almost 2 years ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the Bitcoin Bankathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.

almost 2 years ago

Pitches Starting!

Pitches are about to start! After the welcome note at 12:00pm CST, the hackathon judges will watch your pitches and demos to determine the winners of the Bitcoin Bankathon.


How it works:


Each team will have 3 minutes to pitch their idea to the judges. You will have the opportunity to connect your phone or laptop to the screen and demo your solution live.

After your 3 minutes are up, the judges will have 2 minutes to ask you questions about your project. You can expect to answer 2 or 3 questions during this time.  


Each team…

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almost 2 years ago

1 hour left to submit your code!

There's only 1 hour left to submit your projects! Make sure you fill in as much information as possible and remember to include your demo video. 

For instructions on how to submit your project, please watch the below video.

English - How to submit your project

Spanish - Cómo enviar su proyecto

Don't forget to join us tomorrow at 12:00 CST / 18:00 UTC for the pitches and make sure you're ready to answer any questions from the judges!

If you have any questions, feel free to write to us on discord.

almost 2 years ago

Starting Now: Bitcoin Bankathon Welcome Note in El Salvador

We’re excited to welcome you on-site at the Bitcoin Bankathon in El Salvador! It looks like we’re about to have an outstanding event with over 200 participants, onsite and online. You can find the full schedule here.

Here’s the lowdown: 

  • Today, you will have the opportunity to work on your pitch and work with a coach who will help you to perfect your pitch. 
  • You can also benefit from our tech team who will give you last minute guidelines and support. 
  • Tuesday is focused on the preparations for your submission over DevPost and making sure you tick all the…

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almost 2 years ago

Final call for submissions

There are only 3 days left to complete your submission for Bitcoin Bankathon.

almost 2 years ago

Join us in El Salvador! (80 spots left)

After 3 weeks of fun team building, brainstorming, learning, and prototyping, it's finally the moment we've all been waiting for. 

Next week Monday, we're welcoming you to Hacienda de Los Miranda in El Salvador to meet the Bitcoin Bankathon community, start your pitch training, and present your idea to the jury!

Please keep in mind that you will be asked to show a ticket upon entry, which you can grab by registering here: 

For those of you who can't join physically, we'll be streaming the event online (links coming soon).

Make sure to keep your ticket readily available…

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about 2 years ago

NEW: Solidity Workshop + Update to UX Workshop

You told us that you need to sharpen your solidity skills; we heard you. 

We’re holding a Solidity workshop on Saturday 27 November at 11am CST / 6pm CET. If you've never built a smart contract app before and you'd like to, this is a great opportunity to get hands-on! You're going to learn how to build a simple contract-based application using Solidity.

It’s an intermediate level workshop, so participants should have knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language as well as basic knowledge of what blockchain is.

Make sure to save the workshop to your google

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about 2 years ago

Activity: Office Hours - Qredo and RSK

We have two new discord activities for today that will help you hone your skills:

RSK Office Hours - Developing on the RSK Platform

Join Brendan Graetz from IOV Labs and Ben Carvill from API3 on the Hackathon Stage to:

  • Learn how to utilise RSK smart-contracts
  • Discover the real-world APIs available during the Hackathon

25 Nov | 7am CST / 2pm CET

Mark yourself as interested:

Add this to your calendar:


Qredo Office Hours - What custodial solutions are all about

Join Sanath de Mel from Qredo on the discord Hackathon Stage to: 

  • Gain an understanding of…

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about 2 years ago

Quick stand-up: Who’s working on what / Find a team

Make sure you join our quick stand up tomorrow to see who’s working on what. This session will be especially useful for those of you who still need to find a team or are looking for additional teammates. 


Wednesday 24 Nov - 12:30pm CST / 6:30pm UTC


Discord! Here’s the event link:

What to expect

If you’re looking for a team:

You’ll introduce yourself and your skillset, and share your idea or what challenge you would like to tackle.

If you have a team and are looking for more teammates: 

You’ll introduce your team and your project,…

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about 2 years ago

Happening Now: Mentor Sessions

If you want to receive feedback from experienced mentors, make sure to join our mentoring sessions happening now until 11:30am CST / 6:30pm CET. If you're registered, you've received a calendar invite. 

If you can't see a calendar invite, please check on our discord server announcement channel for the link. Don't miss out!

about 2 years ago

-2 hours until the Opening Ceremony

The Bitcoin Bankathon starts in 2 hours! 

At 10am CST / 4pm UTC we’ll open the virtual doors and go through the hackathon challenges, judging criteria, awards, and developer toolkit.

After that, you’ll get the chance to pitch your idea to the crowd and find the perfect dream team!

Note: If you haven’t received the invite, it’s likely because you’re not registered on devpost. Please go to and click “Join Hackathon”. 

If you’re registered but haven’t received it, please write to or ask us on the hackathon discord server.


See you there!



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about 2 years ago

Prize update

We would like to communicate a change in the awards.

The best overall product will still receive $50,000 in bitcoin, while the production support will become a potential grant of up to $100,000 USD to help foster especially noteworthy projects that are commercially viable.

The other awards remain the same:

  • Best use of off-chain data: $50,000 in bitcoin
  • Best use of advanced technology: $25,000 in bitcoin
  • Most visionary concept: $15,000 in bitcoin
  • Social media hero: $10,000 in bitcoin

We’ll be sending you the link to the Opening Ceremony shortly, so keep your eyes peeled!



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about 2 years ago

1 week to go: Announcing the physical venue

You’ve all been waiting to find out where the last 3 days of the hackathon will take place. There will be an online option for those of you who can’t join us in El Salvador, but for those who can join from 6 to 8 December, the venue is:


Hacienda de Los Miranda

Calle Las Rosas 8, Colonia La Sultana, 

Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador, C.A.

Website  Google Maps


If you RSVP to the physical part of the event using the check-in form that we’ll send you next week, on December 6 you’ll be able to…

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about 2 years ago

Submission period extended + Join our Live Session!

To make sure we're delivering the best hackathon experience, we've extended the submission period to 8 December. The hackathon will now run from 19 November to 8 December. 

As a result, the physical part of the hackathon – including in-person pitches and winners’ announcement – will happen on 6, 7, and 8 December

Make sure to make a note if you want to attend in El Salvador!

Please note: For those of you who asked, you don't need to attend physically to be eligible for a prize. You’ll be able to participate in our online streaming sessions instead!


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about 2 years ago

Challenges - Some inspiration for your prototypes

We’re super excited to see that you’ve signed up - numbers are growing rapidly! Please remember that all participants need to register to be eligible for a prize, so make sure to remind your friends and team members to click on “Join Hackathon” on the event page.

On November 19th, you’ll be able to form a team, define your idea, and start building out your prototype to win the Bitcoin Bankathon! With exactly 3 weeks to go until the opening ceremony, we thought it would be a good moment to start thinking about how to solve the Bankathon challenges. 

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