This edition of the Bitcoin SV Hackathon was the most competitive to date, and included people from 75 countries, 418 people in total, with 42 final projects submitted for consideration.
“With each iteration of the Hackathon, we’re seeing the quality and creativity of entries continue to improve. This time around, with the extended coding phase of the competition, it’s clear that the additional time has been put into really developing these ideas into high-quality, well-thought-out submissions. I’m excited to see each of the three finalists present their project at CoinGeek Live, but it’s certainly not going to be easy determining a winner!”
nChain CTO Steve Shadders
Connecting the World to One Global Blockchain
Bitcoin SV Hackathons are global coding competitions designed to challenge developers to both learn about the technical power of Bitcoin’s original protocol. The theme for this Bitcoin SV Hackathon was ‘Connecting the world to one global Blockchain‘.
The three finalists will be invited to present their projects at the upcoming CoinGeek Live 2020 conference, September 30 – October 2 to compete for a share of a USD $100,000 BSV prize pool.
🏆 1st Place $50,000
🏆 2st Place $30,000
🏆 3st Place $20,000
“The standard of submissions for the 3rd Bitcoin SV Hackathon has raised the bar once again and reflects the continued maturing of Bitcoin SV development. What impressed me the most is the diversity of projects entered – business and consumer applications that each have a unique take on our theme of ‘Connecting the world to one global Blockchain’ – but all with the common thread of leveraging the distinguishing powers of the Bitcoin SV Blockchain. I’d like to thank all of the more than 400 people who took part in the competition. While we select a champion in a few weeks’ time, all the participants win by building on BSV.”
Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen
The Three Finalist
Kyrt – Integrates Bitcoin microtransactions with subscribable events available via Zapier – a major platform enabling easy integration workflows across more than 2000 applications. Zapier is an incredibly powerful tool and by integrating a micropayment rail into any application interaction, the possibilities are endless.
RepZip – Identity on-chain is a fiercely discussed topic in Bitcoin SV and a key missing piece of infrastructure. RepZip not only provides a real solution to the problem but also integrates with Paymail and existing Bitcoin data infrastructure in a way that can satisfy a plethora of use cases. Identity is powerful and is a core link between the digital and the physical world. When the solution integrates 3rd party attestation, this will become a core and central part of day to day Bitcoin interactions.
STOTASK – is a new entrant in the ‘gig economy’ that allows owners of datasets to leverage the idle time of anyone to apply human interpretation to tag data. This is a missing link between human classification and machine learning. Classification tasks that are easy for humans but hard for machines can become machine-learned with an initial human input. Bitcoin SV is used as the payment rail for STOTASK, enabling work to be paid out in very small increments. Coupling this with Metanet data structuring in the future has huge potential.