Strike: A Virtual Lightning Hackathon (2019) from RADAR Relay, Inc.

 Official Rules

1. Hackathon: Strike: A Virtual Lightning Hackathon (2019) from RADAR Relay, Inc., a (the “Hackathon” or the “Competition”)

2. Website: (the “Hackathon Website”)

3. Contestant/Submissions. Any person, Team (defined below) or Organization (defined below) submitting a project in any Track (defined below) to be judged through the Hackathon shall be referred to herein as “you”, “your”, or “Contestant”. Each project or submission submitted by a Contestant to be judged in the Hackathon, including any and all instructional, explanatory or other materials submitted therewith, and regardless of Track (defined below), shall be referred to herein as a “Project” or a “Submission”. For the purposes of these Official Rules, the term “Organization” means any partnership, corporation (including any corporation which elects subchapter S status under the Internal Revenue Code), limited liability company, limited liability partnership, business trust, unincorporated association, joint stock corporation, trust, joint venture or other entity or any government or any agency or instrumentality or political subdivision thereof. 

4. Binding Rules. By clicking or tapping any button, link or box marked “accept,” “agree” or “OK” (or a similar term) or by submitting a Project to the Hackathon,  you affirm, represent, warrant and covenant that you have reviewed, understand and agree to be bound by these Official Rules (the “Official Rules”). If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in these Official Rules, you may not participate in the Hackathon.

5. Host. RADAR Relay, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RADAR”) is the entity responsible for the Hackathon and facilitating activities related to the Hackathon.

6. Project Entry: There is no charge for submitting a Project for consideration to the Hackathon. No solicitations, monetary or otherwise, of any kind, in an attempt to increase your chances of winning will be considered, and may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

7. Content Availability: Upon submission of your Project, you agree that you will make any and all content submitted available to RADAR and the Judges (defined below) throughout the duration of Hackathon, from the time of submission to prize announcement and fulfillment.  If your Project or any part thereof is unavailable during the period commencing upon submission and prior announcement of the Hackathon winners, your Project may be disqualified from consideration. 

 8. Relevant Dates & Deadlines

  • Submission Period: October 28, 2019 - November 18, 2019
  • Judging Period: November 18, 2019 - November 25, 2019 
  • Winners Contacted: on or around November 27, 2019


RADAR reserves the right to change or lengthen the deadlines or overall timeline for any reason in its sole and absolute discretion

 9. Notes on Dates and Participation

  • A Project is eligible for a prize if and only if it meets the below defined requirements and is entered on the Hackathon Website before the end of the Submission Period.
  • Winners will be announced on or around November 27, 2019 via Devpost (, Twitter (, Telegram (, and Medium ( 
  • Prizes: 
    • Build Track - Top 3 projects will share a prize pool of $3000 (worth of BTC)
    • ShareTrack - Top 3 projects will share a prize pool of $1500 (worth of BTC)
    • RADAR Bounty - One project will receive $500 (worth of BTC) 
  • RADAR and the Judge(s) have full discretion to select fewer than the expected number of Winners, depending on whether an insufficient number of the Projects entered into the Hackathon meet the evaluation standards

10. Eligibility Requirements and Specifications. Each Contestant hereby represents and warrants to RADAR that:  

  • The Contestant is of or above the age of majority in his/her state or country of residence at the time of Project submission. If you are under the age of majority in your state or country of residence and wish to submit a Project, RADAR may (but is under no obligation to) permit you to do so with proper consent from a parent or legal guardian. If you are under the age of majority in your state or country of residence and wish to submit a project, please email RADAR at;  
  • All individual Contestants that jointly compose a Project (collectively a “Team”) must meet the age of majority requirement above, as well as all other requirements outlined in these Official Rules;
  • If Contestant is a member of a Team or submitting on behalf of an Organization, such person has full power and authority to submit such Project and to bind the Team or Organization to these Official Rules. It is understood and agreed that Teams or Organizations submitting Projects shall be treated as Contestants under these Official Rules;
  • If any Contestant or individual member(s) of a Team are employees of an Organization, then such Contestant(s) are responsible for ensuring that their participation in the Hackathon complies with any policies their Organization may have regarding participation in contests such as the Hackathon. Neither RADAR nor the Judges are responsible in any way for any disputes arising between you and your applicable Organization or Team; 
  • Neither Contestant (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Team or Organization submitting a Project) nor any individual, entity, or organization holding any ownership interest or controlling interest in such Contestant, including any officer or director, is an individual, entity, or other Organization with whom any United States law, regulation, or executive order prohibits U.S. companies and individuals from dealing, including, names appearing on the Specially Designated Nationals List released and updated by the United States Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) from time to time. Contestant is not a resident of or organized or domiciled in any country, state, providence, or territory from where the laws of the United States, federal, state or local, would prohibit participation in the Hackathon or the receiving of a prize in connection therewith (including, but not limited to, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and any other country designated by OFAC). Contestant covenants to RADAR that it will not cause RADAR to be in violation of any regulation administered by OFAC;
  • Contestant is not a Judge of the Hackathon;
  • Contestant is NOT under any legal or contractual obligation that would present a conflicting interest or prohibit participation in this Hackathon as described in these Official Rules; and
  • By participating in this Hackathon, Contestant is not in violation of any applicable Law (defined below) or agreement. Such violation would render Contestant ineligible to participate.


