It is increasingly difficult to have a conversation on disruptive technology without referencing blockchain and the cryptocurrency industry. The WCEF Crypto Hackathon encourages development of this field by providing talented crypto and blockchain app developers with the opportunity and platform to share their ideas with top entrepreneurs, industry experts, and members of the greater tech community. 


Backed by a $~200,000 prize from Propy (50k Propy tokens), this Hackathon offers a unique opportunity for hackers to pursue their wildest ideas to the fullest, developing the next generation of ideas that will transform the crypto industry.




Who Should Attend: Any developer, designer, architect, or even project manager who wishes to roll up their sleeves and dive into an immersive project making use of blockchain and/or cryptocurrency technologies. Come by yourself, come with a friend, or a whole team. We'll work to match you up with teammates to build something to show off to the judges on Sunday. Place in the top 3 teams and you'll get to present at the WCEF Conference before the opening keynote on Tuesday in front of 1000+ attendees.


If you want to help mentor, feel free to swing by the venue for several hours and sign up for a mentor ticket.


What is the WCEF?


The World Crypto Economic Forum in the San Francisco Bay Area is an event centered around supporting the current blockchain community and creating a global network of entrepreneurs and developers in today’s fast-evolving blockchain economy. The two-day conference features best-in-class leaders from the entire blockchain and token ecosystem, including core software development, startups, law, business, and much more.








Propy - 50K Propy tokens - Title Sponsor


Propy aims to solve the problems facing international real estate transactions by creating a novel unified property store and asset transfer platform for the global real estate industry. Initially the Propy Registry will mirror official land registry records in which transfers of real estate are recorded. Ultimately, however, Propy’s vision is that jurisdictions will adopt the Propy Registry as their official ledger of record such that the transfer of a property on the Propy Registry constitutes the legal transfer of the property and the legal registration of that transfer.



Nucypher -  12 Ether


Proxy re-encryption for distributed systems.



POA Network - 6000 USD in POA Tokens


POA Network is the first Ethereum-based public network with Proof of Authority consensus, reached by independent validators. We are building a public network for smart contracts that combines speed, security, and cost efficiency.



Loopring - 2500 USD in Loopring Tokens


Loopring is not only a protocol but also a decentralized automated execution system that trades across the crypto-token exchanges, shielding users from counterparty risk and reducing the cost of trading. By pooling the liquidity of cryptocurrencies, we are building the financial system of the future.

Amberdata builds SaaS platform for monitoring, searching, analyzing, and securing public and private blockchains. Amberdata enables operational intelligence for blockchain infrastructure, applications, and transactions helping to instrument and operationalize their platforms.

Well - 5 ETH + $10,000 in Well tokens

WELL is globalizing healthcare and eliminating country borders to directly connect doctors, therapists, psychologists and other healthcare specialists to patients worldwide. We are creating WELL tokens to solve the world’s biggest healthcare issues surrounding cross-border payments, data accessibility and payment risk. We’re making it possible for the highest quality healthcare providers to serve anyone, anywhere.



If you want to sponsor the event, reach out to







Schedule (Sat - Sun)


10 AM (Sat) doors open


11 AM Intro Key Notes and Workshops


12 PM Hacking starts


12 PM (Sun) Hacking ends


1 PM Judging


3 PM Final Presentations


4 PM Round Up and Close







MacLane Wilkison - CEO and co-Founder, NuCyher


Natalia Karayaneva - CEO and Founder, Propy


Lily Liu - CFO


Greg Gopman - Co-Founder, Photon and AngelHack


Jeremy Gardner - Co-Founder Augur


Grant Hummer - SV Ethereum Dev


Zane Witherspoon - CTO, Dispatch Labs


Christian Peel - SV Ethereum


Shawn Douglass - CEO, Amberdata


Benedict Chan - Director of Engineering, BitGo


Haseeb Qureshi - Bancor is Flawed co-Author, SWE


Ivan Bogatyy - Bancor is Flawed co-Author, SWE Google

Kira Noodleman - Investor @ Bee Partners

Tim Siwula - Engineer, Consensys

Jay Zhou - CMO, Loopring

Tongtong Gong - CEO,

Igor Banirov - CEO, POA Network

Dr. Jeff Flowers - Validator, POA Network












Driving directions are here:


With respect to parking, the South San Francisco Conference Center has an agreement to share parking with both neighboring hotels – the Holiday Inn to the south and the CitiGarden Hotel to the north. Additional parking is available diagonally across the street in the lot located between the Travelodge and the BEST WESTERN PLUS Grosvernor Hotel.


Public Transportation
The center is conveniently located near the  South San Francisco Bart Station with either bus service (check weekend schedule) or a short Uber/Lyft ride away. Please see this link for details.





Thank Yous


Blockchain at Berkeley


SV Ethereum


SV Ethereum Dev


SF Ethereum Dev








SF Cryptocurrency Devs





Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


18 Years old 


Is there a maximum team size?


5 people max


What can I bring into the event?


Computers and chargers and warm clothes and nothing illegal


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Reach out to


Link to slides (More Information):


Sponsor content

Well challenge  details

POA challenge detail

Nucypher challenge


Template for smart contracts via Propy

Details on Propy data storage challenge:

1) Must be decentalized

2) Files must have persistent addresses

3) File owners must have an ability to give and revoke access to their files

Hackathon Sponsors


$274,000 in prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Propy Prize

NuCypher 1st Prize

NuCypher 2nd Prize

NuCypher 3rd Prize (2)

Loopring Prize

POA Network 1st Prize

POA Network 2nd Prize

Well 1st Prize

Well 2nd Prize

Well 3rd Prize (2)

POA Network 3rd Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

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Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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