Connected 2023, a Web3 Social Hackathon by CyberConnect & BNBChain
Issuing time:2023-03-15 10:06
On 13 March 2023, CyberConnect, the decentralized social graph protocol is culminating in the wrap of Connected 2023, a Web3 social hackathon organized in partnership with BNBChain, the world’s largest blockchain in terms of daily active users. The Web3 social hackathon took place from February 7 - March 9, 2023, and attracted over 2,000 applications from around the globe. From reputation-based social networks to creator platforms, NFT marketplaces, event ticketing, and more, the event featured a diverse range of concepts over the four-week building period, where participating hackers received hands-on support from BNBChain and CyberConnect along with feedback and dev support by co-sponsors Notifi, Lit, Livepeer, and XMTP.
With around $50,000 in prizes and a range of rewards, including mentorship, seed funding opportunities, and more, the Connected 2023 demo day saw 57 projects compete for six categories of bounties.
There were 23 winners announced, with Oasis Origin winning the best overall social dApp prize, Phaver scoring the second and ReadOn the third place in the main Best Overall Web3 Social dApp built with CyberConnect&BNB Chain category. Other categories included: ‘Rising Stars’, Best Overall Web3 Social dApp built with CyberConnect & Notifi, Best Overall Web3 Social dApp built with CyberConnect & Lit Protocol, Best Overall Web3 Social dApp built with CyberConnect & Livepeer and Best Overall Web3 Social dApp built with CyberConnect & XMTP.
Industry veterans and judges from top teams included Multicoin Capital, CoinMarketCap, Sequoia Capital, STEPN, Sky9 Capital, Delphi Digital, SevenX Ventures, Lattice Fund, IOSG Ventures, and LearnWeb3 DAO, who evaluated projects on a range of criteria, including business plan, technical complexity, impact, innovation, and user experience.
In the coming weeks, winning teams will be receiving additional support and mentorship to continue developing their projects and adopt new users into Web3 social. Starting this week, CyberConnect will be featuring the winners with an in-depth look into their projects and how they’re solving key problems for users in Web3 social. With CyberConnect’s recently announced FanClub Loyalty Program, users will be able to engage with the winning projects and earn rewards, helping to bootstrap project communities.
CyberConnect is planning the next edition of the hackathon and more incubation programs for later this year and hopes to provide more diverse real use cases and social experiences to mass users. The full list of winners & prizes can be viewed here.
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