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, any hyperledger project 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 solutions.
Join us for a weekend of hacking, hustling, and deep-diving into the blockchain industry's most cutting-edge developer tools.
You can walk away with new contacts, prizes of up to $30,000 plus other sponsor goodies, in-kind awards, and coverage for your new creation on CoinDesk.
Saturday, May 11 - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 12 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Agenda-at-a-Glance (timings subject to change)
Saturday, May 12
08:00 AM : Doors open & Power breakfast
09:30 AM : Welcome, Sponsor prizes, Ideas & Team formation
11:00 PM : Coding starts
01:00 PM : Lunch
04:00 PM : Rehearsal signup
07:00 PM : Dinner
Sunday, May 13
08:00 AM : Breakfast of Champions
08:00 AM : Rehearsals (required to present/signups on Saturday)
12:00 PM : Lunch
01:00 PM : Coding ends / Submissions due on Devpost
02:00 PM : Demos begin / Demos only / No slide decks
04:00 PM : Judges weigh in
05:00 PM : Winners announced / Prizes awarded
More details on how to use DevPost:
- Have EVERY person on your team go to the link above and click Register for this hackathon. (You all must create Devpost accounts.)
- One person from each team will Enter a Submission (which is a button you'll see after you Register). Where it asks you to add your teammates' email addresses, make sure to use the same ones they used to create their Devpost accounts.
- Submit early and include as much information as you can, so you won't be rushed toward the end. And remember, you can keep updating your project until the deadline.
Participant: Individuals 18 or over in age.
Team size is up to 5 members.
Prize money winners will likely be required to show government issued IDs to Sponsors; and additionally may require Tax form completion.
The objective is to create a new working prototype of an app, a DApp, a protocol, a platform etc. Your project may include hardware.
It is recommended to have a full description of your project, and any slides on DevPost. However judges may not have time to review your DevPost submission.
How to enter
Director of Wholesale & Distribution / GrowNYC
AlphaPoint Founder and CTO
CEO & Founder / Tierion
Founder - Nebulas
Head of Product / Interbit
Head of Blockchain Engineering - JP Morgan
CEO / Founder - Blockfolio
CTO / SONM
Co-Founder / Qtum
Executive Director / Hyperledger
Co-founder / Blockstack
Use of DLT Tech
Use of Blockchain / distributed ledger technology
Implementation & tech quality
Problem being solved
Is it big? is it small? is it just a hack?
Did you practice? Will an investor understand well enough to invest?