Stay tuned for updates about our 3rd Hackathon, which will take place in the autumn of 2020.
The Bitcoin Association Virtual Hackathon is setting the stage for developers to build new applications on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. If you’re one of the finalists selected, you get to present your application at the CoinGeek Conference in Seoul on October 2, 2019. You’ll win Bitcoin SV and potentially receive investment funds.
This hackathon will be virtual – taking place online on August 17, 2019. That means you can participate from anywhere in the world! Applications are open until August 11, midday (GMT time zone).
After the virtual hackathon, three finalists will be chosen.
Flight to CoinGeek Seoul
A representative from each of the three finalists will be flown to Seoul, Korea to present their solution on October 2, 2019 at the CoinGeek conference.
Panel of Judges
Experts in the blockchain industry and the live audience will select the winner.
No additional code may be produced during this time.
Supplemental documentation must not introduce ideas not contained in the original entry but may elaborate or expand on notes/photographs of whiteboards/drafts/READMEs submitted as part of the entry within the initial 48-hour virtual competition period.
Technology: How technically impressive is the product? Does it use a particularly inventive technique, or does it use several different components? Does the product have a “wow” factor? How well the project solves a problem?
Design: Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is e.g. user friendly or have an engaging interface.
Completion: Does the product work? Did the team achieve what they wanted?
Market fit: Does the product solve a real problem and have a market? Is there a workable business model that the project fits into? The project need not implement and entire business model. It may be just one component, but demonstrating that this has been thought about is a key criteria.
These criteria will guide judges but ultimately decisions will necessarily be made with a degree of subjectivity. The judge’s decision will be final.
Assistance will be available from both the moderators and nChain staff:
Your complete entry must be submitted no later than 48 hours after the virtual competition begins. The exact date and time will be made clear before the competition begins.
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