Registration and Community Voting are Now Live! Sign Up for EOS Hackathon 1, in Hong Kong, or Submit a Pitch to Win a Trip for Your Team

Hosted by EOS VC and Block.one, the EOS Global Hackathon series, due to kick off in June, is a first-of-its-kind event in the world of blockchain — but its real direction depends on your input and support. Registration is now underway for Hackathon 1 in Hong Kong, on June 9–10. We’re also inviting the community to submit video pitches outlining ideas for dApps that build on the EOSIO platform to advance the mission of creating free market solutions for life, liberty, and property around the world via blockchain technology. To enhance the global nature of the first event, in Hong Kong, we are offering the chance to win travel stipends for you and your team to attend the event. All you need to do is put together a video pitch and get the community to vote for it.

The Hackathon series will run from from June through December and we at Block.one have committed to providing US$1,500,000 in awards, giveaways and travel stipends to support the growth of a decentralized global community of EOSIO users.

Do you have the ideas and the know-how to launch a decentralized version of existing centralized systems? Can you and / or your team change the way medical records and the healthcare system are run to provide better care? How about a decentralized publishing platform that battles fake news? We at Block.one really want to hear from you!

How to Win:

Share your pitch by uploading a short video to YouTube or YouKu, then get your community to “like” your entry for a chance to win. The top teams with the most likes for their videos will progress to the final round, where Block.one judges will pick up to five winners.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a team yet — you can also submit videos on your own then find a team, if you need one, when you get to the event. For more on the contest rules and community voting, head over to the EOS Global Hackathon Site. We’ve made it easy for you to register to join hackers, product developers, marketers and business leaders in creating a new wave of blockchain applications that build a decentralized world from the ground up. No matter where you’re based, we really want to know what you would propose to do on EOSIO and hope to see participation from all corners of the globe.

As you probably know, EOSIO Dawn 3.0 — a feature-complete, developer-focused update to the platform that enhances its usability, scalability and stabilization — was released on April 6.

EOSIO is on track to be the first general purpose platform to enable blockchain application development at scale with costless transactions. It uses the delegated proof of stake consensus mechanism created by Block.one’s CTO, Dan Larimer, one of the only blockchain architects in the world to have launched multiple successful live products now used my millions of people around the world.

Dovetailing with the protocol’s launch, the EOS Global Hackathon is designed to find and give a platform to the creators of humanity’s decentralized future, wherever they may be. The series will take place across three continents and involve a heady mix of hackers, product developers, UX/UI designers, entrepreneurs, marketers and business leaders. Four in-person events will be followed by a Grand Finale Pitch Competition that puts the best applications under the spotlight and in contention for a US$500,000 Grand Prize.


Disclaimer

block.one is a software company and is producing the EOS.IO software as free, open source software. This software may, among other things, enable those who deploy it to launch a blockchain or decentralized applications with various features. For more information, please visit https://github.com/eosio. block.one does not provide financial support to anyone seeking to become a block producer on any version of the EOS.IO platform that may be adopted or implemented.

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