How it works

Register
  • Do it solo or create a team of up to 8!
  • You can find other team members on our chat server.
Create & Build
  • Review the tracks and requirements.
  • Start working on your submission.
  • Make use of the resources.
  • Check-in with mentors.
Participate
  • Take part in the weekly workshops & webinars (schedule TBA)
  • Don’t forget to ask questions!
Submit
  • Meet the submission requirements and deadline set out on Devpost.
  • Make sure to opt-in to the tracks you want to be considered for!
Prizes
  • The winning teams will be announced in each track.
  • Prizes & opportunities will be organized shortly after.
  • Check out the event’s gallery to see what other people worked on.
After the competition

After the competition, select winning teams may be given the opportunity to partake in a virtual pitch day hosted by the TDeFi Crypto Accelerator.

Some tracks offer the winning team’s acceptance and/or opportunities to apply for their grant programs. What you decide to do with your idea is up to you – but we highly encourage you to keep building!

Timeline

June 14​
Registerition on Devpost opens.
June 14 - August 8
Teams work ons Submissions.
June 14 - August 8
Developer & start-up focused webinars (See Schedule)
July 16
Midway check-in #1
July 30
Midway check-in #2
August 8
Deadline for final submissions
August 8 - 20
Judging period
August 20
Winning teams announced
TDeFi Virtual Pitch Day
Details coming soon

Submissions

You can build any sort of project that leverages blockchain technology. Eligible submissions must meet/include the following criteria:

  1. A White Paper, Prototype, and/or Proof-of-Concept (e.g., MVPs) + Description. Some prizes require just a white paper, whereas others require protoypes and multiple submissions. See below for the criteria.
  2. A link to a short (max 5 minutes) video introducing the project, it’s use case and functionality.
  3. Meet the requirements for each applicable prize category. Head over to the Submission Requirements tab on Devpost to learn more.
  4. Submissions and their content must be in English
  5. Meet the Devpost deadline.

 

Note: some ideas take longer to build then others. A working prototype and/or Proof-of-Concept is usually preffered, but if you cannot build it by the deadline then we encourage you to still submit the detailed white paper as it will often be considered. Just make sure to blow the judges away!

White Paper
After the competition, select winning teams may be given the opportunity to partake in a virtual pitch day hosted by the TDeFi Crypto Accelerator. Some tracks offer the winning team’s acceptance and/or opportunities to apply for their grant programs. What you decide to do with your idea is up to you – but we highly encourage you to keep building!
Prototype + Description
An eligible prototype + description submission must include a link to the projects GitHub/Repository with source code and a link to a live demo. You must also include a description (on Devpost)or a white paper/light paper PDF to introduce the project. If your repository is private, please share the access details with the event organizer.
POC + Description
An eligible POC + Description must include a link to the MVP and a description (on Devpost) or white paper/light paper PDF to introduce the project. If the MVP is private, please share access with the hackathon’s organizer. If the MVP is private, please share access details with the event organizer.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Originality & Creativity

How novel and innovative is the idea? Does it set out to do something completely different or at least improve existing models?

Technicality & Design

What is tech like? Does it have comprehensive and efficient features? Is the code understandable and usable by others? Is it designed to scale?

Business Model & Feasibility

What is tech like? Does it have comprehensive and efficient features? Is the code understandable and usable by others? Is it designed to scale?

Usability

What is the user experience like? Is it clean and intuitive? How will you implement UX/UI?

Practicality & Use Case

Is this something people would actually use and want? Will the idea have an impact on people, revolutionize some aspect of human life, or disrupt the status quo?

Contribution to the Global Blockchain Ecosystem

How does your idea increase global blockchain adoption, value for its users, and innovation in the field of Open Source technology? Does it welcome new users and help existing users?

QUESTIONS?

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