TRON Keeps Building in 2023 with Season 4 of the TRON Grand Hackathon

Geneva, Switzerland / January 26, 2023 / – TRON is picking up right where it left off in 2022 by inviting new project development, building upon existing projects, and encouraging eco-friendly blockchain initiatives in Season 4 of the TRON Grand Hackathon, a.k.a. “HackaTRON.” The submission period for Season 4 begins February 1 and lasts through April 15, with winners to be announced May 15, 2023. Expectations are high following the success of Season 3

Huobi is collaborating with TRON to sponsor Season 4. Winning projects will have the opportunity to obtain capital funding from blockchain focused venture firms TRON DAO Ventures and Huobi Ventures. A prize pool of 500,000 USDD will be distributed to hackathon winners, including three bonus prizes. 

DoraHacks, a Web3 development community engaging with a variety of blockchains to encourage innovators to “BUIDL” with blockchain tech, is a new partner for Season 4 and will be used as a developer forum. Many of the partners and judges will be returning from Season 3, including industry leaders from VanEck, Valkyrie, Circle, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Mirana, Binance Custody, Kucoin Ventures, Huobi Ventures, FalconX, Wintermute, Blockchain.com, Gate.io, Bittrex Global, Kyber Network, Poloniex, Gala Games, Unstoppable Domains, and others. HackaTRON Season 4 is a defining opportunity for aspiring project teams to showcase their skills and build innovative projects. 

The schedule for Season 4 will be:

  • February 1 to April 15 _ HackaTRON Submission Period (Working MVP Required)
  • April 16 to 30 _ Pre-Selection Judging Preparation 
  • May 1 to 7 _ Judging Period
  • May 15, 2023 _ WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
  • May 15, 2023_ 30% of prize funds distributed (full payment for Community-Voted Winners)
  • June 1 _ remaining 70% of prize funds distributed IF the winners’ project is live and functioning on the TRON/BTTC Mainnet

Season 4 will include four returning tracks and two new tracks. The returning tracks are Web3, NFT, DeFi, and GameFi. 

The “Builder Track” is a new track, created for returning projects that are continuing development on TRON/BTTC with significant updates for their projects. To participate in the Builder Track, projects must have previously entered the Hackathon and show documented work/updates with clearly defined new features. 

The “Eco-Friendly Track” is new, and aims to encourage participants to join TRON in the mission to drive the blockchain industry toward sustainability and environmental stewardship via the TRON Climate Initiative

In addition, bonus prizes will be distributed in three categories: Project Engagement, Determination, and Community Contribution. 

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