Past Events

October 15-18, 2018

Africa Virtual

Online
In the spirit of a truly Global EOS Hackathon, we're excited to announce a virtual competition for the EOS Community in Africa. Winners of this event will be invited to join us and compete in the Grand Finale! The Challenge for this virtual competition will be released on Slack the day of the event to ensure a level playing field for all participating. In the mean time, start getting familiar with documentation on the EOSIO Developer Portal and get involved with the community through our EOSIO social channels and Telegram groups.

Grand Finale Event

$500,000
USD cash + sit down with Block.one and EOS VC

Global Events

London . San Francisco . Sydney . Hong Kong

$100,000
USD cash + travel
$25,000
USD cash + travel
$10,000
USD cash + travel
Best Social Media Post
$3,000
USD cash
Best UX Design
$3,000
USD cash
Greatest Social Impact
$3,000
USD cash

*All winners are responsible for all applicable taxes.

Those placing 1st-3rd in each event will receive a travel stipend per winning team member for travel and lodging to compete in the Grand Finale.

Judges

Dan Larimer

Block.one CTO

Dan specializes in software creation and development and has founded several successful companies that focus on innovative technology, ranging from virtual reality simulators to unmanned vehicle control systems to several second-generation blockchain companies – most notably BitShares, Steemit, and Block.one. He is the inventor of the widely adopted Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) and Decentralized Autonomous Corporation (DAC) concepts. Dan has worked in blockchain since 2009 and is considered an industry pioneer. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science, and serves as a guest lecturer and curriculum advisor to the university.

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Dan Larimer

Block.one CTO

Dan specializes in software creation and development and has founded several successful companies that focus on innovative technology, ranging from virtual reality simulators to unmanned vehicle control systems to several second-generation blockchain companies – most notably BitShares, Steemit, and Block.one. He is the inventor of the widely adopted Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) and Decentralized Autonomous Corporation (DAC) concepts. Dan has worked in blockchain since 2009 and is considered an industry pioneer. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science, and serves as a guest lecturer and curriculum advisor to the university.

Rob Jesudason

Block.one Group President

Rob is a member of Block.one’s Board of Directors and is responsible for group global operations. Prior to joining Block.one, he worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA), a global top-12 bank by market capitalization (A$125 billion) for six and a half years, most recently as its Chief Financial Officer. Before CBA, Jesudason worked at Credit Suisse as Head of Global Emerging Markets for its Financial Institutions Group. Earlier in his career, he held positions at JPMorgan, Barclays, GE Capital and McKinsey & Company.

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Rob Jesudason

Block.one Group President

Rob is a member of Block.one’s Board of Directors and is responsible for group global operations. Prior to joining Block.one, he worked at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA), a global top-12 bank by market capitalization (A$125 billion) for six and a half years, most recently as its Chief Financial Officer. Before CBA, Jesudason worked at Credit Suisse as Head of Global Emerging Markets for its Financial Institutions Group. Earlier in his career, he held positions at JPMorgan, Barclays, GE Capital and McKinsey & Company.

Mike Novogratz

Galaxy Digital Founder and CEO

Michael Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital.  He was formerly a Partner and President of Fortress Investment Group LLC.  Prior to Fortress, Mr. Novogratz spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was elected Partner in 1998.  Mr. Novogratz served on the New York Federal Reserve’s Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets from 2012 – 2015.  Mr. Novogratz serves as the Chairman of The Bail Project and has made criminal justice reform a focus of his family’s foundation.  He also serves as the Chairman of Hudson River Park Friends, and sits on the boards of NYU Langone Medical Center, the Princeton Varsity Club, Jazz Foundation of America, and Artists for Peace and Justice.  Mr. Novogratz received an AB in Economics from Princeton University, and served as a helicopter pilot in the US Army.

