hack to the moon

hot & top blockchain hackathon – soon in Prague
(28-29 September 2019)

For blockchain,
no challenge is big enough

There are a lot of hackathons – but there has never been one like this in Prague. The leading blockchain firms are going to be there and we are bringing the local and foreign blockchain communities together. We will throw problems at you and it will be up to you to overcome them. At the same time, you can network and learn… And perhaps even lay the foundations of a project that will change the crypto world a bit.

And BTW – the event will be followed by the Hackers Congress. ;)

This is who we are And we are expecting you

What will we hack?

The assignment from Binance

1. BLOCK EXPLORERS, ANALYTICS & CHAIN ANALYSIS TOOLS

– Customizable block explorer with custom filters and queries.
– Price ticker platform that with custom filters and alerts.
– Chainalysis for Binance Chain.

2. TRADING INTERFACES

– Better interfaces for different trading use-cases
• Robinhood-like UX for casual traders
• Bloomberg-like terminal for serious manual traders
• SDK for algo traders

– Embeddable one-click instant buy or exchange widget

3. PAYMENTS

– Payment processor
• Stripe-like UX for merchants (like https://0x.org/instant)

Technical information: https://docs.binance.org/

The assignment from TOP Network

What is TOP Network?
https://www.topnetwork.org/blog/what-is-top-network

Challenges:

1. VOTING BY PROXY
The TOP Chain PoS consensus network utilizes three different types of nodes: Edge Nodes, Validator Nodes, and Advanced Nodes. Only Advanced Nodes require votes from token holders to become active. For the sake of the Hackathon, consider the voting scheme to be 1 TOP = 1 vote (this will not quite be the case for our mainnet)

Using smart-contracts, devise a secure way for voters to delegate their voting power to a proxy, without actually transferring tokens to the proxy. The proxy smart-contract will allow another agent to vote on the token holder’s behalf, and disburse the voting dividends back to the token holder. This is called a Liquid Democracy. Token holders should be able to redeem their voting rights from the smart-contract at any time.

Purpose: In a sharded system with numerous Advanced nodes, it is difficult for regular voters to select the best nodes and keep up with the constantly changing node dynamics. Voting by Proxy allows ordinary voters who are not as engaged to delegate their voting power to a professional trusted entity if they so choose, who can then select the most outstanding, deserving, and valuable nodes.

What’s needed:
– TOP Chain Smart-Contracts (Currently Supporting the Lua Language)
– TOP SDK

A demo showing how to use TOP’s SDK with Lua will be provided.

2. P2P MESSAGING APPLICATION
Build a p2p messaging and/or group chat DApp using TOP Chain and TOP SDK/API. The messages should be encrypted.

Hints/Possible Direction:
– Message contents can be added to transaction bodies as a memo.
– Users can be identified by their public key.

3. BUILD A DECENTRALIZED ID AND AUTHORIZATION SYSTEM
Currently, users have very little control over how their personal information is shared and used on the Internet. Build a system that allows users to take control of their digital identity. Store account information or personal data associated with a user’s Decentralized ID securely and anonymously on the blockchain. Implement an authorization system so that only the identity owner can access the data.

What’s needed:
– TOP Chain to store data
– Use TOP smart-contracts (Lua Language) to manage the process.

4. OPEN TRACK
Use the TOP SDK/API to build something awesome! The idea should be a real use case that could theoretically garner massive adoption. Think about what is possible with scalable smart-contracts, zero fee transactions, and near instant finality.

Resources:
– TOP Chain + Smart Contracts
– TOP SDK

The assignment from Matic Network

1. ENABLING MICROPAYMENTS
Matic sidechains allow you to build applications which can enable micropayments and not just bulk payments. Using Matic you can try to build an exciting use case like:
– A tipping widget for social media platforms: Twitter, Telegram, etc.

2. INNOVATIVE USE-CASES FOR NFT’s
Patreon for Instagram: Matic plasma chain allows transactions with near-zero fees. Applications that require a lot of NFTs can freely mint NFTs on Matic and the owner’s of these NFTs can withdraw on the main chain if and when their NFTs become valuable. To put this idea into practice, we invite the participants to build a “Patreon for Instagram”. Instagram art creators will sign up using their Instagram account and all their art will be minted onto the Matic chain. Their supporters can choose to buy blockchain art to support their favorite artists! After a sale happens, the buyer can move the NFT to the main chain if they desire.

