2020 Wanxiang Blockchain Hackathon Kicks Off

The 2020 Wanxiang Blockchain Hackathon has begun on the evening of October 23. The three-day competition(October 23–25), hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, sponsored by Protocol Labs, SNZ, Qtum, Acala Network, and supported by DoraHacks and Ethplanet, has attracted over 100 blockchain developers and enthusiasts both inside and outside China.

This year’s Hackathon is the first ever competition conducted both online and offline during the blockchain week, aimed at creating a free communication platform for global blockchain developers and enthusiasts without any space restrictions and time limit. Under the theme of “Innovating North Bund with Blockchain+”, the competition is focusing on the North Bund, Hongkou District, a cornerstone underpinning Shanghai’s “Golden Triangle”. With “Blockchain technology in the construction of the North Bund Innovation Ecological Harbor” as the main proposition, the competition is gathering top hackers to create new ideas of North Bund construction by combining blockchain with artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cloud computing, 5G and other new digital technologies.

Liu Changlin, Deputy Director of Science and Technology Committee of Hongkou District, delivered an opening speech. He expressed his warm welcome to all the contestants present, and encouraged them to make the best of their imagination to provide creative solutions.

Liu Changlin, Deputy Director of Science and Technology Committee of Hongkou District

Sun Xiaowei, Deputy Director of the North Bund Sub-District Office of Hongkou District was present at the event site, where she explained in detail the current difficulties of the North Bund governance.

Sun Xiaowei, Deputy Director of the North Bund Sub-District Office of Hongkou District

How will blockchain help transform the North Bund? This year our major topics include community governance, e-government, urban management, building economy, smart elderly care, and smart Party building. We expect contestants to think about how to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of the North Bund governance by combining blockchain with other new technologies.

Also, Protocol Labs, SNZ, Qtum, and Acala Network announced challenging sponsor propositions at the opening of the competition, including DeFi application, Layer2 and onchain governance.

Apart from Hackathon topics, sponsors also announced attractive rewards. Protocol Labs announced to offer a total bonus of up to $10,000 and the opportunity to join Filecoin Frontier Accelerator. The team selected for Filecoin Frontier Accelerator will receive an initial investment of $20,000.

Keren, Head of Protocol Labs (China)

Qtum promised an ecological fund reward worth a million dollar, and each team that goes for Qtum’s topic is entitled to apply for the reward. Each development team can be allocated a reward ranging from 25,000 to 50,000 US dollars. The specific prize amount will depend on the degree of creativity and completion of the project.

Zhong Wenbin, Qtum (China) CTO

Acala Network also announced a total bonus of up to $10,000. The specific prize amount will depend on the degree of completion of the project.

Wang Jianjiang, CTO of Acala Network

Judges this year are Liu Changlin, Deputy Director of Science and Technology Committee of Hongkou District, Tang Yi, Vice President of Qiming Venture Partners, Wang Jianjiang, CTO of Acala & Polkawallet, Jia Yaoqi, Parity Asia Technical Director, Zhong Wenbin, Qtum (China) CTO, Liang Qiang, SNZ CTO, Jennifer Jiang, LatticeX Foundation CSO, Liao Yaling, General Manager of Ecological Group, Wanxiang Blockchain, and Li Xin, Co-founder and CTO of IPFS Force. They will make professional comments on the performance of the contestants from the perspectives of project feasibility, completion, social value, etc., and finally determine the winners of the first, second, and third prizes, the North Bund Outstanding Idea Award, the Sponsor Special Award and other awards.

Wanna know the fantastic ideas of the contestants? Go watch the 2020 Wanxiang Blockchain Hackathon roadshow online at 13:30 on October 25 at http://live.bilibili.com/21892643

As an important warm-up event of Wanxiang Blockchain International Week, 2020 Wanxiang Blockchain Hackathon also marks the official start of 2020 Shanghai Blockchain International Week. Apart from Hackathon, the Blockchain International Week also includes other fun events. Take a look below.

Open Day (October 26)

Open day offers the stage to exchange ideas and host activities. For now campaigns that are currently scheduled include Web3.0 Bootcamp Demo Day co-organized by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, New Chain Space, Parity, and the Web3 Foundation, and The Recyborg Cathedral and Bazaar jointly hosted by PlatON, Odaily, Thema Mundi Studio, and 36kr.

Go to https://www.blockchainlabs.org/week2020/openDay and check more information of Open Day.

The 6th Blockchain Global Summit (October 27–28)

Under the theme of “Integrated Innovation”, the 6th Global Blockchain Summit is gathering prominent technical leaders, experts and scholars from various industries to jointly discuss the latest achievements, trends and ideas of the blockchain industry and promote the large-scale commercial application of the blockchain technology through integrated innovation as an effort to truly create socio-economic values. The very next day of the Summit, namely October 28th, will probe into three major themes: Distributed Cognitive Industrial Internet, Digital Finance, and IoT 3.0.

This summit will be conducted online and offline simultaneously. Reservation for the online event in Shanghai, China has been open. Log in to https://www.blockchainlabs.org/week2020wx to make a reservation in advance. We look forward to your presence at 2020 Shanghai Blockchain International Week!

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