Calling All Bitcoin Hackers

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Bitcoin 2019's Bitcoin Games is a global, virtual hackathon bringing together the best and the brightest minds to propel Bitcoin into the next decade of innovation. The competition will enable creative and technical minds alike to participate in hacks structured around both technical innovations — like payment channels, sidechains, security and the Lightning Network — as well as non-technical ways of growing the Bitcoin ecosystem and community. This virtual hackathon will challenge developers, creatives and visionaries while fostering the mass adoption of this most critical technology.

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Bitcoin Games Virtual Hackathon Challenges

Each challenge, or hack, offers a unique opportunity for developers to innovate for the Bitcoin ecosystem. In addition to a variety of non-cash prizes participants can win, first-, second- and third-place teams will be awarded cash prizes and will be announced at Bitcoin 2019. The exact prizes for each hack will be listed in the coming weeks once registration goes live, as will each hack’s official rules. Teams will have the option to specify the hack they’re participating in upon submission. More sponsors coming soon. Follow @bitcoin2019conf on Twitter for event updates.

Growth Hack Bitcoin Games Virtual Hackathon

Growth Hack

PRIZE:

$10K

Focusing on media and content creation, the Growth Hack asks participants to create the most compelling video commercial for the entirety of the Bitcoin community. Participants will have 10 weeks to produce a "Superbowl ad," 30 to 60 seconds in length, that demonstrates the team’s passion for bringing Bitcoin to the masses. Individual as well as team submissions will be accepted for this challenge.

Lightning Hack Bitcoin Games Virtual Hackathon

Lightning Hack

PRIZE:

$10K

This hack is intended to stimulate growth and adoption of the Lightning Network by mobilizing developers of all types to iterate and innovate upon this technology. Showcase the power of instant, free transactions and help build the future of the Lightning Network by continuing to build upon its existing implementations.

Liquid Hack

$5K

This hack is intended to stimulate growth and adoption of the Lightning Network by mobilizing developers of all types to iterate and innovate upon this technology. Showcase the power of instant, free transactions and help build the future of the Lightning Network by continuing to build upon its existing implementations.

Bitcoin Games Virtual Hackathon TBA

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FAQ

What is a virtual hackathon?

A virtual hackathon is a contest in which teams of participants develop a product for a chance to win a grand prize.

How is this event structured?

The Bitcoin Games consist of multiple challenges, or hacks, with distinct judging criteria, prizes and participants. As soon as registration via Devpost is live, teams will follow submission instructions to submit their projects to the corresponding hack category. Information regarding team formation will be available with registration.

What is the judging criteria?

Each hack will consist of a unique panel of judges and criteria set to evaluate project submissions. Bitcoin 2019 will be curating the selection of judges for each panel from a variety of engineers, investors and leaders from the top companies and firms within the Bitcoin ecosystem.

How will winners be announced?

There will be a dedicated session at the Bitcoin 2019 conference during which first-, second- and third-place winners will be announced. More details surrounding coordination with hackathon participants for this announcement and session date/time will be available shortly.

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