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Congratulations to the Polaris Launchpad Winners!

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

Neodao consists of a smart contract and a client-side Javascript library that allows a developer with only typical website development skills to create robust DAOs on the Neo N3 blockchain. 

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 

 

What’s Next

 

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.