The first EOS Hackathon held in Hong Kong has concluded and the results are in. This developer venture will be ongoing throughout 2018, specifically geared toward driving the innovative development of dApps on the EOS blockchain.
— EOS (@EOS_io) June 12, 2018
The Hackathon will hold five events all around the world, with $1.5 million worth of prizes. In the first hackathon held at the iconic Kai Tak Crusie Terminal in Victoria Harbour, $144,000 of prizes were awarded to participants. The top three prize winners from each of the four hackathons will compete in the Grand Finale pitch competition in December — location still unknown.
Hong Kong Competition Winners
The first event — which hosted over 350 participants in more than 90 teams — comprised of 30 hours’ consecutive programming.
- First Place, US $100,000 – IDPASS (US, France, Belarus)
- Second Place, US $25,000 – Blockflare (Hong Kong, Singapore)
- Third Place, US $10,000 – Ducatur (Europe, Russia)
- Best User Experience, US $3,000 – Warrenteas
- Best Social Impact, US $3,000 – Smart Cities Steroids
- Best Social Media Post, US $3,000 – Shabaz Ahmed
The three top prize winners all received their travel expenses paid.
The first prizewinning team, IDPAss, seeks to offer a way to build a recoverable and fully self-controllable trust ID for over one billion citizens without identification documents.
A member of the IDPASS team, Paul Wehner, said:
“We’re incredibly thrilled to be a part of the EOSIO global developer community. Our aim is to keep building IDPASS as an open-source project and to collaborate with humanitarian agencies to bring healthcare, educational, financial and legal services to the undocumented.”
The next EOS hackathon will be held in Sydney, Australia on August 4th and 5th.
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