About the challenge

ICON network provides more opportunities for developers to crossover multiple blockchains using its interoperability technologies such as BTP, ICON Bridge and ICE/Snow network. This allows more opportunities than ever to create a cross-chain solution that is able to transcend networks.

Join one of the fastest growing developer communities and create your dream interoperable solution from a wide range of blockchain trending categories that include Tooling/Infrastructure, Social Impact/Public Good, Metaverse, NFT & Gaming and Utility with the chance to win up to $40,000 USD in ICX.

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE

1. Join ICON's Official Discord to find teammates, interact with fellow ICON developers, receive ICON development help and get all your technical questions answered.

2. Get all your ICON development resources at ICON Developer Portal.

3. Public Voting will contribute in determining the hackathon winners. Share your project on social media and gather as much +1 community support as possible.

4. All prizes are awarded in ICX, ICON's native token, in the equivalent USD value.

Requirements

Make sure to read the detailed submission requirements in the Rules section.

CATEGORIES 

Categories

Details

1. Cross-chain Infrastructure

Cross-chain tooling and infrastructure category refers to mechanisms, protocols, platforms and other tools enabled by blockchain interoperability that allow the communication or transfer between ICON’s projects and other chains. 

2. Metaverse

Metaverse refers to shared virtual worlds where land, buildings, avatars and even names can be bought and sold, often using cryptocurrency. 

3. Social Impact / Public Good

Looking beyond the commercial sense of blockchain, the Social Impact / Public Good category refers to blockchain protocols/platforms built using ICON project to create significant or positive change to solve or at least address social issues and challenges such as climate change, economic inequality, fake news and other harmful or unjust practices in the world. 

4. NFT & Gaming

NFT and/or gaming refers to NFT applications that deploy ICON’s NFT Standard or non-NFT based games that utilize ICON’s protocols and interoperability features. Note: Gambling/Casino games will NOT be accepted. 

5. Utility

Utility category refers to useful ICON applications for non-technical or technical users. They can be applications used daily by the average consumer or technical developer tools that enhance ICON’s developer ecosystem.

 

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Prizes

$40,000 in prizes
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1st Place Grand Prize
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$20,000 USD in ICX
Project promotion on ICON’s social media

2nd Place Grand Prize
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$10,000 USD in ICX
Project promotion on ICON’s social media

3rd Place Grand Prize
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$5,000 USD in ICX
Project promotion on ICON’s social media

Category Prize - Tooling & Infrastructure

$700 USD in ICX
Project promotion on ICON’s social media

Category Prize - Metaverse
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$700 USD in ICX
Project promotion on ICON’s social media

Category Prize - Social Impact / Public Good
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$700 USD in ICX
Project promotion on ICON’s social media

Category Prize - NFT & Gaming

$700 USD in ICX
Project promotion on ICON’s social media

Category Prize - Utility
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$700 USD in ICX
Project promotion on ICON’s social media

Honorable Mentions (10)
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$1,000 USD in ICX to be split amongst 10 eligible projects who did not win any grand or category prizes for their hardworking efforts

Developer Feedback Survey (10)
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$50 USD in ICX for the top 10 most valuable and useful feedback survey submissions

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Min Kim

Min Kim
Founder of ICON Project

Daesun Park

Daesun Park
CTO of Lecle Corp.

ICON Community

ICON Community

Eric Solomon

Eric Solomon
Technical Lead at ICON Foundation

Judging Criteria

  • Idea
    We focus on simple but unique ideas that approach prospective solutions to expand the ICON 2.0 ecosystem and how well this is presented
  • Implementation
    How the idea is implemented. How good is the overall user experience? Is it easy to use? Is the design appealing to end users?
  • Development
    How much of the ICON protocol is being interfaced with or utilized via SCORE? How useful is the blockchain implementation of the project?
  • Interoperability
    Does the project contribute to ICON's interoperable future by utilizing ICON Project interoperability features such as BTP or ICON Bridge technology?
  • Value
    Is the project able to be developed continuously in a sustainable fashion?

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