$5,000 Up For Grabs at CoinDesk’s Makeathon

CoinDesk is now accepting applications for the Consensus 2015 Makeathon, which seeks to find fresh new use-cases for blockchain technology.

Jul 22, 2015 at 3:45 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 11:47 a.m. UTC

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We've all heard of recording land title-deeds on the blockchain as an amazing use-case for digital currencies and blockchain tech, but what else is out there? How else can we connect the dots to see new ways of using this revolutionary technology?

We're interested in finding out, so we're hosting a Makeathon ahead of Consensus 2015.

We want to gather a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of people with the goal of discovering fresh new use-cases for this amazing technology.

This isn't just an event for software developers or designers either. We're looking for people who are immersed in their field, be it financial inclusion, compliance or in-depth knowledge of the guts of the modern banking system.

It's this mix of people, skills and ideas that will generate new ways of looking at digital currencies and blockchain tech.

We've gathered a group of mentors and judges to speed things along. They include financial institutions like Citi, global NGOs like World Vision and pioneering design firms like IDEO Futures. We'll also have resources from sponsors like Braintree and new hardware wallet Keepkey.

The most interesting idea gets a $5,000 cash prize (also available in bitcoin) and a spot on the stage at Consensus 2015. All participants also get tickets to the event.

The Makeathon is happening on 8th and 9th September at General Assembly's beautiful New York City space in the Flatiron district.

We have 75 spots available and we're looking forward to working with you in New York. Please apply here.

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