An individual Contestant meeting the above criteria may join more than one Team. Individual and Team submissions are accepted for each Track so long as each individual  composing a Team meets all requirements set forth in the Official Rules. Each Team must appoint one individual (the “Representative”) to enter a Submission on the Team’s behalf. The Representative, as well as each member of the Team, must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in this document. By entering a Project you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team or Organization. Where applicable in these Official Rules, the term “Contestant” shall refer to any individual, Team or Organization that meets the requirements set forth herein and submits a Project or has a Project submitted on his, her or its behalf. 

11. Requirements for Project Submission. To participate in the Hackathon by submitting a Project for Consideration, Contestants must:

  • Agree to these Official Rules, which shall automatically occur upon submission of a Project to the Hackathon for consideration. No Contestant may participate in the Hackathon without first agreeing to be bound by these Official Rules;
  • Create and publish a project that meets the defined criteria, as well as the following defined criteria for one of the defined hack categories, or Tracks (defined below);
  • Correctly fill out each required form field and attach all required content when submitting your Project during the Submission Period;
  • Include the Project’s name and, where applicable, a short overview of the Project and its functions and features, including, as appropriate, documentation of any technical resources or components used to create your Project; and
  • Specify whether the Contestant is an Individual, Team or Organization. If the Contestant is a Team, specify the email addresses of each Team member who worked on the Project.

12. Specific Requirements for Tracks.  Projects may be submitted in the Build or Share categories (each a “Track”), each of which are described in greater detail immediately below:

  • Build. 
    Create a product that utilizes Lightning Network technology, hardware and software application submissions are welcome.
  • Share. 
    Create original educational content (text) about one of the following topics related to Lightning Network technology. 
    1. Node setup
    2. Atomic Swaps
    3. Channel Liquidity
    4. Lightning User Experience


Failure to meet any of the defined criteria may result in disqualification. Unless otherwise stated, the defined requirements apply to each Track that a Contestant may submit a project to. For the avoidance of doubt, all Projects submitted must comply with the intellectual property and other provisions set out in Section 13 below and elsewhere in these Official Rules. 
13. General Submission Requirements Applicable to All Tracks. All Project must abide by the following to be considered in the Hackathon. 

  • Utilizes Lightning Network technology (Build Track must include Lightning technology in the project, Share Track must be written about Lightning technology). 
  • Contestant must ensure English translations are made available for any Projects (audio or text) created and submitted in a language other than English;
  • Any software programming language may be used for the Build Track;
  • All Projects must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, which may be determined in RADAR’s and the Judges sole discretion;
  • The Project must work as shown in the video and/or explained in any other materials submitted in connection with the Competition;
  • A Contestant is permitted to enter more than one Project so long as each such Project is unique and does not contain any work created in any other Project for the Hackathon that Contestant contributed to and is substantially different from other Projects submitted by the same Contestant, as determined by the Judges and RADAR; and
  • Projects may integrate third-party SDKs, APIs and services, provided the Contestant is authorized to use them, but should provide appropriate documentation for project submissions, including, where applicable:
    • The development tools used to build the project;
    • SDKs used in the project;
    • APIs used in the project;
    • Any assets used in the project;
    • Any libraries used in the project; and 
    • Any components not created for the Hackathon.

