27 teams compete at Conduent Blockchain Hackathon
Open to all blockchain enthusiasts in the country, the event’s first phase participants competed in a virtual crowdsourcing process over the course of six weeks.
Open to all blockchain enthusiasts in the country, the event’s first phase participants competed in a virtual crowdsourcing process over the course of six weeks. It then culminated into a 36-hour on-site hackathon where 76 participants forming 27 teams created and presented their blockchain solution prototypes.
The focus of the Hackathon was to build a viable, decentralized application to share assets in the business-to-business (B2B) and consumer-to-consumer (C2C) contexts around themes including incentive system for social behavioural change; Blockchain for a shared economy; smart properties; transparent interactions with the government and delegative voting systems.
Participants could use any blockchain platform, technology stack, domain, or programming language of their choice. Applications were evaluated on the basis of their novelty and practicality, the released said.
“Blockchain is an evolving technology with abilities to support a wide range of uses in the commercial and public sectors, and Conduent is focused on fostering these types of emerging technology disciplines,” said Nikhil Nayab, global head, payments innovation and Blockchain, Conduent.
Shivam Singh, Rajat Rawat, Rohan Chougule and Swastik Shrivastava of team shivam2813_1716 from Lucknow won the first prize and the title of ultimate winners of the Conduent Blockchain Hackathon India segment. The first runner up award went to Sudharshan Iyengar, Shankar Thyagarajan, Kiruba Karan and Magesh B of team HackerX from Chennai and the second runner award was given to Anand Kumar Sinha, Sangat Das, Sairaj Sawant and Rohit Badre of team anandsinha07_adab from Pune.