Stratis Build Hackathon 2021

Introduction

Blockchain is one of the fastest-growing technologies of our time. More and more corporations are looking into blockchain use cases and implementations. C# Corner has always been the place to cover bleeding edge technologies including blockchain and hence, C# Corner Partnered with Stratis to bring Blockchain technology learning and adoption to its millions of members. The goal is this partnership is to produce learning content, hackathons, projects, books, and certifications for C# Corner members to learn Stratis and build business dApps. If you want to learn what Stratis Blockchain is, check out Introduction to Stratis Platform.

Seeing the bright future of Blockchain, Stratis Blockchain launches its 3rd developer hackathon "Stratis Build Hackathon", where blockchain enthusiasts and developers, or students who want to learn and implement Blockchain, will get a chance to showcase their blockchain and innovation skills, and also WIN some awesome prizes.

About Hackathon

Stratis Build Hackathon is a 9-week long virtual hackathon. As a part of the hackathon, participants will build a new functioning solution/app utilizing Stratis Platform and its features such as smart contracts, NFT, and others that can innovate industries such as banking and financial services, international trade, and commodities, supply chain, energy, identity, Internet of Things, government, healthcare and medicine, automotive and gaming.

Participants can build solutions for the latest blockchain-based areas such as NFTs, DeFi, and crypto exchanges.

Prizes to be won

Prizes worth $100000 to be won:

  1. Grand Prize - $30,000
  2. Second Place - $15,000
  3. Third Place - $12,500
  4. Fourth Place - $10,000
  5. Fifth Place - $7,500

  1. Honorable Mention - 3 Standout Projects will receive a bonus of $5,000 each
  2. Sponsor bonus
    1. Triad - $5,000 Bonus
      An end-to-end Identity solution that incorporates verifiable credentials, adhering to W3C specifications. A proof-of-concept should focus on Date of Birth, Dress/Suit Size, and Food Allergies properties of identity and demonstrate how such data can be requested and verified.
    2. CMS - $5,000 Bonus
      A lending solution or protocol highlighting the efficiencies that can be achieved through the utilization of Blockchain technology.
      OR
      A smart-contract-based solution that focuses on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) criteria/scoring.

Q. What is the Duration of Hackathon?

Answer: Hackathon will start on November 29, 2021 (8:00 am GMT), and end on January 30, 2022 (5:00 pm GMT).

Q. When will the results be declared?

Answer: Judges will be evaluating the applications from January 31, 2022 (8:00 am GMT) to February 17, 2022 (11:45 pm GMT). Post that the results will be announced on February 23, 2022 (5:00 pm GMT).

Q. Who can participate?

Answer:

  • Individuals who are at least the age of majority where they reside as of the time of entry (“Eligible Individuals”);
  • Teams of Eligible Individuals (“Teams”); and
  • Organizations (including corporations, not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities) that exist and have been organized or incorporated at the time of entry.

An Eligible Individual may participate in more than one Team or Organization, and an Eligible Individual who is a member of a Team or Organization may also participate in the Hackathon on an individual basis. If a Team or Organization enters the Hackathon, they must appoint and approve one person (the "Representative") to represent, act, and submit a Submission on their behalf. By submitting a Submission on behalf of a Team or Organization, you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on their behalf.

Q. Where can I register myself?

Answer:

Entrants may enter by visiting www.stratis.devpost.com (“Hackathon Website”) and following the below steps:

  • Register for the Hackathon by clicking the "Join Hackathon" button on the Hackathon Website. To finish the registration process, sign up for a free Devpost account or log in with an existing Devpost account. This allows you to get essential information as well as submit your Submission.
  • Entrants will be given access to the necessary development tools and will be needed to execute a project as detailed in the Project Requirements section below. The use of the developer tools is subject to the terms of the licensing agreement. Participation in the Hackathon involves consent for the Sponsor and Devpost to collect and store an entrant's personal information for the purpose of running and advertising the Hackathon.
  • Access the necessary development tools at https://academy.stratisplatform.com/.
  • Make a video that contains footage that describes your project's features and functions in detail through a demonstration.
  • During the Submission Period, complete and enter all needed fields on the Hackathon Website's "Enter a Submission" page (each a "Submission") and follow the rules.

Q. Will the participants be provided with a hackathon wallet?

Answer: Yes, participants will be provided with a hackathon wallet.

Q. What will be the Submission Format?

Answer: Submissions to the Hackathon must meet the following requirements:

  • Include a project that was created using the necessary development tools and fulfills the aforementioned Project Requirements.
    • Include a link to the working app on the web or in an app store (if relevant), AND
    • Include a link to the public source repository, as well as a good README including the setup instructions.
  • Include a short description that explains your Project's features and capabilities.
  • Include a video presentation of your Project.
  • The video element of the entry must be published to and made publicly viewable on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook Video, or Youku, and a link to the video must be supplied on the Hackathon Website's submission form; and
  • Third-party trademarks, copyrighted music, or other material shall not be included unless the Entrant receives permission to use such content.
  • Be the submitter's original work, be entirely owned by the submitter, and not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any other person or company.
  • Multiple Submissions: An Entrant may submit more than one Submission; however, each submission must be distinct and materially different from the Entrant's prior Submissions, as assessed solely by the Sponsor and Devpost.

