Supernova Hackathon: Demo Day Main Room recording with Grand Champion Showcase
$75K + $100K Grant + up to 6 Free Tickets to Internet Computer Developer Conference
Your submission must be decentralized social media that incorporates tokenization ("social media" is defined broadly). For example, you might give out tokens to users that refer other users to your service, who post content that is appreciated, help with moderation, or do something else that is helpful. Show the world how good next-generation social media owned by its community can be!
Your submission must incorporate a system or code framework that supports building decentralized metaverses ("metaverse" is defined broadly). If you want to take on laying the foundations for an actual decentralized metaverse, of course you can do that too! For example, you could submit a system that sells online real estate as NFTs, or enables multiple players to interact inside a virtual space. Or you could show how a powerful gaming engine can be repurposed for use in the metaverse. Join the grand mission to make sure the metaverse is decentralized and open!
When a blockchain transaction invokes a smart contract on old-school blockchains, and it calls another contract, which calls another, and another, the functions of the different contracts run on a single call stack. This makes them very insecure thanks to re-entrancy, which has been one of the biggest sources of hacks on blockchain to date. Another problem is that transactions must be run in sequence, which creates a firm upper bound on transaction throughput. On the Internet Computer, smart contract calls run in parallel, because smart contracts (called "canisters") are "software actors". This removes a key security vulnerability, and provides for the unbounded, efficient scaling of blockchain computation. Now create a 100% on-chain and scalable auction house for NFTs, or a decentralized exchange for tokens. Or create a software library that helps others with the new way of coding DeFi. Or write code that interacts with other blockchains. Be a trailblazer for a new DeFi paradigm!
Tokens create powerful incentives that can help new services and ventures succeed. But blockchain is not just about "success" in the conventional sense. The world faces many difficulties, including climate change, pollution, war, oppression, economic inequality, and fake news. This is your chance to build something that makes a difference, in whatever field you choose!
Are you feeling constrained by the foregoing categories? Compete in this category and build anything you like, as long as it involves the Internet Computer!
The community will be able to vote for their favorite submission in the Supernova hackathon, which will win the Community Choice Award!
Prize and funding in a total of $6 million will be distributed as $765,000 in Cash Prizes, $765,000 in Grants, and up to $4,470,000 in Seed Funding Opportunities. Cash prizes will be awarded in full to the winners of the Hackathon. Winners will be eligible for participation in the DFINITY Developer Grant Program. For participants selected to the Developer Grant Program, entitlement to the full grant award amount is subject to meeting specified milestones and satisfying all terms and conditions of the DFINITY Developer Grant Program. Individuals and entities who participate in this Hackathon must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and the Hackathon's and/or DFINITY's terms and conditions. Failure to comply can result in your disqualification from the Hackathon and/or the Developer Grant Program and its associated benefits and entitlements.