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Virtual Hackathon

Unleash Innovation,
Scale the Future

Unleash your creativity and solve real-world problems at the Bitcoin 2024 Virtual Hackathon. Develop cutting-edge projects, showcase your talent, and win prestigious awards. Connect with top developers and industry leaders, and be part of a movement shaping the future of bitcoin. Register now and make your mark at Bitcoin 2024!

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Potential Tracks

Official tracks will be announced in the coming weeks, check back for updates.

Lightning Network Track Challenge

The Lightning Network Track challenges participants to innovate on the Lightning Network, facilitating faster, cheaper, and more efficient Bitcoin transactions. Developers are invited to build advanced Lightning wallets, merchant payment solutions, micropayments platforms, cross-border remittance services, and more. The focus is on enhancing user experience, optimizing payment routing, and creating new business models leveraging the Lightning Network's capabilities. Participants should showcase how their projects can provide seamless, low-cost transactions, enable new use cases, and improve the overall adoption and functionality of the Lightning Network.

Layer 2 Track Challenge

Participants in the Layer 2 Track are tasked with developing innovative solutions leveraging Bitcoin's Layer 2 technologies to enhance scalability and usability. This includes creating state-of-the-art applications using state channels, sidechains, or rollups. The challenge encourages participants to explore domains such as scalable payment systems, interoperable tools, privacy enhancements, decentralized exchanges, and more. Projects should demonstrate how Layer 2 solutions can handle high transaction volumes, reduce fees, and improve user experiences while maintaining Bitcoin's security and decentralization.

Bitcoin Propaganda Track Challenge

The Bitcoin Propaganda Track invites participants to create compelling content that promotes Bitcoin and its potential impact on society. This track is open to creative individuals and teams who can craft engaging narratives, videos, infographics, articles, or social media campaigns that highlight the benefits of Bitcoin, debunk myths, and encourage adoption. Projects should aim to educate, inspire, and mobilize a broader audience to understand and embrace Bitcoin.

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Judging Criteria

1.
Innovation

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Originality and creativity of the solution.
  • Details
    Does the project introduce new ideas or improvements to the Lightning Network?

2.
Impact

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Potential to facilitate faster, cheaper Bitcoin transactions and enhance user experience.
  • Details
    Can this project significantly improve transaction speed, reduce costs, or enable new use cases?

3.
Execution

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Quality of implementation, including functionality and user experience.
  • Details
    Is the project well-developed and user-friendly? Are there any technical issues?

4.
Use of Technology

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Effective use of Lightning Network technologies.
  • Details
    How well does the project leverage the capabilities of the Lightning Network?

5.
Presentation

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Clarity and thoroughness of the project submission and documentation.
  • Details
    Is the project description clear and detailed? Is the documentation comprehensive and easy to follow?

1.
Innovation

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Originality and creativity of the solution.
  • Details
    Does the project present a novel approach or solution using Layer 2 technologies?

2.
Impact

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Potential to enhance Bitcoin scalability, usability, or adoption.
  • Details
    How significantly can this project improve transaction volumes, reduce fees, or enhance user experience while maintaining Bitcoin's security?

3.
Execution

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Quality of implementation, including functionality and user experience.
  • Details
    Does the project present a novel approach or solution using Layer 2 technologies?

4.
Use of Technology

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Effective use of Layer 2, Rootstock, or Anduro technologies.
  • Details
    How well does the project leverage Layer 2 solutions, and does it integrate Rootstock or Anduro technologies?lution using Layer 2 technologies?

5.
Presentation

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Clarity and thoroughness of the project submission and documentation.
  • Details
    Is the project description clear and detailed? Is the documentation comprehensive and easy to follow?

1.
Innovation

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Originality and creativity of the solution.
  • Details
    Does the project present a novel approach or solution using Layer 2 technologies?

2.
Impact

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Potential to educate, inspire, and mobilize a broader audience to understand and embrace Bitcoin.
  • Details
    How effectively does the content promote Bitcoin and address misconceptions?

3.
Execution

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Quality of production and presentation.
  • Details
    Is the content well-produced and engaging? Are the visuals and messages clear and professional?

4.
Use of Technology

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Potential audience reach and engagement.
  • Details
    How well does the project target and engage its intended audience? What is its potential for viral spread?

5.
Presentation

1-5 stars
  • Criteria
    Clarity and thoroughness of the project submission and documentation.
  • Details
    Is the project description clear and detailed? Is the documentation comprehensive and easy to follow?

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