Innovation and exploration regarding blockchain technology have been on the rise in recent years. Wanxiang Blockchain Hackathon will bring together the world's best teams to develop real-world scenario applications. In the two-day hackathon, you will see a thrilling competition between the world's top technical teams. Generous bonuses, exclusive industry opportunities are waiting for you! Founders and leaders from the global mainstream technology platforms will serve as judges or special guests, providing a unique opportunity for community interaction.
The theme of this Hackathon will focus on the blockchain application in automotive industry, which is featured by Karma Automotive.
Shanghai blockchain hackathon 2019 will be held in Shanghai from September 14th to 15th. Following the rules, Participants are required to complete project design (PPT format), presentation (demo format), and submit source code (GITHUB) according to the schedule.
Venue(September 14th to 15th)
Address：19F, Hongkou Technology Financial Building (formerly named Huahong International Building), No. 463 Tanggu Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai Address in Chinese:上海市虹口区塘沽路463号虹口科技金融大厦（原华虹国际大厦） Participants: 150 Registration: Click here to register
The automotive industry is an extremely complex ecosystem and industry chain, including areas like energy, materials, supply chain, logistics, safety driving and intelligent transportation, which is a combination of human wisdom and productivity liberation in the industrial age. While in the information age, the automobile industry is also at the frontier of technological revolution. How can you use new technologies to make cars smarter, more efficient, and safer to drive? How to make energy cleaner and greener while ensuring momentum and endurance? How to protect privacy while achieving information sharing?
Blockchain technology may play a key role in this area. Karma, a new energy supercar brand from Southern California, will sponsor hackathon this year. This Hackathon will focus at the theme of “blockchain + automotive”, and will provide you with best platform to make use of your creativity, whether it is about green energy revolution, scenes along the auto industry chain, or about car-related transportation.
Below are three examples for the scene applications. But if you have more creative ideas, as long as they are creating chemistry between blockchain and auto industry, the scene applications will not be limited to the below examples.
Scene 1: Blockchain and Green Energy in Automotive Industry
Karma is the only car manufacturer in Southern California that combines design, engineering, marketing and manual manufacturing.
With the continuous development of energy system, the enrichment of energy categories, the distribution of energy systems, the marketization of energy transactions and the intelligent trend of power grid, the energy revolution of the automotive industry is approaching to a smarter and greener direction. We all know that blockchain has the features like distributed, open, sharing, and tamper-changeable, which allows us to trust data at a very low cost. So, if we combine blockchain technology and auto green energy, how many "chemical reactions" will there be?
Scene 2: Blockchain and Automotive Manufacturing
Wanxiang blockchain has been exploring the application of blockchain in the automotive industry, and has successfully applied blockchain technology to the automotive logistics area, creating an integrated service platform of three functional modules of logistics, settlement and supply-chain finance. Blockchain cases in auto industry are not uncommon. For example, in the auto parts supply chain, by using blockchain technology, it is possible to effectively monitor the production time, product batch, logistics and transportation, so that the quality of auto parts can be effectively guaranteed.
In addition to the production models that has been explored so far, what else can blockchain technology play an effect in auto manufacturing process?
Scene 3: Blockchain and Smart Transportation
The automotive industry is moving towards automation and intelligence, and automakers can use blockchain to improve their driving systems. For example, when driving a car on a trip, blockchain records its travel data. This data can include information about regional weather conditions, common traffic patterns, etc., which can be accessed by other vehicles in the network. In the event of traffic problems and accidents, vehicles can be quickly positioned and rescued. At the same time, the data could be used to improve machine learning capabilities for driverless cars, as well as smart driving capabilities.
What value can blockchain technology bring to smart transportation and what contribution can it make? The next person who changes the world will be you!
Prize & Rules
First Prize *1
50000RMB & 4 Tickets for （Demo Day & Summit）of Shanghai International Blockchain Week.
30000RMB & 2 Tickets for （Demo Day & Summit）of Shanghai International Blockchain Week
10000RMB & 1 Ticket for （Demo Day & Summit）of Shanghai International Blockchain Week
1. Source code and presentation PPT should be submitted before the deadline in the agenda. After the deadline, no additional revision or resubmission will be allowed.
