Get Your Coding Gloves On, It’s The First Stratis Blockchain Hackathon (Stratis Weekly #6)

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Greetings,

We are excited to announce the Stratis Blockchain Hackathon, our first major Stratis developers event of 2017 and we wanted to give you, our dedicated community, a head start. Gloves at the ready!

The Stratis Hackathon is an online, global event open to C#/.net and blockchain developers with no entry requirements other than basic technical expertise and the desire to build exciting use cases for the platform.

The event will officially kick off on Dec 15, when we will open up online registration to participants and offer specific technical details. We will then be open for submissions between Jan 15 -26, 2017.

This event is part of the Stratis Academy initiative aimed at showcasing the nStratis Development Framework capabilities with the help of talented developers from all over the world. We will be actively promoting it with an ad campaign and outreach efforts to the C# and .net developer communities.

There will be a cash prize to the winner of the competition (prize amount to be announced soon), as well as recognition on the Stratis Academy website and Stratis company PR. Other incentives for participants will also to be revealed soon.

The winner will be be announced on Jan 30th 2017 after the closing of the London Blockchain week https://www.blockchainweek.com/ where Stratis will be present to promote its tech and the competition.

We are looking for implementations of applications on the nStratis Development Framework in areas such as:

  • Health records
  • Identity/personal records
  • Credit files
  • Provenance
  • Time stamping/Notarization
  • Asset/property registration
  • Education records

Preference will be given to entries that provide a polished, workable interface and to those entries that provide documentation, demonstrative videos or any additional aid to help judge the quality of the work.

Projects have to be in the English language and make use of the nStratis Developer Framework. Projects will be made available to the public as Open Source projects with licenses granting right to use, distribute, etc.

We look forward to your entries, so start planning and coding now!

Stratis Launches Blockchain Development Framework (SDF)
It’s so good we thought we’d share it again. The nStratis Developer Framework in C# and .NET is now live. Take a look here: https://github.com/stratisproject/NStratis

The SDF is the first of its kind and opens the doors onto a wider community of developers who can now begin writing blockchain apps in C#.NET. The initial release provides a blockchain development toolkit for developers, such as an API and a TransactionBuilder that supports all the standard transactions, for instance record keeping on the blockchain, time stamping and proof of existence.

Kudos to Dev0tion for using the platform to create some of the first transaction examples. Here is the screenshot of the first reported Stratis transaction on the SDF:firstnstratistransaction

 

Also this exciting news got Stratis some nice media coverage:

http://www.econotimes.com/Stratis-launches-nStratis-Development-Framework-enables-blockchain-development-in-C-and-NET-411865

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3151373

Wallet Update
A new Stratis Wallet update (v2.0.0.1.) has been released. This update prevents older clients from connecting to the network. Please download from this link: https://github.com/stratisproject/stratisX/releases/tag/v2.0.0.1

That’s all for now,
Happy holidays USA!