Build blockchain solutions in Payments, RegTech, and Digital Identity

It’s time to discover blockchain technology!

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 6

  08:00 am

Registration & Team Formation

09:30 am

Kick-Off

John Jacobs, Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown McDonough

Keynote Presentation:
Michael Hansen, Head of Innovation, Business Technologies, Discover Financial

10:30 am

Coding Begins

12:00 pm

Luncheon Keynote:

Jordan Earls, Co-Founder & Lead Developer, QTUM

06:00 pm

Dinner & Presentation

07:00 pm

Stay & Code

Late night snacks!

MARCH 7

  08:00 am

Breakfast

09:00 am

Judging Session

12:00 pm

Finalist Announced

01:00 pm

Awards Ceremony at the DC Blockchain Summit

Schedule subject to update

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Eligibility

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE
  • Must be +18 years or older to participate
  • Technologists from the blockchain community
  • Government technologists
  • Private sector technologists
  •  Policymakers
  •  Hill staffers
  •  Agency staff
  • Lawyers with blockchain experience
  • Business executives
  • Consultants

Judges

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LESLY GOH
Chief Technology Officer, World Bank

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JORDAN EARLS
Co-Founder & Lead Developer QTUM

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PENNY LEE
Chief Strategy Officer, 1776

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JORDAN KRUGER
Director of Research & Operations, Bloq

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MICAH KERR

Sr. Consultant – Business Solution Architect, Discover

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TYSON GOINGS
Payments Innovation, Discover Financial Services

Judging Criteria

  • First criteria, 40%
    Technical Competence and Capabilities
  • Second Criteria, 30%
    Practicality
  • Third Criteria, 30%
    Creativity