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 - 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. 








Distributed: Trade Hackathon 2016


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.

Hackathon Sponsors


$20,000 in prizes

Grand Prize

Second Place

Third Place

CHALLENGE PRIZE sponsored by Qtum

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

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 lauren@btcmedia.org.




Jonathan Levi

Jonathan Levi
The creator of HACERA

Mark Showers

Mark Showers
Interim CEO and Chief Product Officer at RGAx

Jordan Earls

Jordan Earls

Kurt Wedgwood

Kurt Wedgwood
North American Blockchain Leader at IBM

Lamar Wilson

Lamar Wilson

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

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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