Pioneers, the first Pi Hackathon has come to a conclusion. Our goal with this event was to kickstart community building efforts and foster community development of Pi apps and ecosystem that will substantiate use cases of the Pi Blockchain. Thanks to all participants, community reviewers and moderators for making this large-scale, online distributed hackathon a success. While this Hackathon is now ending, this is only the beginning of building a prosperous Pi ecosystem.
The Core Team is now proud to announce the following #buildPi2gether Hackathon results below. Congratulations to all winners and honorable mentions!
The winners under each category (business and ecosystem) will receive the following awards:
To reiterate, a business app has a business model in Pi and earns Pi from transactions inside the app. An ecosystem app does not earn Pi but rather contributes to the Pi ecosystem and thus may receive additional support and guidance from the Core Team.
In order to receive the funds for your awards, all members of the winning team must pass our KYC compliance standards such as AML and anti-terrorism regulations. We will enable each of you to run a KYC check for free initiated in our app via a third party KYC solution. The winning team should designate one account to receive the prize and they have full responsibility on how to handle their treasury. More specifics on claiming prizes will be communicated by the Core Team to the winning teams in the coming weeks.
The Core Team exclusively judged Hackathon participants, while also considering hundreds of thousands community ratings and Moderators’ input when making our final decisions. In order to be eligible for Hackathon awards, the apps had to 1) meet the basic requirements listed below and 2) demonstrate quality, utility and potential.
In addition, to gauge quality, utility and potential, we considered a wide set of factors such as the following:
Unfortunately, we had to disqualify a few promising apps because they failed to meet the criteria in either of two aspects above. To all Hackathon participants, please do not lose heart if you did not win. More opportunities will be available in the coming months. We will continue to provide support, guidance and more developer programs to help developers succeed in the Pi ecosystem.
For the Business app category, we have selected 3 winners and 4 honorable mentions that met the above criteria. Due to fewer submissions in the Ecosystem app category, not all winning seats are filled. All unawarded funds in this hackathon, especially in the ecosystem app category, will be used to support app teams in future developer programs in the coming months. We want all present and future teams to succeed, and we would like to support them to the best of our ability.
Please note that the winners are not guaranteed to be listed on the Pi App Directory within the Pi Browser. Keep in mind that hackathons usually result in prototypes or minimum viable products (MVP), and it still takes time and effort for teams to improve and modify their products to reach production-level standards. Our selection of listed apps in the Pi App Directory will have its own separate process, and we’ll continue to guide these Hackathon teams to improve and modify in order to get there.
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