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The GalaChain Hackathon 2024 Prize Pool– Up to $1M in USDT Prizes

The GalaChain Hackathon 2024 Prize Pool– Up to $1M in USDT Prizes

As the GalaChain ecosystem rapidly grows, the upcoming GALAthon Hackathon event will stand as a monumental showcase of ingenuity and creativity. In line with our guiding principle of bringing widespread attention to the possibilities of GalaChain, we’re thrilled to announce an extensive array of prizes. With a grand total of up to $950,000 USDT in prizes, GALAthon is not just a competition; it’s a launchpad for tomorrow’s web3 pioneers.

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Total Prize Allocation

The GalaChain Hackathon’s prize pool is structured to ensure broad recognition and reward across multiple categories. Each category is explained below in greater detail. The prize categories are:

  • Judges’ Favorites (In-Person Entries Only): $450,000 USDT
  • Category Prizes: $300,000 USDT
  • Participation and Innovation Prizes: $50,000 USDT
  • Community Favorites: $100,000 USDT
  • Mini-Challenges: $50,000 USDT
  • Grand Total: $950,000 USDT
  • Reserve: $50,000 USDT

Please note that the “Judges’ Favorites” Prize Pool is only available to in-person contestants.

Judges’ Favorites: The Pinnacle of Achievement

The crème de la crème of in-person entries will be honored as the Judges’ Favorites, with prizes as follows:

  • 1st Place: $200,000 USDT
  • 2nd Place: $150,000 USDT
  • 3rd Place: $100,000 USDT

Category Prizes: Excellence in Innovation

Category Prizes will be awarded to teams whose projects that excel in specific areas:

  • Each Category Winner: $50,000 USDT, assuming six categories, totaling $300,000 USDT.

Innovation Prizes: Celebrating Creativity

Recognizing the spirit of innovation and compelling presentations, these rewards aim to highlight outstanding contributions:

  • Most Innovative Solution: $30,000 USDT
  • Best Presentation: $20,000 USDT

Community Favorites: The Voice of the People

Gala has always looked to the community for guidance and inspiration. Reflecting the community’s voice, these rewards honor the projects that resonate most with our audience:

  • 1st Place: $50,000 USDT
  • 2nd Place: $30,000 USDT
  • 3rd Place: $20,000 USDT

Mini-Challenges: Spotlighting Skills

For those who excel in specific, skill-based challenges, we will offer ten different Mini-Challenges to all participating teams:

  • Each Mini-Challenge Winner: $5,000 USDT, with ten mini-challenges totaling $50,000 USDT.

Reserve Fund: Flexibility for Excellence

A $50,000 USDT reserve ensures we’re prepared for any scenario, from ties to rewarding exceptional innovation that defies categorization.

This reward pool is a testament to our commitment to fostering innovation, recognizing talent, and celebrating the vibrant community that makes the GalaChain ecosystem so unique. Whether you’re a developer, designer, strategist, or storyteller, this event offers an unprecedented opportunity to transform the web3 landscape. Let the spirit of innovation lead the way as we gear up for one of the most exciting hackathons the web3 realm has ever seen.

Join us, and let’s build the future on GalaChain together.

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GalaChain Hackathon: Meet the Judges – Dr. Wookiee, From Community Voice to Visionary Judge

GalaChain Hackathon: Meet the Judges – Dr. Wookiee, From Community Voice to Visionary Judge

As the GalaChain Hackathon at GDC 2024 continues to spotlight its illustrious panel of judges, we’re thrilled to introduce a figure well-known within the Gala community: Dr. Wookiee!

A celebrated content creator, Dr. Wookiee has carved out his own niche within the Gala Ecosystem. His content offers insights, commentary and a unique perspective that resonates deeply with both newcomers and veterans of the web3 world.

His transition from a community influencer to a judge in the hackathon is important. We acknowledge and celebrate that community voices play a huge role in shaping the future of web3 tech as a whole!

Dr. Wookiee: A Community Beacon in the Gala Ecosystem

Dr. Wookiee’s journey within the Gala community is a testament to his deep engagement with the platform’s evolution. Commitment to fostering a vibrant, informed and inclusive community have been core to his work throughout his journey. 

Dr. Wookiee is known for insightful content that bridges the gap between complex blockchain concepts and the broader audience. This is an incredibly valuable addition to any web3 community, as new tech never is intuitive to the masses right away.  Dr. Wookiee has played a pivotal role in demystifying web3 and promoting the values of decentralization, empowerment and innovation… while always keeping his own content entertaining and educational!

A Unique Perspective on Engagement and Innovation

As a judge for the GalaChain Hackathon, Dr. Wookiee brings a critical eye for projects that not only push the technological envelope but also prioritize community engagement, user experience and overall accessibility. 

His background suggests he will likely value entries that demonstrate an understanding of what makes content compelling and engaging for a diverse audience. As a far-reaching communicator, Dr. Wookiee has his finger on the pulse more than most, so expect to see a very well-rounded approach in his analysis to how blockchain technology can be leveraged to create more immersive, interactive, and empowering experiences.

Dr. Wookiee’s Criteria

This is what Dr. Wookiee Will be looking for in a winning entry:

Community Engagement and Accessibility: Projects that showcase innovative ways to engage with and grow the Gala community – particularly emphasizing user-friendly interfaces, inclusive and intuitive design, and mechanisms for community feedback and participation to actually drive progress forward.

Creative Use of Blockchain: Entries that creatively leverage GalaChain to offer new or enhanced experiences, particularly those that break new ground in how content is created, shared and monetized within the web3 space.

Medical Application: The utilization of blockchain enhancing and simplifying medical systems, records, or discovery is a current need. With GalaChain’s Robust system, speed, a multitude of medical applications could be utilized and leveraged to amplify medical care. Dr Wookiee will be watching for any insightful applications regarding medical infrastructure, patient education/involvement, or aids for medical personnel.

DeFi: Any chain requires its own DeFi protocols. Liquidity and the smooth simple movement of trades is a must have. Dr. Wookiee will look for not only simple to use interface/platform, but aspects that would engage and encourage individuals to decide to provide liquidity.

The Community’s Champion in the Judge’s Seat

Dr. Wookiee’s role as a judge will help keep the GalaChain Hackathon focused on community-driven innovation. His insights will guide participants towards creating projects that resonate on a personal level with users bringing more personal appeal to not only the Gala ecosystem but also the broader web3 world.

As we look forward to the groundbreaking ideas and projects that will emerge from the GalaChain Hackathon, let Dr. Wookiee’s involvement inspire you to think about how your innovation can contribute to building a more engaged, empowered and educated community. 

Community focus is one of the hallmark benefits that web3 tech can bring to the world, and few are more keenly aware of this than Dr. Wookiee. How will you engage with the web3 community in new and exciting ways?