14. Additional Representations & Warranties. By submitting a Project to the Hackathon for consideration and thereby accepting and agreeing to be bound by these Official Rules, in addition to the other representations, warranties and covenants contained in these Official Rules, Contestant hereby represents and warrants to RADAR that:

  • Contestant has the full right, power and authority to enter into this Hackathon and to grant the rights herein granted;
  • Any Project submitted by the Contestant evaluation in this Hackathon does not and will not contain anything that is libelous, that infringes or violates any copyright, trademark, right of privacy, intellectual property right or other right of any kind or nature, of any person, entity or Organization, or the publication of which will otherwise give rise to any legal cause of action, or that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual;
  • The Project submitted by Contestant and any and all materials submitted therewith will comply in all respect with any and all applicable Laws. For the purposes of these Official Rules, “Law” means statutes, laws, ordinances, regulations, rules, codes, order, constitutions, treaties, common law, judgments, decrees, or other requirements of any federal, state, local, or foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or any arbitrator, court, or tribunal of competent jurisdiction;
  • No Project thatContestant and/or any contributing member of a Team or Organization has submitted is false or materially misleading;
  • Project content will not be prejudicial to the image or reputation of RADAR, and will not contain anything that RADAR in good faith considers to be offensive or otherwise inappropriate;
  • All Projects submitted to the Hackathon will be free of any viruses, worms, trojan horses, adware, malware, bit torrents or other harmful code or features, and will not cause an adverse effect on the operation of hardware, the Hackathon Website, or any other website of RADAR or otherwise;
  • If the Project includes the use of open-source software or hardware, Contestant shall comply with applicable open-source licenses and, as part of the Project, creates software that enhances and builds upon the features and functionality included in the underlying open-source product;
  • A Contestant may contract with a third party for technical assistance to create the Submission provided the Submission components are solely the Contestant’s work product and the result of the Contestant’s ideas and creativity, and the Contestant owns all rights to them; and
  • All aspects of the Contestant’s Project must be solely owned by or licensed to the Contestant or in the public domain. Contestants agree to license their work product under the MIT License. Information regarding the terms of this MIT License is available at RADAR may request written proof of ownership of or adequate license to Contestant of any Project or component thereof. Failure to timely provide adequate proof of ownership or sufficient license rights in any content included in the Project (as determined by RADAR in its sole discretion) may result in the Contestant being disqualified and the related Project deemed void.

15. Submission Modifications. Prior to the end of the Submission Period, Contestants may save draft versions of their Projects on Devpost to their portfolios prior to submitting Projects to the Hackathon for evaluation. Once the Submission Period has ended, no changes or alterations to your Projects will be allowed, unless explicitly stated/communicated by RADAR, in its sole discretion. Contestant reserves the right to update the project in its Devpost portfolio after the Competition has ended.

16. Project Rights

  • Contestant Rights. By entering the Hackathon, you agree to make your Project available to the public at the time of entry under an open GitHub (or other codebase) repository shared under the MIT License, which license is available at Subject to the licenses referenced immediately above and below, any applicable intellectual property rights in or to a Project will remain with the  Contestant.
  • Host Rights: By entering the Hackathon, Contestant grants to RADAR, and any other third parties acting on RADAR’s behalf, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide perpetual, fully-paid license to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit, use and exploit for any purpose, the Projects submitted by Contestant to the Hackathon (in accordance with the MIT License). This license includes, but is not limited to, posting or linking to the Project on RADAR’s and its partners’ websites and applications, including the Hackathon Website, and display and promotion of the Project in any other media, worldwide.


  • The Hackathon Judges (the “Judges”) are listed on the Hackathon Website, and such list may be changed or modified by RADAR at any time in its sole discretion. 
  • Judging criteria for Build Track 
    • Product Usability;
    • Business Viability;
    • Technical Design and Implementation; and
    • Application of Lightning technology
  • Judging criteria for Share Track
    • Original; 
    • On Topic;
    • Digestible;
    • Accurate; and
    • Educational/informative

17. Verification of Prospective Winners.

  • RADAR reserves the right to contact Contestants for verification purposes and administration of the Hackathon. RADAR or its designee will attempt to notify the potential winners on or around November 27, 2019. The award of a prize to a potential Hackathon winner is subject to verification of each member’s identity, role in relation to the winning Project and qualification as it relates to eligibility and compliance with each term and condition stipulated in these Official Rules. No Project or Contestant shall be deemed a winner until a post-Competition prize affidavit is completed and verified, if requested by RADAR, even if prospective winners have been announced verbally or on the Hackathon Website. The final decision to designate a winner shall be made by RADAR, in its sole discretion.

19. Deadline for returning Required Forms (if Requested): If a prospective winner is asked to complete a post-competition prize affidavit, such affidavit must be completed and returned to RADAR within 7 calendar days of request. Any affidavit request will contain instructions for return thereof.

