BSV Hackathon

Build a brighter future with blockchain technology

Join us on our mission to create massive-scale blockchain-based solutions to the real-world challenges we all face today. Compete with developers from all over the globe, build an innovative solution, compete for your share of the $100,000 BSV prize and maybe, sow the seeds for a business with a world-changing idea!

Announcement

We want builders, thinkers, leaders and innovators who truly want to make a change in the world, starting with the way that individuals, enterprises and governments connect. Unleashed to act as the sole global public data ledger, BSV offers a limitless technical platform to power the next wave of technological innovation, backed by a flourishing global community working together to tackle the biggest challenges of today.

Who Can Join

Bitcoin SV Developers

The best way to know if your project or idea has the makings of a viable business is through outside validation. Reach the finals of the BSV Hackathon, present your idea to seasoned technology investors and take home the prize money – and seed capital – to make your dreams a reality!

Ethereum Developers

The Ethereum network is a popular choice for blockchain developers, but the reality is that the platform fails to scale to support enterprise-grade solutions. Try Bitcoin SV on for size and build your app on the only blockchain with unbounded scaling to support truly world-class – and scale – applications and services, all underpinned by a stable platform with world-class security and supported by a global community of experienced, knowledgeable developers, who are willing to guide you.

Blockchain Developers

The growth trajectory and roadmap for Bitcoin SV mean that there will be ongoing demand for advanced Bitcoin development skills across a variety of industries.

Hosting the Bitcoin SV Hackathon is our way of encouraging you to give BSV a go and learn how its unique capabilities can be used to power a new generation of innovative blockchain-based applications and services.

Non-blockchain Developers

The Bitcoin SV Hackathon offers you the perfect opportunity to make your first foray into developing applications and services for the blockchain. With the support of a world-class team of developers and engineers, learn how you can utilise the unique capabilities of Bitcoin SV to turn your thoughts and ideas into a real-world business, all while competing for your share of a $100,000 BSV prize pool!

Learn to build with Bitcoin

Bitcoin is more than a blockchain and digital currency; it is also a network protocol. Just like the Internet protocol, Bitcoin is the foundational rule set for an entire data network.

With unbounded on-chain scaling, the Bitcoin SV blockchain supports high transaction volumes at fast speed and for predictable low fees, in addition to offering micropayment capabilities and the greater data capacity needed for large scale blockchain applications.

Now it’s time to unleash the power of Bitcoin SV on the world – and that’s where you come in!

Already, blockchain-based innovations are being implemented to support technical uniformity, eliminate data silos, enable greater efficiencies and facilitate interoperability across industry geographies.

What comes next is up to you!

Organized By: Bitcoin Association
Run By: nChain
Sponsored By: CoinGeek

Bitcoin SV Hackathons by the numbers since 2019

Bitcoin SV Hackathons have been one of the most popular events on the blockchain calendar – and with numbers like this, it’s not hard to see why!

$250,000+ in BSV prizes

100+ projects submitted

1,100+ participants

9 finalists

3 winners

Bitcoin SV Hackathon 2020 Highlights

Past Hackathons

1st BitcoinSV Hackathon
May 2019

The first-ever Bitcoin SV Hackathon took place over the weekend of 4 - 5 May 2019, with a strict 48-hour coding period, and the Hackathon Finale was presented live on stage at the CoinGeek Toronto Conference on 30 May 2019.

2nd Bitcoin SV Hackathon
August 2019

The second Bitcoin SV Hackathon took place over the weekend of 17 - 19 August 2019, with entrants tasked with designing inventive ways for users to use Bitcoin SV to earn value.

3rd Bitcoin SV Hackathon
October 2020

We saw amazing stuff from the first two hackathons, which were in the 48-hour format, but this time we had an 8-week long coding round and definitely saw developers put a lot more thought into what they wanted to build before they started to build.

Upcoming Hackathons

4th Bitcoin SV Hackathon
October 2021

Register now for the next Bitcoin SV Hackathon. The coding round takes place online from June 14 to July 26, with the final round of judging taking place at the CoinGeek Conference in October 2021.