Join us for a weekend of hacking, hustling, and deep-diving into the blockchain industry's most cutting edge DLT developer tools.

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.

 

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Eligibility

Participants must be 18 years of age or older, to qualify to win. 

Team size is 1 - 4 participants. 

Requirements

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

Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXdiHgkKlzTsVvdUB-Mz9UljlkgI0lM2cOX4fD6wQkPRsMxg/viewform

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."

Judges

Eric Piscini

Eric Piscini
Deloitte

Paula Pagniez

Paula Pagniez
Swiss Re

Eric Gu

Eric Gu
ViewFin

Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf
Hyperledger

Sandra Ro

Sandra Ro
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

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Rongge Luo
Wanxiang Blockchain Labs

Jeremy Millar

Jeremy Millar
ConsenSys

Cale Teeter

Cale Teeter
Microsoft

Gari Singh

Gari Singh
IBM

Judging Criteria

  • Presentation quality
    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
  • Market readiness