Join our BlockHack discord channel: https://discord.gg/BbEXTje6cG

 

Join the Opening Ceremony, Monday November 8th, 6pm EST! https://www.meetup.com/The-Bitcoin-Bay/events/281449819/

 

Watch the Opening Ceremony from Nov 8th on your YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb5oTJ-gU_E

 

BlockHack is a 5 day hackathon, and 1 day conference, aiming to combine the efforts of entrepreneurs and developers and promote growth of blockchain-related projects and ventures. We are looking for hackers and teams to work on creative and innovative ways of applying blockchain technology (of any kind) in areas of financial freedom and end-user control.

Teams can may use any blockchain platform during the hackathon

BlockHack takes place from Nov 8th to Nov 12th, and the Conference is on Nov 13th, where hacker teams will present their projects.

Hackathon results will be announced Nov 14th, and the winners will also get to pitch their projects at the BitAngels Investment event on Nov 18th!

BlockHack wants to help you, a Developer, Entrepreneur, or Investor, navigate through the Blockchain landscape.

 

Shopify Challenge

 

Shopify has a set of development API’s (https://shopify.dev/) available for anyone to build a Shopify app to help merchants with their storefront. The challenge is to develop a Merchant facing app that uses blockchain technology to help make commerce better for merchants. What does it mean to power decentralized commerce? 

 

iMining Challenge

iMining challenges you to develop an innovative DEX platform for token swaps that ethier utilizes a onchain, side chain or layer 2 scaling solution in order to relieve congestion on the Ethereum Mainnet and help users of the platform save on gas fees which can be a big burden for new and existing users. Encouraging the use of Decentralized exchanges for mass adoption is a good idea for the crypto community as a whole because it further reduces the reliance on centralized exchanges which can have high barriers to entry for the general public, especially to those in developing nations.

 

For Developers

  • Learn about the latest tools in blockchain development
  • Add to your dev portfolio
  • Gain experience working on real blockchain projects

For Beginners

  • Learn how to create working blockchain apps

For Entrepreneurs

  • Build a working app for your existing project
  • Find developers who want to work with you
  • Showcase your projects to potential investors

For Investors

  • Scope new and exciting projects
  • Watch hacker teams present their projects
  • Attend the BitAngels investor event.

BlockHack is already one of the biggest hackathons in Toronto, and the community is continuing to grow rapidly!

Agenda

  • Nov 8th - Hacking Begins
  • Nov 12th - Hacking Ends
  • Nov 13th - Conference Presentations
  • Nov 14th - Final Judging Results
  • Nov 18th - BitAngels Investment Pitch

Only work completed during the hackathon will be considered for judging. Submissions will be made via Devpost.

 

About Bitcoin Bay

Bitcoin Bay is a blockchain and crypto solutions company that has been active in the space since 2013. Based in Toronto, Bitcoin Bay is composed of blockchain experts that specialize in consulting, product and dApp development, education and community engagement.

 

About Shopify

Shopify is a leading provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, offering trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Proudly founded in Ottawa, Shopify powers over 1.7 million businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, Heinz, Staples Canada, and many more. For more information, visit www.shopify.com.

 

About iMining Technologies

iMining Technologies Inc. is a, publicly listed, growth-oriented company, focused on linking traditional capital markets with blockchain investment opportunities. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, the company provides retail and institutional investors a safe and secure way to stake, mine and exchange digital assets using proprietary and secure solutions. We are driven by our core values to operate with transparency, efficiency, and sustainability as we work towards building long-term shareholder value. 

iMining’s fully-owned subsidiary, CanETH Staking Services, is a pioneer of DeFi staking on Ethereum 2.0, a Proof-of-Stake blockchain. iMining is listed on the Toronto Stock Ventures Exchange (TSXV: IMIN) and is cross listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE: P1A).

For more information, visit https://imining.com/

 

About BitAngels

BitAngels (https://www.bitangels.network/) is an investor network for the blockchain industry. BitAngels launched in 2013 as the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups. Each BitAngels event features networking and short pitches by startup founders to an audience of investors, business leaders, and the local blockchain community. These events provide investors the unique chance to learn about new cryptocurrency investment opportunities in person. For more information, visit www.bitangels.network.

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Prizes

$10,000 in prizes

Bitcoin Bay Prize

$1000 USD prize from Bitcoin Bay. Prize will be distributed via community voting during the conference on November 13th. Conference attendees will be issued SLP voting tokens on the BCH network, whereby they will transfer the SLP voting tokens to teams presenting the submissions. Please include your team's SLP address with your final submissions. Refer to the following guide on sending and receiving SLP tokens (https://support.bitcoin.com/en/articles/3680103-how-do-i-send-and-receive-slp-tokens)

Block Devs United (10)

Block Devs United will be offering $1500 worth of bounties to support BlockHack 2021. These will be a series of small bounties to carry out tasks such as inviting friends to blockhack, helping beginners solve problems, reviewing tutorials, participating in activities, and more!

The bounties are available on xdai.devcash.dev

Even if you don't win a big prize at Blockhack you can take something out of it by completing these bite size bounties!

Shopify Challenge (3)

Challenge: Shopify has a set of development API’s (https://shopify.dev/) available for anyone to build a Shopify app to help merchants with their storefront. The challenge is to develop a Merchant facing app that uses blockchain technology to help make commerce better for merchants. What does it mean to power decentralized commerce?

Prize: Up to 3 teams will get a chance to have direct interaction with the Shopify Blockchain team to help bring the app to market and into the hands of Merchants.

Examples:

1. Providence tracking of goods and services being sold by Merchant, things like Proofs of
Authenticity as an app.
2. Wallet gated commerce, ability to create an NFT gated ecommerce experience where
the NFT acts as a membership card
3. Supply chain management: The use of a blockchain to track the current
location/handling agent in the supply chain of a merchant.
4. Loyalty reward program: Leveraging a blockchain tracking system to create a loyalty
program for merchants
5. Group buys: leverage blockchain and smart contracts to create the ability for merchants
to collaborate with other merchants to get buyers to create group buy smart contracts.
6. Marketing using blockchain: Leverage the blockchain properties to provide a marketing
solution for merchants.

iMining Defi Challenge (3)

iMin DeFi Challenge (3 prizes)

iMining challenges you to develop an innovative DEX platform for token swaps that ethier utilizes a onchain, side chain or layer 2 scaling solution in order to relieve congestion on the Ethereum Mainnet and help users of the platform save on gas fees which can be a big burden for new and existing users. Encouraging the use of Decentralized exchanges for mass adoption is a good idea for the crypto community as a whole because it further reduces the reliance on centralized exchanges which can have high barriers to entry for the general public, especially to those in developing nations. We would like to see an attractive and user friendly interface to attract new and existing users.

Your evaluation will be based on:

-UI/UX Design

-Application functionality

-Project Roadmap

Prizes:

1st Prize: 1 Ether (~$4500 USD)

2nd Prize: 1,000 Cardano (~$2000 USD)

3rd Prize: CAD $1,000

Special Nomination:
Up to 3 teams will get a chance to have direct interaction with the iMining DeFi team to help further develop the blockchain ecosystem.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

  • Teams can have from 2-5 members.
  • Individuals can only work on one team.
  • To be eligible for a submission you must:
    • have created or be a part of a project on DevPost. (See THIS guide for setting one up).
    • have linked your project to the BlockHack hackathon. (See THIS guide for setting one up).

Judges

Jerry Qian

Jerry Qian
Bitcoin Bay

Antoine De Vuyst
Bitcoin Bay

Leo Fiadzinu

Leo Fiadzinu
Bitcoin Bay

John Lee
Shopify

Khurram Shroff

Khurram Shroff
iMining Technologies

Dwain Pereira
iMining Technologies

Judging Criteria

  • Fun Innovation
    Projects with creative ideas and smart usage of blockchain technology will rank highly in this category.
  • Functioning Code
    Projects with demonstrable functioning code, such as working apps and smart contracts will score highly in this category.
  • Real World Impact
    Projects that hold promise for impacting the real world, either economically or socially, will rank highly in this category. Especially if real world impact is demonstrated during BlockHack!

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