Qtum Hackathon 2018

Global Virtual Hackathon
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Overview

What is the Qtum Hackathon?

Where creativity and amazing ideas come to life.

Join developers from around the world for Qtum Devcon: A global, virtual hackathon!

At Qtum Devcon, top minds from around the world are invited to create the next wave of decentralized and open source applications. Together, we can change the face of digital content, entertainment, identification, and more through the blockchain economy.

Engage with Qtum and blockchain experts, experience new features as they’re released, and enter the hackathon at any point before the final deadline for a chance to win Qtum tokens equaliting $500,000 USD! Including travel to Devcon 2018 in San Francisco and virtual incubation to help your Dapp grow!

Prizes

Success at Qtum Devcon 2018 is recognized and rewarded! More than $500,000 in prizes are up for grabs including: Cash, travel, and milestone prizes.

$150,000
One Winning Team
Grand: Cash Prize: $150,000 USD Equivalent Qtum Tokens to be split amongst the winning team, plus a travel stipend for travel and lodging to the QTUM 2018 Offline Hackathon in San Francisco
$75,000
Two Winning Teams
2nd: Cash Prize: $75,000 USD Equivalent Qtum Tokens to be split amongst the winning team, plus a travel stipend for travel and lodging to the QTUM 2018 Offline Hackathon in San Francisco
$30,000
Three Winning Teams
3rd: Cash Prize: $30,000 USD Equivalent Qtum Tokens to be split amongst the winning team, plus a travel stipend for travel and lodging to the QTUM 2018 Offline Hackathon in San Francisco
$10,000
Four Winning Teams
4th: Cash Prize: $10,000 USD Equivalent Qtum Tokens to be split amongst the winning team, plus a travel stipend for travel and lodging to the QTUM 2018 Offline Hackathon in San Francisco

Milestone Prizes

Over $50,000 in Community Prizes!

  • Top Regional Business Plan
    $5,000

    Awarded to one team in each of six global regions (North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and South Asia). Submissions for regional business plans will open on August 29th and will be judged by an internal Qtum judging panel

  • Top Community of the Week
    $2,500

    Equivalent Qtum tokens to be split amongst the winning community During each of the six weeks of the Qtum Hackathon, one community will be selected as the top community of the week. This will be based on the highest number of referral registrations communities submit. Communities can only win once per group during the duration of the hackathon

  • Top Update of the Week
    $1,000

    During each of the six weeks of the Qtum Hackathon, one team will be selected to receive top update of the week. This will be based on the report given by an individual team member at the end of the week and will be judged by an internal Qtum judging panel. Teams can only win this prize once during the duration of the hackathon

  • Social Star of the Week
    $500

    During each of the 6 weeks of the Qtum Hackathon, one team will be selected to receive social star of the week. This will be based on the amount and quality of social posts the teams create using the event hashtag. Teams can only win this prize once during the duration of the hackathon and spam entries will not be counted.

CHALLENGE

Hackers at the Qtum Devcon Hackathon will be challenged to use Qtum’s payment, smart contract, to create an impactful DAPP that’s needed in today’s decentralized world, and/or infrastructure development tools for QTUM blockchain. The sky’s the limit!

Schedule

  • July 12th
    August 29th

    Hackathon Launch & Team Development

    Teams will form and leverage technologies or partners to build their solutions

  • August 2nd
    August 3rd

    Webinar #1: Challenge Overview and Getting Started with Qtum

  • August 12th

    Webinar #2: Tech Q&A and Office Hours **Link TBA Open Office Hours; Link TBA

  • September 2nd

    Webinar #3: Solutions, Submissions and Final Tech Talk **Link TBA

  • September 16th

    Demos Due

  • September 17th
    September 21st

    Judging and Team Selection

  • October 11th

    Qtum Offline Hackathon

Judging Criteria

Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 25 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores

Simplicity
5 points

Is the application simple to use and can the team explain it clearly in three sentences or less?

Creativity
5 points

How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?

Impact
5 points

Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact?

Design
5 points

Was the UX/UI intuitive and appealing?

Qtum Usage
5 points

Was the technology applied in an innovative and functional manner?

Judging Platform Younoodle

We utilize https://www.younoodle.com/ as a hackathon event facilitation platform.

Judges

Patrick
Patrick
Qtum Foundation
Co-Founder
Neil Mahi
Neil Mahi
Qtum Foundation
CTO
Jordan Earls
Jordan Earls
Qtum Foundation
Co-Founder
HoKwang Kim
HoKwang Kim
PlayCoin
Founder & CEO
Dr. Omri Ross
Dr. Omri Ross
Firmo.Network
Founder & CEO
Neeraj Murarka
Neeraj Murarka
Bluzelle
Co-founder & CTO
Tang Feihu
Tang Feihu
Andoromeda
Founder & CEO
Adi Abili
Adi Abili
AngelHack
Managing Director

Rules

  • TEAMS OF UP TO 5 PARTICIPANTS ARE ALLOWED. ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT TO COMPETE.

  • YOU MAY NOT BEGIN YOUR PROJECT UNTIL THE COMPETITION OFFICIALLY BEGINS. PLEASE DON'T COME IN AND BUILD ON TOP OF PREVIOUS PROJECTS IF YOU WANT TO WIN.

  • TEAMS HAVE FULL OWNERSHIP OF EVERYTHING THEY BUILD AT OUR EVENTS AND ARE FREE TO DO WITH IT AS THEY WISH.

  • WINNING TEAMS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CODE-REVIEW AT SOME POINT FOLLOWING THE EVENT OR IMMEDIATELY BEFORE WINNING.

  • ALL WINNERS WILL BE SUBJECT TO AN IDENTITY CHECK FOR VERIFICATION, PRIOR TO THE RELEASE OF ANY CASH PRIZES.

  • DEVELOPERS, DESIGNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS ARE REQUIRED TO CONFIRM THEY AGREE TO THE CONTEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN DURING Qtum Devcon

  • QTUM 2018 Hackathon Official Slack Group: http://invite.qtum.org/

Partners

Milestone Winners