Cem Arcan - Ecosystem Director at Circle

Professor Kani Chen - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Cathy Yu - Head of Binance CustodyRachel

Zhao -Ecosystem Manager at  Kucoin ventures

David Micley - Business Development Director at Wintermute

Matt Arney - Crypto Partnerships lead at Blockchain.com

Sydney Xiong - Director of ApeNFT

Jae Yang - Founder of TacenGregory

Gopman - CMO of AnkrRobert

McCracken - Ecosystem Lead at Alchemy PayNorman

Wooding - Founder & CEO of Scrypt

Aziz Amer Tash - Chief Business Development Manager at GetBlock

Shane Kehoe - Managing Partner at Swissborg

Sipan Vardanyan - CEO & Co-Founder of Hexens.io

Andrei Popescu - Head of Content at CryptoZombie

Veronica Wong - CEO of Safepal

Professor Sriram Vishwanath - University of Texas

Vivek Goyal - Principal at Altimeter

Aude Planche - Investment Professional at Global Emerging Markets

Jim - Unstoppable Domains

Eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by the Sponsor (the “Judges”). Judges may be employees of the sponsor or third parties, may or may not be listed individually on the Hackathon Website, and may change before or during the Judging Period. Judging may take place in one or more rounds with one or more panels of Judges, at the discretion of the sponsor.

Stage One) The first stage will determine via pass/fail whether the ideas meet a baseline level of viability, in that the project reasonably fits the theme and reasonably applies the required APIs/SDKs featured in the Hackathon.

Stage Two) All submissions that pass Stage One will be evaluated in Stage Two based on the following equally weighted criteria (the “Judging Criteria”):

Entries will be judged on the following equally weighted criteria, and according to the sole and absolute discretion of the judges:

  • Originality & Creativity: How novel and innovative is the idea? Does it set out to do something unique or at least improve existing models?

  • Technicality & Design: What is tech like? Is it user-friendly and does it have comprehensive and efficient features? Is it designed to scale?

  • Business Model & Feasibility: What is the value proposition and how does it set out to differentiate itself? How will it capture the market and/or generate revenue?

  • Usability: What is the user experience like? Is it clean and intuitive such that users not familiar with blockchain can easily interact with the program?

  • Practicality & Use Case: Is this something the community would actually use and want? Will the idea have an impact on the crypto community?

  • Contribution to the Crypto Ecosystem: How does your idea increase crypto adoption, value for its users, and innovation in the field of blockchain? Does it welcome new users and help existing users?

The scores from the Judges will determine the potential winners of the applicable prizes. The Entrant(s) that are eligible for a Prize, and whose Submissions earn the highest overall scores based on the applicable Judging Criteria, will become potential winners of that Prize. Bonus Prizes will be awarded based on the criteria listed in Section 8.

TRON DAO Forum Prize Judging

The TRON DAO Forum prizes as seen in Section 8 will be awarded based on community votes on the TRON Forum projects. https://forum.trondao.org/ Projects posted on the forum are required to select one of the Track tags at entry: Web3, DeFi, GameFi, NFT, Builder, or Eco-Friendly. Potential winners of these prizes must be eligible to participate according to these official rules. The sponsor reserves the right to break ties for this prize.

Tie Breaking. For each Track Prize listed below, if two or more submissions are tied, the tied submission with the highest score in the first applicable criterion listed above will be considered the higher scoring submission. In the event any ties remain, this process will be repeated, as needed, by comparing the tied Submissions’ scores on the next applicable criterion. If two or more submissions are still tied on all applicable criteria, the panel of Judges shall vote to decide the winner.