The virtual hackathon launched by Block.one tries to generate working solutions for a world that goes past the COVID-19 pandemic. For those that do not know, Block.one is a blockchain software publisher. The company announced that on May 1st, 2020 its’ “Coding For Change” EOSIO Virtual Hackathon is going to start.
The main purpose of the hackathon competition is to find blockchain-based solutions that will solve the new challenges that appear in the world following the current pandemic. The competition will last until the date of June 1st, 2020.
Block.one highlights that such initiatives try to offer support to the communities that were most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is thought that blockchain technology is going to play a very important role in offering such support.
Serg Metelin, Block.one head of developer relations, declared that the entire world is faced with challenges that nobody expected and society needs collective wisdom. The hackathon is meant to lead to innovative solutions that will help companies and people to emerge stronger once the pandemic is over. Metelin added that this is a new challenge for the entire company because the event is all-digital. He added:
“This will not be the last crisis we face, so our goal is to solve for the future by focusing on what we’re learning now. Although this is a competition, we expect a high level of cooperation between participants united under the same goal of tackling the most pressing challenges at hand. We’ve seen it previously at the EOSIO Global Hackathon series and expect even more so at this Virtual hackathon.”
“Coding for Change” wants to strengthen the adoption of blockchain technology. The comment about this was:
“The blockchain community is passionate about using technology to make the world a more safe, productive and enjoyable place. We share in the belief that blockchain is a critical component in solving many of the new problems that we’re facing during the COVID-19 crisis, and we hope the EOSIO Virtual Hackathon will inspire increased ingenuity and lead to novel new solutions.”
According to Metelin, increasing blockchain potential understanding is going to help the developers to solve problems that appear across many industries around the world. This does include offering improved digital infrastructures, a higher data transparency, and improved user accessibility.
The winner of the virtual hackathon is going to receive a prize of $100,000.