Announcing winners of the Solana Season Hackathon

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Over 13,000 participants & 350+ project submissions from builders globally!

To accelerate the already rapid growth of the ecosystem, the Solana Foundation teamed up with leading crypto projects to host one of the largest online hackathons ever. Solana Season brought together crypto pioneers and developers from around the world for three weeks of hacking on Solana.

Over 13,000 builders registered for the hackathon and 350 teams submitted projects spanning DeFi, NFTs, Web3 and beyond. The event also included additional regional tracks focused in East Asia, India, Eastern Europe, Africa, Vietnam, and Brazil. Thanks to all the participants, judges, and speakers!

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

Beyond engaging with talented builders worldwide, the hackathon allowed the Solana Foundation to improve essential documentation, tooling, and other educational resources to better serve all developers integrating with Solana.

The judges were extremely impressed with the quality and diversity of projects, and evaluated based on the following five categories: Functionality, potential impact, novelty, design/UX, and composability. While participants were encouraged to build Solana-based apps, hackers could build infrastructure or any tool they believed would have an impact on the overall ecosystem. The only requirement was that teams had to incorporate Solana into their project. For more info on prizes and judges, see Official Github readme.

By the end of the judging process, a total of 39 standout projects were selected to receive a prize. However, the next 39 projects also showed tremendous potential, so make sure to check out the Honorable Mention section at the bottom of this post as well.

Without further ado, here are the winners of the Solana Season Hackathon…

Grand Prize Winner

Note: All prizes will be paid out in USDC-SPL, unless stated otherwise.

Zeta
Zeta is an under-collateralized DeFi options platform.

DeFi Track

#1 Solend
Solend is an algorithmic, decentralized protocol for lending and borrowing.

#2 DeFiLand
DeFi Land is a multi-chain agriculture-simulation web-game created to gamify Decentralized Finance.

#3 Switchboard
Switchboard is building a decentralized, community curated oracle network on Solana.

NFT Track

#1 Coral Reef
An NFT marketplace with the ability to Fractionalize.

#2 All-Art protocol
The All-Art protocol provides constant liquidity for NFTs by introducing a new type of liquidity pool AMMs, while upgrading the current NFT standard with improved functionalities and embedded license rights called NFT-PRO.

#3 Bubl
Decentralized event hosting and ticketing.

Web3 Track

#1 Solarium
Solarium is a fully decentralised, end-to-end encrypted, censorship-resistant instant messenger based on the Solana blockchain.

#2 GRAPE
GRAPE is a protocol for building token-gated discord communities using SPL tokens.

#3 Wum.bo
Wum.bo is bringing Creator Coins to a social network near you.

Community Choice Award

Shortly after all of the projects were submitted, the Solana community voted for their favorite projects. The Community Choice Award amounts to $5,000 in USDC-SPL. Over 100,000 votes were counted, and one project won by a very slim margin...

Boring Protocol
Boring Protocol is a decentralized VPN built on Solana.

Project-sponsored Awards

Several existing projects within the Solana ecosystem selected the hackathon submissions that best integrated with their respective technologies:

Serum Prize

Slope
Slope is a community-based decentralized exchange built on Solana. It provides blazing-fast speed, nearly-zero transaction fees, and intuitive interface for users.

Kin Prizes

Cyclos
Cyclos is a concentrated liquidity market maker on Serum order books

Francium
Francium is a leveraged yield aggregator built on Solana.

Kurobi
Kurobi app allows you to connect 1:1 with your audience and earn crypto or cash.

Switchboard
Switchboard is building a decentralized, community curated oracle network on Solana.

Solaris
Solaris is a lending/borrowing protocol that brings flashloans to the Solana blockchain.

Our Network Prize

Solana.FM
A robust indexer engine built in Rust for the Solana blockchain.

Data Dragon
Data Dragon is an easy to use analytics platform for the Solana network.

Blockpour
Real-time Solana DEX Data Analytics & Aggregation Platform.

Pyth Prize

Solfarm
Built on the SPL token lending program and pyth oracle network, users are able to open leveraged yield farming positions with Solfarm vaults, while also creating liquid lending/borrowing markets allowing for additional interest earning opportunities.

Raydium Prize

Laguna Finance
An asset management ecosystem built on Solana.

Media Network Prize

HOAG
Video meets Solana Blockchain with a peer to peer censorship resistant Twitch.

Orca Prize

Orca Arb
An arbitrage bot built on the Orca AMM

Regional Prizes

East Asia supported by Dorahacks

#1 Apricot
An over-collateralized loan protocol that differentiates itself by giving borrowers borrowing power and low liquidation penalties with high predictability in outcome.

#2 Francium
Francium is a leveraged yield aggregator built on Solana.

#3 Port Finance
User-friendly money market on Solana.

Eastern Europe

#1 Everlend
Decentralised cross-chain lending protocol with leverage yield farming and liquid staking.

#2 Solaris
Lending/borrowing protocol that brings flashloans to Solana blockchain

#3 UNQ Club

A platform for NFT collectors and communities that allow users to create clubs, buy and sell NFTs across chains, raise funds, and bring more value to collectives.

Eastern Europe Project-sponsored Prizes

Serum Prize

Everlend
Decentralised cross-chain lending protocol with leverage yield farming and liquid staking.

HAPI Prize

Solbridge
Bridging EVM chains to and from Solana.

Akash Prize

Newsystem090
Keplr Integration for akash deploy.

minatofund
Deploy the open-source project management tool, Kanboard on Akash MAINNET 2.

CoffeeRoaster
Akash CLI wrapper

Spacemind Prize

Solarea
Community-Driven Explorer and On-Chain Application Builder.

Solaris
Lending/borrowing protocol that brings flashloans to Solana blockchain.

Velas Prize

Solarea
Community-Driven Explorer and On-Chain Application Builder.

Solbridge
Bridging EVM chains to and from Solana.

Brazil/LATAM

SolanaTip
A Google extension who uses Sollet.io to allow you to tip your favorite tweets with $SOL.

India

#1 MetaSol
Enables metatransations on Solana.

#2 Stader Labs
Stader aims to be the Amazon for Staking on PoS networks.

#3 Cyclos
Cyclos is a concentrated liquidity market maker on Serum order books

Africa

#1 Nova Finance
Nova Finance provides an initial framework for programmable nAssets. These allow users greater control over their cryptocurrency investments.

#2 Unk Finance
Unk Finance is an on-chain options market on Solana.

#3 Kurobi
Kurobi app allows you to connect 1:1 with your audience and earn crypto or cash.

Vietnam

#1 UpFi
A stablecoin partially backed by collateral and partially stabilized algorithmically.

#2 Massbit
Decentralized API and data infrastructure for web3 apps.

#3 Goriant
Auto compounding service for Staker preparing for Goriant Market.

Honorable Mentions

The judges were overwhelmed by the quality of submissions. While the following projects did not win an award, we encourage readers to look through them, as each of these teams put in considerable effort:




Disclaimer
The Solana Season 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.


The Hackathon ideas and developer resources that Solana Foundation (“SF”) provides are for educational and inspirational purposes only. SF does not encourage, induce or sanction the deployment of any such applications in violation of applicable laws or regulations. SF 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.

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