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Aug 31 - Oct 15, 2021

A virtual hackathon with up to $5 million in prizes and seed funding

Launch the future with Solana.
Solana is the world's most performant blockchain. With high speeds and low fees, it’s designed to help projects take off and quickly scale to billions of users around the world. Solana is already used for a plethora of projects, including DeFi (decentralized finance) apps, games, Web3 products, art projects, collectables, and much more. The sky’s the limit. What will you launch?
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Up to $5 million in global prizes and seed funding.
Prizes
Grand Champion
$75k USDC, 3 conference passes, and the chance to present at Breakpoint in Lisbon.
Community Choice Award
$10k USDC and an NFT award
Web3 Track

Launch the web of tomorrow. Build decentralized apps, DAOs, and other infrastructure to cut the middleman out of popular Web2 platforms.

Presented by
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1st
$45K
2nd
$30K
3rd
$20K
4th
$15K
5th
$10K
DeFi Track

Leave traditional finance behind. Design DEXs, lending platforms, and new decentralized applications to free consumers.

Presented by
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Logo image of Microsoft
1st
$65K
2nd
$45K
3rd
$30K
4th
$25K
5th
$20K
Gaming track

Create the future of gaming. Shape blockchain-based games, NFTs, and more to allow players to directly interact with p2p markets.

Presented by
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1st
$45K
2nd
$30K
3rd
$20K
4th
$15K
5th
$10K
Art & Collectibles

Make something beautiful. Create NFTs and platforms that directly connect artists with their fans around the world.

Presented by
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1st
$45K
2nd
$30K
3rd
$20K
4th
$15K
5th
$10K

Sponsored Prizes

serum
$30k
solend
$30k
pyth
$30k
raydium
$30k
stardust
$30k
mango
$30k
wormhole
$30k
chainlink
$30k
daa
$30k
psyoptions
$30k
cope
$30k
hxro
$30k
Judges and Speakers
Image of Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX

Sam Bankman-Fried

CEO of FTX

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Jeremy Allaire

Founder of Circle

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Crypto Cobain (AKA Jordan Fish)

Crypto Twitter Legend

Image of Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares

Meltem Demirors

Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares

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Ali Yayha

General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

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Jeff 'Jiho' Zirlin

Co-Founder of Axie Infinity

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Kyle Samani

Co-founder / Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital

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0xMaki

Lead Contributor to Sushiswap

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Joe McCann

Strategist at Microsoft

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Frank Mong

COO of Helium

Image of Kanav Kariya, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Jump Trading

