Contestants from around the world are invited to take part in the Stratis Smart Contracts Challenge from 1st November to 16th December 2019. The competition is open to individuals and teams from around the world, including those from profit, non-profit, academic and public sector organisations.
The total prize fund will be $18,000. Eligible entrants will compete for a first place cash prize of US$10,000, second place prize of US$5,000 and third place prize of US$3,000.
The challenge for contestants is to develop smart contract applications that can have a big impact. They should be useful, easy to use, innovative and capable of being applied across a wide range of industries. These include banking and financial services, international trade and commodities, supply chain, energy, identity, Internet of Things, government, healthcare and medicine, automotive and gaming.
The judges will be asking: does the tool provide a useful function, is it easy and engaging to use, is it doing something innovative, how well does the product function? Submissions can cover any kind of software application, such as the web, cloud, personal computer, mobile device or console, but they must utilise Stratis Smart Contracts in C#.
Chris Trew, CEO and Founder of Stratis Group Ltd stated:
We are very excited to be hosting this international hackathon and to provide an opportunity to show how Stratis Smart Contracts can unlock the potential of blockchain and transform the way industries work.
We want to grow our ecosystem of developers. C# is one of the most popular programming languages in the world and at the Stratis hackathon, developers will be able to programme smart contracts in their familiar C# language. By working together, we can harness the combined expertise of this community of experts and push the boundaries of what is possible using blockchain.
The hackathon will be hosted on the established Devpost platform, allowing us to leverage their existing user-base of talented blockchain developers. More information including the terms and conditions, will be released on the 1st of November when the Devpost event is live!