Hong Kong

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June 9-10, 2018 Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

The EOS Global Hackathon series is a first-of-its-kind event in the world of blockchain that serves Block.one’s goal of building a more secure and connected world. June 9th-10th in Hong Kong, 90 teams and more than 350 entrants from 17 countries competed to build scalable blockchain DAPPs on the EOSIO Platform.

Challenge

Decentralized Applications for Scale – The EOSIO platform ushers in an era of scalable decentralized applications built to impact technology across the globe. The Challenge: identify a centralized business model and create a decentralized alternative that is built for large-scale mainstream adoption.

Winners

Team from IDPASS accepting 1st place prize check on stage.
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Self-sovereign identity for global citizens with no formal documentation

Location | France, United States, Belarus Team Leader | Greg Martel
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Decentralized
Anti-DDoS Protection

Location | Singapore, Hong Kong Team Leader | Kenta Iwasaki
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Crosschain trustless Decentralized Exchange with the speed of Centralized Exchanges

Location | Russia, Europe Team Leader | George Bell
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Transparency and accountability in public tender systems in "smart cities" in India

Team Leader | Yan Sheng Choo
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Easy, secure product warranty
registration and claims

Team Leader | Sage Foh
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@_build3r - EOSIO logo from Straws and Apples #EOSHackathon

Team Leader | Loan Block

EOS Global Hackathon Hong Kong Recap

Catch all the highlights from the EOS Hackathon Hong Kong event in this video – and keep an eye out for the next hackathon in Sydney.

EOS global hackathon in Hong Kong.
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Judges

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Andrew Bliss

Block.one CFO

Andrew is a financial professional, investor and entrepreneur and has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Block.one since its inception. Prior to joining Block.one, Andrew held several financial and accounting positions with global avionics and technology multinational Rockwell Collins, where he worked for just under a decade. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Iowa.

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    Andrew Bliss

    Block.one CFO

    Andrew is a financial professional, investor and entrepreneur and has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Block.one since its inception. Prior to joining Block.one, Andrew held several financial and accounting positions with global avionics and technology multinational Rockwell Collins, where he worked for just under a decade. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Iowa.

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    Michael Cao

    EOS Global Founder

    Michael is a tech entrepreneur and cryptocurrency industry specialist. He has been heavily involved in the industry since 2012, including trading in currencies and founding and managing a crypto mining facility in the US, as well as the world’s largest Scrypt ASIC retail website, zoomhash.com. Michael was the winner of the 2014 Shopify-build-a-business prize, an achievement which allowed him to become a mentor to various business leaders. Michael maintains strong relations with various industry players, including developers, exchanges and miners (both in China and the US). He is currently a member of the Satoshi Roundtable, a strictly invitation-only limited group of leaders involved in blockchain technology, and regularly speaks on Bitcoin and the mining industry. Michael entered college at the age of 14 and was also a consultant to the HBO cable television show Silicon Valley.

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      Michael Cao

      EOS Global Founder

      Michael is a tech entrepreneur and cryptocurrency industry specialist. He has been heavily involved in the industry since 2012, including trading in currencies and founding and managing a crypto mining facility in the US, as well as the world’s largest Scrypt ASIC retail website, zoomhash.com. Michael was the winner of the 2014 Shopify-build-a-business prize, an achievement which allowed him to become a mentor to various business leaders. Michael maintains strong relations with various industry players, including developers, exchanges and miners (both in China and the US). He is currently a member of the Satoshi Roundtable, a strictly invitation-only limited group of leaders involved in blockchain technology, and regularly speaks on Bitcoin and the mining industry. Michael entered college at the age of 14 and was also a consultant to the HBO cable television show Silicon Valley.

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      Winnie Liu

      EOS Global Founder

        Winnie Liu

        EOS Global Founder
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        Larry Sanger

        Everipedia Wikipedia CIO

        Larry Sanger is an American Internet project developer and is best known as co-founder of Wikipedia. He is now Chief Information Officer for Everipedia​, responsible for planning a new encyclopedia​ blockchain​ network. He has been involved with various online encyclopedia and educational projects. He is the former editor-in-chief of Nupedia, chief organizer (2001–02) of its successor, Wikipedia, and founding editor-in-chief of Citizendium. At Nupedia, Sanger assembled a process for article development. He proposed implementing a wiki, which led directly to the creation of Wikipedia, and led the project’s community as for its first 14 months and established many of its original policies.

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          Larry Sanger

          Everipedia Wikipedia CIO

          Larry Sanger is an American Internet project developer and is best known as co-founder of Wikipedia. He is now Chief Information Officer for Everipedia​, responsible for planning a new encyclopedia​ blockchain​ network. He has been involved with various online encyclopedia and educational projects. He is the former editor-in-chief of Nupedia, chief organizer (2001–02) of its successor, Wikipedia, and founding editor-in-chief of Citizendium. At Nupedia, Sanger assembled a process for article development. He proposed implementing a wiki, which led directly to the creation of Wikipedia, and led the project’s community as for its first 14 months and established many of its original policies.

