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Web3athon Hackathon Starts April 17,2023

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With a focus to onboard projects and expand the XDC developer ecosystem, the XDC Network has sponsored Web3athon, a six-week grant-focused virtual hackathon open to anyone building a project on the XDC Network.

Dates : April 17,2023 to May 31, 2023
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Grant Focus & Categories

Be creative with your submissions and envision what the future of Web3 will be. Project could include:

  • Platforms focused on Real World Asset (RWA) tokenization and/or fractionalized ownership (financial or physical assets)
  • Platform for supply chain management (product authentication, counterfeit prevention, traceability, documentation control, execution of T&C, invoices, and other automated services)
  • Decentralized finance tools, infrastructure, and enterprise use cases to increase network TVL and to support a robust DeFi ecosystem.
    • Dex aggregator, DeFi asset manager, Smart contract manager, Analytics, Insurance
  • dApps utilizing Dynamic NFT, Soul bound Tokens, and ERC-4626 tokenized vault
  • Decentralized social networks, metaverse, and immersive experiences
  • Other ideas…

Requirements & Deliverables

Each project team will need to provide the following deliverables at minimum to win:

  • Project writeup / description
  • Projects must be built on or integrate XDC Network
  • A working MVP application for XDC (publicly available)
  • Showcase video demonstration of application
  • GitHub Repository (publicly available / available to judges)
  • Product roadmap, business & marketing plan

Grant Awards

  • Best overall submission built on XDC wins up to a $50,000 USD Grant.
  • Project submissions need to meet all deliverables & expected criteria to qualify for awards
  • Award will be provided based on Milestone deliverables
    • Milestone 1: Winning hackathon grant $10,000 USD
    • Milestones 2 to 5: $40,000 USD total, example: $10,000 USD per milestone (to be determined by XDC team & project team).
    • Milestones will be based on account/wallet generation, volume of transactions, TVL, or other approved criteria.
  • Awards are paid out in XDC coins (amount equivalent to $USD)

Judging Criteria

XDC judges will be evaluating projects based on the following criteria. Judges have the final say on project(s) that qualify for awards.

  • Potential Impact: Does it fill a gap in the universe, and have the potential to be used frequently by a large, growing and diverse audience or market?
  • Novelty/Creativity: Does it have unique and novel features or combine features of other products or services in a unique and novel way? Does it solve a new problem? Is it creative and puts a smile on people’s faces?
  • Technical Accomplishment: Is the code elegant, clean, and technically interesting? Is the project complete?
  • Design: How is the UX/UI/DX? Is it easy to use? If targeting developers, is the experience smooth and intuitive? Does the visual design delight you?
  • Business Plan: Is the business sustainable? Does it have proper licensing? Is it creating staking, TVL infrastructure, other utility for XDC? (required for Phase 2 award consideration)

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