70+ Applications. 35 Demo Projects. 17 Winners.
Talented teams. Passionate community. Innovative projects. From emerging startups to seasoned developers, teams from around the globe joined hands to solve pressing challenges and shape the omnichain future.
We are beyond inspired by the remarkable talent, passion, and ingenuity displayed by all participants throughout MAP Protocol’s first hackathon in Seoul, Korea.
MAPO Seoul Hackathon took place from May 6th to 31st, 2023. As one of the hubs for blockchain innovation, Seoul is the perfect place for MAP Protocol to start its first hackathon event. Aftering narrowing down applications from over 70 projects, MAPO Seoul Hackathon brought 35 teams from all over the world to both online and offline Demo Day.
This hackathon aims to encourage developers to break barriers in Web3 and innovate with omnichain for true interoperability. It focuses on the following tracks: Use of MOS (MAP Omnichain Service), Payment, Tooling, GameFi/ Plugins, and NFTs/ Social.
MAPO Seoul Hackathon provided a collaborative platform for hackers to showcase their ideas, skills, and passion for solving the interoperability challenges in the blockchain space with a mix of panel discussions and speeches by industry experts.
Demo Day was the high note of MAPO Seoul Hackathon. With support from our dedicated partners, a prize pool of $50,0000 was provided for the winning teams. Our judges were leaders from top Web3 projects or VCs, including Waterdrip Capital, Particle Network, MixMarvel, Alchemy Pay, DoraHacks, MetaTrust Labs, Seoul Maeil Daily News, etc. (View the full judge list here )
Based on the provided judging rubric on technical implementation, innovation, usefulness, impact on the omnichain ecosystem, user experience, potential for future growth, and overall presentation, our judges rated each project and 17 projects that innovatively used development components of the sponsors emerged as the winners of MAPO Seoul Hackathon 2023.
Presenting the MAPO Seoul Hackathon 2023 winners:
Best Use of MOS (MAP Ominichain Service): KashSpace
KashSpace is an omnichain lending protocol, with a user-centric focus. With MOS, KashSpace is able to tap into users and resources on both EVM & Non-EVM chains and utilize trustless cross-chain verification to provide users with high-level security & decentralization. It aims to become the world’s omnichain lending capital market and become the preferred omnichain DeFi service provider and partner.
More about KashSpace: https://forum.mapprotocol.io/t/defi-omnichain-lending-protocol/4828
Best Omnichain Payment and Tooling: Daren Market
Daren Market is an on-chain market that connects Web3 buyers and Web3 sellers with a decentralized order system. By leveraging Butter — an omnichain payment product built upon MAP Protocol, Daren Market is able to allow users to enter the on-chain market with any tokens they have and trade with stablecoins supported by the platform.
More about Daren Market: https://daren.market/
Best GameFi or Plugin: X Winner
X Winner is a decentralized gaming platform for global players. It aims to establish a borderless, decentralized game platform that puts players in control of their own gaming destiny, providing a true sense of joy and freedom. All game operators can connect to our API, all developers can create freely on our open-source platform, and every player can participate in the platform’s governance and decision-making.
More about X Winner: https://www.xwinner.app/
Best NFT or Metaverse: Neonrabbits
Neonrabbits is an NFT collection consisting of 10,000 distinct Neonrabbits PFPs, each exhibiting unique traits. Neonrabbits reside in Neonspace, which functions as a platform for connecting with web3 industry professionals and enthusiasts and managing community interactions. Neonrabbits will serve as the enabler for Neonspace market expansion and user growth.
More about Neonrabbits: https://www.neonspace.io/
Best Use of Web3
MMMM is the acronym for Make Music, Make Mess. It aims to redefine the relations between musicians/singers and their audience through the low-cost content creation pattern, self-promotion tendency of token economy and Web3 spirit and technology. In the MMMM music world, user assets and management will be decentralized, that is, users are empowered to create and operate freely with unlimited resources and roles. Currently, MMMM has acquired music licenses in Japan and Korea and is looking to expand globally.
More about MMMM: https://mmmm.world/
Muverse is a super-app that integrates multiple interactive entertainment scenarios with the vision to facilitate frictionless trading of global music, game & movie NFT assets. With the combination of the community-owned rhythm game, multichain NFTs, and Muverse NFT Exchange, it tries to build user engagement, mass adoption, frictionless trading, user-generated content, and gamified finance seamlessly.
More about Muverse: https://www.muverse.info/home
Generation consists of two core products — 3 Seconds Club for SocialFi, and Timelockers for Web3 asset management. With its SocialFi and asset management combination, Generation aims to establish an Ecosystem in the Web3 blockchain world where users can manage and choose their own values on the three fundamental aspects, namely ‘Freedom’, ‘Sovereignty’, and ‘Decentralization’.
More about Generation: https://www.gen.foundation/
BlockGenie is a codeless blockchain service-building platform where companies can easily launch their Web3 business without developers. As an infrastructure project, its service spans all blockchain sectors. Users can expect to save up to 80% on development costs when using the service provided by BlockGenie.
