Ever wondered how innovative companies known for delivering best-in-class customer service develop their product roadmap?
Join the Chamber of Digital Commerce, Discover and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Center for Financial Markets and Policy in a 24-hour code-a-thon to explore the promise of blockchain technology.THE CHALLENGE
The rise in digitalization and innovation have made trust in payments, RegTech, and digital identity more important than ever before. Participants of the code-a-thon will have the unique opportunity to build blockchain solutions that will streamline operations, manage their finances and more.
The Discover Blockchain Technology code-a-thon will bring together teams of engineers and coders to tackle and deliver innovative ideas that address:PAYMENTS
Establishing high value over the blockchain to increase transaction speed and reduce risk.REGTECH
Developing important back-end solutions for enhancing regulatory compliance.DIGITAL IDENTITY
Creating trusted, tamper-proof digital identity solutions for consumers and businesses.SCHEDULE
MARCH 608:00 am
Registration & Team Formation09:30 am
John Jacobs, Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown McDonough
Michael Hansen, Head of Innovation, Business Technologies, Discover Financial
Coding Begins12:00 pm
Jordan Earls, Co-Founder & Lead Developer, QTUM06:00 pm
Dinner & Presentation07:00 pm
Stay & Code
Late night snacks!
MARCH 708:00 am
Judging Session12:00 pm
Finalist Announced01:00 pm
Awards Ceremony at the DC Blockchain Summit
Schedule subject to update
- Must be +18 years or older to participate
- Technologists from the blockchain community
- Government technologists
- Private sector technologists
- Hill staffers
- Agency staff
- Lawyers with blockchain experience
- Business executives
$14,500 in prizes
First prize is 1 BTC, price at time of awards ceremony.
Second prize is 3 ETH, price at time of awards ceremony.
Third prize is 50 QTUM, price at time of awards ceremony.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
To enter, submit an application at the following Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-blockchain-technology-code-a-thon-2018-tickets-42843259342
Chief Technology Officer, World Bank
Co-Founder & Lead Developer QTUM
Chief Strategy Officer, 1776
Director of Research & Operations, Bloq
Sr. Consultant – Business Solution Architect, Discover
Payments Innovation, Discover Financial Services
First criteria, 40%
Technical Competence and Capabilities
Second Criteria, 30%
Third Criteria, 30%