Blockathon : The Biggest Blockchain Hackathon in Australia

Let's bootstrap the Crypto-Economy!
Challenge the status quo using the hottest technology in the world.

Blockchain | Crypto | Decentralised Economy

Hack Event Starts in:

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24, 25 & 26 of November

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Sponsored By The Best

sponsors.

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Gaze Coin

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Block 8

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Olympus Labs

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Hcash

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Santiment

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TREZOR Bitcoin Wallet

NEM

NEM

Crypto Innovators

supporters.

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University of New South Wales

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Tyro FinTechHub

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Sydney Etherum Meetup

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Blockchain Professionals

For The Pioneers

how Blockathon will work.

Blockathon is a crypto-epic - 72 hour - competition that aims to tackle real world problems unleashing all the potential of Blockchain Technology.
Built especially for cypherpunks, hardcore developers, crypto investors, and all Blockchain pioneers.

build teams

submit a team application (5 members max) or join a team on the registration day.

solve problems

use Blockchain Technology to solve real problems and build cool stuff with awesome people.

compete

compete for the title of Blockmaster, a featured article on MCIC, and 3 months summer specialist fintech mentorship and residency out of Tyro Fintech Hub.

The Biggest Technology Revolution Of Our Time

why Blockchain?

Blockchain technologies are a huge leap forward in the digital revolution.
Blockchains are value transaction networks that are about more than money...

Community | Smart contracts | Tokenization

Blockchain is the core enabling technology that will radically transform business and society.
Decentralised peer-2-peer economy was never before possible.
Together we'll bootstrap the crypto economy!

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We Know Where We Going
(To the moon 🚀🌕)

roadmap.

Early-Bird Applications

Ends on October 20th.

Regular Applications

Ends on November 21st.

Event and Mentors Introduction

24 of November | 5pm

Hack day + Mentor speakers

25 of November

Judgement Day

26 of November

Final Pitch

No nervous breakdowns, please.

Winners Announced

And prizes delivered...

Powering The Blockchain

Blockchain expert mentors.

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Weiwu Zhang
Cryptography expert

Weiwu Zhang is a Blockchain architect, cryptographer and distributed computing technology expert. Weiwu is an open-source advocate involved in a broad range of projects from FinTech solutions to IoT with a wealth of experience in the banking sector and in the Chinese tech landscape.

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Bokky PooBah
Ethereum expert

Bok is the owner of Bok Consulting Pty Ltd, a Sydney based niche information technology consultancy established in 1998, servicing the needs of the banking and finance sector.

His particular expertise is in fixed interest and derivatives in risk management and trading systems, and now blockchains.

He works with small to large systems across multiple computational environments. We develop pricing and modeling calculation modules, integrate systems and build bespoke systems.

He has been working with the technical aspects of the trusted and decentralised Ethereum blockchain network since 2015, and are now working to bring fiat and digital currency financial instruments onto the blockchain.

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Luke Anderson
Cybersecurity expert

Luke Anderson is a director in Sigma-Prime (σ') currently undertaking his PhD at The University of Sydney where he also lectures on information security. Luke's PhD examines Blockchain design in detail and he is currently investigating various Blockchain peer-to-peer networks. Luke and his colleagues at Sigma Prime also have experience in cryptocurrency mining and are up to date with the latest Blockchain and cybersecurity technologies.

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Satoshi Nakamoto
bitcoin creator

Not Craig. But really...

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Blockchain startup mentors.

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Nick Addison
CTO, Agridigital

Nick is an IT professional specializing in blockchain/distributed ledger technologies and financial services.

Nick is a member of Fintech Australia and co-leads the Blockchain subcommittee which is engaged in policy and standards setting for emerging Blockchain technologies.

Nick frequently speaks at Blockchain events and universities. He also helps run the Sydney Ethereum meetup.

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Emma Poposka
CEO, BRONTECH

Interested in leveraging technology to solve business issues, improve business performance and deliver more agile, streamlined, cost-effective and customer friendly solutions. She is particularly interested in blockchain technology and its utilization across different industry verticals as well as in combination with other technological trends like IoT, AI and Autonomic platforms. 

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Jason Williams
CEO, BitPOS

Jason has been passionate about IT from a young age and has been involved with emerging technologies from early stages including the rollout of cable internet in Australia and the Netherlands. Returning to Australia in 2008 Jason continued his career implementing the AML systems for the Westpac group.

