over 1 year ago
Congratulations to the Polaris Launchpad Winners!
The Neo Polaris Launchpad Hackathon judging is completed, and the results are in. The judges have carefully reviewed and evaluated each project among the qualifying entries. The entries were competitive, and the decisions were difficult to make.
We at Neo thank and commend every Polaris Launchpad participant who has brought your creativity, skills, and efforts to Polaris Launchpad over the past three months. Today, we are thrilled to announce the winning teams and introduce their projects.
Grand Prize Winners
Five grand prizes have been awarded across the five Polaris Launchpad categories. Each grand prize winning project will receive a prize of US $35,000 in NEO tokens. Grand Prize-winning projects that received a multiplier award in the Planathon phase will have their prizes multiplied by a factor ranging from 1.1 to 1.5x. Each winning project team also will receive a custom-tailored set of post-hackathon incubation opportunities through participation in the Neo Global Development (NGD) EcoBoost program. EcoBoost is designed to enhance the Neo ecosystem by offering end-to-end lifecycle support for small and medium-sized project teams who develop on or are looking to integrate with or migrate to the Neo blockchain.
Best Middleware Project Incorporating NeoFS/OracleProject: Greenfinch
Greenfinch is a decentralized data storage solution on Neo N3 and NeoFS–think Dropbox on steroids. Greenfinch will bring a range of capabilities such as granular permissions, privacy, and more to decentralized storage on Neo N3.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/greenfinch
Best DAO Project: Neodao
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/neodao
Best NFT / Metaverse Project: DogeRift 2.5D NFT/3D Metaverse Gamefi
Dogerift is a GameFi built on Neo. Players use their NFTs as playable characters to earn tokens that can be used in-game to improve a player’s gameplay or be traded for profit. Players use their NEO wallets as game accounts to log in to the game and can use NFTs as playable characters and items.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/dogerift-2d-nft-gamefi-3d-metaverse-battle-royale
Best DeFi Project: Pumpkin Swap
Pumpkin Swap is a decentralized crypto trading protocol with swap, staking, and liquidity pool features.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/cookieswap-jdutkp
Best General Category Project: Bamboo
Bamboo aims to create a social platform on Neo N3 that natively allows users to explore the integration of Web2 and Web3. The project is a new Web3 social platform that generates exclusive NFTs (personal identity database credentials) by linking users’ existing centralized and decentralized social information. Users can use this exclusive NFT to participate in personal information upgrades, play social games, and add value to their own data and behaviors.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/bamboo-tlf6um
Excellence Award Winners
Fifteen additional project entries have been selected as Polaris Launchpad award winners: 14 Excellence Awards and one Special Mention Award. Each winning project will receive $8000 in NEO tokens. Award-winning projects that received a multiplier designation in the Planathon phase will have their prizes multiplied by a factor ranging from 1.1 to 1.5x. The winning project teams will also receive customized consultation time with the NGD EcoGrowth team regarding their projects.
Excellence Award Winner: Dao Cake
DAO Cake brings DAO technology to communities and startups. It solves conflict and distrust of profit distribution in a dApp where members' claims are posted, voted, and approved in a simple, fun way. Its mission is to make founder contributions easy.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/dao-cake
Excellence Award Winner: Feedio
Feedio is designed to be a decentralized, reliable price feed system that would provide crypto and other asset prices via a smart contract interface that can be consumed by other smart contracts in a cost-effective manner.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/feedio
Excellence Award Winner: Findtruman
Findtruman is a crowd-sourced, whodunit-style game, where players search for clues in a 3D hotel environment to find Truman, the mysterious killer. Players can vote on the plot’s direction by using FindTruman Genesis NFTs.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/findtruman
Excellence Award Winner: Neo-Effisend
Neo-Effisend is a Neo-based mobile dApp and wallet that improves cash-out processes and integrates with Rapyd (the biggest payment processor globally) to improve financial inclusion in Mexico and Latin America.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/neo-effisend
Excellence Award Winner: SOMNIUMWAVE
SOMNIUMWAVE is an open-world 3D blockchain game designed to reward users for holding NFTs and competing in matchmaking. Players may buy and sell lands, vehicles, and weapons using the NEP-17 token $SOM.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/somniumwave
Excellence Award Winner: Space War Alpha
Space War Alpha is a space-shooter game with upgradable NFTs.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/neo-space-war
Excellence Award Winner: gitter.network
gitter.network is a decentralized automation protocol built on Neo N3. It allows a reliable automatic execution of arbitrary smart contract logic with the help of a decentralized execution infrastructure.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/gitter-network
Excellence Award Winner: neo-artistic.com - NFT Marketplace on Neo
Neo-artistic.com is an NFT marketplace on NEO to mint, buy, sell and auction for NFTs, integrated with Neo FS.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/neo-artistic-com-nft-marketplace-on-neo
Excellence Award Winner: Student Data System
Student Data System is a data storage platform using NeoFS, students’ data can be saved in the Neo network for permanent storage without any inconvenience to users.
Learn more: https://youtu.be/5ykSGjpKsR8
Excellence Award Winner: Bowerbird
Bowerbird is a decentralized and collateralized lending protocol aiming to provide sustainably high yields by capturing the intrinsic yields of collateral assets.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/macaw-myl132
Excellence Award Winner: LatchBox
LatchBox is a fully decentralized token lock and vesting platform on Neo N3 Blockchain. LatchBox aims to protect every cryptocurrency community from rug pulls and unscrupulous advisors.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/latchbox
Excellence Award Winner: Forthewin Network
Forthewin network is a platform that helps to kick-starts crypto projects such as minting, listing, trading, staking and voting.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/forthewin-network
Excellence Award Winner: CaaS for Neo3
CassS for Neo3 is a compiler as a service (CaaS) project using the Neo N3 infrastructure.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/caas-for-neo3
Excellence Award Winner: NeoDashboard
NeoDashboard is a website providing access to data regarding the Neo ecosystem. A twitter bot is also deployed to allow people to discover events such as whale alerts, deployment of new contracts, and candidacies for the Neo Council.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/neodashboard
Special Mention Award Winner: SUPERSON Solution
An additional award category was added during the judging phase. The Special Mention Award was given for a submission that does not yet have a coding element but did an excellent job of building a strong business case and shows great potential for project implementation in a valued area of the Neo ecosystem.
SUPERSON Solution received the Special Mention Award. Superson will be a stablecoin for Neo.
Learn more: https://devpost.com/software/superson-solution
The Polaris Launchpad Hackathon phase is over, but community activities will continue. Visit DoraHacks to learn more about how to stay involved.
Again, kudos to all the winning teams and to all the participants who have devoted your efforts to Polaris Launchpad. Your enthusiasm and achievements point to a bright future for Neo, the blockchain industry, and Web3. We hope to see you in the Neo community–and in the next hackathon in the Neo Launchpad series.