3. OPEN TRACK
If you have ideas of your own, That’s even better!
Use Matic Network to deploy some cool hacks and your ingenuity will be rewarded! No restrictions, Just build some cool hacks that leverage Matic Network with a proper use-case, and you can win!

Technical information:
For the sake of newcomers to the ecosystem let’s first review:

https://blog.matic.network/what-is-matic-network/

Matic’s getting started page will provide you the information needed to start building on Matic. In case of any doubts please join the group to get your queries answered:

https://docs.matic.network

Mentors

Extremely experienced mentors will be available to you nonstop.

Teck Chia

Teck Chia

Binance X

Teck Chia leads Binance X, an initiative to foster innovation on the Binance platform and the general ecosystem at large. Before that, he has played the role of an investor, entrepreneur, product manager and software engineer at companies like Facebook and Oracle. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and founded HashTrust.com, a smart contracts platform on Bitcoin. Teck holds a BSc. and MEng. in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Flora Sun

Flora Sun

Director @ Binance X

Flora Sun is a Director at Binance X, a new innovation-focused initiative at Binance. Flora has experiences as a software developer, product manager, entrepreneur, and investor. She has built services used by millions of users and her passion is to make the world a better place via computer science innovations. She is now supporting and enabling blockchain developers to do the same. Flora holds B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Matevž Jekovec

Matevž Jekovec

Software engineer @ Oasis Labs

Matevž Jekovec graduated from computer science at University of Ljubljana and received University award for his diploma thesis titled “Computer-aided melodic analysis”. He was a teaching assistant and a researcher at the University for 7 years focusing on efficient parallel and distributed data structures and algorithms related to indexing and succinctly storing big, unstructured data. From 2018 Matevž is a backend developer at Oasis Labs inc. While his daily tasks are mostly storage and efficiency related, he is also using the Oasis platform as a dapp developer.

Taylor Wei

Taylor Wei

VP & Co-founder @ TOP Network

Taylor joined WebEx in 2001 and served as one of the key developers of WebEx Mobile. Taylor co-founded Dingtone in 2012 and served as VP of Platform. Taylor is a senior network communication architect and cryptography expert. He designed the security architecture of CoverMe, an end-to-end encrypted messaging app, long before Telegram and WhatsApp implemented end-to-end message encryption.

Noah Wang

Noah Wang

CMO, CFO & Co-founder @ TOP Network

Noah has extensive experiences in investment, accounting and auditing. Noah served as the U.S. West Coast Regional Head at Starr Strategic Holdings, the founding shareholder of AIG, overseeing investment management and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Before Starr, Noah worked for PwC and ICBC. He is a charter member of HYSTA and the Alumni Relations Chair of Young Executive Board at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. Noah received an MBA degree from Yale University. He is a CFA charterholder, a CPA and a Mensa International member.

Charles Coombs-Esmail

Charles Coombs-Esmail

Senior PR Director @ TOP Network

Charles holds a B.S in Physics from The University of California Santa Barbara. He is passionate and enthusiastic about Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and other related distributed computing technologies. Before moving to TOP Network, Charles worked in community management at several blockchain startups. Currently, he works in the PR department where he focuses on explaining complex blockchain related topics associated with TOP Network in an easily digestible manner.

Sandeep Nailwal

Sandeep Nailwal

Co-founder & COO @ Matic Network

Sandeep is an ex-CTO of Welspun. He headed to blockchain services working with various clients to design & implement their decentralized app architectures. He is responsible for onboarding decentralised applications on Matic Network to achieve scalability and faster transactions, fueling user adoption for Matic Network and its based Dapps and designing product/network strategy for long term network velocity.

Siddhartha Jain

Siddhartha Jain

Head of Ecosystem growth @ Matic Network

Siddharth was previously Project Manager at EXL and Data Analyst at Mu-Sigma. Now he is responsible for ecosystem growth at Matic Network. He is one of the main reasons Matic’s IEO on Binance Launchpad has been a huge success in crypto market.

What will you fight for?

