Convergence, the Crosschain DeFi focused global hackathon aims to attract web2 and web3 developers to build on the Solana blockchain and leverage Serum’s liquidity infrastructure and Wormhole’s cross-chain bridge. The submitted projects will be judged by members of the DeFi and CeFi community including, but not limited to, Sam Bankman-Fried from FTX, Raj Gokal from Solana Labs, Kyle Samani from Multicoin Capital, Matthew Graham from Sino Global, Dan Matuszewski from CMS, Paul Veradittakit from Pantera Capital and Chris McCann from Race Capital.

  • Build or create decentralized apps on the Solana blockchain with Serum’s liquidity infrastructure and Wormhole’s cross-chain bridge.

    See Resources for project ideas and more

Youtube Workshop Schedule

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Panels / Workshops Protocol Speaker Date Time
Hackathon kick off & project ideas Serum & Wormhole Jhl, Michelle & Rahul Jan 5 10-11 AM EST
Wormhole 101: Building the Internet of Blockchains Wormhole Evan Gray Jan 5 2-3 PM EST
Crypto & Defi Trends in 2022 FTX Sam Bankman-Fried Jan 6 10-11 AM EST
How to Anchor Serum Armani Ferrante Jan 6 2-3 PM EST
From Hackathon to Mainnet Friktion Labs
Katana
01 Protocol
Dima, Ayush & Uddhav Jan 7 10-11 AM EST
Basic integrations with Psy American protocol PsyOptions Tommy Johnson Jan 7 1-2 PM EST
Serum x Wormhole panel Serum & Wormhole Jhl , Keone Hon Jan 10 10-11 AM EST
Crosschain Panel  Saber, Terra, Wormhole, Sushi Ian Macalinao,
Evan Gray &
Rachel Chu
Jan 10 1-2 PM EST
Pyth: Under the hood Pyth Jayant Krishnamurthy Jan 11 1-2 PM EST
Future of DeFi Frog Nation, Multicoin,
Delphi Digital, Race Capital
Daniele Sesta, Kyle Samani, Yan Liberman, Chris McCann Jan 12 10-10:45 AM EST
How to Integrate Pools and Farms to UI on Atrix Atrix Kaiba Jan 12 2-3 PM EST
Tradfi in Defi Panel Jump, TwoSigma, Radkl Andy Kangpan, Michael Cahill, Aaron Lammer Jan 14 10-11 AM EST
Building on Serum Core
Solana
Jarry Xiao
Jan 17
1-2PM EST
Building on Terra Luna Ecosystem
Terra
Jason Stallings
Jan 18
10AM-11AM EST
Solana Defi Panel Zeta, Symmetry, Solrise, PsyOptions Tristan, Bridges, Vidor, Tommy Jan 19 10 AM EST
Crypto 2022 Outlook with Jump Jump Crypto Peter Johnson, Saurabh Sharma Jan 19 11:30AM-12:15PM EST
Solana 2022 Outlook Solana Bartosz Lipinski Jan 19 2PM-3PM EST

Requirements

For Prize Sponsors

(See Resources for project ideas and more)

Serum - Defi projects that build innovative solutions on our decentralized liquidity infrastructure and our newly released Serum Core, to increase volume and provide better liquidity to the Solana ecosystem.

Wormhole - Projects that utilize Wormhole’s bridge to build cross-chain solutions to extend the DeFi use-cases in Solana ecosystem and beyond

PsyOptions - Projects contributing to the PSY DAO & Psy ecosystem.
For this category, projects must actively contribute to the Psy Ecosystem and PsyOptionsDAO. Some project suggestions from the PsyOptions Team include, but are not limited to: a Debug Console for the Psy-Platform, DataDog for PsyOptions, Automated Smoke Test for PsyOptions, an Option Planner Interface, an OptionMarket Generator Script, and a PsyOptions Leaderboard. More information about the specifications of these projects can be found in the PsyOptions Discord. PsyOptionsDAO is building an environment where the best and brightest minds can flourish, and with that in mind, aims to reward all contributors, not just those who win the PsyOptions category.

Pyth - Projects that utilize Pyth’s data infrastructure and build new solutions that solve problems in the defi space for individual traders and institutions.

