Welcome to Q2 of the 2024 BNB Chain Hackathon: One BNB – Coding the Future

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In Q2 2024, we’re thrilled to introduce the “One BNB – Coding the Future” hackathon, setting the stage for yet another exciting chapter in the evolution of blockchain technology!

The inception of opBNB and BNB Greenfield in 2023 marked the commencement of the “One BNB” multi-chain journey, accompanied by a wealth of ideas and feedback from the vibrant BNB Chain community. This theme now serves as the bedrock of our hackathon, reflecting BNB Chain’s ongoing pursuit of pioneering blockchain solutions. 

In addition to offering our thanks to our annual sponsors – Polyhedra NetworkDora FactoryDEGO FinanceTUSDSonorus and THENA – we also welcome new sponsors for this quarter: Baby Doge and Holoworld AI.

The BNB Chain 2024 Hackathon is your golden ticket to dive headfirst into the exhilarating realm of decentralized applications, where your ideas can spark tangible real-world transformations. 

How to participate

Participating in the hackathon is easy. Simply register for the hackathon, mark your calendars, and prepare to showcase your creativity and technical prowess. You can read more on the registration process here.

If you’re ready to apply, you can do so here.

Key Dates

Application2024.4.11 – 2024.4.25
Workshop2024.4.15 – 2024.4.30
Hacking2024.4.12 – 2024.5.16
Submission2024.4.22 – 2024.5.16
Review period( preliminary selection and demo)2024.5.16 – 2024.5.30
Announcement of winner2024.5.31
Incubation2024.5.31 – 2024.6.31

Over $470k in Prizes Up for Grabs! 

The stakes are high, with a whopping $471,500 prize pool up for grabs! The following is a breakdown of this quarter’s rewards:

  • Winner prize pool ($50,000)
  • Honorable mentions ($10,000)
  • Milestone unlocked rewards ($60,000)
  • A total of $300,000 in Kickstart programs ($50,000 each)
  • Additional rewards from the sponsor’s challenge track where participants can compete for an extra prize pool of up to $51,500.

Prize Distribution

Winners are determined by overall scoring, with rankings and rewards allocated based on this comprehensive evaluation, rather than individual track performance.

RankingSpacesReward Rewards will be promptly distributed to the winner’s wallet address within three weeks following the announcement of the winners.Milestone unlocked rewardsUpon successful deployment online and achieving specific milestones, further rewards will be unlocked. Up to $60,000 has been allocated, more details to come soon.
Top 11$15,000$10,000
Top 22$10,000$10,000
Top 33$5,000$10,000
Honorable Mentions $10,000 will be distributed among all qualifying submissions.NA

Track Challenge Design

Developers have the freedom to select the track challenges they wish to participate in and can engage in multiple challenges simultaneously.

From BNB Chain

AI Track

  • Challenge 1: BNB Chain AI generated content platform

DePin Track

  • Challenge 2: Blockchain of Things (BoT) on BNB Greenfield

Gaming Track

  • Challenge 3: opBNB on-chain game
  • Challenge 4: Middleware service for dynamic NFT image content updates

DeFi Track

  • Challenge 5: Real world asset tokenization on BNB Chain
  • Challenge 6: Points trading system on BNB Chain
  • Challenge 7: The next generation of yield aggregation on BNB Chain
  • Challenge 8: Innovative social trading for modern traders

DeSoc Track

  • Challenge 9:Decentralized social network
  • Challenge 10:Building social graph middlewares for DeSoc apps
  • Challenge 11:Building video streaming middleware for DeSoc apps

Infrastructure Track

  • Challenge 12:Creating a streamlined Dapp development SDK on BNB Chain
  • Challenge 13:Comprehensive L2 monitoring and insights on BNB Chain
  • Challenge 14:Shedding light on BNB Chain’s MEV activity

For more information on each challenge track, please refer to our guide here.

From Sponsors

Dora Factory$5000Build an on-chain data intelligence tool for BNBChain, Dora Vota and other appchains. 
Baby Doge$10,000Boosting Utility and Engagement for Baby DogeCoin
TUSD$10,000How can TUSD be better applied in hot areas like Gamefi, Socialfi, Depin, and AI?
Sonorus$8,000Disrupting Hollywood in the Age of AI
Polyhedra Network$10,000Bitcoin Messaging Protocol for BNB Chain and Bitcoin
THENA$15,000Building a Comprehensive Points System for THENA ARENA
Dego Finance$8,000Integrating AI with BNB Chain and other protocols to attract a new generation of unique users
Holoworld AI$5,000Create the Next AI Star on Holoworld AI!

For more information on each challenge track, please refer to our guide here.

Submission Requirements

  • Your work must be deployed on or linked to BNB Greenfield, opBNB, or BSC.
  • All submissions must be open-source and freely accessible.
  • Share your work through GitHub, planning documents, and a brief video.
  • The contract addresses should record at least two successful transactions during the hackathon.
  • Projects must be newly developed for this hackathon to guarantee fairness.
  • Participants are required to tweet about their project using #BuildOnBNBChain and tag the relevant challenge they are entering.

Support and Opportunities Beyond the Hackathon

The excitement goes beyond just the prizes. After the hackathon, winners will receive support from BNB Chain for up to one month. A specialized team will assist with technical details, helping ensure the successful deployment and launch of your project.

Competition winners will not only receive recognition for their achievements but will also be granted a comprehensive Kickstart program package valued at $50,000. This exclusive package comprises credits from, but not limited to, AWS, Google Cloud, and many other helpful services and tools for development.

Additionally, all winners will have the opportunity for a direct interview with MVB, enhancing their chances of joining this esteemed community. Projects that maintain traction and reach additional milestones will unlock the opportunity to claim extra rewards. Should all six projects in the top 3 achieve their milestones, each project will be awarded $10,000.

The Journey Begins With You

Start your transformative journey by choosing the track that resonates with your passion and expertise. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or a newcomer eager to make your mark, the BNB Chain Hackathon welcomes all!

Apply here

If you have any questions, join us on our dedicated Discord hackathon support group.