The TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 announces the first list of new partners joining for Season 2

Geneva, Switzerland, June 16 TRON DAO and BitTorrent Chain (BTTC) are pleased to announce Mirana, Binance Custody, FalconX, Bittrex Global, APENFT Marketplace, Voxels, Tacen, Ankr, Velas, SwissBorg Ventures and ERC-721 standard lead author William Entriken give , as partners and judges for the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Season 2. You will join our permanent judges alongside our esteemed partners from Season 1.

The partners will serve as judges on our prestigious panel for the Hackathon Season 2 projects built on top of TRON or BTTC. In addition, each of the partners can consider individual grants for projects that show potential for growth. Winning projects may have the opportunity to collaborate with our partners on potential future listings and may be invited to integrate with some of their blockchains.

Get to know our partners and judges


Sean Tan is Head of Asset Management at Mirana Asset Management, a venture, trading and asset management firm currently managing one of the world’s largest proprietary digital asset portfolios. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Tower Research Capital, contributing to the high-frequency cryptocurrency trading business.

Binance custody

Cathy Yu, Head of Binance Custody, also joins our jury. Binance Custody is an institutional custody platform, regulated, insured and integrated into the Binance ecosystem, all backed by an advanced and proven security structure. Cathy has extensive experience in the banking industry; Previously, she specialized in cross-border payments and global OTC trading. Since 2017, she has used her traditional finance background to serve the crypto industry.


David Streltsoff, Senior Sales Executive, represents FalconX on our Season 2 panel. FalconX is a reliable institutional crypto trading platform built for financial institutions. Business process restructuring and pioneering sales/marketing strategies are Davids’ core competencies. As a seasoned sales/business development leader, he has a solid history of building and leading teams, exceeding quotas, restoring business vision and entering new markets.

Bittrex Global

Bittrex Global’s Chris Sinkey is Listing Director and Chief Business Officer. Bittrex Global is a US-based blockchain digital asset trading platform built for clients who demand lightning-fast trade execution, reliable digital wallets, and industry-leading security practices

APENFT marketplace

Sydney Xiong, the director of the APENFT Foundation, will also join the panel. APENFT Marketplace is a multichain NFT trading platform based on BSC, TRON and Ethereum Layer 1 protocols with BTFS decentralized storage, made interoperable over the BitTorrent chain. They are also the official supporter of the NFT track for Season 2 of the TRON Grand Hackathon. In addition to managing APENFT’s art collections, Sydney initiated the “Second Life” Art Dream Fund and the APENFT GameFi Hackathon, curated NFT shows from Digital Wanderlust, prompted the team to invest in more than 20 NFT and Metaverse projects, and launched recently the APENFT Marketplace .


Charles Karpati, a software developer for the Voxels metaverse, represents Cryptooxels, a virtual world, and a metaverse powered by the Ethereum blockchain. In his current role, Charles helps create new features for landowners to build their lots, fixes bugs, constantly improves the user interface, and serves as the communication point between the team and the user base.


Clarence Liu, the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Tacen, one of the leaders in crypto compliance, also joins our illustrious panel. As a blockchain technical expert with over five years of experience working on blockchain adoption, Clarence continues to push the boundaries of blockchain technology and governance at Tacen.


Also on the panel is Gregory Gopman, CMO at Ankr, a decentralized Web3 infrastructure provider that helps developers, decentralized applications, and gamers easily interact with a range of blockchains. Gregory is also CEO of Mewn Marketing and co-founder of Akash Network. He has spent 15 years in startups, 10 years in Silicon Valley and 5 years at Web3.


Farhad Shagulyamov, CEO of Velas, a next-generation blockchain ecosystem project implementing an AI-powered Delegated Proof-of-Stake (AIDPOS) consensus mechanism for improved scalability, strong security, and interoperability. Farhad’s journey into the blockchain niche began in 2016 when he became a cryptocurrency investor and founded a technology company in China. This invaluable experience allowed him to make a significant contribution to the development of the Velas idea and the establishment of the project.


SwissBorg Ventures takes a vertically-agnostic approach to investing in the most promising early-stage blockchain projects on behalf of SwissBorg. They are focused on empowering founders with the capital and expertise to build and scale the next generation of Web3 applications.

We also welcome José Fernando Pereira, Investment Analyst at SwissBorg Ventures with experience in early-stage investments, particularly with regard to tokenomics frameworks and their integration into sustainable business models.

ERC721 standard

Last but not least, we are joined by William Entriken, lead author of the ERC-721 standard, general manager at Pacific Medical Training and consultant at Arianee, Area World.

As part of the hackathon, we will be hosting some of our judges and partners in the Around the Block podcast series, streamed live on the TRON DAO Youtube channel and on the DLive protocol (the truly decentralized live streaming platform). becomes.

For eligibility, rules, criteria and more details, please visit the TRON DAO Forum, and


TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet through blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by HE Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to achieve impressive success since the launch of MainNet in May 2018. In July 2018, BitTorrent was also integrated into the ecosystem, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services with over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network has gained incredible traction in recent years. As of June 2022, it has a total of over 98 million user accounts on the blockchain, more than 3.3 billion total transactions, and over $8.7 billion in total locked value (TVL), as reported on TRONSCAN. Additionally, TRON hosts the world’s largest circulating supply of USD Tether (USDT) stablecoin, overtaking USDT on Ethereum since April 2021. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-managed DAO. Recently, the over-collateralized decentralized stablecoin USDD was launched on the TRON blockchain, backed by the first-ever crypto reserve for the blockchain industry – TRON DAO Reserve, marking TRON’s official entry into decentralized stablecoins.

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