The Tron Accelerator initiative is live now and waiting for applications.
It’s a project supported by Tron, aimed at empowering developers and bring about innovation in the blockchain industry, more specifically, using Tron’s third generation blockchain technology.
Since last December 1st, developers are invited to send their decentralized application scheme, built upon Tron’s main net, and participate in one of the most exciting hackathons ever hosted.
There are a million dollars in the line in total ($200,000 for the first prize). There will also be eight special prices in 8 categories:
— Excellent Blockchain Game
— Excellent Application Tool
— Excellent Decentralized Exchange
— Excellent UI Design
— Excellent Innovation
— Excellent User Experience
— Most Influential DApp
— Most Onchain Activity DApp
Fifty-six projects will be rewarded in total, with significant prices. The deadline to submit a project closes next year, on January 4th, and judging will begin the next day.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) December 4, 2018
Who will be the judges? Several personalities in the cryptosphere Starting with Justin Sun, who needs no introduction as Tron’s Founder and CEO. But just for the sake of completeness, Mr. Sun was Ripple’s Chief Representative and Advisor and founded Peiwo in 2013 which has become China’s most used messaging mobile phone app. He studied under Alibaba’s founder, Jack Ma, at Hupan University as well as the University of Pennsylvania.
Then there’s Mr. Cong Lee, the US Head of Tron Protocol, who worked at Google for a decade as a leader for backend projects, data pipelines, frontend, and other projects. He then moved to Airbnb to build the company’s third generation financial data process starting from scratch.
There’s also Vincent Niu. Mr. Niu is DappReview’s founder, which he started this year, in March, which is the largest and most influential decentralized application platform in China. DappReview provides observers with accurate decentralized applications data, user insights and market analytics in all kind of blockchains which include Tron, ETH, EOS, NAS, and many more.
Mr. Niu’s experience in dApps is extensive, and he’s written many reviews on the subject for his project. He’s a graduate from Stanford University and is a game enthusiast.
Alex Wern co-founded Aurora (he serves as its CEO now), and he’s been through Amazon, Adobe and IBM. He prioritizes security and user-friendliness.
Other judges include Daniel Fernández, Haozhi Chen, Dio Lanakiara, Discus Fish, Juliun Brabon and the man known simply as Nick. They are all characters in the blockchain technology industry.
Tron is obviously a superior blockchain platform that so far lacks enough decentralized apps to seriously compete with “old” giants as Ethereum. This effort is part of Tron’s drive to make the platform way more relevant in the cryptosphere by finding new applications, use cases, usability, and usefulness.
This is a global competition which is only limited by language (English or simplified Chinese). This contest is different from others because the developing team will win the prize but also retain ownership of their own project, which is not the rule in software contests.
The winners will be invited to Tron’s niTROn Summit in San Francisco, next year, with all expenses paid by the Tron Foundation up to $5,000 USD.
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