Four partners, four hacks, four prizes for the winners.

For each challenge, there will be one winning team picked by the expert committee. The winning team shall receive for:

Binance challenge: an opportunity to participate on the Binance Fellowship Program (the Organizer is not liable nor responsible for any matter or relation arising from the Binance Fellowship Program, the program is hosted and managed by Binance and its affiliates only);

Top Network challenge: USDT (Tether) 3300;

Matic Network challenge: max up to 8 ETH (Ethereum);

Oasis Labs challenge: EUR 1500.

FAQ

What are the terms and conditions of the competition?

We tried to make them as simple as possible.

In brief:
– Participants must be at least 18 years old and have enthusiasm for blockchain.
– The competition will take place in teams of max. four people; individuals and whole teams can register.
– Individuals will have the option of forming teams at the venue or competing alone.
– Individuals and teams will register to work on a particular topic – there will be four topics (each assigned by one partner) and each partner will select one winner in its respective category.
– There will be four winners.
– Everything that is created at the event will be published as open-source.

By registering in the hackathon, you automatically agree with the terms and conditions.
You can find the full terms and conditions HERE: http://bit.ly/2kKl4za

For whom are we doing this?

For hackers. For blockchain enthusiasts, whether advanced or beginners, who want to get high-quality mentoring, push their skills forward and get more involved in the community and discover its possibilities.

How will it happen?

We will post the topics at the beginning of September, so there will be time to prepare.
We will then see you at the venue on Saturday morning. We will again present the topics, etc., go over a few organisational matters, put the teams together and get started.
We will hack through the night and finish up on Sunday evening.
Overnight accommodation and food will be available free of charge at the venue, as will energy.

What kind of technologies will we work with?

We will provide details when we publish the individual topics.

Is it a problem if I don’t have my own team?

Nope. An introductory presentation of the participants and their ideas will be given at the start of the event. As an individual, you can then join any already existing team or form your own team with other individuals. The maximum number of brains per team is four.

How will it be with staying overnight?

You really want to sleep?
Well, OK – help yourself at the venue.
There will be a quiet zone available together with some blankets, but ideally bring your own sleeping bag.

Have we left anything out?

Send us your questions

Agenda

The stated times are indicative. The faster we blow through the organisational stuff, the more time we’ll have for the hackathon.

Saturday

09:00 – 09:30Registration & breakfast
09:30 – 10:00What it’s all about
10:00 – 10:15Formation of teams
& checking that everyone knows
what to do and how to do it
10:15 – 11:00Detailed inspection of assignments
11:00 – 12:00Optional workshop:
BinanceX & Rockaway Blockchain
"The Path to Blockchain Adoption"
11:00 – 13:00Hacking
13:00 – 13:30Lunch break
13:30 – 17:00Hacking
17:00 – 17:15Coffee break
17:15 – 20:00Hacking
20:00 – 20:30Dinner break
20:30 – 00:00Hacking

Sunday

00:00 – 00:15Midnight snack break
00:15 – 08:00Hacking
08:00 – 08:30Breakfast break
08:30 – 10:30Hacking
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00Hacking
13:00 – 14:00Lunch break
14:00 – 17:00Hacking
17:00 – 17:30Coffee break
17:30 – 20:00Hacking
20:00 – 22:00Presentations &
Announcement of the winners

Our venue

Paralelní Polis
Institute of Cryptoanarchy

Dělnická 475/43
Praha 7 - Holešovice

Paralelní Polis was established five years ago as one of the Ztohoven group’s art projects.
It is based on the ideas of freedom, independence, an innovative approach, decentralisation and development of society, and it is completely state-free. Its activities bring together science, art and new technologies. It experiments with cryptocurrencies and bitcoin economics, self-sufficiency and open-source technologies.

Through its activities, it strives to contribute to critical discussion of current topics and the problems of modern society. It is home to Bitcoin Coffee, the world's first bitcoin café, the Paper Hub coworking space, the Institute of Cryptoanarchy multipurpose facility and other original projects.

At Paralelní Polis, you will find an extensive programme that includes hackathons, courses and lectures, 3D printing workshops, drone flying, cryptocurrencies and internet and computer security.

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Thank you for your interest!

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