST Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital Hackathon Project Ideas
9/7 - 12PM EST Figment Figment Learn Solana Pathway Workshop - 101
9/8 - 2:30PM EST Anchor How to Anchor Workshop
9/9 - 1PM EST Mango Integrate w/ Mango Workshop
9/10 - 2PM EST Metaplex NFT / Metaplex Workshop
9/13 - 10AM EST SolNet C# SDK Workshop
9/13 - 1PM EST PsyOptions PsyOptions Integration Workshop
9/14 - 7AM EST Zeta Past Hackathon Experience Workshop
9/15 - 12PM EST QuickNode RPC Infrastructure Workshop
9/14 - 1:30PM EST Amy Wu of Lightspeed, Jiho of Axie Infinity, moderated by Brady Dale of The Defiant The Future of Blockchain Gaming
9/16 - 1PM EST Jeremy Allaire / Anatoly Fireside Chat - USDC good, USD bad
9/16 - 3PM EST Francesco Agosti of Phantom An intro to Phantom & the future of Crypto Wallets 
9/17 - 6PM EST Chainlink Chainlink Oracle Workshop
9/20 - 5pm EST Joe McCann of Microsoft Understanding the Implications of Solana
9/21 - 2pm EST Bartosz Lipinski and Vitaly Evlakhov Oracle Showdown
9/27 - 2PM EST Meltem Demirors of Coinshares and Raj Gokal of Solana Labs The good, bad, and ugly of crypto
9/30 - 1pm EST Sam Williams of Arweave and Anatoly Yakovenko of Solana Labs Arweaving with Solana

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$5,120,000 in prizes

Grand Prize Winner

• $75,000 USD
• Tickets to attend and a presentation of your project at the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon.

Community Choice Award

• $10,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Company Prize Winners (12)

Serum, Raydium, Stardust, Pyth Network, Wormhole, Mango Markets, Chainlink, PsyOptions, DegenApeAcademy, HXRO, Cope and Solend are each sponsoring their own $30,000 prize for the projects that best integrate with their respective technologies.

First Place DeFi Track

• $60,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Second Place DeFi Track

• $45,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Third Place DeFi Track

• $30,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Fourth Place DeFi Track

• $25,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Fifth Place DeFi Track

• $20,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

First Place Gaming Track

• $45,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Second Place Gaming Track

• $30,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Third Place Gaming Track

• $20,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Fourth Place Gaming Track

• $15,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Fifth Place Gaming Track

• $10,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

First Place Web3 Track

• $45,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Second Place Web3 Track

• $30,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Third Place Web3 Track

• $20,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Fourth Place Web3 Track

• $15,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Fifth Place Web3 Track

• $10,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

First Place Digital Art/Collectibles Track

• $45,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Second Place Digital Art/Collectibles Track

• $30,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Third Place Digital Art/Collectibles Track

• $20,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Fourth Place Digital Art/Collectibles Track

• $15,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Fifth Place Digital Art/Collectibles Track

• $10,000 USD
• Tickets to the Solana Breakpoint conference in Lisbon

Seed Funding

$4.135M in direct or indirect funding by Solana Capital LLC, its partners, affiliates, associates, and other core contributors to and investors involved with the Hackathon, to be granted within six (6) months from the last date of the Hackathon.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried
CEO of FTX

Jeremy Allaire

Jeremy Allaire
Founder & CEO of Circle

Meltem Demirors

Meltem Demirors
CSO at Coinshares

Joe McCann
Strategist at Microsoft

Kanav Kariya

Kanav Kariya
Director of Strategic Initiatives at Jump Trading

AlphaRay

AlphaRay
Founder of Raydium Protocol

Amy Wu

Amy Wu
Partner at Lightspeed Ventures

Kyle Samani

Kyle Samani
Managing Partner & Cofounder of Multicoin Capital

Maximilian Schneider
Co-founder of Mango Markets

Justin Saslaw

Justin Saslaw
Partner at Social Capital

Adam Jeffries

Adam Jeffries
CEO of Metaplex Studios

Georgios Konstantopoulos
Research Partner at Paradigm

Jeff "Jiho" Zirlin

Jeff "Jiho" Zirlin
Co-Founder of Axie Infinity

Chris Kalani
CPO & Co-founder of Phantom

David Ratney
Founder of Bonfida

Chris McCann

Chris McCann
Co-founder of Race Capital

0x Maki

0x Maki
Core Contributor to SushiSwap

Arthur Cheong

Arthur Cheong
Founder of DeFiance Capital

Thanh Le

Thanh Le
Founder of Coin98

Brandon Bryant
Partner at Harlem Capital Partners

Sam Williams

Sam Williams
Co-founder & CEO of Arweave

Dan Matuszewski

Dan Matuszewski
Co-founder of CMS Holdings

Bobby Ong

Bobby Ong
Co-founder of Coingecko

Daniel Gunsberg
Founder of Hxro Network

Mauro Delazeri
Director of Engineering at QuickNode

Imran Khan

Imran Khan
Lead at DeFi Alliance

Nick Chong

Nick Chong
Investor at ParaFi Capital

Frank Mong
COO of Helium

Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham
Founder & CEO of Sino Global Capital

Canaan Linder
Founder of Stardust

Dylan Macalinao

Dylan Macalinao
Co-founder of Saber Protocol

Linda Chew

Linda Chew
Head of Operations at Forte

Tristan Yver
Senior Advisor at Serum

David Nage
Principal at Arca Investments

Brady Dale

Brady Dale
Reporter at The Defiant

Rooter

Rooter
Founder of Solend

Dona Mara
CEO of HAPI

Sophia Zhao
Principal at Alumni Ventures

Steve Ngok

Steve Ngok
Partner at Dorahacks

Paul Veradittakit
Partner at Pantera Capital

Fares Ghandour

Fares Ghandour
Partner at Wamda Capital

Clay Robbins
Principal at Slow Ventures

Harry Papacharissiou
Developer Advocate at Chainlink

Sean Lippel

Sean Lippel
Partner at Fintech Collective

John Park
Partner at a41 Ventures

Simon Figures

Simon Figures
Standard Chartered Ventures Lead

Suresh Pagadala

Suresh Pagadala
VP at Standard Chartered

Cassidy Williams

Cassidy Williams
Director of Developer Experience at Netlify

Erikan Obotetukudo

Erikan Obotetukudo
Founder & Managing Partner at Audacity

Saurabh Sharma
General Partner at Jump Capital

Paul Veradittakit
Partner at Pantera Capital

Judging Criteria

  • Potential Impact
    How will this project impact the growth of the Solana ecosystem?
  • Functionality
    How well does the project work?
  • Novelty
    How unique is the project idea and execution?
  • Design
    Is the user experience and design of the project well thought out?
  • Go-to-market Strategy
    Is the project beginning to market and garner interest from the community?

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