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Mike Novogratz

Galaxy Digital Founder and CEO

Michael Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital.  He was formerly a Partner and President of Fortress Investment Group LLC.  Prior to Fortress, Mr. Novogratz spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was elected Partner in 1998.  Mr. Novogratz served on the New York Federal Reserve’s Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets from 2012 – 2015.  Mr. Novogratz serves as the Chairman of The Bail Project and has made criminal justice reform a focus of his family’s foundation.  He also serves as the Chairman of Hudson River Park Friends, and sits on the boards of NYU Langone Medical Center, the Princeton Varsity Club, Jazz Foundation of America, and Artists for Peace and Justice.  Mr. Novogratz received an AB in Economics from Princeton University, and served as a helicopter pilot in the US Army.

Mike Lempres

Coinbase Chief Policy Officer

Mike is Chief Policy Officer at Coinbase, the nation’s leading digital currency company. Coinbase provides exchange and wallet services to enable consumers and investors to access digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. Mike works to ensure that state, local, federal and international policymakers create a legal and regulatory ecosystem that enables digital currencies to grow and operate in a safe, trusted way. From 2017-2018, Mike served as Coinbase’s Chief Legal & Risk Officer when he led the legal, compliance, risk, corporate secretary and government affairs teams.

In addition, Mike serves on the Boards of all Coinbase subsidiary companies. Mike serves on the City Council of Atherton, California. He was elected in 2014 and served as Mayor in 2016-2017. Atherton is a residential community in the heart of Silicon Valley. The Mayor and Council oversee the town’s government, including the Police Department and other city functions. Mike has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors. He has been appointed by three Presidential administrations to senior government positions and has worked closely on a daily basis with two Attorneys General. He was selected as a White House Fellow, and has served as a Deputy Associate Attorney General and Executive Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. He also served as Vice President of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an independent agency intended to encourage U.S. investment and economic growth in developing nations. Mike graduated from Dartmouth College and the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Mike Lempres

Coinbase Chief Policy Officer

Mike is Chief Policy Officer at Coinbase, the nation’s leading digital currency company. Coinbase provides exchange and wallet services to enable consumers and investors to access digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. Mike works to ensure that state, local, federal and international policymakers create a legal and regulatory ecosystem that enables digital currencies to grow and operate in a safe, trusted way. From 2017-2018, Mike served as Coinbase’s Chief Legal & Risk Officer when he led the legal, compliance, risk, corporate secretary and government affairs teams.

In addition, Mike serves on the Boards of all Coinbase subsidiary companies. Mike serves on the City Council of Atherton, California. He was elected in 2014 and served as Mayor in 2016-2017. Atherton is a residential community in the heart of Silicon Valley. The Mayor and Council oversee the town’s government, including the Police Department and other city functions. Mike has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors. He has been appointed by three Presidential administrations to senior government positions and has worked closely on a daily basis with two Attorneys General. He was selected as a White House Fellow, and has served as a Deputy Associate Attorney General and Executive Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. He also served as Vice President of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an independent agency intended to encourage U.S. investment and economic growth in developing nations. Mike graduated from Dartmouth College and the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Margot Edelman

Edelman Vice President

Margot Edelman leads Edelman’s Emerging Technology offer in the US and is based in San Francisco; passionate about all things tech, Margot advises executives and business leaders on communications and her clients range from tech companies to venture capital firms to well-known individuals.

Partnering with Edelman’s more than 700 Edelman technology specialists in 48 markets around the globe, Margot brings a wealth of experience in brand building, corporate reputation and executive visibility to her clients large and small. Margot also leads a monthly “get to know the media” speaker series, with top reporters from The FT, The New York Times, Forbes and other top publications.

Margot has worked for seven years on the press team at the World Economic Forum during its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where she led broadcast media from Reuters, Bloomberg, Associated Press and others around the Forum and arranged broadcast interviews with participants. Margot is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard University, where she was a writer for The Harvard Crimson.

