Over the past month, Tezos developers, community members, and enthusiasts came together to participate in the Tezos + CoinList Hackathon and this week, the winners for each Hackathon category were announced. 30 projects were submitted for the categories of DeFi, Games & Collectibles, Oracles, and a general Community Vote category. The hackathon was a remarkable demonstration of the continued global growth and interest in the Tezos ecosystem as development efforts shift from infrastructure and core development to end-user applications.
In the DeFi category, the first place winner was DexAuction, a decentralized exchange, while Blockly Tezos, a visual Tezos smart contract editor, took second place. When asked about his participation in the hackathon, Mudit Marda, developer of DexAuction, said, “the hackathon seemed like a perfect opportunity to get some hands-on experience and build on an idea that I had in mind for a while.”
In Games & Collectibles, horror adventure game Tezos Monsters won first place and TzTip.me, a Tezos tipping service for platforms like Discord and Telegram, was the second place winner. The champion of the Oracles on Tezos category was Ungrund Oracle, open source infrastructure to connect micro-services to the Tezos network. Finally, Crypto-Fantazia won the Community Vote while Cepheus, a decentralized marketplace on Tezos wound up in second place.
Said Rafael Lima, developer of the Oracles category winner Ungrund Oracle, “I designed Ungrund Oracle as a microservice architecture that is able to forge operations and inject data into smart contracts in a smooth way. From this experience I’m looking forward to implementing this architecture along dApps, making it possible to integrate it with Tezos and within our everyday life.”
The judges for the hackathon were Alison Mangiero, Kathleen Breitman, Sam McIngvale, and Spencer Noon. In addition to hackathon prizes, community organizations like Baking Bad, Beacon, Cryptonomic, Magic, LIGO, SmartPy, Stove Labs, Taquito, Tezos Commons, TQ Tezos, and Truffle hosted developer workshops and answered community questions during “office hour” sessions. Said judge Alison Mangiero, the President of TQ Tezos, which co-hosted the hackathon alongside CoinList, “It was outstanding to see these applications built on Tezos in such a short period of time. Now that the infrastructure layer is more mature, we look forward to an increased focus on the application layer and seeing more end-user products that a mainstream audience can use for a variety of use-cases.”
To see a full list of the projects submitted throughout the hackathon, follow this link, and to catch up on all the developer workshops held throughout the past month, you can check out this YouTube playlist.