Team Formation

Each team should have at least 3 members. Up to 5 members are allowed to be in a team. Each team is required to create an entry at the blockathon devpost site. We will announce the link to the devpost site on the 16th of February, 2019.

Application Guidelines

Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies have been used in a number of applications for peer-to-peer transactions, identity management, storage, tracking of goods in logistics and supply chain applications, decentralized data exchanges, IoT, and smart cities, among other things. We advise the participants to build an impactful and innovative project in their preferred application area.

Teams are required to design and demonstrate feasibility using the contemporary blockchain and distributed ledger technologies such as IOTA, Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, etc. We would strongly recommend the teams to use the testnets when building the proof-of-concept application. Teams are encouraged to discuss with the mentors during the hacking session to decide on the suitable platform for their project. Besides, we posted a list of reference materials at the blockathon site to help the developers.

Intellectual Property Rights

You own IP rights, but we recommend the teams to go through the licensing guidelines when using open source libraries.


Blockchathon organizers reserve the right to disqualify any Entry that is offensive, as determined by us, in our sole discretion. Please ensure your Entry is appropriate for all viewing audiences.

You are allowed to use source code, sample code, libraries, SDKs, and APIs as long as these technologies are:

i. Made publicly discoverable and available for public use in developing applications, unless prohibited by law, and are still public as of the event.

ii. Indexed and reachable through Google’s search engine,

iii. Easily accessible (i.e., anyone can download or access if signup is required, access must be granted in less than 1 hour). Examples of common technologies that meet our requirements as allowable are Angular.js, jQuery, Bootstrap, D3, Hadoop, MySQL, Lucene, Twilio, Google Talk, Weather Underground. Our intention is to provide you with the full suite of tools available to software developers in a professional setting, but barring teams from utilizing commercial grade technology that other participants do not have access to, whether developed by the team or by others. As a rule of thumb, if a particular technology provides an unfair advantage to one team it is likely disallowed. Please consult with the mentors if you have any concerns about the libraries and frameworks you use.

iv. You cannot use or reuse any project that you started prior to the blockathon.

We reserve the right to assess your eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules at any point during the Hackathon. If we require any assistance in order to assess your compliance, you must promptly provide that assistance. If you do not provide the requested assistance in a timely manner, or if we have reason to believe that you are not complying with the Official Rules, you may be disqualified, in our sole discretion.

By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that:

i. Any code you supply for your Entry was Newly written (refer to the above guidelines) by you or your team during the Hackathon;

ii. If applicable, any code that has been copied by you and included as part of your Entry is publicly available; and,

iii. You have fully complied with these Official Rules.