COME CODE ON
IN THE 1ST EVER BSV VIRTUAL HACKATHON
It’s the Bitcoin Association’s first ever Bitcoin SV hackathon.
Bitcoin SV is the rebirth of the original Bitcoin, so join us to finally unleash the true power of Bitcoin’s original design, protocol and Satoshi Vision.
We want to encourage developers around the world to build on BSV. So, enter the BSV hackathon. It’s a lead up to the CoinGeek Toronto conference in May.
This hackathon will be virtual – taking place online on May 4 and 5, 2019 (with participation periods to be announced upon GMT time zone). That means you can participate from anywhere in the world!
After the virtual hackathon, three finalists will be chosen.
Flight to CoinGeek Conference in Toronto
A representative from each will be flown to Toronto, Canada to present their solution on May 30, 2019 at the CoinGeek conference.
Who will Decide
A panel of judges, including the live audience, will select the winner.
THERE IS AN IMPRESSIVE PRIZE POOL OF 400 BSV COINS:
And all finalists get the opportunity to be considered for investment funds..
So, come code with us on BSV to create the world’s new money and global enterprise blockchain.
That’s Bitcoin: Satoshi Vision
VIRTUAL HACKATHON RULES
DURING THE VIRTUAL COMPETITION
You will have 48 hours to build an application that leverages the unique properties of Bitcoin SV:
- Big blocks – high transaction volumes with low fees
- Large data carrier payloads
- Familiar Bitcoin development experience
Throughout the virtual competition period, moderators will communicate with you via Telegram for the following:
- Timing announcements
- Videos from the organiser
- Tips and tricks
Assistance will be available from both the moderators and nChain staff:
- If you need help, ask your moderator via Telegram who will find an appropriately skilled/knowledgable person to assist you
- Zoom will be used if a video call is requested
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.
- Code (or links to a repository); and
- Supporting documentation (this may include photographs of whiteboards, diagrams, written notes or other material)
AFTER THE VIRTUAL COMPETITION:
You will be given an additional 24 hours immediately after the event to prepare any supplemental documentation you would like to submit alongside your entry.
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.
Before the virtual competition on May 4-5, 2019, you will need to ensure that you do the following:
- Team members should be registered online by April 26th, 2019
- Ensure you and all your team members have an active Telegram and Zoom account
- Prepare your workspace and development tools
Make sure your dev tools are installed and configured, and any software updates are applied in advance of the virtual competition dates.
- A list of BitcoinSV developer tools can be found at https://bitcoinsv.io/services/developer-tools/
- We recommend Money Button’s BSV library for this event (https://github.com/moneybutton/bsv)
Use any team collaboration tools of your choosing such as:
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Make sure your laptop is fully charged (or you have a reusable power outlet). Prepare food and refreshments in advance (or have a delivery menu handy).
Each team will be invited into a group Telegram chat by a moderator.
Please note: you may also communicate with your team directly through any medium of your choice.
Please fill out the application form to reserve your spot.
WHAT IS A “HACKATHON?”
Traditionally a hackathon is an event where participants from a variety of backgrounds team up to “hack” together creative solutions and program unique applications. This is a creative event where teams can show off the projects they built and compete for prizes. When being hosted at a physical location they usually last one or two days, whereas virtual Hackathons can range in the time allotted.
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