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          Dr. Jane Thomason

          Blockchain Quantum Impact CEO

          Dr Jane Thomason is a thought leader, and a frequent global commentator, speaker and blogger on the application of blockchain technology for social impact. In 2017, she published peer-reviewed articles  on: blockchain, climate finance and the poor; and on blockchain as an accelerator for women’s and children’s health. Jane is an adviser to several blockchain startups with applications that solve global problems, and is currently working with collaborators to co-develop blockchain POCs in several emerging economies. She was a hackathon judge and mentor at London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week and the Consensys Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Hackathon. She is an advocate for the education and empowerment of women generally and #WomeninBlockchain. Dr Thomason is a Global Ambassador and  Advisory Board member of the British Blockchain Association, and was awarded the Global Quantum Impact Champion Award at the launch of the UN Decade of Women, where she was also named on Top 10 Digital Frontier Women list.

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            Dr. Jane Thomason

            Blockchain Quantum Impact CEO

            Dr Jane Thomason is a thought leader, and a frequent global commentator, speaker and blogger on the application of blockchain technology for social impact. In 2017, she published peer-reviewed articles  on: blockchain, climate finance and the poor; and on blockchain as an accelerator for women’s and children’s health. Jane is an adviser to several blockchain startups with applications that solve global problems, and is currently working with collaborators to co-develop blockchain POCs in several emerging economies. She was a hackathon judge and mentor at London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week and the Consensys Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Hackathon. She is an advocate for the education and empowerment of women generally and #WomeninBlockchain. Dr Thomason is a Global Ambassador and  Advisory Board member of the British Blockchain Association, and was awarded the Global Quantum Impact Champion Award at the launch of the UN Decade of Women, where she was also named on Top 10 Digital Frontier Women list.

            Sam Kazemian

            Everipedia Co-Founder & President

            Sam Kazemian is an Iranian-American​ software engineer who co-founded Everipedia, a decentralized, blockchain-based version of Wikipedia, in 2015. Sam graduated from UCLA the same year, double majoring in Neuroscience and Philosophy. During his tenure as a UCLA student, he put together a homemade CPU+GPU mining rig using old desktop computers in his dorm to mine cryptocurrencies in 2014.

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              Sam Kazemian

              Everipedia Co-Founder & President

              Sam Kazemian is an Iranian-American​ software engineer who co-founded Everipedia, a decentralized, blockchain-based version of Wikipedia, in 2015. Sam graduated from UCLA the same year, double majoring in Neuroscience and Philosophy. During his tenure as a UCLA student, he put together a homemade CPU+GPU mining rig using old desktop computers in his dorm to mine cryptocurrencies in 2014.

              Theodor Forselius

              Everipedia Co-Founder & CEO

              Theodor Mauritz Forselius, known as “Tedde,” is a Swedish Internet entrepreneur and programmer who co-founded Everipedia in 2015 with Sam Kazemian. Prior to working on Everipedia, he was the creator of several online gaming projects and companies, including the social gaming network “HELLO” and the MOBA-game focused community website Mobafy. Theodor also worked as a web developer at the advertising agency NOGA, in Sweden, from 2011-2014.

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                Theodor Forselius

                Everipedia Co-Founder & CEO

                Theodor Mauritz Forselius, known as “Tedde,” is a Swedish Internet entrepreneur and programmer who co-founded Everipedia in 2015 with Sam Kazemian. Prior to working on Everipedia, he was the creator of several online gaming projects and companies, including the social gaming network “HELLO” and the MOBA-game focused community website Mobafy. Theodor also worked as a web developer at the advertising agency NOGA, in Sweden, from 2011-2014.

                Eric Kuhn

                T-Mobile Home and Entertainment Head of Communications

                Eric Kuhn is a successful entrepreneur sitting at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology. He helped start and run Layer3 TV, a next generation cable provider that was recently sold to T-Mobile, where he is now part of their Home & Entertainment division. Previously Eric was Hollywood’s first “social media agent” at United Talent Agency, where he represented some of the industry’s top writers, directors, actors and producers with regard to investments, digital strategy and social media. In 2009, Eric became CNN’s Audience Interaction Producer, running social media and producing some of the first television programs that integrated digital platforms. He also is responsible for launching the National Basketball Association and CBS News on social media. Eric is an advisor to numerous startups in the media and entertainment space, including TrackMaven, Happy Not Perfect, Niche (acquired by Twitter) and This Technology (acquired by Comcast).

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                  Eric Kuhn

                  T-Mobile Home and Entertainment Head of Communications

                  Eric Kuhn is a successful entrepreneur sitting at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology. He helped start and run Layer3 TV, a next generation cable provider that was recently sold to T-Mobile, where he is now part of their Home & Entertainment division. Previously Eric was Hollywood’s first “social media agent” at United Talent Agency, where he represented some of the industry’s top writers, directors, actors and producers with regard to investments, digital strategy and social media. In 2009, Eric became CNN’s Audience Interaction Producer, running social media and producing some of the first television programs that integrated digital platforms. He also is responsible for launching the National Basketball Association and CBS News on social media. Eric is an advisor to numerous startups in the media and entertainment space, including TrackMaven, Happy Not Perfect, Niche (acquired by Twitter) and This Technology (acquired by Comcast).

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