Atrix - Projects that integrate pools and farms to Atrix UI

Terra - Projects contributing to the adoption and usage of Terra’s UST stablecoin and expand Defi use cases in the TerraLuna ecosystem

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$585,000 in prizes

Grand Prize Winner

$100,000 USDC

Runner Up (Second Place)

$60,000 USDC

Third Place

$30,000 USDC

Fourth Place

$20,000 USDC

Fifth Place

$15,000 USDC

Community Choice Award

$30,000 USDC

Serum First Place

$50,000 USDC

Serum Second Place

$30,000 USDC

Wormhole First Place

$50,000 USDC

Wormhole Second place

$30,000 USDC

PsyOptions First Place

$50,000 USDC

PsyOptions Second Place

$30,000 USDC

Atrix Award

$30,000 USDC

Pyth Award

$30,000 USDC

Terra Award

$30,000 USDC

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Sam Bankman Fried

Sam Bankman Fried
CEO of FTX

Raj Gokal

Raj Gokal
Co-founder of Solana Labs

Kyle Samani

Kyle Samani
Managing Partner & Cofounder of Multicoin Capital

Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham
CEO of Sino Global Capital

Dan Matuszewski

Dan Matuszewski
Co-founder of CMS Holdings

Evgeny Gaevoy

Evgeny Gaevoy
Founder & CEO at Wintermute

Paul Veradittakit

Paul Veradittakit
Partner at Pantera Capital

Chris McCann

Chris McCann
Co-founder of Race Capital

Keone Hon

Keone Hon
Developer at Jump Crypto

Amy Wu

Amy Wu
Partner at Lightspeed Venture

Jhl

Jhl
Developer at Project Serum

Armani Ferrante

Armani Ferrante
Developer at Project Serum

Hendrik Hofstadt

Hendrik Hofstadt
Core Contributor at Wormhole

Tommy Johnson

Tommy Johnson
Developer at PsyOptions

Jayant Krishnamurthy

Jayant Krishnamurthy
Core Contributor at Pyth

Kaiba

Kaiba
Founder of Atrix

Do Kwon

Do Kwon
Founder & CEO of Terraform Labs

Jason Stallings

Jason Stallings
Terraform Labs

Andy Kangpan

Andy Kangpan
Partner at Two Sigma Ventures

Chris Wu

Chris Wu
Managing Director at Blue Pool Capital

Brian Lee

Brian Lee
Partner at Alameda Research

AlphaRay

AlphaRay
Founder of Raydium

Bonfida

Bonfida

Tristan Yver

Tristan Yver
Head of Strategy at FTX.US

Ian Macalinao

Ian Macalinao
Co-founder of Saber

Vidor Gencel

Vidor Gencel
Founder & CEO of Solrise Finance

Lily Liu

Lily Liu
Growth at Solana Foundation

Rachel Chu

Rachel Chu
Core Contributor at Sushi

Craig Burel

Craig Burel
Partner at Reciprocal Ventures

Dario Fischbein

Dario Fischbein
CTO at Radkl

Mike Van Rossum

Mike Van Rossum
Founder of Folkvang

Bridges

Bridges
Developer at Symmetry

Olivier Baurain

Olivier Baurain
Lead Developer at SonarWatch

Bill Cherman

Bill Cherman
Partner at Solar

Mark Streeter

Mark Streeter
Cultur3

Tom Shaughnessy

Tom Shaughnessy
Co-founder and GP of Delphi Digital

Greg Snow

Greg Snow
CTC

0xMerlin

0xMerlin
Magic Internet Money

Darren Lau

Darren Lau
Not3Lau Capital

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson
Jump Crypto

Saurabh Sharma

Saurabh Sharma
Jump Crypto

Jared Young

Jared Young
Tower Research

Judging Criteria

  • Matching to submission track
    The solution has to match the submission prize track’s requirements.
  • Execution
    The solution has to be working, solve one or more business problems and be economically viable
  • Code quality, technical documentation
    The solution should have a clean code base with documentation.
  • Project video
    The submission includes a demo video of the solution, covering the vision and user experience and value proposition of the project.

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