Recently, Tokyo Web3 Summer Hackathon (TWSH), the first Web3 hackathon in Japan, initiated by Cryptogram Venture (CGV) and supported by experts from institutions such as the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Keio University, Sony, Softbank, Asia Blockchain Gaming Alliance (ABGA), Cointelegraph Japan (CTJ), came to a successful end. After the joint evaluation by the Competition Jury and nearly fifty institutions, nine projects in different fields stood out.
The nine projects of the TWSH are as follows, in alphabetical order:
Create A Social Network Of Pets In Web 3.0
EstateTrader is a Metaverse real estate project originated in Japan, aiming to create a trading platform vertical to the real estate sector.
Hangout is a decentralized multi-blockchain metaverse as a Web 3 functional platform providing visual infrastructure,API,SDK etc. to facilitate NFT, Defi,Gamefi and various kinds of protocols to sustainably develop in oneplace and bring life to the interconnected yet enigmatic cryptoverse.
Meta-Dimensional Strategy Game-Fi in The Era of Web3
MVP is a decentralized NFT post-investment management platform based on P2E intelligent scheduling, which efficiently connects all Web3/GameFi users and assets, including players, NFT holders, guilds, and developers, and provides them with intelligent matchmaking, task scheduling, asset management, and high liquidity.
JPYW is a yen-pegged stablecoin. It has the characteristics of a blockchain token, yet is legally an in-house payment method by the fund settlement law.
StarryNift is a gamified metaverse co-creation platform, bringing to you immersive virtual experiences where you can Play, Create and Socialize.
SWAGGA is a phygital fashion metaverse featuring Swag-To-Earn (S2E) and F.A.S (Fashion, Amusement, Social) at its core, focused on creating not only an entertaining virtual world, but also an immersive e-commerce platform for fashion enthusiasts.
A privacy-preserving decentralized KYC solution based on MPC (Multi-Party Computation) and ZKP (Zero-Knowledge Proof)
These projects will share the prize pool, and some of the favored projects will receive funding from investment institutions and support from local resources in Japan.
TWSH welcomes the participation of traditional Internet developers and blockchain developers interested in Web3, developers, engineers, product managers, and UI designers with innovative and creative abilities. Winners will have access to receive investment and startup guidance from top global VC institutions and the support of the incubation fund.
In the future, CGV will hold regular Web3 Hackathon competitions to discover, support, and help outstanding talents and teams in the Web3 field worldwide. TWSH is scheduled to be held in March 2023 in conjunction with the "Tokyo Web3 Sakura Summit".
About the “TWSH”
“Tokyo Web3 Summer Hackathon (TWSH)” is initiated by Cryptogram Venture (CGV), and supported by experts from institutions such as the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Keio University, Sony, Softbank, Asia Blockchain Gaming Alliance (ABGA), Cointelegraph Japan (CTJ). It will be “Japan-based and global-oriented”, give full play to Japan’s unique “industry-government-academia” cooperation and innovation mechanism to discover, support, and help outstanding talents and teams in the Web3 field and explore the application potential of the Web3 on a global scale, to help teams and projects start smoothly and achieve sustainable growth and development.
About Cryptogram Venture (CGV)
Cryptogram Venture (CGV) is a Japan-based research and investment institution engaged in crypto. With the business philosophy of “research-driven investment”, it has participated in early investments in FTX, Republic, CasperLabs, AlchemyPay, Graph, Bitkeep, Pocket, and Powerpool, as well as the Japanese government-regulated yen stablecoin JPYW, SONY Tokyo Tower, Metaverse REDO, etc. Meanwhile, CGV FoF is the limited partner of Huobi venture, Rocktree capital, Kirin fund, etc. Currently, CGV has branches in Singapore, Canada, and China.