About eight weeks ago we kicked off the second Alpha Phase of our OST KIT⍺ program. We reviewed 250+ applications from all over the world. 142 projects were chosen to demonstrate a successful integration between their website/app/platform and OST KIT⍺ using the OST KIT APIs and SDKs.
66 development teams fully completed the integration challenge. Seeing so many different use cases — from reading programs to fighting counterfeit shipments of caviar — strengthened our belief that we, together with the OST community, are working on something truly amazing.
Check out our new Challenges webpage which showcases all the winners. Or, just read on below for all the details!
Each successful POC submission gets rewarded with 50,000 OST. We also created the following five reward categories:
GRAND REWARD: 250,000 additional OST
Build a “Ready-to-Ship” integration demonstrating the many possibilities of OST KIT⍺.
BEST MOTION PICTURE: 25,000 additional OST
Turn your POC video submission into a blockbuster.
BEST USER EXPERIENCE: 25,000 additional OST
Create an intuitive and seamlessly integrated Proof of Concept.
MOST INNOVATIVE POC: 25,000 additional OST
Demonstrate a unique way to tokenize your app or community.
BEST DO GOOD PROJECT: 25,000 additional OST
Make the world a better place through tokenization.
Here are the winners:
★ GRAND REWARD: KWANDA
Kwanda is a Q&A platform with a built in token economy where users can set a specific reward value to a question allowing for receiving and rewarding more high quality answers. Congratulations, Marc & Anton!
★ BEST MOTION PICTURE: KIDTOKEN
kidtoken is a tokenized cryptocurrency for kids that offers parents & teachers the ability to incentivize positive behaviors, such as good grades, kindness and eating healthy. Congratulations to Scott, Casie, Chance & Team!
★ BEST USER EXPERIENCE: HARD GAMING
HARD wants to replace the use of in-game fiat currency. Gamers will be able to use the HARD token across multiple games, motivating them to purchase game tokens with fiat money. Congratulations, David!
★ MOST INNOVATIVE: CONER
Coner simplifies combing through research papers in digital libraries. Their interactive document viewer visualises extracted keywords in documents, allowing users to rate and add new keywords. Congratulations, Daniel!
★ BEST DO-GOOD PROJECT: READIT
ReadIt wants to reduce illiteracy by providing a scalable reading program that enhances the tracking & reward program by leveraging WebUI & Blockchain integration. Congratulations John and Adam!
We listed all successful POC demonstrations on our Challenges page, where you’ll find more information about OST KIT⍺ Phase II and the teams behind the winning POCs. We also created a sign-up form for OST KIT⍺ Phase III, more details on the third challenge will follow soon!
Last but not least, we’d like to thank our amazing community for pushing our team and technologies to the limit, for providing us with ideas and feedback and for always believing in the future of OST.
OST is building the complete blockchain toolkit for business.
Our ambition is to be the blockchain technology partner of choice for businesses of all sizes and levels of technical sophistication, enabling any business to create, launch, and manage their own branded digital token economy powered by OpenST protocols and OST blockchain management software. The OpenST protocol enables companies to launch branded token economies on highly scalable, open, cryptographically auditable side blockchains. OST is actively investing in an ecosystem of developers and apps built on OST, to help drive requirements from actual use cases.