20. Disqualification: RADAR may disqualify a prospective winner if:

  • The Representative or participating Team members of the potential winner do not return the affidavits by the deadline (if requested);
  • The Project or the potential winner, or any member of a potential winner’s Team or Organization, is disqualified for any reason stated in the Official Rules;
  • The email notification was deemed undeliverable or the Bounty itself was unable to be delivered;
  • The Project, Contestant or any participating members of Contestant’s Team is disqualified for any other reason; 
  • There is a conflict of interest. Projects having received financial or other incentives from any entity involved in the hosting of, or supplying the prizes for, the Hackathon prior to the conclusion of this event may be disqualified at the discretion of RADAR. RADAR, in its sole discretion, may determine that a conflict of interest exists.  


In the event of a disqualification, RADAR may award the applicable Prize to an alternate potential winner.

21. Prize Distribution

  • Substitutions & Changes: Prize awards are final and uncontestable. RADAR reserves the right not to award a prize in the event of an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the minimum judging criteria as determined in RADAR’s sole discretion. RADAR is not responsible for any dispute among teams or Contestants related to prizes. Contestant is solely responsible for any applicable taxes for any prize. RADAR has the right to make a Prize substitution of equivalent or greater value. Additional Prizes may be added at any time.
  • Prize Delivery: Winners will be contacted for their BTC address where the cash prize and/or RADAR bounty will be distributed. The BTC amount will be converted from USD to BTC the day of the prize transfer. Due to BTC market volatility, the value of digital assets transferred to winners may ultimately be higher or lower than the prize amounts referenced herein. RADAR will use its best efforts to transfer digital assets equal in value to the prize amounts referenced herein, but shall not, under any circumstances, be liable to winners for any discrepancy between the value of a prize received by a winner and the prize values referenced herein, arising from BTC market volatility.

If this form of payment is unacceptable in the country of residence of any winning Contestant, be it individual members of Team or an Organization, an alternative method of payment may be provided or the winning Contestant may be disqualified, in RADAR’s sole discretion. In this case, all other conditions defined still apply. 
22. Fees & Taxes: Winners (and in the case of Team or Organization, all participating members) are responsible for any taxes or fees associated with receiving or using a prize, including but not limited to, wiring fees or transaction fees of any kind. Winners (and in the case of Team or Organization, all participating members) are responsible for reporting and paying all applicable taxes in their jurisdiction of residence (federal, state/provincial/territorial and local) arising from the receipt of any prize. Winners may be required to provide certain information to facilitate receipt of the award, including completing and submitting any tax or other forms necessary for compliance with applicable withholding and reporting requirements. Winners are also responsible for complying with foreign exchange and banking regulations in their respective jurisdictions and reporting the receipt of the Bounty to relevant government departments/agencies, if necessary. RADAR reserves the right to withhold a portion of the prize amount to comply with the tax laws of the United States, or those of a winner’s jurisdiction.

23. Publicity and Display. By participating in the Hackathon, Contestants agree that no further permission is needed by RADAR or third parties acting on RADAR’s behalf to publicly share Contestants’ Project associated with their name and other data collected as part of the submission process. Such data may include, without limitation, submission components, name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, hometown, and country of residence. Contestants understands and agrees that RADAR and its affiliates are free to use Contestant’s Submission in the manner described above, as provided or as modified in accordance with these Official Rules, without obtaining permission or license from any third party and without any compensation to Contestants.


24. Entry Conditions and Release.  By entering the Hackathon, you on your own behalf and on behalf of your Organization or Team, as applicable, agree to the following:


  • Prize awards are final and uncontestable. RADAR reserves the right not to award a prize in the event of an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the minimum judging criteria as determined in RADAR’s sole discretion. RADAR is not responsible for any dispute among Team or Organization members related to prizes or the Hackathon; 
  • By participating in the Hackathon, all Contestants agree to be bound by and to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of RADAR and/or the Judges, which decisions are binding and final in all matters relating to the Competition; and
  • Each Contestant, jointly and severally, including Teams or Organizations, as applicable, hereby agrees to fully indemnify and hold harmless RADAR and its and its affiliates’ officers, directors, employees, agents, advisors, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “RADAR Indemnitees”), from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, liabilities, judgments and/or expenses of any kind or nature (including reasonable attorneys’ and other professionals’ fees) incurred by any RADAR Indemnitee in connection with, arising out of, or relating in any way to (i) such Contestant’s negligence, error, ommission or willful misconduct, (ii) such Contestant’s breach of any term, condition, representation, warranty or covenant set out in these Official Rules and/or (iii) any damage to property or person of such Contestant.