Build on Korea's largest blockchain platform. Prizes include $20,000 USD, acceleration, and additional consideration for a $50,000 USD ICON Grant.

ICON is Korea's largest public blockchain platform that's also one of the fastest growing in the world. The ICON protocol is currently being used by the Seoul Government, Samsung, LINE and several other industry leaders.

ICON Hyperhack is a 2 month online hackathon that opened registrations and submissions on June 19th and will last till September 14th. Since the hackathon and its prizes are online, there is no geographical limitation for anyone.

Build across a wide range of categories that include Decentralized Finance, Utility, and NFT & Gaming. ICON plans to provide support to teams that show promise to enable them to grow into main or side ventures. 

Here are some benefits for those who participate in the ICON Hyperhack hackathon:

  • Support from ICON to help hackathon projects grow into ventures
  • Up to $20,000 USD in prize money
  • Additional consideration for the ICON Grant of up to $50,000 USD over 6 months
  • Online support by Hyperconnector, ICON’s official accelerator partner
  • An opportunity to showcase to industry leaders

Important things to note:

ICON has launched a SCORE (smart contract) audit system which you must go through to deploy your projects on the ICON testnet (requirement) and ICON mainnet (optional).

We have more than 100 participants who are currently listed on Devpost as “looking for teammates”. Follow instruction no. 2 below if you are looking to join or form a team.

Finally, if you haven’t already, make sure you do the following:

1. Join the ICON Developer Group on Telegram to find teammates and ICON developers, and feel free to ask technical questions regarding ICON development in there.

2. You can also find teammates on the Devpost Participants page which contains a list of all the participants looking for a team. In order to have the option to send a “request team-up” to participants, make sure your setting is set to “I’m looking for teammates.

3. Check out our ICON Hyperhack Website which contains additional information on ICON and ICON Hyperhack along with our ICON Developer Resources, which provide a comprehensive list of development resources. Please ensure you read the hackathon rules.

For any questions related to ICON Hyperhack, feel free to chat with us live or email us at contact@hyperconnector.io

Happy building :)

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Prizes

$19,500 in prizes

Decentralized Finance (De-Fi) | Grand Prize

→ $5,000 USD in prize money
→ Added consideration for the ICON Grant of up to an additional $50,000 USD over 6 months
→ Receive online support from Hyperconnector, ICON’s official accelerator partner
→ Have project promoted on ICON’s social media (100K+ reach)

Decentralized Finance (De-Fi) | 2nd Prize

→ $1,000 USD in prize money
→ Added consideration for the ICON Grant of up to an additional $50,000 USD over 6 months
→ Receive online support from Hyperconnector, ICON’s official accelerator partner
→ Have project promoted on ICON’s social media (100K+ reach)

Decentralized Finance (De-Fi) | 3rd Prize

→ $500 USD in prize money
→ Added consideration for the ICON Grant of up to an additional $50,000 USD over 6 months
→ Receive online support from Hyperconnector, ICON’s official accelerator partner
→ Have project promoted on ICON’s social media (100K+ reach)

Utility | Grand Prize

→ $5,000 USD in prize money
→ Added consideration for the ICON Grant of up to an additional $50,000 USD over 6 months
→ Receive online support from Hyperconnector, ICON’s official accelerator partner
→ Have project promoted on ICON’s social media (100K+ reach)

Utility | 2nd Prize

→ $1,000 USD in prize money
→ Added consideration for the ICON Grant of up to an additional $50,000 USD over 6 months
→ Receive online support from Hyperconnector, ICON’s official accelerator partner
→ Have project promoted on ICON’s social media (100K+ reach)

Utility | 3rd Prize

→ $500 USD in prize money
→ Added consideration for the ICON Grant of up to an additional $50,000 USD over 6 months
→ Receive online support from Hyperconnector, ICON’s official accelerator partner
→ Have project promoted on ICON’s social media (100K+ reach)

NFT & Gaming | Grand Prize

→ $5,000 USD in prize money
→ Added consideration for the ICON Grant of up to an additional $50,000 USD over 6 months
→ Receive online support from Hyperconnector, ICON’s official accelerator partner
→ Have project promoted on ICON’s social media (100K+ reach)

NFT & Gaming | 2nd Prize

→ $1,000 USD in prize money
→ Added consideration for the ICON Grant of up to an additional $50,000 USD over 6 months
→ Receive online support from Hyperconnector, ICON’s official accelerator partner
→ Have project promoted on ICON’s social media (100K+ reach)

NFT & Gaming | 3rd Prize

→ $500 USD in prize money
→ Added consideration for the ICON Grant of up to an additional $50,000 USD over 6 months
→ Receive online support from Hyperconnector, ICON’s official accelerator partner
→ Have project promoted on ICON’s social media (100K+ reach)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Makers must do the following to participate in the Hackathon:

Build functioning end to end software utilizing ICON Smart Contract (SCORE) and/or interfacing with the ICON protocol in one of the above hackathon categories. The software can be a standalone app (front end + back end), SDK to be used with the ICON protocol, or web integration of the ICON protocol.

Testing and development of SCORE (ICON's smart contract) must be done on the ICON YEOUIDO testnet. This must be followed by a SCORE audit. ICON has launched a new SCORE (smart contract) audit system which you must go through to deploy your projects on the ICON testnet (requirement) and ICON mainnet (optional).

Make sure you read the full details of ICON submission requirements including ICON SCORE testnet here: https://iconhyperhack.devpost.com/details/resources

Categories: You must submit to ONE of the three categories.

1. Decentralized Finance (De-Fi)
Decentralized finance (De-Fi) category refers to financial applications that are being developed on the ICON protocol. Examples may include:

  • Creating monetary banking services
  • Providing peer-to-peer or pooled lending and borrowing platforms
  • Enabling financial instruments such as DEX, tokenization platforms, derivatives and predictions markets

2. Utility
Utility category refers to useful ICON applications for non-technical or technical users. They can be applications used daily by the average consumer or technical developer tools that enhance ICON’s developer ecosystem. Examples may include:

  • Useful Dapps for everyday use
  • Developer tools
  • On-Chain analysis

3. NFT and/or Gaming
NFT and/or gaming refers to NFT applications that deploy ICON’s NFT Standard or non-NFT based games that utilize the ICON protocol. Note: Gambling/Casino games will NOT be accepted. Examples may include:

  • NFT Card Game
  • NFT RPG Game
  • NFT Marketplace
  • Non-NFT based Blockchain Gaming

This list is not all-inclusive. Additional projects beyond the examples will be accepted in each category as long as they add value to the ICON ecosystem and fall within the confines of the category.

Read the submission requirement rules here: https://iconhyperhack.devpost.com/rules

Judges

Min Kim

Min Kim
Founder of ICON Project

Daeki Lee

Daeki Lee
Founder of ICX Station

Yi Ming

Yi Ming
Managing Partner at Tribe Accelerator

Markus Jun
Founder of Hyperconnector

Judging Criteria

  • Idea
    Whether you are proposing a unique idea or approach to address a problem and how well this is presented.
  • Implementation
    How the idea is implemented. How good is the overall user experience? Is it easy to use? Is the design appealing to end users?
  • Development
    How much of the ICON protocol is being interfaced with or utilized via SCORE? How useful is the blockchain implementation of the project?
  • Value
    The potential value to the real world and to the ICON ecosystem.