Decentralized cloud network Beowulf has announced $10,000 in earnings to spur development of its native blockchain. App developers are encouraged to submit their creations as part of Blockathon, an ongoing hackathon open to blockchain enthusiasts from around the world. A number of cash prizes are up for grabs for crypto-passionate IT engineers, developers, designers and students that demonstrate their creativity and make a positive impression to the leaders of Beowulf.
Participants are able to create native applications using an array of programming languages (Python, Java, Node JS, Go, Rust and PHP), that integrate with the Beowulf Blockchain API. The first-place hackathon winner will receive a cash prize of $1,500 and will be invited to speak at the August 15 Blockathon event. The runners-up will receive $1,000 and $500 respectively.
Prior to the August 15 hackathon, a kick-off event was held on July 18, during which first-round results were submitted. On August 1, the Blockathan organization team will conduct a presentation day, where security researchers will be rewarded for their efforts.
Beowulf, which is headquartered in Silicon Valley, recently launched their first service on its platform: an application named QUICKOM that lets users generate custom QR codes to use for inbound communication. QUICKOM records every transaction on the blockchain, offering individuals and organizations improved privacy and connectivity.
Beowulf CEO Dr. William H. Nguyen expressed his hope that the forthcoming Blockathon will attract innovative ideas from up-and-coming developers. “These events always include a submission that questions your assumptions in some way, or that involve a use case you couldn’t have envisaged. The Blockathon is a fantastic opportunity for emerging developers to get together, put their creativity to the test, and show the many ways in which blockchain technology can be harnessed.”
Bright minds in the blockchain industry can register for free now, with teams of up to five encouraged to participate in the hackathon. More details are available at https://hackathon.beowulfchain.com/.