Chainlink Unveils Constellation: A Grand Hackathon Event

Chainlink has taken the wraps off its most extensive hackathon event to date, dubbed Constellation, set to commence on November 8 and run through December 10, 2023. This announcement comes on the heels of Chainlink’s evolution since its initial virtual hackathon in 2020, which had garnered over 1,000 registrations and 70+ project submissions from enthusiasts spanning 45 countries. The initiative was a frontier at the time when the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) space was in its nascency, and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) were just beginning to make a mark.

Hackathon’s Progression Over Years

The narrative of Chainlink’s hackathons over the years is one of growth, advancement, and betterment. Each subsequent hackathon has surpassed its predecessors in scale and sophistication, culminating in the upcoming Constellation event. This platform has been meticulously crafted to offer a straightforward success pathway for Web3 engineers of all experience levels, through the Chainlink platform, which serves as a universal conduit to myriad blockchain networks. Over the years, these hackathons have morphed into a launchpad for developers to interact with state-of-the-art infrastructure elements, thereby reshaping the global perception and utilization of Web3.

Prize Distribution and Categories

The Constellation hackathon boasts a prize pool of $350,000, spread across seven core prize tracks. The prize tracks are designed to cover a broad spectrum of blockchain applications.

Grand Prize ($25,000): This top accolade is set aside for the project that exemplifies superior implementation, irrespective of its vertical or theme.

DeFi and Payments ($22,500): A call to arms for developers to forge lightning-fast DeFi applications that could serve as the financial bedrock of the future.

Cross-Chain Solutions ($22,500): Capitalizing on Chainlink’s CCIP, developers have the chance to pioneer secure cross-chain projects.

Web3 Gaming and Dynamic NFTs ($15,000): This track focuses on expanding the horizons of Web3 gaming and NFT collections.

SocialFi Innovation ($15,000): An avenue to explore the amalgamation of Web3 and social platforms.

Web3 and AI ($15,000): This confluence of two tech frontiers offers a playground for connecting AI with smart contracts.

Tech for Good ($15,000): A category for those with a penchant for creating tech-driven solutions for societal betterment.

Additionally, 20 Top-Quality Prizes of $500 each will be awarded to projects that showcase exceptional implementation.

Technical Recommendations and Evaluation Metrics

The evaluation of submissions will be executed via a point system, encapsulating factors like User Experience (UX), technical implementation, practicality, and creativity. The anticipation is for projects that not only embody creativity but are polished, practical, and stretch the boundaries of Web3 tech. Bonus points are on the table for projects incorporating multiple Chainlink services in a meaningful manner.

Constellation is not merely a competition but a comprehensive learning experience. It offers a plethora of educational resources, technical workshops, and real-time support to cater to developers at different stages of their Web3 journey. The gamut of learning tracks spans from beginner to expert levels, each laden with tailored resources to expedite the learning and development process.


At the core, Constellation aims to act as a catalyst in nurturing the new generation of Web3 developers by equipping them with the requisite tools, networking opportunities, support, and incentives. Chainlink provides a fertile ground for developers, featuring access to scalable blockchains, secure cross-chain operability, and seamless API connectivity, thereby setting the stage for breakthrough projects that could potentially redefine the Web3 landscape and elevate the industry to unprecedented heights.

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Solana Announces Hyperdrive Hackathon

Solana, a leading blockchain platform, unveiled its latest initiative, Hyperdrive, in a series of tweets on September 6, 2023. The event is described as an engineering and business competition where teams can transform an idea into a fully operational project within a span of five weeks.

Key Highlights

Grand Prize & Speciality Prizes: Solana has partnered with various entities for specialty prizes in categories such as Mobile Apps by MagicEden, Finance/Payments by Helio Pay, AI by UXD Protocol, DePIN by ionet official, Crypto Infrastructure by Ironforge Cloud, Gaming by Phantom, and DAOs/Network States by Balajis & The Network State.

Resources & Support: For participants seeking guidance, Solana has provided a range of resources available on its official website, along with FAQs and a dedicated Discord channel.

Past Success: According to Solana, their previous hackathons have garnered over 48,000 participants, led to the creation of more than 3,000 eco products, and attracted over $600 million in venture funding for winners.

Physical Locations: In addition to the online format, Solana is also facilitating in-person collaborations through Solana Hacker Houses in Bengaluru and Mumbai.

Eligibility: The competition is open to participants who are of the age of majority in their state or country of residence. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

Third-Party Perspective

While Solana’s Hyperdrive aims to foster innovation in the crypto space, it’s worth noting that the competition is one among many in a crowded field of blockchain initiatives. The event does, however, offer a structured platform for developers and entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to fruition, backed by a blockchain that has previously demonstrated its ability to attract significant venture capital.

