Solana Season Hackathon Registration Closing Soon

Registration for the Solana Season hackathon will soon close. More than 7,000 builders from around the world have registered for the event. Here are some details on the competition.

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Ifeanyi Egede
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May 12, 2021
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Solana Season Hackathon Registration Almost Closed

Solana has announced that the Solana Season hackathon registration, open since April 28, is about to close. Intending participants who are yet to register need to do so before May 15, 2021, when the hacking will begin.

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The hackathon is a conglomeration of developers, designers, and business operators across the globe that will develop projects that leverage Solana's high speed, low fees, and scalability to advance the progress of the Solana ecosystem. There is about $1 million prizes/seed funding up for grabs in this edition of the Solana hackathon. Solana has also released updates regarding events that will precede the opening on May 15. 

This edition of the hackathon will have more regional tracks than previous events. There are tracks for Africa, Eastern Europe, China, India, and Brazil. The Africa and Brazil tracks will have a $25,000 prize pool, India will have a $50,000 prize pool, while China and Eastern Europe will each have a prize pool of $125,000 and $155,000 respectively. Each of these tracks is supported by various Solana-powered projects. Winners will receive all the support they'll need to launch and maintain their projects on Solana, while the addition of these projects will continue to expand the Solana ecosystem. The team with the best project submission will be rewarded with a grand prize of $30,000. 

Apart from regional tracks, there are also three category tracks - DeFi, Web3, and NFTs. The top three projects will be picked for each of these categories and would be entitled to $20,000, $10,000, and $5,000 worth of USDC-SPL respectively. 

The official hackathon GitHub contains more details about developer guides, prizes, and other useful resources. There are also sponsors for individual projects and they come with additional prizes to be announced a later date.

Important Details

Technological merits and not legal viability are the basis for evaluating each project. Participants are to keep in mind that any software that they create won't form part of the hackathon or be deployed commercially. Solana's Telegram channel and Twitter pages are the best places to get fast updates regarding this competition. 


About Solana

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Solana is a fast, secure, censorship-resistant blockchain that helps crypto apps to scale. The Solana ecosystem continues to attract hundreds of thousands of unique users since it has solved the problem of elastic scaling of censorship resistance without shredding. On May 11, 2021, Solana announced the addition of 7 new projects to the Solana ecosystem.


Closing Thoughts

The Solana season hackathon is another opportunity for project developers to bring life to their ideas and improve the DeFi ecosystem and the world at large. These types of competitions are building blocks for community involvement, and it is exciting to speculate on the innovations that will rise from the event. Solana investors should watch the hackathon closely to get an idea of the new projects that will be launching on the chain.


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Ifeanyi Egede

Ifeanyi Egede is an experienced and versatile crypto writer and researcher on fintech, the blockchain and emerging technologies. He has several published works online and in the print media. He loves reading, research, traveling, meeting people and football. When he is not writing, he spends time with his lovely wife and kids.