Use blockchain technology to build the future of finance, supply chains and trade networks.
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 - 11:30am Hackathon Registration
11:00am - 12:00pm Lunch Break (on your own)
12:00pm - 12:15pm Introduction, initial remarks, hacking guidelines and special prizes announced
12:15pm - 12:30pm Special remarks from our Sponsors : RGAx, Qtum, and Hyperledger
12:30pm - 1:00pm Team formation
1:00pm Hackathon starts
1:30pm Blockchain 101 presentation by Dev Bharel from the Blockchain Education Network (BEN)
5:00pm Dinner served
11:30pm Special snack presented by Qtum
DAY TWO Sunday, July 23rd
8:00am Breakfast served
9:00am - 12:00pm Presentation rehearsals
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch served
1:00pm Hacking ends, projects must be submitted on Devpost
1:30pm - 3:30pm Presentations
3:30pm - 4:30pm Judges deliberate
4:30pm - 6:00pm Hackathon reception and winners announced
Schedule subject to change. All times in CST.
$20,000 in prizes
CHALLENGE PRIZE sponsored by Qtum
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
The creator of HACERA
Interim CEO and Chief Product Officer at RGAx
North American Blockchain Leader at IBM
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?
Implementation and technical quality