Neo Frontier Blockchain Launchpad Winners Announcement

Two months ago, we put out a call for trailblazers who were up to the challenge of being among the first to build applications using N3. More than 670 developers signed up to answer that call — and we were blown away by the results.

All up, participants submitted 60 plans and 58 projects during the competition. These dApps used many of N3’s new features, such as native oracles and NeoFS, demonstrating functionality that was never before possible on a single chain.

Our contestants were also the first to use the many tools developed by our global community, including the Neo Blockchain Toolkit, the Neo Python Suite, Neow3j, and many more. In doing so, they provided critical feedback that will help improve Neo’s developer experience and provided real-world dApp examples that will benefit the next wave of N3 pioneers.

The final results were extremely close, with some of the awards determined by mere fractions of a point. We are extremely proud of everyone who took part in the event and hope you all continue to build your projects in the Neo ecosystem.

In the end, we could only award 11 projects. However, with the emergence of such a wide range of fantastic projects, it is clear that there is a bright future ahead for the Neo N3 blockchain.

Now, it is time to announce the winners:

Major Awards

Prizes:

  • US $12,000 in NEO tokens + Planathon multiplier (if applicable)
  • Entry into the Neo EcoBoost program for incubation support.
  • A custom vested NEO package through the Early Adoption Program to reward post-hackathon development.

Best NFT Project

Rentfuse

Rentfuse is a protocol layer that enables Neo N3 NFT owners to rent out their assets. Owners can lend NFTs to generate revenue and borrowers can rent NFTs to use them temporarily. A smart contract manages the NFT rent agreements between owners and tenants and provides a functional interface to other contracts that allow the interaction with rented assets. Furthermore, NFTs don’t change ownership through the whole rent process, removing the risk of not having an asset returned.

Planathon multiplier: 1.4

Total prize: US $16,800 in NEO tokens

Demo video: https://vimeo.com/573736355

Link: https://rentfuse.vercel.app

GitHub: https://github.com/mfbz/rentfuse

Best DeFi Project

Lyrebird

Lyrebird intends to be a community-owned synthetic asset platform that can mint fungible tokens pegged to the values of world currencies, securities, crypto assets, and anything else that can have a well-defined price. The protocol maintains pegs on desired currencies by guaranteeing that the Lyrebird token (LRB) can always be exchanged for each stablecoin at a fair value. For example, $1 worth of LRB can be consumed to mint one Lyrebird USD (LUSD) token, and vice versa. The protocol relies on arbitrageurs to stabilize the prices of its stablecoins on exchanges.

Planathon multiplier: 1.3

Total prize: US $15,600 in NEO tokens

Demo video: https://vimeo.com/573725844

Link: https://lyrebird.finance

GitHub: https://github.com/77696c6c/lyrebird

Best General Project

Intellij Plugin for Neo Blockchain

The Intellij Plugin for Neo Blockchain is the Neo Blockchain Toolkit for VS Code analog for JetBrains Intellij-based IDEs. It allows users to create and manage PrivateNets, explore blocks and transactions, create wallets and transfer assets, and deploy and invoke contracts on PrivateNets.

Planathon multiplier: 1.5

Total prize: US $18,000 in NEO tokens

Demo video: https://youtu.be/SZKyt284PnI

Link: https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/17195-neo

GitHub: https://github.com/intellij-neo/intellij-neo

Excellence Awards

Prizes:

  • US $5,000 in NEO tokens + Planathon multiplier (if applicable)
  • One hour consultation with NGD EcoGrowth to discuss the project and its goals.
  • A custom vested NEO package through the Early Adoption Program to reward post-hackathon development.

Impel

Impel is an innovative solution designed to help motivate people and communities to become fitter by providing an incentivized financial approach. It does so by leveraging N3 smart contracts to manage financial commitments to challenges and verifying activity by collecting data from the Strava fitness tracking application.

Planathon multiplier: 1.5

Total prize: US $7,500 in NEO tokens

Demo video: https://youtu.be/bPxE5TPYrTU

Link: http://impelapp.com

GitHub: https://github.com/kinshukkar/impel

HumSwap

At launch, HumSwap is focused on NFTs. Users can play PitaToss to win both PITA or rare NFTs, participate in Auctions to win NFTs, or purchase an NFT directly with PITA tokens. HumSwap draws inspiration from projects such as CryptoPunks, Pancakeswap, and Uniswap. Follow-on releases are planned to include Liquidity Pool and Swap functionality, as well as NFT related integrations into DeFi products (such as multiplier-based rewards for owning NFTs).

