Blockchaingers Hackathon takes blockchain prototypes to next level by delivering solutions that directly impact people's lives
Groningen, April 18, 2018 - 700+ coders, developers and creative thinkers spent four days collaborating with key industry stakeholders, corporates, governmental agencies on solving societal challenges put forward by potential launching customers. The resulting blockchain prototypes were built in co-creation with future clients and hence quick to implement. The weekend resulted not only in mere prototypes but in a groundbreaking future.
The hackathon delivered 63 blockchain based prototypes. The results include putting blockchain on drones and providing them with an ecosystem where they can collaborate and solve problems, solving 33 billion euro medicine fraud and building a legal weed chain together with the Dutch National Police.
“The Blockchaingers Hackathon is about building a partnership rather than the traditional client-supplier relationship,” explains Rutger van Zuidam, founder and CEO of DutchChain and the Blockchaingers. “As the clients are linked to the teams as their sponsor, coach or expert, the results are broadly supported. Clients can work with the solutions the next day, so to speak.”
Former Ethereum release coordinator and current CEO and founder of Mattereum Vinay Gupta about the weekend ‘’it is not that you do this and you are sure you are gonna hit it. What happens is that if you don’t do it, you know for sure that you are not going to hit it. This is the price of participation in the future.’’
HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau was in attendance: ‘’It is incredible how certain ideas here completely redesign the way we run our society, the way we do our pensions, the way we interact with our Identities and our governments. This is hugely inspiring and we have to think through how this is changing our society for the better,’’ said the Prince.
400 team members and 150 experts gathered in Groningen from 22 countries and five continents to collaborate on the society of tomorrow in one of the seven tracks sponsored by potential launching customers: Digital Nation’s Infrastructure, Machine2Machine Economy, Energy Transition, Health, Public Safety, Global Digital Identity, and Future of Pensions.
Tracks and sponsors:
Future of Pensions - APG, the biggest pension funds manager of the Netherlands;
Health - University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Energy transition - NUON/ Vattenfall, Gasunie and New Energy Coalition;
Public safety - the Dutch National Police
Digital Nation's Infrastructure - the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and Kadaster (the Dutch land registry);
Machine 2 Machine Economy - E-laad (part of Enexis, grid operator)
Global Digital Identity - DUO (the Dutch national student loan agency) and Sweetbridge.
33 billion euro medicine fraud by ensuring transparency in the distribution chain;
Creating pension awareness for millennials via microtransaction;
Preventing 100.000 Households From Being Cut Off From Energy Every Year;
A self-conscious house that tracks its own lifecycle and hereby helps the owner of the house with maintenance decision making
Empowering data donors in medical research while helping accelerate medical research
Building a transparent and immutable weed supply chain together with the Dutch Police;
Putting blockchain on drones and providing them with an ecosystem where they can collaborate and solve problems.
For a full overview of all results of the Blockchaingers Hackathon: www.hackathon.blockchaingers.org
Accelerating the Teams
The next stage after the Blockchaingers Hackathon, the further development and implementation of the results, is already under way. DutchChain supports all the teams and partners in achieving recognition for their applications and bringing them to the market. After all, the aim of the Hackathon is to come up with solutions with a positive impact on our lives and the society in which we live. Or, as one of the participants enthusiastically declared: “If we can get so much done in only a few days, just imagine what we can do in a hundred days!”