Meet the winners of Solana IGNITION

by Solana Foundation

Meet the winners of Solana IGNITION

Solana Ventures is pleased to announce the results of IGNITION, a global hackathon focused on Web3, DeFi, Gaming, and Digital Art & Collectable NFTs. IGNITION is the fourth Solana hackathon, and the third and final one to take place this year. From August 31st to October 15th, the hackathon brought together crypto pioneers and developers from around the world to build projects on the Solana blockchain, supercharging what became known as ‘Solana Summer’. 

Open to teams globally, IGNITION saw nearly 6,000 participants submit 568 final projects to the judges. Microsoft, Jump Crypto, Standard Chartered, Forte, and Metaplex joined Solana Ventures as category sponsors for the global hackathon, offering participants a global prize pool of up to $5 million in prizes and seed funding.

“The Solana ecosystem experienced amazing growth over this past year, and the IGNITION hackathon has been an exciting showcase of some of the best teams building in blockchain,” said Anatoly Yakovenko, CEO of Solana Labs. “We are thrilled to have these incredible projects building on Solana and look forward to seeing them evolve.”

Browse through all the project submissions in the public directory here.

Without further ado, here are your winners:

Grand Champion

Katana, an asset management protocol building investment products across the risk spectrum, received the Grand Champion prize of $75,000 in USD, along with passes to attend Breakpoint, the first annual Solana conference, where they will present their project.

DeFi Track

For the DeFi track, the first place went to Atrix, an AMM that allows for seamless creation of liquidity pools and farms on Serum, securing a prize of $65,000 in USD.

Additional prizes went to:

  • Second: Superposition, a decentralized fixed income protocol.
  • Third: Aver, decentralized and trustless betting markets.
  • Fourth: 01 Protocol, a decentralized derivatives protocol offering everlasting options on Solana.
  • Fifth: Fluidity, a system that allows users to earn yield as a consequence of using their cryptocurrencies through Fluid Assets.

Web3 Track

For the Web3 track, the first place went to Project Citadel, a desktop client for Solana protocols, securing a prize of $45,000 in USD. 

Additional prizes went to:

  • Second: Bulldozer, a low code platform that makes it easier to build Solana programs, powered by Anchor.
  • Third: Alon, an IDE empowered by a WebAssembly port of Solana's compiler suite.
  • Fourth: Chaincrunch, a platform for on-chain analytics. 
  • Fifth: Dialect, an on-chain messaging protocol & mobile app that supports dapp-to-user and user-to-user messaging.

Gaming Track

For the Gaming track, Rushdown Revolt, a collectibles and metaverse framework, secured a prize of $45,000 in USD.

Additional prizes went to:

  • Second: Portals, a web-based metaverse platform for Solana. 
  • Third: Eizper Chain, a multiplayer action role-playing game that contains synergy between adventure and arena battle.
  • Fourth: StepN, a move-2-earn mobile game onboarding millions of non-crypto runners to crypto.
  • Fifth: Titan Analytics, a commercial analytics platform built for the Metaverse.

Digital Art & Collectables Track

For the Digital Art & Collectables track, first place went to Neftify, an NFT lending platform for play-to-earn games, which secured a prize of $45,000 in USD.

Additional prizes went to:

  • Second: SolanaFloor, an NFT data analytics platform.
  • Third: Cofre, a peer-to-peer NFT escrow swap.
  • Fourth: Sonanalysis NFT Flex, NFT showcase and value estimation product.
  • Fifth: Banksea: pool-based lending collateralized with a user’s NFT collection.

Community Prizes

The Community Choice award went to DarleyGo, a blockchain horse racing game utilizing NFTs, receiving a $10k USD prize for the project. 

Several members of the Solana ecosystem also sponsored Company Prizes for best integration. Here are their winners:

Honorable Mentions

While the following projects may not have earned a prize, they received very high marks from the judges. Congrats!

  • Springboard
  • Point Network
  • Chess Mafia
  • Viking Finance
  • Sophon
  • Fantasy Kombat
  • Valhalla
  • MeanFi
  • Autonomy Network
  • ATIV
  • Exotic
  • SolCypher
  • Hawk Protocol
  • Credix
  • Vybe
  • J.O.S.H
  • Streamflow
  • Sosol
  • Solcery
  • Jungle
  • Dflow

IGNITION received a 760% increase in submissions compared to Solana’s inaugural hackathon, Wormhole, which was completed in November 2020 with 66 project submissions. It is representative of the tremendous growth experienced across the Solana ecosystem in just under one year. 

Thank you to all who submitted a project, judged, or gave a talk. IGNITION was a rousing success and it could not have been done without your support.

Check out all the submissions on Devpost. Congratulations, everyone!


The IGNITION Hackathon is a competition where projects will be evaluated by judges on their technological merits without consideration of legal viability. Participants in the Hackathon will create software solely for purposes of evaluation by judges as part of a competition and not for commercial deployment or release as part of the Hackathon. All participants must comply with applicable laws and regulations when releasing any software that they develop as part of the Hackathon.

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