The First Global Blockchain Hackathon- Ever!

May 23, 2018

Calling all blockchain enthusiasts! 

We are incredibly excited to invite you to the first ever global series blockchain hackathon – the Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon. You heard that right. The. First. Ever. Sure, there have been other blockchain hackathons, but never in a series that will connect talent with technology on a global scale. Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon will kick off in the same city as our headquarters, Bratislava, Slovakia and it all begins at 2 PM this Friday, May 25. The series will continue in cities like Berlin and Shanghai.

The hackathon is being held in collaboration with 0100 Campus, a local favorite incubator and coworking space, but also a friend of DECENT with many years of experience providing resources and space for innovators. The two day event will ensure enough time for non-stop hacking, coding and creativity for entrepreneurs and developers from all over the world!

The hackathon will be centered around creating projects built on our custom-made blockchain platform, called DCore, with the themes: Enterprise and Transformation. Of course, that can mean many different things to many different people and we can’t wait to see what participants come up with. 

This could be anything from a mobile wallet for instant personal transfers to a decentralized storefront, or perhaps we will see the birth of the next great Enterprise project, a dApp to solve complex logistics. Our transformation theme might inspire a project that can improve or disrupt an existing business model. Think UBER, Airbnb, Amazon, Ebay, etc. What could you come up with if given the opportunity? This is what we hope to find out! We wish all of the teams the very best of luck this Friday.

At the end of the event the projects will be judged by DECENT and handful of event partners. All contestants will have a chance to win 20,000 DCT! Winners will also be awarded with a special 0100 Campus prize, a sweet co-working place to put their ideas into practice and turn them into reality as well as mentoring sessions conducted by Slovakia’s best entrepreneurs, investors and industry professionals. Quite the reward!

Here is a brief rundown of what will take place during the event. Participants will join teams consisting of two to five people (apologies to all the lone wolves out there), who will then be introduced to our DCore platform and the various components available to bring their idea to life. Programming obstacles will be overcome with the help of our IT team and mentors. At the end of the event, the projects will be presented to a panel of judges who will ultimately decide the big winner of DECENT’s Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon (Slovakia Edition). 

The event will take place on the second floor of the 0100 Campus offices in Bratislava, Staré Grunty 18, at 2 PM, May 25 and participants will have until 8 PM, May 26 to get their project off the ground. For those afraid of hungry bellies throughout the +24 hour code fest, fear not – participants will be supplied with delicious food, including various refreshments, snacks and guess what else  – beer! It wouldn’t be much of a Slovak event without refreshing beer! 

Registration for the event is already sold out and for those who already registered – we cannot wait to see what you and your teams have come up with! If you aren’t able to attend the event, but would still like to see it live, we will have a team on the ground streaming the event. So, don’t forget to log in and give a shout out for your favorite project or idea! Keep your eyes open for the DECENT team in our new logo t-shirts! We are looking forward to seeing you all there, ready to hack and innovate!