Accenture’s Blockchain for Good Hackathon
Sponsored by Accenture
Dates/Times: Dec. 15-16, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Hackers may participate in-person at the Swissotel Le Plaza Basel, or online for those not able to make it to Basel.
Registration: Complimentary. Pre-registration is required. Registration is available through Accenture’s Hackathon website.
Hackers will advance the state of the art in the area of sustainable supply chain. According to the World Economic Forum, sustainable supply chain, or green trade, includes things like renewable energy, sustainable materials and low-carbon transport. Green trade has a global market of $1 trillion a year. A digital identity for all actors, goods and places in a supply chain, established provenance and a means of traceability throughout all touchpoints along the supply chain, are essential to assure products like timber, pharmaceuticals, fish, coffee, etc. have been ethically sourced and follow sustainability protocols. By establishing an interoperable digital identity across contexts, efficiency gains can be made by allowing linkages to KYC, inventory management and traditional legacy systems. Blockchain technologies can make the vision of sustainable supply chain a reality.
Hackers can build with any Hyperledger platform, including the Ethereum Virtual Machine integrations of Hyperledger projects (e.g., EVM of Burrow, Seth, etc.).
There is no fee to participate. Participants will have access to expert mentors from Accenture and the Hyperledger community. A panel of judges will review the applications and a total of $5,000 in prizes will be awarded. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.
In-person attendance is capped at 50 people. Registration is available through Accenture’s Hackathon website.