2. Reasonable workload is one of the standards for evaluating the projects. Participants can study, investigate and research relevant knowledge and information before the Hackathon. However, bringing finished or semi-finished projects to the Hackathon is strictly prohibited. Nor does the members outside the registered team take any workload of the project.
3. A strict check-in and security will be implemented at the venue. Participants should sign in with valid ID Card/Passport.
4. Participants should take care of their own travel expenditure and accommodation. During the Hackathon, the venue will operate for 24 hours every day. Participants can bring their own sleeping bag to rest on site.
5. During the Hackathon, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), snacks, and drinks will be free and provided by the host.
Hackathon participants should register individually on their own account before the Sept. 6th., and we will send out registration confirmation notice before Sept. 10th. Please upload the necessary information during the Hackathon registration process. Registration is fee-free.
As stated above, registration is conducted individually. Participants may team up freely at the venue with 3-5 persons in each team.
CSO of PlatON
Ada is the Chief Strategy Officer of PlatON where she focuses on developing, communicating, and sustaining PlatON’s strategic initiatives. One of the first employees and the former Head of Business Development at Wanxiang Blockchain Laboratory, Ada also led all Asia Pacific-related blockchain investments and partnerships at Fenbushi Capital. Ada is a seasoned player in the global capital markets and asset management space, having previously worked for prominent investment banks and financial institutions in Hong Kong, including Goldman Sachs and UBS Global Asset Management. Ada obtained her MBA from Columbia Business School, and her Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
CTO of Qtum China
Wenbin Zhong graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Qtum China, focusing on Qtum Core and Qtum-x86 development. Wenbin had known Bitcoin and even mined cryptocurrency since 2013, and has solid knowledge on blockchain technologies. Before joining Qtum, Wenbin worked as senior developer in SYNOPSYS, and has over 4 years of experience in large-scale software development.
Vice President at Qiming Venture Partners
Yi Tang is a Vice President of Qiming Venture Partners. He has 10 years of experiences in startups, investment, strategic planning, business development, consulting, and research & development in the technology industry, covering sectors that include blockchain, cyber security, and computer networks. Yi incubated multiple blockchain projects and served as advisors. He also served as the China regional lead of ConsenSys, and Manager of the cyber security advisory practice of Ernst & Young US. Yi holds an MBA degree from Columbia University, a master’s degree in computer engineering from Virginia Tech, and was co-author of the best paper award of IEEE SECON 2011.
Executive Director, Fenbushi Capital
Mr. Yu is experienced in industry research and investment for over 20 years. He used to work at Delong International Investment Group, CICC Investment Group and Wanxiang Blockchain Laboratory.
Co-Chief of Staff at Karma Automotive
Mikael Elley is part of the executive team at Karma Automotive. He Joined with the objective to get the Karma Revero to market, and the company operational.
As Co-Chief of Staff, he leads the Office of the CEO and is responsible for Strategy, Business Development, IT, and Enterprise Program Management.
Prior to joining Karma Automotive, Mr. Elley has more than 20 years of Automotive, Financial and Technology Management experience working with both Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies in a wide variety of industries on a national and international level.
Mr. Elley holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
In charge of industrial application division of Shanghai Wanxiang Blockchain Inc.
Daniel Zhao, responsible for industrial application division of Shanghai Wanxiang Blockchain Inc.. He has over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry, especially automotive r&d, SCM and international trade. After join in Wanxiang team, he is mainly engaged in product research and design for industrial application. The application of supply chain which based on block chain technology is implemented. It helps enterprises save cost, improve efficiency as well. And wish to build a new ecosystem of blockchain.
Ex-CTO of Shanghai Stock Exchange
Graduated from Peking University with a PhD degree, Mr. Bai had engaged himself in the establishment of a central computing coordination center for Chinese government CNCERT/CC since 2000. And since 2002, he had served as the Chief Engineer of Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Chairman of Shanghai Securities Telecommunication Ltd.
ETHPLANET Program Coordinator
Haoyun is a open source initiative proponent, researcher and contributor. He is interested in ubiquitous computing,computer-human interaction,internet of things,brain–computer interface,data visualization and blockchain. Translated and published in collaboration with others: Getting Started with Arduino, Getting Started with Processing, Processing Handbook, Making Things Talk, 理想：以太坊的区块链创世录