Kanav Kariya

Director of Strategic Initiatives at Jump Trading

Image of Tristan Yver, Senior Advisor at Serum

Tristan Yver

Senior Advisor at Serum

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Ledger Status

Host of Ledger Cast and UpOnlyTV

Image of Dan Matuszewski, Co-founder of CMS Holdings

Dan Matuszewski

Co-founder of CMS Holdings

Image of Sam Williams, CEO of Arweave

Sam Williams

CEO of Arweave

Image of David Nage, Principal at Arca

David Nage

Principal at Arca

Image of Matthew Graham, Co-founder of Sino Global

Matthew Graham

Co-founder of Sino Global

Image of Saurabh Sharma, GP at Jump Capital

Saurabh Sharma

GP at Jump Capital

Image of Arthur Cheong, Investor at DeFiance Capital

Arthur Cheong

Investor at DeFiance Capital

Image of Georgios Konstantopoulos, Research Partner at Paradigm

Georgios Konstantopoulos

Research Partner at Paradigm

Image of Imran Khan, Investor at Volt Capital

Imran Khan

Investor at Volt Capital

Image of Amy Wu, Partner at Lightspeed Ventures

Amy Wu

Partner at Lightspeed Ventures

Image of Clay Robbins, Principal at Slow Ventures

Clay Robbins

Principal at Slow Ventures

Image of Dan Gunsberg, CEO of Hxro

Dan Gunsberg

CEO of Hxro

Image of Bobby Ong, COO of CoinGecko

Bobby Ong

COO of CoinGecko

Image of Chris McCann, Co-founder of Race Capital

Chris McCann

Co-founder of Race Capital

Image of Cassidy Williams, Director of Developer Experience at Netlify

Cassidy Williams

Director of Developer Experience at Netlify

Image of Erikan Obotetukudo, Founder & Managing Partner at Audacity

Erikan Obotetukudo

Founder & Managing Partner at Audacity

Image of Brady Dale, Reporter at The Defiant

Brady Dale

Reporter at The Defiant

Image of Sophia Zhao, Principal at Alumni Ventures

Sophia Zhao

Principal at Alumni Ventures

Image of Fares Ghandour, Partner at Wamda Capital

Fares Ghandour

Partner at Wamda Capital

Image of Nick Chong, Investor at ParaFi Capital

Nick Chong

Investor at ParaFi Capital

Image of Linda Chew, VP of Operations at Forte

Linda Chew

VP of Operations at Forte

Image of Suresh Pagadala, Vice President at Standard Chartered

Suresh Pagadala

Vice President at Standard Chartered

Image of Simon Figures, Standard Chartered Ventures Lead

Simon Figures

Standard Chartered Ventures Lead

Image of Justin Saslaw, Partner at Social Capital

Justin Saslaw

Partner at Social Capital

Image of Brandon Bryant, Partner at Harlem Capital Partners

Brandon Bryant

Partner at Harlem Capital Partners

Image of Dylan Macalinao, Co-founder of Saber Protocol

Dylan Macalinao

Co-founder of Saber Protocol

Image of David R, Advisor to Bonfida

David R

Advisor to Bonfida

Image of Chris Kalani, CPO & Co-founder of Phantom

Chris Kalani

CPO & Co-founder of Phantom

Image of Canaan Linder, Founder of Stardust

Canaan Linder

Founder of Stardust

Image of Rooter, Founder of Solend

Rooter

Founder of Solend

Image of Adam Jeffries, CEO of Metaplex Studios

Adam Jeffries

CEO of Metaplex Studios

Image of Maximilian Schneider, Co-founder of Mango Markets

Maximilian Schneider

Co-founder of Mango Markets

Image of Harry Papacharissiou, Developer Advocate at Chainlink

Harry Papacharissiou

Developer Advocate at Chainlink

Image of Alpha Ray, Founder of Raydium Protocol

Alpha Ray

Founder of Raydium Protocol

Image of Thanh Le, CEO & Founder, Coin98 Finance

Thanh Le

CEO & Founder, Coin98 Finance

Image of Mauro Delazeri, Director of Engineering at QuickNode

Mauro Delazeri

Director of Engineering at QuickNode

Image of Dona Mara, Co-Founder HAPI Onchain Security Protocol

Dona Mara

Co-Founder HAPI Onchain Security Protocol

Image of Paul Veradittakit, Partner at Pantera Capital

Paul Veradittakit

Partner at Pantera Capital

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Sean Lippel

Partner at Fintech Collective

Image of John Park, Partner at a41 Ventures

John Park

Partner at a41 Ventures

Disclaimer

The Solana Ignition Hackathon is a competition where projects will be evaluated by judges on their technological merits without consideration of legal viability. All participants must comply with applicable laws and regulations when releasing any software that they develop as part of the Hackathon.

The Hackathon ideas and developer resources that Solana Capital LLC (“SC”) provides are for educational and inspirational purposes only. SC does not encourage, induce or sanction the deployment of any such applications in violation of applicable laws or regulations. SC does not encourage, induce or sanction the deployment, integration or use of any such applications (including the code comprising the Solana blockchain protocol) in violation of applicable laws or regulations and hereby prohibits any such deployment, integration or use. This includes use of any such applications by the reader (a) in violation of export control or sanctions laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction, (b) if the reader is located in or ordinarily resident in a country or territory subject to comprehensive sanctions administered by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), (c) if the reader is or is working on behalf of a Specially Designated National (SDN) or a person subject to similar blocking or denied party prohibitions, or (d) in violation of the Commodities and Exchange Act.

The reader should be aware that U.S. export control and sanctions laws prohibit U.S. persons (and other persons that are subject to such laws) from transacting with persons in certain countries and territories or that are on the SDN list. As a project based primarily on open-source software, it is possible that such sanctioned persons may nevertheless bypass prohibitions, obtain the code comprising the Solana blockchain protocol (or other project code or applications) and deploy, integrate, or otherwise use it. Accordingly, there is a risk to individuals that other persons using the Solana blockchain protocol may be sanctioned persons and that transactions with such persons would be a violation of U.S. export controls and sanctions law. This risk applies to individuals, organizations, and other ecosystem participants that deploy, integrate, or use the Solana blockchain protocol code directly (e.g., as a node operator), and individuals that transact on the Solana blockchain through light clients, third party interfaces, and/or wallet software.

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