1. The Hackathon


TRON DAO is thrilled to launch the 2023 HackaTRON s4. This HackaTRON is designed not only to empower developers to BUIDL better but to help out connecting the overall blockchain ecosystems around the world.

Those who are non-coders can also gain by actively participating in our TRON DAO forum. The future is not far from widespread decentralized storage, decentralized applications, digital assets, and cryptocurrency wallets. With the increasing use of decentralized, peer-to-peer, and secure networks, blockchain is becoming the backbone of Web 3.0 — the decentralized web.

The HackaTRON season 4 creates opportunities for unheard talents to make their marks and accelerate the development of Web 3.0 while promoting the growth of the blockchain ecosystem at the same time.

Furthermore, developing on the BitTorrent Chain would allow one to easily convert the developed application to work on different blockchain platforms such as TRON, Ethereum, BNB Chain, and other blockchain platforms in the near future.

With a 500,000 USDD prize pool on TRON it is time to build!

2. Dates and Timing



Feb 1st 9:00 AM - Apr 15th 5:00 PM

Hackathon Coding Period (Working MVP required)

Apr 16th 9:00 AM - Apr 30th 5:00 PM

Pre-selection Round

May 1st 9:00 AM - May 7th 5:00 PM

Judging Period

May 15th 12:00 PM

Qualifiers Announcement 

(Arrange payment for Judges-Voted Projects Milestone 1 - 30% + Full payment for Community-Voted Projects)

June 1st 12:00 PM

Qualifiers must have Dapp live and functioning on TRON/BTTC mainnet with all project milestones completed. Projects that are fully accessible to the community will be rewarded with the remaining prize payment. 

(Arrange payment for Milestone 2 - 70%)

*All times are in Mountain Standard Time

3. Eligibility

  • Residents from Brazil, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Quebec and Nigeria are not eligible to participate in the hackathon.

  • Individuals who are at least the age of majority in the country where they reside as of the time of entry

  • Teams or Organizations of any size are welcome to join.

  • Entrants must create (or significantly update) a working software application/dApp/website that integrates with the TRON or BitTorrent blockchain that fits into one of the hackathon tracks

  • Entrants must register not only on Dorahacks but also register on the TRON DAO Forum and create a post for the TRON Community under the season 4 category for TRON community voting.

4. Entry Requirements

Both Submission on DoraHacks and Submission on TRON DAO Forum are REQUIRED.

A. Dorahacks Submissions: Entrants should submit their original works/projects/products/ideas at https://dorahacks.io/hackathon/hackatrons4/

Your submission should include following items by the end of submission period (~Apr 15th):

1. Complete project description.

2. Valid personal contact

3. a TRON DAO Forum Submission link, following TRON DAO Forum Submission Requirements below.

4. A demo video that is publicly visible on the Internet and explains Entrant’s track and includes footage that explains your project’s features and functionality comprehensively. No less than 3 minutes.

5. The Smart Contracts deployment links on TRON/BTTC (Mainnet / Testnet).

6. A detailed description of how your Project integrates TRON/BTTC.

7. If the Project has been submitted in any form to another hackathon, include which Hackathons.

8. Links to your code repository, website and socials to help judges review your submission. If Entrant’s website is private, Entrant must include login credentials in its testing instructions.

Other Requirements:

1. Multiple Submissions: An Entrant may submit more than one Submission, however, each submission must be unique and substantially different from each other.

2. All Submission materials must be in English or English translation of the demonstration video, text description, and testing instructions as well as all other materials submitted.

3. Financial or Preferential Support: A Project must not have been developed with any support from the Sponsor or Administrator. The Sponsor may disqualify a Project, if awarding a prize to the Project would create a real or apparent conflict of interest.

B. TRON DAO Forum Submissions

Entrants have an exciting opportunity to win additional Hackathon prize by joining the Hackathon community contest on https://forum.trondao.org/ and completing a project post tagged with one of the required Tracks: DeFi, GameFi, NFT, Web3, Builder, or Eco-Friendly(each a “Forum Submission”).To participate, you are required to create a Forum Submission on the TRON DAO Forum during the Submission Period. There are additional separate prizes for forum winners. You will post the same project you will be submitting to the DoraHacksplatform.

Forum hackathon winners will be selected by the community through the forum poll. Participants that choose to participate on theDorahacksplatform and the TRON DAO Forum will be eligible to win up to two Hackathon prizes.

Forum Submission Requirements:

  • Register for the Hackathon via Dorahacks.

  • Sign up on the TRON DAO Forum.

  • Post your Dorahacks username on the main TRON DAO Grand Hackathon Season 4 post and tag @admin.hackathon. If you have already been accepted to the forum hackathon group in a previous season you can skip this step.

  • Wait for an approval to be added to the Hackathon group which will give you the permission to create a project post on the Hackathon 2022 Season 4 category on the forum..

  • Post your project in the TRON Hackathon > Hackathon 2022 Season 4 category on the TRON DAO Forum and tag it with one of the relevant tags: Web3, DeFi, GameFi, NFT, Builder, or Eco-Friendly.

  • Follow the hackathon project post format given to create a new topic for your hackathon project.

  • Update your project post actively as you make progress throughout the hackathon period.

  • Actively answer community questions in your own project post as the community will be the ones that choose the Forum Hackathon winners.

Entrants must be eligible to participate according to these official rules. Projects entered on the TRON DAO Forum but have not submit their projects to DoraHacks, or vice versa, will be disqualified.


Entrants must create (or update) a working software application/dApp/website that integrates with the TRON/BTTC blockchain that fits into one of the following Tracks:

  • Web3 Track: Blockchain and web infrastructure. Applications that are not centered around NFTs, Finance or gaming.

  • DeFi Track: The next generation of financial services/products on the blockchain.

  • GameFi Track: Create fun gaming applications on the blockchain.

  • NFT Track: Projects centered around Non Fungible Tokens

  • Builder Track: For teams who have previously participated in TRON hackathon and have a working project that they would like to improve upon and update with new features. These projects should demonstrate significant advancements and improvements over their previous versions.

  • Eco-Friendly Track: For projects that have a positive impact on the environment. These projects should utilize the capabilities of the TRON/BTTC blockchain to create solutions that promote sustainability, reduce carbon emissions, or otherwise contribute to a greener earth, examples including decentralized renewable energy trading platforms, blockchain-based carbon offset marketplaces, or supply chain traceability solutions for eco-friendly products.

5. Submission Modifications

A. Draft Submissions: Prior to the end of the Submission Period, you may save draft versions of your submission on DoraHacks to your portfolio before submitting the submission materials to the Hackathon for evaluation. Once the Submission Period has ended, you may not make any changes or alterations to your submission, but you may continue to update the project in your DoraHacks portfolio.

B. Modifications After the Submission Period. The Sponsor and DoraHacks may permit you to modify part of your submission after the Submission Period for the purpose of adding, removing or replacing material that potentially infringes a third party mark or right, discloses personally identifiable information, or is otherwise inappropriate. The modified submission must remain substantively the same as the original submission with the only modification being what the Sponsor and Dorahacks permits.

6. About TRON

TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the Internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (DApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018.

July 2018 also marked the acquisition and the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized services boasting nearly 100M monthly active users. This would later on create the BitTorrent chain that bridges together ETH, BSC and TRON. https://bt.io/

The TRON network has gained incredible traction in recent years, with over 138 million users on the blockchain and upwards of 4.7 billion transactions.

In addition, TRON hosts one of the largest circulating supply of stablecoins across the globe, overtaking USDT on Ethereum in April 2021.