Use blockchain technology to build the future of finance, supply chains and trade networks.

Distributed: Trade Hackathon at T-REX


Developers, students and aspiring entrepreneurs will have 24 hours to showcase their skills and vision for the next generation of financial services and global supply chains. The in-person competition is being held at St. Louis’s world-class start-up accelerator venue T-REX, and will be judged by a panel of experts from the industry and leading venture capital firms looking for the the next big disruptive ideas. Teams must be present to pitch to the judges and be eligible for a prize, no online submissions will be accepted this time. 

Follow the action online on Twitter with hashtag #DistTrade.




DAY ONE Saturday, July 22nd

10:30am - 12:00pm  Hackathon Registration

11:00am - 12:00pm  Lunch Break (on your own)

12:00pm - 12:30pm Introduction, initial remarks, hacking guidelines and special prizes announced

12:30pm - 1:00pm Team formation

1:00pm Hackathon starts

1:30pm - 2:30pm Optional intro to blockchain programming session by Eris Industries

5:00pm Dinner served

11:30pm Midnight snack


DAY TWO Sunday, July 23rd

8:00am Breakfast served

9:00am - 12:00pm Presentation rehearsals

1:00pm Hacking ends, projects must be submitted on Devpost

1:30pm - 3:30pm Presentations

4:30pm - 6:00pm Hackathon reception with winners announced


Schedule subject to change.

Distributed: Trade Hackathon 2016

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We believe technology should be built by people with different backgrounds and perspectives. All are welcome and we’d love to have a diverse, comfortable, creative environment for everyone! Any attendees under the age of 18 will need written permission from a parent or guardian to attend.


The judges will award the first place prize to the team that builds the best application of blockchain technology. All submissions must be posted on Devpost.

How to enter

All participants must register here. The $25 registration fee covers your t-shirt, swag and meals. You can also apply for a scholarship by emailing




Jeremy Gardner

Jeremy Gardner
Blockchain Capital

Santosh Sankar

Santosh Sankar

Mark Showers

Mark Showers

Chris Patteson

Chris Patteson

Matt Roszak

Matt Roszak

Judging Criteria

  • Problem being solved
    What problem is addressed or opportunity uncovered?
  • Use of blockchain technology
    Is the opportunity space or problem being solved leveraging the unique qualities of blockchain technology?
  • Market readiness
  • Implementation and technical quality
  • Presentation quality