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Margot Edelman

Edelman Vice President

Margot Edelman leads Edelman’s Emerging Technology offer in the US and is based in San Francisco; passionate about all things tech, Margot advises executives and business leaders on communications and her clients range from tech companies to venture capital firms to well-known individuals.

Partnering with Edelman’s more than 700 Edelman technology specialists in 48 markets around the globe, Margot brings a wealth of experience in brand building, corporate reputation and executive visibility to her clients large and small. Margot also leads a monthly “get to know the media” speaker series, with top reporters from The FT, The New York Times, Forbes and other top publications.

Margot has worked for seven years on the press team at the World Economic Forum during its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where she led broadcast media from Reuters, Bloomberg, Associated Press and others around the Forum and arranged broadcast interviews with participants. Margot is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard University, where she was a writer for The Harvard Crimson.

Philip Rosedale

High Fidelity Founder and CEO

Prior to High Fidelity, Rosedale created the virtual civilization Second Life, populated by one million active users generating US$700M in annual transaction volumes. In addition to numerous technology inventions (including the video conferencing product called FreeVue, acquired by RealNetworks in 1996 where Rosedale later served as CTO), Rosedale has also worked on experiments in distributed work and computing.

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Philip Rosedale

High Fidelity Founder and CEO

Prior to High Fidelity, Rosedale created the virtual civilization Second Life, populated by one million active users generating US$700M in annual transaction volumes. In addition to numerous technology inventions (including the video conferencing product called FreeVue, acquired by RealNetworks in 1996 where Rosedale later served as CTO), Rosedale has also worked on experiments in distributed work and computing.

Brad Stephens

Blockchain Capital Co-founder

Brad Stephens is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital, the pioneer and premier venture capital firm focused exclusively on the blockchain technology sector and crypto ecosystem. Blockchain Capital was the first to raise a venture fund through an ICO, creating the world’s first security token, the BCAP. We have financed over 72 companies and protocols since our founding in early 2013.

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Brad Stephens

Blockchain Capital Co-founder

Brad Stephens is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital, the pioneer and premier venture capital firm focused exclusively on the blockchain technology sector and crypto ecosystem. Blockchain Capital was the first to raise a venture fund through an ICO, creating the world’s first security token, the BCAP. We have financed over 72 companies and protocols since our founding in early 2013.

Maxim Wheatley

BitMEX Head of Venture Development

Maxim is an award-winning innovator and entrepreneur. Maxim leads seed-stage and emerging-markets investment strategy for BitMEX, the world’s largest crypto derivatives exchange. Previously he has been honored as one of the youngest winners of the CES Innovation award, and in the Washington DC Venture Capital community. He is a prolific inventor with over 20 patents, both issued and pending.

Previously, he was the founding Chief Product Officer of LifeFuels, recently a strategic investment of Keurig Green Mountain. Prior to that he was an Associate Producer for the globally screened “Startupland.” Maxim is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University’s business school, and sits on the boards of several growing startups.

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Maxim Wheatley

BitMEX Head of Venture Development

Maxim is an award-winning innovator and entrepreneur. Maxim leads seed-stage and emerging-markets investment strategy for BitMEX, the world’s largest crypto derivatives exchange. Previously he has been honored as one of the youngest winners of the CES Innovation award, and in the Washington DC Venture Capital community. He is a prolific inventor with over 20 patents, both issued and pending.

Previously, he was the founding Chief Product Officer of LifeFuels, recently a strategic investment of Keurig Green Mountain. Prior to that he was an Associate Producer for the globally screened “Startupland.” Maxim is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University’s business school, and sits on the boards of several growing startups.

Technology

First-in-kind features for blockchain platforms to increase usability, scalability, and flexibility are now available.

Scalable

Support thousands of Commercial Scale DApps Inter-blockchain Communication Separates Authentication from Execution

Flexible

Freeze and Fix Broken Applications Generalized Role-based Permissions Web Assembly

Usable

Web Toolkit for Interface Development Self Describing Interfaces Declarative Permission Scheme

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