Crypto Finder is launching its first-ever blockchain hackathon, FREE and open to all coders and blockchain enthusiasts! We want to leverage blockchain technology to help people make even better decisions on Finder.
It's reported there are 2 billion people in the world who don't have a bank account. Blockchain technology could be the key to allowing more people access to banking products. It has the potential to improve people's lives, increase financial literacy and reduce poverty.
To create a proof of concept using blockchain or other technologies, in line with Finder’s vision, which is to better all the world’s decisions.
DATE AND TIME
Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 8:00 AM – 10.00 PM AEDT
Sun, Feb 25, 2018, 8.00 AM – 7:00 PM AEDT
99 York Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
This event is being hosted by Crypto Finder. Register for free via Eventbrite!
- 1st Prize: 5 Ethereum (ETH) (worth approximately $5,500)
- 2nd Prize: 2.5 Ethereum (ETH) (worth approximately $2,750)
- 3rd Prize: 1 Ethereum (ETH) (worth approximately $1,100)
- Lucky door prize: 0.1 Ethereum (ETH) (worth approximately $110)
There are 7 criteria being assessed during the Crypto Finder Hackathon.
|1. Potential to make money: How will it be monetised? Does it have the potential to be used on Finder? Who will the paying clients be? How likely will it be successful?||0–15|
|2. Uniqueness of idea: Has it been done before or is it a revolutionary idea? How well does it fit with the Finder brand?||0–5|
|3. Leveraging of the technology: Does the technology adequately fit? Does it work? Has it been over-engineered?||0–5|
|4. How much awareness and attention the idea will create: How talkable is your idea? How compelling is it? Will it naturally spread through word of mouth?||0–10|
|5. The long-term utility of the idea: What value does it create for a person? Is it evergreen? Will it be relevant in 12, 24, or even 36 months?||0–15|
|6. The quality of the presentation: How well have you communicated the problem, the solution and how it will work?||0–3|
|7. The readiness of the idea to go live: Are there any barriers preventing it going live? What are the legal, compliance and business risks associated with the idea?||0–3|
Bronze Sponsor: Bitcoin.com.au
Bitcoin.com.au is 100% Australian owned and operates in the heart of Melbourne. They started in 2013 with the mission to make bitcoin accessible to every Australian, easily and instantly. Today, they are Australia's largest bitcoin retail exchange and are headed up by Rupert Hackett as CEO.
Lucky Door Prize Sponsor: Digital Currency Holdings (DCH)
Digital Currency Holdings (DCH) is an advisory company to EKT Active Fund Limited, a cryptocurrency hedge fund, and several Initial Coin Offering (ICO) projects. Lead by Steve Bellotti (former head of ANZ Global Markets), Bob Tucker, Jake Choi and Michael Kong, the team has a strong background in Finance and Blockchain research.
Community Partner: Triangles
Triangles helps women take their first step into entrepreneurship.Triangles consists of a free online network offering access to resources, tools and an online community. They deliver workshops and events both online and face-to-face. These range from generating ideas and brainstorming, to investment options, and even marketing strategy. Their events are all results driven, and ensure that women have the tools to build successful, sustainable businesses.
Judge: Skye Dunworth,
Judge: Fred Schebesta,
Judge: Vaibhav Namburi,
founder and director
Judge: Kevin Brown,
Mentor: Stephen Koo,
senior front end developer