Planathon multiplier: 1.3

Total prize: US $6,500 in NEO tokens

Demo video: https://youtu.be/0bdelkZRfQc

Link: https://www.humswap.org

GitHub: https://github.com/Humswap/smart-contracts

NekoHit

NekoHit project is a better Patreon on the Neo N3 blockchain. It enables supporters to support specific projects, rather than paying a monthly subscription fee. In order to start a project, a content creator is required to stake tokens and open a WCA (Work Contract Agreement). Users can choose to support the project by transferring tokens to the WCA. If the creator does not deliver on the project, tokens will be safely returned to supporter accounts. Further, the tokens staked by the content creator to open the WCA will be distributed to supporters, which acts as a punishment to the creator for violating their promises.

Planathon multiplier: 1.5

Total prize: US $7,500 in NEO tokens

Demo video: https://youtu.be/0SH5qek67LE

Link: https://wca.nekohit.com/

GitHub: https://github.com/NekoHitDev/

Tantalis

Tantalis is an NFT creation, discovery, and marketplace dApp. Tantails allows users to deploy their own NFT smart contract from the browser, add NFTs to their previously deployed smart contracts, or add NFT to the Tantalis platform smart contract (public NFT smart contract). It also enables the buying and selling of NFTs. In the future, Tantalis plans to include a data market.

Planathon multiplier: 1

Total prize: US $5,000 in NEO tokens

Demo video: https://youtu.be/37IDvlzonfM

Link: https://portal.nft.teamxi.cloud/

GitHub: https://github.com/Team11-Latvia/tantalis-neo3-nft-and-data-dapp

ArGo

ArGo is a platform that ships user data and web applications to decentralized ecosystems with ease. ArGo provides a utility that allows developers to publish their data or web apps to the NeoFS decentralized object storage system. ArGo’s goal is to become the AWS of the decentralized web.

Planathon multiplier: 1.5

Total prize: US $7,500 in NEO tokens

Demo video: https://vimeo.com/574123687

Link: https://argoapp.live

GitHub: https://github.com/argoapp-live

NOTAI

Notal lets you send payments to anyone with your own condition. The service introduces the ability for an individual on the blockchain to create an escrow account and transfer funds to it, which can be designated to a recipient account. The recipient can then release these funds when a particular condition is met. The condition would be specified by the sender along with a payment expiry date. If the condition is not fulfilled by the time of expiry, the sender can cancel the payment whereby the funds will be transferred back to the sender account.

Planathon multiplier: 1.5

Total prize: US $7,500 in NEO tokens

Demo video: https://youtu.be/sly7pqOmg1I

Link: https://notai.vercel.app

GitHub: https://github.com/jnlewis/notai-smart-contract

TOTHEMOON UNIVERSE

TOTHEMOON UNIVERSE is a strategic community-building NFT game where collectors will engage with its metaverse to be a part of a once in a lifetime experience. Moon plot owners and moon teams have their own governance systems with rules set by these plot owners. There are NFT staking requirements for building Moon Infrastructures, as well as a set max supply for each NFT. This creates a supply and demand economy where the NFT collectors community and Moon Plot Teams interact through the TOTHEMOON UNIVERSE marketplace.

Planathon multiplier: 1.4

Total prize: US $7,000 in NEO tokens

Demo video: https://youtu.be/DRQ9fUDYZXg

Link: https://tothemoon.net

GitHub: https://github.com/TOTHEMOONUNIVERSE

dClubhouse

dClubhouse is an invitation-only social media app for iOS and Android where users can communicate in voice chat rooms that accommodate groups of thousands of people. The audio-only app hosts live discussions, with opportunities to participate through speaking and listening. Membership permissions are granted by holding an NFT, with each user able to mint 2 NFTs for other people they want to invite to the platform.

Planathon multiplier: 1.4

Total prize: US $7,000 in NEO tokens

Demo video: https://youtu.be/jh7_RvPqvfQ

Link: https://cattery.amanraj.dev

GitHub: https://github.com/BakaOtaku/dClubhouse

We’d thank everyone again for helping make the Neo Frontier Launchpad a successful event. This is just another step on the road to realizing the Smart Economy, and we look forward to seeing these projects show up on the Neo N3 MainNet.

Finally, Neo will be providing an opportunity for our hackathon participants to showcase their wonderful applications during online demo events held from July 26th to July 30th. Please stay tuned for more information.

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