Applications for the Blockchain Campus Hackathon 2021 are opened to students of higher institutions across Africa.
Africa Blockchain Campus Hackathon
This initiative of Africa Blockchain Institute was launched to expose students to the career and business opportunities that Blockchain/DLT Digital Innovations afford them if they take full advantage.
Considering its structure and design, the Africa Blockchain Campus Hackathon serves as an enabling community that nurtures and trains developers, giving them access to capital, knowledge, and mentorship.
According to the institute, the contest requires students from higher academic institutions in Africa to build blockchain applications on free Telegram Open Network (TON) that will add value to the continent and to the Free TON network.
Whether you are familiar with blockchain technology, or you’re one step away from being a complete novice, the Hackathon is designed to coach you on everything that you need to know about blockchain.
Also, the topics that will be discussed at the event will cover trending and future applications in blockchain as well as how they are being deployed to positively impact the world.
● You must possess a student ID Card.
● Basic Knowledge of programming languages or an idea generator
● Github account (optional)
Areas that will be covered during the event include:
Fintech infrastructure/Digital wallets and how they help the unbanked
High tech job creation
Human rights protections
Land ownership registry
National voting platforms
Note that the institute allows participants to specify any other applications that best serve the needs of Africa.
How does the process work?
There are three steps that interested applicants need to take for participation in the Hackathon:
Submit application (meet requirements, fill-in Ideas, and submit);
Receive acceptance confirmation (notification, onboarding);
Participate in the program (build, dev tools, collaborate with mentors, jury screening).
How is the contest structured?
The contest is divided into three: country competition, regional competition, then a continental competition. Although the first two are to be held virtually, the winners of regional competitions will then participate physically at the continental competition.
Contestants stand to benefit the following:
Opportunity to code and build decentralized applications, from an idea stage to product launch;
Training and workshop sessions by experts;
Access to mentorship;
Winners of the regional competition will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Kigali in Rwanda for the grand finale at the African Leadership University, Kigali, Rwanda.
The grand finale winners will be awarded monetary prizes, plus other supports
1st Prize 25,000 TONS
2nd Prize 15,000 TONS
3rd Prize 5,000 TONS
4th – 20th Place 1,000 TONS
Apply here if you’re interested.
The Hackathon is scheduled to hold from Monday, February 1st, 2021 to Thursday, April 8th, 2021. The deadline for applications is on Friday, January 22, 2021.
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