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Blockchain Week 2018 Hackathon

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Fintech Worldwide
Friday, 19 January 2018 at 18:00 – Sunday, 21 January 2018 at 20:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom

The Challenge:

Abt Associates & Bank of Papua New Guinea are back! The challenge for this year’s hackathon will be:

MAKE BLOCKCHAIN GREAT (for governments & citizens).

Blockchain technology has the potential to improve the lives of citizens and central banks and governments have an unprecedented opportunity to launch initiatives that benefit a country, remote region or a forgotten segment. The winning concept should consider the technological and infrastructural challenges to deploying a meaningful Blockchain project in places where IDs, electricity, and even roads might might be lacking. Last year’s projects were taken to trial, that may be possible again.

With over 300 participants already registered, there’s room for one more sponsored challenge. Get in touch if you would like to set the 2nd challenge.

We’re expecting 25-35 teams this year at Cocoon Networks in Moorgate. It should be a great experience as usual. Last year’s winners are exploring pilots of the winning projects with the Central Bank of Papua New Guinea.

Get Involved:

Winning teams will be judged on concept originality, feasibility, level of development and appropriate use of Blockchain. The winning teams will receive a minimum of £1000 cash and present their concepts to the audience at London Blockchain Week. The potential is also there to take the concept to live prototype with our sponsors. Applied Blockchain & The Blockchain Connector will be facilitating and providing technical support throughout the hackathon weekend.

Click here for more information on London Blockchain Week 2018.


Friday Jan. 19th: Kick-off

18:00 Doors open
19:00 Kick off + warm-up
19:30 API Presentations
20:00 Fire pitches of ideas
20:30 Ideas Speed-Dating
21:00 Drinks / Nibbles
22:00 End of Day 1

Saturday Jan. 20th: Coding

9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Stand-up
13:00 Lunch
14:00 API Workshops
20:00 Dinner
21:00 Relaxation
22:00 End of Day 2

Sunday Jan. 21st: Demo Day

9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Stand-up + Pitch Training
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Hacking ends
16:00 Demos
17:30 Award ceremony
18:00 Cocktail + End of day 3


Teams are limited to 3-5 participants.

All projects submitted must be partially coded during the event. The use of open-source code and APIs are exempt from this coditioned.

Teams are to present the projects they registered at the begining of the event. Any deviation must be approved by the organizers.

Be respectful – Any behavior or presentation that objectifies or belittles others will be halted, with the presenters immediately disqualified and removed from the event.

Above all – Have fun!


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