SEO Metrics

As of the latest data, the keyword “Solana Hyperdrive” is yet to gain significant search volume. However, related terms like “Solana Hackathon” and “Solana Competition” have shown consistent interest over the past year, indicating a potential uptick in searches as the event progresses.


Hyperdrive presents an opportunity for both novice and experienced developers to engage with Solana’s ecosystem. With a history of successful hackathons and a variety of specialty prizes, the competition could serve as a launchpad for the next wave of crypto innovations.

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Happy Holidays for the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 3 Winners

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The winners of Season 3 of the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 got an early holiday gift this Friday. The recipients of each of the 107 prizes being distributed for this season’s HackaTRON were announced. There were 1185 participants who formed 272 teams that submitted projects in one of six tracks: Web3, DeFi, NFT, GameFi, Ecosystem, and TRON Academy

Season 3 submissions began on September 20 and ended on November 14. The judging period lasted from November 29 to December 12. In addition, a second group was chosen by Hackathon participants who were active in the TRON DAO Forum. That voting period lasted from November 29 to December 4. Then, the winners of both groups were announced on December 16.

The TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 3 winners selected by our judges are: 


1st Prize (60K): OpenATM

2nd Prize (50K): Journey by Tron Magicians

3rd Prize (40K): Hextopus

4th Prize (30K): JustPush by Team Push

5th Prize (20K): Falt by Renaissance Labs


1st Prize (60K): Meson-To by Meson Team

2nd Prize (50K): Bunny Notes by StrawberryChocolateFudge

3rd Prize (40K): Inheritokens by Team Tokinhers

4th Prize (30K): Elk-Finance by Team Elk

5th Prize (20K): goStables by goStables Team


1st Prize (60K): Lazara

2nd Prize (50K): The TREE Token by The TREE Foundation

3rd Prize (40K): Artbeat by 4thfloor

4th Prize (30K): Fractron

5th Prize (20K): Metastore by Void


1st Prize (60K): Galaxy Throne 

2nd Prize (50K): TuruVerse by TuruGlobal

3rd Prize (40K):

4th Prize (30K): Zombieland by Team Zombie

5th Prize (20K): Mushroom by 0xCatbox

The Ecosystem Track was split into two categories – technical and creative. Ten total Ecosystem winners were selected with five from each category and the same prize structure for both.

Ecosystem (Technical)

1st Prize (15K): WaveData

2nd Prize (12.5K): Tronql

3rd Prize (10K): Paylock

4th Prize (7.5K): GETO.Finance

5th Prize (5K): Interpool by Irruption Lab

Ecosystem (Creative)

1st Prize (15K): B4B.World 

2nd Prize (12.5K): Road Incident Predictor  

3rd Prize (10K): MetaVote Poll by Raph Strategy

4th Prize (7.5K): Xeat by BatamPride

5th Prize (5K): Nature Foretold

All projects whose team members participated in the TRON DAO Forum were eligible to vote in the peer evaluated selection of winners. The TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 3 winners selected by the TRON DAO Forum are:


1st Prize (10K): TronHub by TronNinjas

2nd Prize (9K): dCloud by cctechmx

3rd Prize (8K): Oracula

4th Prize (7K): TsTron by Sterliakov

5th Prize (6K): Web3-scheduler by tokeniz


1st Prize (10K): T-Boost by USTX

2nd Prize (9K): Synergy by

3rd Prize (8K): Inheritokens by Team Tokinhers

4th Prize (7K): Garble.Money by GoblinLab

5th Prize (6K): TRON unlimited Oracle by RedStone


1st Prize (10K): Fuzzy Ocean

2nd Prize (9K): Fractron

3rd Prize (8K): Lazara

4th Prize (7K): TBlocks

5th Prize (6K): PalmT by JustRug


1st Prize (10K): Turuverse by TuruGlobal

2nd Prize (9K):

3rd Prize (8K): Zombieland by Team Zombie

4th Prize (7K): Mushroom by OxCatBox

5th Prize (6K): Galaxy Throne


1st Prize (10K): InterPool by Irruption Lab

2nd Prize (9K): NatureForetold

3rd Prize (8K): MetaVotePoll by Raph Strategy

4th Prize (7K): Snake Bite by Team Hero

5th Prize (6K): Shatranj by Web23

The TRON Academy Track was new this season and involved a face-to-face competition called the “Hacker House.” That portion of the Season 3 HackaTRON was held in person on the campus of Harvard University during the weekend of November 12–13, 2022. Two categories of winners were selected – technical and non-technical. The winners were:

