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Building Blocks Hackathon

Saturday, May 20 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 21 9:00am – 7:00pm

Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10112

Win up to $5,000 & Sponsor Prizes at our Free Hackathon

Join us for a weekend of hacking, hustling, and deep-diving into the blockchain industry’s most cutting edge developer tools.

You can walk away with new contacts, prizes of up to $5,000 plus other sponsor goodies and in-kind awards, coverage for your new creation on CoinDesk, and who knows…maybe even the spark that leads to the first blockchain unicorn.

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About the Hackathon

Today’s most exciting use cases for blockchain technology extend far beyond payments and digital currency. New protocols that offer much more robust programming capabilities than bitcoin have ushered in the era of the “smart contract,” and expectations are sky-high for what that could mean in industries ranging from capital markets trading, digital rights management, new peer-to-peer insurance models, and the internet of things.

The Building Blocks Hackathon at Consensus convenes many of the world’s top blockchain developers vying to build the next killer smart contract app. Participants can build on top of any blockchain protocol: bitcoin, ethereum, any hyperledger project or otherwise. And through various sponsor challenges, they’re encouraged to leverage the software and support made available by our world-class mentors in order to deliver these solutions.


  • Attendee Arrival

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Welcome & Introduction

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Challenge Presentations & Dev Team Building

    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Coding Begins

    10:30 AM


    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Deloitte Tutorial

    1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    IBM Tutorial

    1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Viewfin Tutorial

    2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Hyperledger Tutorial

    3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Swiss Re Tutorial

    3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Wanxiang Tutorial

    4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Microsoft Tutorial

    4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Tutorial

    5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    ConsenSys Tutorial

    5:30 PM – 6:00 PM


    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Day 1 Adjourns

    8:00 PM

  • Attendee Arrival

    9:00 AM – 9:30 AM


    9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Coding Continues

    9:30 AM

    Project Rehearsals

    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Solutions Due to Judges

    3:00 PM

    Team Presentations

    4:00 PM – 5:30 PM


    5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

    Winners Announced

    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Hackathon Adjourns

    7:00 PM

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