Solana Grizzlython Online Hackathon Attracts 10,000 Participants with Over 800 Final Projects

The Solana Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering developers and companies to build decentralized applications on the Solana blockchain, has announced the winners of its seventh hackathon. The event, called Grizzlython, brought together more than 10,000 participants from around the world who submitted 813 final projects across various categories, including Infrastructure, Payments, DeFi, Mobile, Gaming, DAOs, Network States, and Web3 Consumer.

According to the Solana Foundation, the Grizzlython was aimed at identifying the next wave of high-impact projects that could be launched on the Solana ecosystem. The event was sponsored by several companies, including Stripe, Amazon Web Services, Monaco Protocol, SolanaFM, Brave, Solana Mobile, Superteam, EasyA, and Hello Moon.

The Grand Champion prize of $50,000 in USDC and passes to attend Breakpoint, the annual Solana conference in Amsterdam from October 30 to November 3, 2023, went to Underdog API, a platform that enables anyone to seamlessly integrate dynamic NFTs into products and turn the blockchain into a shared data layer.

The Mobile track first prize was awarded to Tap, a cash app that makes sending, spending, and earning cash easy, powered by Solana and USDC, with an award of $30,000 in USDC. Meanwhile, the Infrastructure track first prize was awarded to Bunkr, a permissionless asset protection tool powered by code-based 2FA in your authenticator app of choice, also with an award of $30,000 in USDC.

In the Gaming track, first prize was awarded to Michi, a casual roguelike dungeon crawling game powering an ecosystem of games/products, with an award of $30,000 in USDC. For the DeFi track, first prize was awarded to DBL DEX, an on-chain periodic double auction DEX and DeFi primitive, with an award of $30,000 in USDC. Finally, in the Web3 Consumer track, first prize was awarded to Lancer, a marketplace for hiring developers on a per-task basis, with an award of $30,000 in USDC.

The Solana Foundation has expressed its excitement about the projects that have been launched during the Grizzlython hackathon, saying that the builders in the Solana ecosystem are paving the way for the mass adoption of blockchain technology. The judges also recognized several honorable mentions in each category. All the project submissions can be found in the Grizzlython public directory.

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