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 WCEF@blockchain.berkeley.edu
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 earn.com
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 Earn.com
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, Amberdata.io
Igor Banirov - CEO, POA Network
Dr. Jeff Flowers - Validator, POA Network
Driving directions are here: https://www.ssfconf.com/directions-top
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to slides (More Information): http://bit.ly/2musPpH
Well challenge details:
POA challenge detail:
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
$274,000 in prizes
NuCypher 1st Prize
NuCypher 2nd Prize
NuCypher 3rd Prize
POA Network 1st Prize
POA Network 2nd Prize
Well 1st Prize
Well 2nd Prize
Well 3rd Prize
POA Network 3rd Prize
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you: