Spark University Blockchain Hackathon — the finalists
What is it?
The Spark Hackathon is for university developers and hackers.
Who runs it?
It is run by Encode Club, an online university and hacker blockchain community.
Why do we run it?
Our aim is to uncover the top hackers and developers earlier than anyone else and support them.
We have had record numbers in this hack:
800 participants (up from 650)
100 finishing teams (up from 70)
Which universities are involved?
Over 40 from 6 continents, including UK, Spain, Italy, South Africa, India, Brazil, US, Canada, Singapore, Australia.
Euler: a permissionless lending platform, led by an Oxford post-doctoral researcher.
Biton: a scalable peer-to-peer overlay network that provides plausible
deniability for routing and storage, led by a UCL PhD student who is supervised by George Danezis (Chainspace, Facebook).
NFT.finance: A lending platform for NFTs with collateral integration through Aave, led by an Imperial undergraduate and student from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Atomic Ninja: A transaction batcher for flash loans, built on Aave and Filecoin, built by a team of Brazilian hackers.
Pygate: Python integration for IPFS and Filecoin, including a student from Imperial and a PhD from the University of Glasgow amongst others.
Filecoin Pricing Mechanism: A decentralised platform enabling trustworthy assignment of storage capacity through multi-item auctions, built by three researchers from UCL, UCLA and UCLouvain respectively.
Chikaraa: An aggregator platform that connects flash loan developers and people who want to use them, build by a team of Indian hackers.
Blockchain Inclusive: A decentralised storage platform (using Filecoin) with defi integration (using Aave), built by a team including students from the University of Colorado, University of Washington and Cambridge.
Codigo: An IOT portal for firmware distribution, built using Filecoin based on Edinburgh University research.
Footium: A football management game with players/clubs as tradable NFTs, built by a team including a Bristol and an Oxford student.
Watch and Listen: A marketplace for live music events built using Livepeer by a Russian based team.
Private Protests: A decentralised private protesting application using Nucypher by a team of India based students.
Dr Kari Kostiainen — Senior Scientist at ETH Zurich and Winner of our last hackathon with Snappy Labs.
Peter Yuan Pan — Co-founder of MetaCartel Ventures
Anton Bukov — Co-founder of 1.inch exchange
Roderick van der Graaf — Managing Partner at Lemniscap VC
Tom Schmidt — Partner at Dragonfly Capital
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