All hackathon participants must also be registered for the MIT Bitcoin Expo (tickets are free for university students.)

Participants can hack solo or in a group.

Groups can be up to 6 members maximum.

Hackers/teams can start developing the concept and ideas before the hackathon, but the coding work needs to be done during the hackathon itself.

Hackers may build on any layer one chain they choose. Hackers may also build on layer two protocols. They may build off-chain projects if they choose, as long as there is some interaction with the chain.

Projects must fit into one of the hackathon tracks. Hackers may submit projects into multiple tracks based on the theme of the project and/or the sponsor technologies used.

Hackers may use more than one of the sponsor technologies in their projects.

Hackers may not change teams once the hacking has begun. If two teams want to merge because their projects are so similar, they may ask the organizers. The decision to let the teams merge is at the sole discretion of the organizers and is not up for debate.

Any projects submitted after the deadline will not be judged.