TRON Academy Technical

1st Prize (15K): Pneumatic

2nd Prize (10K): Keystream

3rd Prize (9K): DeForms

4th Prize (8K): GroupBy

5th Prize (7K): Dazzle

1st Runner Up (5K): Groot Club

2nd Runner Up (5K): Level

3rd Runner Up (5K): ECO

Honorable Mention (500): PLedger

Honorable Mention (500): Bountiful

Honorable Mention (500): Fawna

Honorable Mention (500): CRUD

Honorable Mention (500): EduBloc

Honorable Mention (500): EcoRypto

Honorable Mention (500): FoodPrint

Honorable Mention (500): JustPass

Honorable Mention (500): TicketTRON

Honorable Mention (500): Tronify

TRON Academy Non-Technical

1st Prize (2K): LSP (Tron: Legacy)

2nd Prize (1K): SuperSets

3rd Prize (500): Arcus

1st Runner Up (250): DeTrove

2nd Runner Up (250): Axies

3rd Runner Up (250): BWS

4th Runner Up (250): Autonoma

5th Runner Up (250): Imperia

6th Runner Up (250): Compute Allocation

TRON Academy Community Forum Winners

1st Prize (5K): Tronify

2nd Prize (4K): Project PLedger by Muffin

3rd Prize (3K): VooDoo Finance by Elvolution

4th Prize (2K): GreenDAO

5th Prize (1K): StackChain by Team Chain

There were three additional bonus prizes given for Season 3:

  • The Devpost Community Prize of $1,000, which was determined by popular choice voting on Devpost by Devpost community members. 
  • The Project Engagement Prize of $5,000, which was determined by the TRON DAO team based on how well a project engaged on the TRON DAO Forum. 
  • The Community Contributor Prize of $5,000, which was determined by the TRON DAO team based on an individual’s valuable contributions during the hackathon. This prize was distributed in $500 increments to ten individuals who did not win another prize.

    • WINNERS: antonio, constantinpricope201, Deba215, Fabsltsa, H_P, Hirangi, Nana66419, Prince-Onscolo, Simon, strxfinance

On December 20th 2022, TRON DAO leaders will hold their monthly Community Call and this month’s focus is the Hackathon and its winners. It’s a chance to congratulate all of the winners for their hard work and innovative ideas, which made this season’s HackaTRON one the best yet. “From cutting-edge solutions to real-world applications, the projects developed during this Hackathon demonstrated the true potential of blockchain technology,” one TRON DAO team member noted. 

TRON DAO strives to empower blockchain projects in alignment with its vision of building a decentralized web. The TRON Grand Hackathon is one essential approach toward that goal.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 3! Many thanks to all of the participants, judges, and sponsors who made Season 3 of the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 such a huge success. We can’t wait to see the innovations developed in the 2023 Hackathon.

Stay in the know about the upcoming TRON Grand Hackathon Season 4 in 2023 by following the official social media outlets of TRON DAO on TwitterInstagramTikTokYouTubeLinkedInDiscordReddit, and GitHub. Be sure to subscribe to the Around the Block Podcast for insightful interviews and informative content.


TRON DAO is a community-governed DAO dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and dApps.

Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network has gained incredible traction in recent years. As of December 2022, it has over 129 million total user accounts on the blockchain, more than 4.4 billion total transactions, and over $9.7 billion in total value locked (TVL), as reported on TRONSCAN. In addition, TRON hosts the largest circulating supply of USD Tether (USDT) stablecoin across the globe, overtaking USDT on Ethereum since April 2021. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. In May 2022, the over-collateralized decentralized stablecoin USDD was launched on the TRON blockchain, backed by the first-ever crypto reserve for the blockchain industry – TRON DAO Reserve, marking TRON’s official entry into decentralized stablecoins. Most recently in October 2022, TRON was designated as the national blockchain for the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is the first time a major public blockchain partnering with a sovereign nation to develop its national blockchain infrastructure. On top of the government’s endorsement to issue Dominica Coin (“DMC”), a blockchain-based fan token to help promote Dominica’s global fanfare, seven existing TRON-based tokens – TRX, BTT, NFT, JST, USDD, USDT, TUSD, have been granted statutory status as authorized digital currency and medium of exchange in the country.

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The Singapore-based company,, has hired the former TechChurch and The Ken reporter, Jon Russell as their Asian-based general partner. And with this new development, they hope to expand Fund further.’s $200 million Web 3 fund came into existence in March 2012. As of Monday, intending to expand via the venture arm of investing in Series A stages, project at seed and crypto startups, has grown expectedly.

