Build an application of Distributed Ledger Technology to solve a real-world problem.

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CBHACK brings 100 hackers from diverse backgrounds over a weekend to connect, learn, and explore blockchain or distributed ledger technologies (DLT).

  • £10,000 in prizes up for grabs!
  • Learn Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology skills
  • Hands-on Tech Workshops
  • Network & Career Opportunities with Sponsors
  • Visit the Beautiful City of Cambridge
  • Fun Activities, Food Trucks, Swag

Over 9 -10th of March , we aim to gather students from Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, LSE and other top universities across the UK at the Bradfield Center in the Cambridge Science Park to build amazing projects.

#CBHACK is a unique opportunity for you to meet passionate hackers just like you, learn and apply the technology like never before! There will be exciting cash and other prizes up for grabs, stay tuned to hear about our sponsors who are eager to meet all of you!

Open to everyone, don't worry if you're not an expert, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn with workshops and mentors, and lots of fun activities to keep you occupied! The only requirement is to have at least one team member affiliated with a university (current student or recent alumni)

Don't have a team? Don't worry, join our Slack, or just come on the day and meet others at the team speed dating at the start of the event.

Submission Details

  • Please ensure that all team members are registered on Devpost.
  • Register your team name and members on Devpost at the earliest. Final deadline to submit your work/edits: 12:00 PM Sunday March 10th
  • Final submission should include:
    • A short description
    • A link to your public git repository
    • A list of all challenges tackled and protocols used (if you're tackling a sponsor challenge)

Judging Process

  • First round of judging will start just after the submission deadline. Judges will visit each team in turn. You will have up to 7 minutes with the judges, approximately 5 minutes to present your work, and 2 minutes to answer questions.
  • Finalists will be notified before the closing ceremony and will be invited to present their project in the Auditorium. Winners shall be announced after the closing keynote.

 

View full rules

Eligibility

  • All team members must be physically present on site throughout the hackathon.
  • Anyone can participate, but each team should have at least one student (current student or recent graduate) - any level welcome (undergraduate or postgraduate)

Requirements

  • No powerpoint, a demo is required.
  • Code is to be made public - devpost submission, link github.

How to enter

Sponsor Challenges

You are welcome to build anything you like, on any platform you prefer. Do check out our sponsor challenges though, they are a great way to pick up new skills and win more prizes. 

Sponsor prizes are in addition to general hackathon prizes. That is, if you tackle one (or both) of the challenges, you can potentially win both the general prize AND the sponsor prize! 

Sponsor mentors will be on-site throughout the weekend to help you with their APIs.  Please do join CBHACK Slack to speak to them in advance!

Platinum Sponsor Challenge from TODAQ

 

Excited to announce two Challenges from our Platinum Sponsor, TODAQ, prizes:

  • £40 worth of TDN for everyone choosing to tackle a challenge, and
  • £1500 worth of TDN prize for the winning team and an opportunity to take the solution to market.

TODAQ is a fintech bank of the future which offers a secure and distributed digital asset ownership management system for enterprises, banks and governments. It is also responsible, through a global universal loyalty plan, for distribution of the TODA Note (TDN), an asset backed digital note that allows for individual ownership and peer to peer frictionless settlement.

View TODAQ Challenge Details

A third surprise challenge will be announced on the day!

TODAQ Technical Resources:

A technical workshop will be held on Saturday (9th Mar), 1:00 PM with TODAQ mentors on using their API. Before that, ideal resources for teams to get started with learning basics:

TODAQ mentors will also be available throughout the weekend to answer any queries. Please do join CBHACK Slack (channel: #challenge-todaq) to speak to them in advance!

Gold Sponsor Challenge from LUNO

Integrate Luno API within your idea and win £1000 worth in Bitcoin!
Build custom applications or integrate payments with our powerful Bitcoin API!

Luno is a leading global cryptocurrency company with over 2,5 million customers in 40 countries and a team of over 200. Headquartered in London, Luno operates across Africa, South East Asia and Europe. Luno products and services make it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Try Luno Wallet, Luno Exchange and API for crypto payments!

The Luno API gives you the ability to:

  • Access current and historic Bitcoin and Ethereum market data
  • Submit trade orders and view order status
  • Buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • Send and receive Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • Generate Bitcoin and Ethereum wallet addresses

Find details on our page: https://www.luno.com/en/api

In case of ANY questions contact our expert - Felippe Azevedo https://www.linkedin.com/in/filipeaazevedo/!

Who is he?
A software engineer that joined the mission of upgrading the world to a better financial system. Ask him any question and he will try to help. If you need any support with Luno API - he is your guy!

Do you want to know more about his skills? He is an Open Source and Functional Programming enthusiast with 6+ years experience in software development with the ability to write clean, concise and well-tested code in multiple languages, currently being the most proficient (but not limited to) in Scala and Go. Felipe is experienced in designing cloud-based distributed systems that are both secure and scalable around AWS Services as well as participating in all stages from Development to Production

Luno mentors will also be available throughout the weekend to answer any queries. Please do join CBHACK Slack (channel: #challenge-luno) to speak to them in advance!

Judges

Hassan Khan

Hassan Khan
CEO, TODAQ

TBC

TBC
LUNO

Hazem Danny Al-Nakib

Hazem Danny Al-Nakib
Co-Founder, Cambridge Blockchain Hub

Toby Simpson

Toby Simpson
CTO of Fetch.ai

Cambridge Blockchain Society

Cambridge Blockchain Society
Committee Vote

Additional Judges To Be Announced!

Additional Judges To Be Announced!

Judging Criteria

  • Real World Applicability
    Does the idea aim to address a clearly articulated, real-world problem? Is the outcome a good and innovative solution to solve that problem leveraging blockchain/DLT?
  • Good use of Blockchain/DLT
    Is the idea a good use case for blockchain/DLT? Does the idea make good use of blockchain/DLT concepts?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the project technically impressive and complex, considering a 24-hr development period? Did the demo work (although does not have to be perfect)?
  • Long-term business potential
    Can this idea be turned into a viable and sustainable business venture? How big is the market potential? Did the group come up with a potential business model?
  • UX/Design
    Is the UI well thought-out and designed? Is it easy and simple to use for the use case and target users?
  • Wow Factor / Originality / Creativity
    How creative has the team been in solving the problem? Did they come up with novel and original methods that leverage blockchain/DLT? Is there a "wow" factor?