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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Prizes

$20,000 in prizes

CoinDesk Challenge

Best hack using blockchain / DLT technology!

CoinDesk Runner Up

Deloitte

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

$5,000 prize

ViewFin

Build a comprehensive digital identity solutions(application, ideally mobile) based on blockchain technology

$5,000 USD in Bitcoin

Hyperledger

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

Microsoft (3)

Leverage Microsoft Azure as part of your blockchain project.
3 Prizes in Azure cloud credits: $5k, $2k, 1k

IBM

Most innovative use of IBM blockchain services.

Prize: Beats headphones - 1 per winning team member.

ConsenSys

Acceptance in to ConsenSys Academy

https://academy.consensys.net

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

Rongge Luo

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