Russell, during an interview, made known that the fund is believed to rise to double its current size and will be announced in a few days.

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Things To Know About Jon Russell

Jon Russell is a Uk citizen based in Bangkok. He has lived in Thailand since 2008. In 2014 Jon Russell became a reporter for TechChurch focused on all tech-related issues in Asia. Especially all the major names in India, China, and Southeast Asia.

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With this, he changed the daily life of people across Asia. And his knowledge and influence in the tech and crypto field are precisely one of the reasons has hired him as one of their General partners in Asia. Expansion in Asia

The Capital prior investment of comprises liquidity provider Woo Network and the first fractional-algorithmic stablecoin protocol Frax Finance.

VCs to allocate stock to the ecosystem regardless of the bear market. This leaves Sino Global Capital opening to outside investors through a $200 million fund and FTX ascertaining a $2 billion investment.

On June 17, 2021, was integrated into the biggest and most effective digital asset transfer network for institutions, Fireblocks Network.

And this helper,, reaches about 400+ institutional participants in their network, thereby helping them grow trading volume and global level. In addition, one of the largest banks in the Singapore region, DBS Bank, is now operating a crypto trading desk.

And recently, a majority stake in Thai cryptocurrency exchange Bitkub was amassed by Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), Thailand’s bank.

Innovation Officer Mukaya Tai and SCB 10x Chief Venture have proclaimed that she foresees world DeFi protocols have interposed banks. Huge institutional yearning for digital assets is quickly growing in Asia.

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Crypto has earned about 2 million transactions and USD 1 billion in TVL and spotlighting projects like VVS Finance and a couple of others. Moreover, motivated developers to build on Cronos via the Cronos Bounty Programme. It will grant USD 1,337,133.7 as the biggest reward and a Hackathon.

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ECOMI, Aragon and Ramp breakout after Bitcoin price pushes above $49K

Cryptocurrency prices and investor sentiment reversed course on Dec. 15 after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell confirmed the bank’s plan to hike interest rates in 2022 and slow down the bond purchasing program that had been in play since the emergence of the coronavirus in March 2020.

Following the announcement, Bitcoin (BTC) price tacked on a 1.65% gain, bringing the price above $49,000 and Ether trekked back above the $4,000 mark. Altcoins followed suit with their usual double-digit gains and for the moment, it appears as if bulls have taken back control of the market.

Top 7 coins with the highest 24-hour price change. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the biggest gainers over the past 24-hours were ECOMI (OMI), Aragon (ANT) and RAMP.

ECOMI migrates to Immutable

ECOMI is a technology company focused on building a blockchain-based digital collectibles marketplace where users can buy and share nonfungible tokens (NFTs) across the social network service using the project’s native OMI token as a medium of exchange.

VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for OMI on Dec. 1, prior to the recent price rise.

The VORTECS™ Score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historical and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.

VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. OMI price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for OMI climbed into the green zone and reached a high of 81 on Dec. 1, around 96 hours before the price began to increase 39% over the next ten days.

The building momentum for OMI comes as the ECOMI ecosystem migrates to Immutable, an Ethereum (ETH) scaling solution specifically designed for NFT projects.

Aragon hosts a DAO hackathon

Aragon Ethereum network-based protocol that supports decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) developing governance structures to encourage community engagement.

VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for ANT on Dec. 12, prior to the recent price rise.

VORTECS™ Score (dark grey) vs. ANT price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for ANT began to pick up on Dec. 12 and reached a high of 70 around two hours before the price began to increase 60% over the next two days.

The rally in ANT price is taking place at the same time as a DAO global hackathon aims to attract developers to the Aragon ecosystem and there are rumors that the DAOpunks NFT project conduct an airdrop to ANT holders.

Related: Bitcoin sheds ‘dumb money’ as retail buys most BTC since March 2020 crash

RAMP benefits from liquidity mining incentives

RAMP is a multi-chain decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol that helps investors become more capital efficient.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after hitting a low of $0.179 on Dec. 14, the price of RAMP spiked 52.56% to a daily high at $0.274 on Dec. 15 as its 24-hour trading volume surged 800% to $54.2 million.

RAMP/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

The price spike for RAMP came after the launch of a liquidity mining incentive program resulted in a sharp uptick in the total value locked in the protocol. Currently there is $63.3 million invested across Ethereum, Polygon and Binance Smart Chain.

The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $2.126 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 41.7%.

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