Welcome to Bitcoin. Come build some epic apps. Grab some swag. Fall down the rabbit hole. Win.

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Welcome to Bitcoin. Come build some epic apps. Grab some swag. Fall down the rabbit hole. Win.

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January 17-19,2020

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What it’s all about

The Miami Bitcoin Hackathon was founded in 2015 with the goal of introducing Bitcoin to the South Florida tech community. We’re excited as ever to be throwing the 6th annual Miami Bitcoin Hackathon. Bitcoin has established itself as an integral part of the global economy and we hope to continue to encourage new and existing developers to jump in and seize the opportunity. Come join us for a great time and the chance to win some bitcoin.

Bitcoin is Scaling

The days of complaining that your app or idea won’t work on Bitcoin because of its scaling issues are over. Bitcoin has reached a point where it has grown larger than any individual, institution, group of developers, or OG. Bitcoin has grown so large that it's becoming tribal. Bitcoin may differ from person to person depending on their perspective and ideals. Even though multiple camps continue the fight for what they believe, there remains one underlying symbol that binds them all. Bitcoin. Bitcoin as a symbol is now part of the mainstream consciousness. Forever burned into our minds. The idea of borderless, open source, decentralized, censorship free medium of exchange is not going anywhere. We are now over 11 years into the Bitcoin experiment and millions of people find different ways to use it everyday. To state otherwise is simply denial.

Bitcoin has evolved in a way that very few foresaw. Instead of ossifying, it has branched out and forked. While general consensus remains that the original Bitcoin chain (BTC) is the winner, several competitors have emerged to provide solutions to those who aren’t convinced that BTC’s design is the only way. There are now multiple approaches to scaling Bitcoin. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) & Bitcoin Satoshi's Vision (BSV) both provide additional solutions to those who wish to use on-chain transactions as the engine to their applications. In addition to this, BTC is also providing 2nd layer off-chain solutions like Lightning, elements, and liquid. Although still early, Lighting is near production ready by many measures and can provide several solutions to micropayments and application solutions. The takeaway is that Bitcoin is providing many different solutions for developers just like you. Bitcoin is growing up. The infrastructure and evolution of Bitcoin gives developers tools and resources that make it easy to create applications at a low level. This competition is about setting aside the tribalism for 24hrs and using the tools that make the most sense to you to advance Bitcoin forward.

Below you will find the detailed rules as well as different tools & repos that will help you build your app and execute your idea. In the end, regardless of which Bitcoin chain or tools you use, your app will have to do the talking.

We’re excited to see the things you’ll build when Bitcoin provides endless possibilities.

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5 Successful Hackathons

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100’s of Pizzas

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80+ Bitcoins Awarded

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Prepare for 24hrs of Serious Hacking

Meet Up

Day 1

  • 7 AM

    Registration

  • 8 AM

    Breakfast

  • 9 AM

    Begin Hacking

  • 1 PM

    Lunch

  • 7 PM

    Dinner

Day 2

  • 7 AM

    Breakfast

  • 11 AM

    Hacking Ends

  • 12 PM

    Presentations

  • 1 PM

    Judging & Awards

  • 6-7PM

    Afterparty BBQ

Happening @ The Bitcoin Center Miami

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Bitcoin Center Miami

21 SE 1st Ave, Miami, Florida 33131

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You could win big

first place

1 BTC

second place

.25 BTC

third place

.15 BTC

fourth place

.10 BTC

fifth place

.05 BTC

sixth place

.023 BTC

The rules are simple

  • 1. Participants must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied /given permission by a legal guardian.
  • 2. All bitcoin forks allowed.
  • 3. No verbal abuse, bullying, sexual harassment permitted. If your hackathon project incorporates any of these items, it will not be considered and your team will be disqualified.
  • 4. Eligible participants may participate individually or as a team up to a limit of 5 people per team. A team can be just one person or up to five people.
  • 5. Participants must register before January 18, 2020 8:30 a.m. EST. In other words, if you physically show up before we begin, you can still compete.
  • 6. Submitted project must incorporate Bitcoin or a Bitcoin fork. You can also incorporate alt-coins or tokens just as long as bitcoin is also incorporated.
  • 7. Each Participant is eligible to receive only one prize, whether individually or as a group.
  • 8. Winners must accept prizes in the form of btc. The prizes are priced in btc so there is no issue with usd conversion or price fluctuations.
  • 9. All submitted code must be created between the hacking period start and stop time on the Miamibitcoinhackathon.com website. Any participant or team who uses code which has been created before the hackathon start time will automatically be disqualified.
  • 10. The team’s project must be hosted on Github in a public repo. Your team page must be updated with the repo’s url.
  • 11. Participants can only contribute code toward their respective team and cannot share code, ideas or contribute code towards other teams.
  • 12. By submitting your code, you agree to these rules.
  • 13. Bitstop employees at the time of this event cannot participate as players or contestants.

Made possible by these fine companies

Bitstop
HODL Wallet
Bitcoin Center Miami
Grapefruit Trading
Panther Coffee

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