Discovering Bitcoin in late 2012 and seeing the potential of this disruptive and innovative technology, Jason seized the opportunity to make a difference.

During his career in bitcoin and blockchain technology, Jason co-founded the Bitcoin Sydney group, became a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Australia, started BitPOS, a bitcoin payment processor and founded Blockchain Professionals.

In addition to being invited to speak at local and international events, Jason has been invited to speak with federal government, regulators and major Australian financial institutions on Bitcoin and blockchain technology.

He believes Bitcoin and blockchain technology set to revolutionize the world and is fostering it to grow and mature into an everyday technology for everybody.

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Emma Weston
CEO, Agridigital

Emma is a co-founder of AgriDigital and as CEO leads all aspects of the business' strategy, stakeholder engagement, Blockchain and talent management with oversight of the sales, broader technology and operational environments. In May 2016 Emma led the AgriDigital team (formerly known as Full Profile) to a winning pitch at the BlockHack16 in Sydney, Australia demonstrating a working agri-blockchain and again in June 2016 at the Australian Blockchain Summit. In September, 2016, AgriDigital became the first agtech company to demonstrate at Finovate Fall, the world's leading fintech conference; launching its platform for agri supply chains.

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Dorjee Sun
COO, Santiment.
Judge

Dorjee is the COO of Santiment.net the cryptocurrency big data
industry leader which raised $12M in 45 seconds in July in its ICO.
Leading ProjectTransparency.org, Santiment now has close to USD $800M
in cryptocurrency projects committed to this voluntary self-regulated
set of disclosures. Dorjee is also an advisor and investor to
blockchain startups Powerledger, Dappbase and Virgil Capital a bitcoin
arbitrage hedge fund. Previously, Dorjee is a social entrepreneur who
has co-founded 17 companies with 2 acquisitions and 4 exits and assets
sales. 

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Blockathon team.

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Daniel Bar
blockchain entrepreneur

Daniel is leading the bitfwd team, building a community to foster the emerging crypto economy and make Blockchain accessible to everyone.

Designing data provenance and digital identity products for enterprises and startups.
Hosting workshops and initiatives across the corporate space, academics, and open-source communities meetup.

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Vincent
blockchain developer

Vincent is interested in blockchain tech and machine learning, and how the business world can harness these two technologies to bring about the next wave of innovation.

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Moritz Neto
growth hacker

He is a crypto enthusiast that saw in blockchain the potential for a free world.

He has worked with multiple ventures, from Early Stage Startups that wanted to test their products in the market to 8 figures businesses and Innovation Departments looking for Growth Hacking Consultancy.

 

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Mark Liu
blockchain infrastructure

Mark's goal is to create agile teams that effectively delivery in rapidly changing business environments. Establish environments where the right incentives and talent is nurtured and cultivated. 

He spends a lot of time on strategic planning and looking at emerging technologies their inherent characteristics and practical applications.

WARNING: YOU MUST READ EVERYTHING

application process.

The Blockathon is aimed to provide learning, fun, and to help build really cool projects! Everyone is welcome to apply given that you are willing to put the effort in and to produce good work. The Blockathon is being powered by the community, for the community. The only agenda is bootstrapping the global crypto-economy!

All applications will be reviewed by the Blockathon team in order to guarantee a high standards of competitors.
Each team member must submit a separate application.
-the code is pepefrog-
All tokens will be used at the Blockathon.

fill your whitelist application

submit the symbolic ether fee after your application has been reviewed

start to hack

Fundamentals | Macros | Technical Analysis

judging criteria.

Innovation

From improvement to full breakthrough.

Solution fit

Is there a real problem? Is the Blockchain really solving it?

Feasibility

How likely is the project to work and be accepted by the market / community?

Prototype

What progress have the team achieved during the hack and how functional is the project?

Pitch

In the end everything always comes down to how well can you sell your ideas.

Pizza | Açaí Bowls | Crypto Gadgets

tip-jar.

Contribute to the event:
Ethereum Address - 0xF7477a4db095efbb2e35F7e2A6cB26Eb727E8EDd

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READ THE WHOLE PAGE BEFORE APPLY

applications are now closed.

Limited spots available

Don't miss out on the biggest blockchain hackathon in Australia.

Prizes | Mentors | Food🍕

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contact:
moritz@bitfwd.xyz

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