RSK, Genki Solutions and KCL Business Club are pleased to announce the first RSK Hackathon – Positive Impact on Society.
PRIZE POOL: 1 BTC (3,500$ as of writing – to be distributed amongst the winners)
Our sponsors will also offer smaller prizes which will be announced during the weekend.
The event will be held at Bush House, King’s College London, and is open to all inspired hackers who wish to participate in creating impactful blockchain applications. You must have some prior knowledge of blockchain technology to participate. We are looking for those who are eager to learn and recommend reading up on the technology in advance of the hackathon. We expect participants to have prior knowledge of development or a strong blockchain background (if non-technical).
You can instead participate in one of our two other events happening on the same weekend:
At the hackathon, hackers will have the opportunity to take part in smaller events happening on Saturday, including talks from founders in the blockchain space and a smart contract workshop.
Hackers are encouraged to use RSK’s platform for cross-blockchain operability and will have the opportunity to get hands-on guidance from RSK’s team during the weekend. However, this is not compulsory.
Pitches will take place on Sunday afternoon. The schedule will be published in the coming weeks. Snacks and drinks will be provided and there will be no overnight stay. The prizes will be announced soon.
RSK is the first open-source smart contract platform with a 2-way peg to Bitcoin that also rewards the Bitcoin miners via merge-mining, allowing them to actively participate in the Smart Contract revolution. RSK goal is to add value and functionality to the Bitcoin ecosystem by enabling smart-contracts, near instant payments and higher-scalability.
About Genki Solutions
Genki Solutions is a London-based consulting firm specialised in helping traditional and established companies enter the blockchain space. We also assist blockchain start-ups in the structuring of their project through first-hand assistance and dot connecting on a global scale. Genki Solutions also helps companies engage with a student audience, hosting and co-hosting events like hackathons, conferences, university talks and more.
We are one of the largest societies in London, serving King’s students across a range of industries, from investment banking to exciting new start-ups. Events and activities that we organise have three key aims: Inform – we keep you updated with the many different career paths out there, whatever your degree and interests. Educate – we provide the specific skills and training you need to progress your knowledge. Connect – we provide opportunities to network with key companies, as well as other students who one day could be your colleagues.
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