Join us in building the next generation of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology! March 16-17 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Join the MIT Bitcoin Expo in building our decentralized future. We will be bringing together 250 developers, hackers, and industry expert from around the world to compete in a 24-hour hackathon to build the best decentralized technology for Web 3.0. This year, the MIT Bitcoin Hackathon will be taking place March 16-17, 2018. We'll be providing hackers with free food, travel reimbusements, prizes, and opportunities to present their projects to top industry judges at the annual MIT Bitcoin Expo.

Get ready to push forward the future of development!

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Prizes

$38,000 in prizes

Grand Prize

$5000 in Bitcoin, mentorship from VCs, and presentation at the MIT Bitcoin Expo to the best project of the hackathon

Second Place

$4000 in Bitcoin and presentation at the MIT Bitcoin Expo to the team awarded second place

Third Place

$3000 in Bitcoin and presentation at the MIT Bitcoin Expo to the team awarded third place

Finalist (7)

Top seven teams will be selected to present at the MIT Bitcoin Expo

ZK Capital

$2500 to the team that best utilizes Dharma Protocol

City of Zion

$5000 in Gas to the team with the project that best uses NEO smart contract

ARCC - Asia Reserve Currency Coin

$3000 to the team with the best social impact project

Best Bitcoin Hack

$3000 in Bitcoin to the team that best utilizes Bitcoin

Fusion

$5000 to the team with the most impressive cryptofinancial use cases on Ethereum, especially those using multi-token smart contracts.

Protocol Labs

$2500 awarded to the team with the best implementation of one of the following challenges:

P2P Offline-First Apps — make a distributed p2p app that works offline first, and syncs state with connected peers. Examples: Social networks (twitter), chat client, collab editable docs, collab editable spreadsheets, collab programming environment.

Naming Systems. Build or implement a simple naming system, mapping from human readable names to IPFS hashes. Interesting directions: using a blockchain or other BFT consensus, using CRDTs, partition tolerant systems, community shared names, relative names, permanent names.

NuCypher

$5000 to the team that best utilizes NuCypher

Eligibility

Participants must be university students or professionals.

Requirements

Submissions should include the project description and, if possible, a link to a working demo.

Judges

TBA

TBA

Judging Criteria

  • Execution
  • Originality
  • Polish
  • Relevance