2019 Qtum & Beam Privacy Hackathon

About

The 2019 Qtum & Beam Privacy Hackathon is jointly hosted by Qtum and Beam. The Hackathon provides developers around the world with an open community and support for realizing their technological dreams. There will also be an opportunity to engage with top experts in privacy technology and to win cash prizes!

Don’t miss the 2019 Qtum & Beam Privacy Hackathon to see the future of privacy technology, develop privacy projects, and learn from top privacy technology experts! In addition, the winning team will have the opportunity to receive incubation resources from the Qtum Foundation which will provide up to 500,000 US dollars for start-up funding and referrals to top angel investors and VCs.

Come and join the challenge!

Topics

Qtum & MimbleWimble
Background

Several privacy projects are based on Mimblewimble such as Beam and Grin. MimbleWimble also can applied to Qtum.

Reference link

Beam
Grin
Zether
Qtum+MimbleWimble

Privacy Token
Background

Several projects have tried to implement privacy token through smart contracts on Ethereum. They can be also applied to Qtum, improving the level of privacy and enabling confidential transactions.

Reference link

Zether
AZTEC

Privacy Smart Contract
Background

There have been some attempts at this area.

Reference link

Oasis Labs

Privacy Atomic Swaps between Qtum or Beam and other coins
Background

Beam has implemented atomic swaps, and there are also experiments on Grin. We'd like to test atomic swaps between Qtum/ Beam and these cryptocurrencies.

Reference link

Qtum swap
Beam swap
Grin swap

Privacy Stable Coin
Background

Dai is a stable coin on Ethereum. It's implemented through the smart contract. So, it also can be ported to Qtum to realize a stable coin backed by Qtum.

Reference link

Makerdao
Makerdao Github

Privacy Lightning Network
Background

Lightning Network enables blockchain payments without worrying about block confirmation times. Qtum has several PoCs. Besides, there are other implementations, like Ind and Breez. The goal of this topic is to enable the latest Lightning Network on the latest version of Qtum.

Reference link

lightning-demo
Qtum-lighting
Ind
Breez

Privacy Wallet Integration
Background

Mobile wallets are an important tool for using Qtum as a payment method. we find there are several open-source implementations on other blockchains, like Multy and Trust Wallet. They can be applied to Qtum to improve the ecosystem. It's also recommended to support Beam and Grin in the mobile wallet.

Reference link

Qtum official mobile wallets
Multy wallet
Trust Wallet

Lightweight Web Wallets for Qtum/Beam
Background

Web wallets allow holding, sending and receiving coins right from your browser, and are especially convenient for online payments.
Web wallets can be developed in the form of a website or as a browser extension.
We welcome innovation in this space for both Qtum and Beam.
Qtum already has a beautiful Web Wallet, while Beam does no not have one yet.

Freestyle

This category is for the developers to dream, invent and innovate.
Any projects related to Qtum or Beam can be submitted in this category - no rules or limits here. Put your imagination to work and win!

Judges

Patrick Dai
Patrick Dai
Qtum Foundation
Co-Founder
Neil Mahi
Neil Mahi
Qtum Foundation
Co-Founder & CTO
Jordan Earls
Jordan Earls
Qtum Foundation
Co-Founder
Alex Romanov
Alex Romanov
Beam
CTO
Guy Corem
Guy Corem
Beam
Advisor
Fengyun
Fengyun
Beam
Beam Ambassador in China
Gary Yu
Gary Yu
Grin
Core Developer

Prizes

1st Prize
$25,000
One Winning Team
2nd Prize
$15,000
One Winning Team
3rd Prize
$8,000
One Winning Team
Special
$4,000
One Winning Team

Milestone Prizes

Top Community
$1,000
4 Winning Teams
Top Update
$1,000
4 Winning Teams

Schedule

06/19

Registraion open

06/26
08/23

Final submission starts

09/08

Final submission ends

09/27

Award announcement

06/19

Registraion open

06/26
08/23

Final submission starts

09/08

Final submission ends

09/27

Award announcement

Cautions

Note: After registration, teams can begin development, testing and debugging. Projects should be submitted online before 12:00am UTC on September 8, 2019 (updated). If a team submits the code and technical data multiple times, only the latest upload is counted.
The event will invite privacy and security technology experts and the Qtum core development team to answer questions online. Please pay attention to our official website and the Qtum official community channels. The live webcast information and award information will be released there for the first time.

Rules

In each round of judging, the judges will score each entry based on the following rules:with a score of 100, divided into 5 scoring dimensions, with a total score of 20 for each dimension:

Qtum applicability

Projects using Qtum technology reasonably and innovatively will be viewed more favorably by the judges.

Creative

The degree of innovation of the product.

Practicality

Is this technology practical to use?

Technical

What is the technical difficulty level of the project and was it professionally executed?

Influence

Does the application have real application scenarios and influence?

Qualification

  • The Hackathon can be registered for an individual or team up to five people (2-5 people per team). It is necessary to ensure that the registration information is accurate and valid, otherwise, the qualifications and rewards will be canceled. All team members must sign the participation form for this Hackathon.
  • Entries may not participate in any other activities or for other commercial purposes.
  • The participating teams will retain follow-up development rights for the participating projects.
  • Event organizers will conduct code reviews of all winning teams to prevent cheating.
  • All participating members represent the acceptance of the competition rules and conditions.
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