Today's most exciting use cases for blockchain technology extend far beyond payments and digital currency. New protocols that offer much more robust programming capabilities than bitcoin have ushered in the era of the "smart contract," and expectations are sky-high for what that could mean in industries ranging from capital markets trading, digital rights management, new peer-to-peer insurance models, and the internet of things.
The Building Blocks Hackathon at Consensus convenes many of the world's top blockchain developers vying to build the next killer smart contract app. Participants can build on top of any blockchain protocol: bitcoin, ethereum, hyperledger or otherwise. And through various sponsor challenges, they're encouraged to leverage the software and support made available by our world-class mentors in order to deliver these projects.
$20,000 in prizes
Best hack using blockchain / DLT technology!
CoinDesk Runner Up
Develop an app with the highest potential for commercialization.
Winners of the overall Hackathon will each receive Amazon Echos
Winners of the Deloitte Challenge will be invited to Deloitte's 140 Broadway Blockchain Lab for a half-day (3 hour) working session to help mature the project and take it to market.
Swiss Re (2)
Blockchain Based Agricultural Microinsurance to solve the issue of under-insured across the globe.
Supporting doc -> https://www.ears.nl/drought-index-sample-dataset
Build a comprehensive digital identity solutions(application, ideally mobile) based on blockchain technology
$5,000 USD in Bitcoin
Implement any board game as a blockchain app w/ 1 or more Hyperledger
projects eg MonopolyTM, ClueTM, RiskTM or your own game
Each winning team member will receive a GoPro & Hyperledger swag
Wanxiang Blockchain Labs (2)
Best application for smart city using any dlt/blockchain technology.
Prize 1: Three tickets for the 3rd Global Blockchain Summit (Shanghai)
Prize 2: One round-trip flight to Shanghai (economy class, from any city in the United States).
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Use an Enterprise Ethereum Alliance stack (Quorum, BlockApps, and Nuco) to create a decentralized Dutch auction network with secret bid matching.
Prize: Demo project to EEA Members
Leverage Microsoft Azure as part of your blockchain project.
3 Prizes in Azure cloud credits: $5k, $2k, 1k
Most innovative use of IBM blockchain services.
Prize: Beats headphones - 1 per winning team member.
Acceptance in to ConsenSys Academy
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Participants must be 18 years of age or older, to qualify to win.
Team size is 1 - 4 participants.
Signup to rehearse on Saturday.
Rehearse on Sunday morning.
Submit project and team to Devpost by 3 pm Sunday at the latest. Only minimal data is required in Devpost - eg the Title, Team, brief description. However the more data provided the better; if you have a presentation or video, include it in the Devpost.
How to enter
Saturday morning (5/20) we will have a team pitching exercise; we will give up to one minute per person who want to pitch their idea; each may want to get people to join their team. Example "Hi, I Alfredo. I'm creating a new crytographic protocol based which will be tied to genomic data; I'm looking for a front end developer, a healthcare specialist and a data scientist."
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Wanxiang Blockchain Labs
Did you practice? Will an investor understand well enough to invest?
Problem being solved
Is it big? is it small? is it just a hack?
Use of DLT tech
Use of Blockchain / distributed ledger technology
Implementation & tech quality