TRON has announced that the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 2 has officially started. This season, the Hackathon offers a generous prize pool of $1 million, double that of the last season. It also joins hands with DevPost, an influential platform dedicated to helping engineers participate in hackathons, to step up promotional efforts and attract more quality blockchain developers to build new projects on TRON and BTTC.
People who have been following TRON might know that the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 1 was a smashing success. Over 120 projects worldwide took part in Season 1, and winners in Web3, NFT, GameFi, and DeFi, with notable progress after the contest concluded, have been frequently collaborating with TRON these days.
One example would be the DeFi winner, JustMoney. Last month, its cross-chain bridge started running, supporting easy and affordable asset transfer among TRON, BTTC, BNB Chain, and Polygon. Besides, the champion of the Web3 track from the season spoke highly of the Hackathon, saying it is an excellent opportunity for teams to bond with each other, raise their profile, and grow faster with the help of funds offered by TRON.
The organizer and project teams have kept themselves busy even during the off-season. Now, the Hackathon has come back with its Season 2, with news highlights and updates ready to amaze participants.
Season 2 offers participants an extended period to submit their work (from May 16 to July 25), giving them sufficient time to get their projects ready, which means potentially better and maturer projects for the organizer. It is worth noting that this season is also open to the TRON and BTTC projects that are planning to release important updates during the Hackathon. The relaxed entry rules mean an expanded audience for the contest and therefore opportunities for more developers and work-in-progress projects.
Second, the prize pool for Season 2 has been scaled up to a tempting $1 million, not to mention the new rule that allows an application to win up to two prizes. According to the announcement of the TRON Grand Hackathon, in addition to submitting projects on Devpost, applicants can post their submissions to the TRON DAO Forum under the category “Hackathon 2022 Season 2” to try their luck for TRON DAO Forum prizes as well. Such a friendly rule gives aspirational applicants a chance to grab two awards at one attempt.
Moreover, the TRON DAO Forum prizes will be a strong boost to the forum’s user engagement, vitality, and influence, as applicants’ interactions with community members under their project posts will be evaluated to determine whether they are qualified for the prizes. And for project teams, the 90 million global users of TRON provide them with a golden opportunity to promote their projects and build up their follower base. TRON’s founder Justin Sun expressed his support for the Hackathon on Twitter and wished contestants a lucky, enjoyable journey.
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