PRESS RELEASE. Lasting for two months, the largest Metaverse Hackathon (called Metathon) organized by Metaverse Alliance and LD Capital has officially ended on January 21, 2022, PST. Over 100 contestants took part, with nearly 280 developers from 13 different countries engaged.
To ensure the professionalism and fairness of the Metathon, 36 judges were invited from the leading funds such as Republic, Delphi Digital, Binance Labs, LD Capital, YGG, HashKey Capital, Huobi Ventures, OKEx Blockdream Ventures, KuCoin Labs, DHVC, NGC, SpringWind, Kardiachain, MEXC Pioneer, etc., top tier public chains such as Solana, Flow, Neo, Klaytn, etc., and successful metaverse organizations like illuvium, Bigtime, Mask Network, Impossible Finance, Chain IDE, etc.
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During the judging process, each judge graded ten final projects based on six criteria including potential impact, functionality, novelty, mass usability, design, and technical complexity. Each project was graded by at least five judges and the top three projects for each track were selected based on the average score.
Excited to announce the winning teams today, across five tracks — GameFi, SocialFi, DAO tool, Financial NFT.
GameFi Track Winners:
1ST: MetaOasis $25,000
MetaOasis is a futuristic, sci-fi-themed multiplayer online game, a multi-game platform, a meta world with not just gameplay.
2ED: My Meta Farm $15,000
My Meta Farm is an open world farming NFT game project inspired by Animal Crossing, where players can create their own world by themselves to cultivate land and crops, raise livestock, take care of pets, rent shops, purchase items, decorate houses, explore and exploit in-game resources for rent or convert them into official currencies
3RD: TAP FANTASY $10,000
TAP FANTASY METAVERSE is the Metaverse version of the well-known MMORPG TAPTAP FANTASY, which has been recommended by Facebook and accumulated more than 20 million users with more than 1 million DAU worldwide.
Infrastructure Track Winners:
1ST: MetaLoop $25,000
As a learn-to-earn airdrop platform with 22M college students, MetaLoop aims to accelerate blockchain adoption to college students to learn about blockchain in a gamified way.
2ED: 4EVERLAND $15,000
4EVERLAND is a Web 3.0 cloud computing platform that integrates storage, computing, and network core capabilities.
3RD: Web3Games $10,000
Web3Games is an integrated blockchain gaming ecosystem that includes 4 core products: Portal, Protocol, Studios, and Chain.
SocialFi Track Winners:
1ST: ShowMe $25,000
ShowMe is an NFT subscription social network that uses various subscription methods and PONA(Proof of NFT Achievements) to help projects, communities, KOLs, DAOs, and GameFis accumulate users and tag users.
2ED: Neo3D Live! $15,000
Real-time video conferencing integrated with a 3D world to create the first user and developer-friendly Metaverse.
3RD: Metamobile $10,000
Mobile provider for the Metaverse, initiated by world-renowned automotive designers. MetaMobile aims to provide original state-of-the-art mobile transportation for players across Metaverse.
Financial NFT Winners:
1ST: Capsid $25,000
Capsid is an NFT derivative protocol that enables owners to issue “rights” to generate income from derivatives and services.
2ED: Themis Protocol $15,000
Themis lets users access NFT collateral, NFT leverage, and GameFi liquidity. Earn DeFi yields that are driven not by trading, but by playing and consumption.
3RD: Mimicry Protocol $10,000
Mimics are fully-collateralized derivative tokens on Polygon that leverage oracles to mirror the floor price of one or more NFT collections on OpenSea.
Dao tool Track Winners:
1ST: Rainbow DAO $25,000
RainbowDAO Protocol is developed under the authorization of the Rainbowcity Foundation, focusing on the creation of web3 basic components.
In Addition, Here Are the Winners of Six Special Prizes:
Most Creative Project: Cosmic Factions $8,000
CosmicFactions is a blockchain-based, gamified virtual ecosystem that hosts a multitude of competing factions within one consolidated yet continuously expanding Eco-verse.
Most Promising Project: Rentero $8,000
Tenant farming is an agricultural production system in which landowners contribute their land and often a measure of operating capital and management, while tenant farmers contribute their labor along with at times varying amounts of capital and management.
Most Popular Project: FOTA $10,000
FOTA is a Triple-A MOBA Game Project published by DJINN PTE.LTD with a fantasy universe that is home to many races. FOTA allows a large number of players to together engage in the Metaverse.
Best Technical Project: Hoglet $8,000
Hoglet is a marketplace for users to trade NFTs on a Future date. Hoglet is now rebranded to Open land.
Best Design Project: FERMION $8,000
A highly open P2E Universe Sandbox game with strong economic systems. You are a space resource gatherer, snatcher, building madman or a union founder.
Best Prospect Project: TOPDJ $8,000
A one-stop shop platform that aims to be a marketplace where DJs and musicians can mint DJ products into NFTs and bridged the gap with their fan base redefining how music-driven digital assets are consumed.
The first gamified massive creation platform & launchpad for fun digital collectibles.
- Considering the passing score and different perspectives from several judges, it was decided to select one winner from the DAO track.
- There are four projects that have not been classified during the preliminary round. They were divided into the corresponding track according to the opinions of the judges.
- About the Sponsor Grants from Cradles, NEO, Klyayth, and Multiverse, the Metaverse Alliance team will communicate closely with sponsors and help sponsors connect with selected projects which deploy on their ecosystem. Sponsors have the right to choose projects to grant and reserve the right not to reward any project.
None of this would have been possible without the advice and support of partners and participants, who spent time before the hackathon curating the challenges and ironing out the submission and evaluation process.
The support of the partners is appreciated, for believing in the potential of Metaverse Alliance and for spreading the word to make miracles happen. Metaverse Alliance looks forward to hosting the next global hackathon in 2022. A big thank you goes out to everyone that participated and thanks again to the judges for taking the time out of their busy schedules to review projects.
Lastly, appreciate Spring Wind Venture for sponsoring a $100,000 prize to be awarded to the winners. SWV aims to support early-stage projects and accelerate innovation in the Metaverse.
About Metaverse Alliance
Metaverse Alliance is a team of Metaverse enthusiasts and blockchain believers. They are on an adventure to explore the infinite possibilities of the Metaverse, and they seek to bring all enthusiasts together. They want to support promising Metaverse projects even if the idea is yet to fully take shape.