More about BlockGenie: Contact email@example.com
Worldland is a Korea-based project. It combines the advantages of AI and blockchain with the vision to build a global decentralized digital network so that citizens around the world can conduct one-to-one transactions respecting their natural rights and personal dignity.
More about Worldland: Reach out to https://heungno.net/
Kconnect aims to connect a parallel movement between the world’s financial industries and cultures through a one-way solution utilizing the blockchain framework. It offers a variety of services, including membership services, marketplaces, and e-commerce from Konnect and its partners.
More about Kconnect: https://konnect.finance/wp/en/Konnect_White_Paper_v3.1.pdf
DMGdata is the DID middleware infrastructure that empowers user digital identity with the power of Web3. It has two essential components — Identity aggregator and Identity credit assessment; with those two, it can offer DID-based credit assessment & loan assistance in the future.
More about DMGdata: https://dbrands.xyz/#/
Inspired by an online game called Ghost Online, SOULSAVER is a blockchain-based idle strategic simulation RPG(Role-Playing Game) and has a P2E(Play to Earn) game ecosystem built with NFT based in Korea. Ultimately, it aims to build popular P2E games that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can easily and conveniently enjoy by vitalizing the blockchain technology and NFT-based SOULSAVER Ecosystem.
More about SOULSAVER: https://idlesoulsavers.io/
Gameland is a beacon for game developers to connect players socially incubator by Chromia. It utilizes MAP Protocol’s cross-chain data communication capability to resolve the issue of lack of interoperability in the Web3 gaming world, and further innovate data analysis structure, and transform the way game producers obtain and use player data.
More about Gameland: https://dapp.gameland.network/
Plycraft aims to build competitive game platforms powered by UGC (user-generated content). Starting with Game as a Platform(GaaP) with the three unique combinations– Espots+ Sandbox, UGC+Marketplace, Gamer+Identity, it is set to reshape the supply and demand relationship, monetization, and content generation in the gaming industry. Mobaverse is the first MOBA GameFi developed by Playcraft.
More about Playcraft: https://www.mobaverse.co/
Beez Finance is a HK-based startup, aiming to create a compliant platform for crypto-centric entities and individuals to make legal consumer expenditures. It first enables the consumption of flight tickets and hotels with direct payment of crypto-wallets and plans to gradually expand its market to other payment scenarios such as corporate payments.
More about Beez Finance: https://beeztrip.com/book
PLEXUS is the cross-chain aggregator, where all chains, all tokens, and the optimal swap can be included and done with just one transaction. It combines the DEX aggregator and Bridge aggregator. Via Theta algorithm, CCRP(Cross-chain Routing Protocol) architecture, and Relayer node, PLEXUS can offer an optimal price in one transaction in a decentralized way.
More about Plexus: https://www.plexus.app/
Themis is a decentralized, multi-chain supported Peer-to-Pool lending & borrowing platform, which has launched Themis Protocol, a decentralized noncustodial liquidity protocol. It hopes to unlock liquidity for these crypto-native assets and create a more dynamic and efficient lending and borrowing market while enhancing on-chain liquidity.
More about Themis: https://themis.exchange/
Winners Selected by AWS
In addition to the winners selected by our esteemed panel of judges during the hackathon, AWS has also chosen winners for special AWS prizes. Congratulations to the AWS prize winners below!
Butter is the omnichain payment tool that utilizes MAP Protocol’s MOS layer, leveraging light client and ZK technology for truly decentralized cross-chain swaps and payment. It also provides a suite of SDKs for developers and projects to easily embed omnichain payment functions and usher users into the truly decentralized omnichain future.
More about Butter: https://www.butternetwork.io/
Apart from winning the Best Use of MOS award, KashSpace was also recognized by AWS for its innovation and potential to redefine DeFi lending.
Playcraft was picked for winning AWS special rewards for its innovation and potential for future growth.
Let’s give a round of applause to the winning teams. Congratulations to all the participants for making the first MAP Protocol Hackathon such a resounding success!
Let us not forget the support from our co-organizer Waterdrip Capital, co-hosts Particle Network, Alibaba Cloud, Afflux, MetaTrust Labs, Daren Market, and Seoul Maili News, and strategic partners LBank, Alchemy Pay, PlatON, Ave.ai, SlowMist, Coinness, KOCODAO, Coworkers, Moledao, Game Mine Alliance, MixMarvel, Rangers Protocol, ReadON, NFT Go, Hypelabs, XT.COM, AWS, Mimic Shhans, and Undefined Labs.
MAPO Seoul Hackathon wasn’t just a competition, but a breeding ground for groundbreaking ideas, a catalyst for driving technological innovation in omnichain solutions. With the Ecosystem Fund founded by MAP Protocol and Waterdrip Capital, we remain committed to nurturing this spirit of innovation, fostering an environment that enables developers to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the realm of omnichain technologies.
“The future is omnichain, and together, we’re making that future a reality.”
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