Q. Where can I ask questions before and during the Hackathon?

Answer: You can ask questions below in the comment session, or in the official hackathon discord channel. You can utilize the DevPost forum as well.

Q. Are there any particular Submission Categories?

You can submit any solution to any problem; the only criteria is that it uses Stratis Blockchain Technology. Given below are some of the submission categories

Gaming

Submissions for gaming should contain an end-to-end game that incorporates Blockchain Technology in some way. This can be accomplished through the use of an earn-to-play model, the issuing of non-fungible tokens, or the use of Smart Contracts to provide a truly trustless experience for the player.

Stratis provides Software Development Kits for both the Unity Gaming Engine and the Unreal Gaming Engine to assist with the game integration process.

DeFi

A DeFi submission can focus on implementing a lending protocol, trade management solutions, and anything related to financial services on the blockchain.

NFT

An NFT proposal should concentrate on technology for the administration, generation, and use of NFTs. For instance, an NFT Platform, NFT Creation Tooling, and anything else connected to NFT administration. An NFT Collection can also be submitted, but it must stand out and be extremely distinctive in order to meet the judging requirements.

Tooling

A tooling proposal must focus on introducing new tools to the Stratis Platform, such as an SDK for a different programming language or, as another example, a wallet implementation.

The judges will ask questions such as: does the tool serve a valuable purpose, is it simple and enjoyable to use, is it doing anything novel, and how well does the product work? Submissions may include any type of software application, including online, cloud, personal computer, mobile device, or console, but they must use Stratis Smart Contracts in C#.

Q. What will be the Judging Criteria?

Answer: A panel of judges chosen by the Sponsor (the "Judges") will review all eligible entries. Judges may be sponsors' or third-party workers, and they may or may not be identified individually on the Hackathon Website. Judges may also change before or during the Judging Period. At the option of the sponsor, judging may occur in one or more rounds with one or more panels of Judges.

Stage One: The first stage will examine if the concepts reach a basic degree of viability, in that the project reasonably fits the topic and properly uses the requisite APIs/SDKs included in the Hackathon, using a pass/fail system.

Stage Two: All entries that pass Stage One will be reviewed in Stage Two using the equally weighted criteria listed below (the "Judging Criteria"):

Entries will be judged on the following equally weighted criteria, and according to the sole and absolute discretion of the judges:

  • Utility
    • Does the entry solve a real-world problem?
    • How well-identified is the potential audience or market for the contract?
    • Is the entry a case where blockchain / smart contracts explicitly help?
      e.g. remove an intermediary, increase transparency
  • Usability
    • Are the contracts readable?
    • Are they easy to understand, audit and is it obvious what the different methods will do?
    • What - if any - tools have been built to help interact with the contract(s) or show their real-world application?
  • Creativity
    • How innovative is the idea?
    • Is this a new approach?
    • If applicable, does the entry tell a story, build a brand or have some personal flavor?
  • Functionality
    • Do the core parts of the contracts behave correctly?
    • How well-tested are the contracts?
    • How optimized are the contracts?
    • Do the methods generally, consume the least possible amount of gas?

The Judges' scores will be used to select the prospective winners of the appropriate awards. Entrants who are eligible for a Prize and whose Submissions receive the highest overall score based on the applicable Judging Criteria will be considered possible winners of that Prize.

Tie-Breaking. If two or more submissions are tied for any of the prizes stated below, the tied Submission with the highest score in the first applicable criterion given above will be considered the higher scoring Submission. If any ties remain, this process will be repeated as necessary by comparing the scores of the tied Submissions on the next appropriate criterion. If two or more entries are tied on all relevant criteria, the panel of Judges will cast a vote on the tied submissions.

For all the further clarification on Rules, visit https://stratis.devpost.com/rules.

About Stratis

Stratis Ltd. is the creator of Stratis Platform, a blockchain technology platform for enterprises to build enterprise-grade blockchain-based solutions using Microsoft’s .NET framework and C# language. Stratis Platform is easy to learn, adapt, and integrate with existing enterprise applications. Stratis offers both public blockchain and private blockchain solutions. Stratis’s product offerings include Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Identity Platform, Supply Trust, STO Platform, DiFi, and Smart Contracts written in C# and executed on native .NET CLR makes it appealing to companies that want to build blockchain solutions on Microsoft stack.

Visit www.stratisplatform.com to learn more about Stratis Platform.

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