Geneva, Switzerland, September 17, 2018 – DECENT’s American and Chinese editions of its Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon have demonstrated blockchain’s beneficial characteristics once again. The hackathons in Laramie, Wyoming and Shanghai, China have left an imprint on the world of blockchain, solidifying DECENT’s position in the space.
Doubling Down on Previous Success
This month, DECENT, the international company behind DCore, one of the fastest blockchain platforms in the world, brought its third and fourth hackathons to the United States and China for the very first time. By supporting these momentous events, DECENT’s goal remains to spread blockchain to international extents. The company “doubled down” on the previous successes in Bratislava and Berlin, hoping to find new, global talents to build revolutionary ideas on its proprietary platform, DCore. The two hackathons took place simultaneously on both sides of the world, from September 7-9.
Hacking and Developing in Shanghai
DECENT’s hackathon in Shanghai was part of the global conference, Shanghai International Blockchain Week. Out of more than 100 participants, five teams of competitors came up with clever ideas for blockchain applications for which they had 72 hours to complete. These ranged from a dating app for singles, an AI system to solve parking issues, and even a ride hailing review module.
DECENT’s Grand Challenge winners, Own Your Smart City, introduced a smart contract-based crowdfunding system. By using blockchain technology, residents can invest in city-wide projects, such as infrastructure, and obtain a security token from the project. Token holders of certain projects can continue to hold onto their tokens and receive dividends paid out, while enjoying the service at a potential discount. In the bigger picture, the platform may allow governments to quickly assess and implement city projects that its citizens actually want.
The winners took home 20,000 DCT as the grand prize, as well as 10,000 RMB as the winners of Wanxiang Blockchain Hackathon.
Shared Winners in Wyoming Hackathon
Hosted by the University of Wyoming, the American version of Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon did not loaf around either. Among 28 teams and 13 challenges, 5 teams decided to register for DECENT’s challenge to come up with an advanced ticketing system built on its DCore blockchain platform, and win the grand prize.
DECENT’s DCore is well-known in the world of blockchain as an easy-to-use development tool, with well-established infrastructures and documentation. This contributed to the fact that the DECENT Grand Prize had to be split among three winners.
The first team, trustin.me, built a complex voting system, backed by blockchain, and an event ticketing platform on DCore. Outstandingly, they were able to implement a working ticketing system on DCore in just 43 minutes. The team impressed the judges with their superior developing skills and have been awarded the DECENT Grand Prize.
The second and third winning teams comprised of high school students and claimed they had never worked with blockchain technology before. However, they successfully developed a dApp on DCore, and in the end, their hard work paid off as the DECENT team rewarded their efforts with the share of the prize.
These three projects go to show that DCore is indeed an easy and user-friendly technology and platform to use. This bodes well for DECENT, who, like most blockchain companies, is working hard to gain mass adoption of their blockchain.
Keeping the Continuity
As one of the staff members in Wyoming, DECENT’s Content Manager, Dan Potter, praised the outcome of the hackathons: “I am very encouraged and impressed by the overall success we have had in Wyoming. The WyoHackathon participants have exceeded my expectations with the skill and speed in which they were able to use our DCore platform and technology. All of this proves that DCore is, without a doubt, ready for real-world applications.”
The company plans to continue hosting these emulous events, as the next move involves sending the Blockchain Pioneers Hackathon to the Russian Federation.
Founded in 2015, DECENT is a non-profit foundation that has developed an open-source blockchain platform, named DCore. Cooperating closely with top investment funds and incubators, DECENT is dedicated to build the ecosystem upon its proprietary blockchain technology to help developers and businesses adapt to a decentralized future.
Launched in 2017, DCore is a stable, customizable and cost-efficient open-source blockchain platform you can build on. As the world’s first blockchain dedicated to digital content, media and entertainment, DCore provides user-friendly software development kits to empower dApp developers and businesses in the decentralized network.