Oct 20 & 21, 2018

Vancouver, Canada


Financial Wellbeing Hackathon

presented by


A Weekend of Hacking, Hustling, and Building Applications for the Next Internet

No Blockchain Experience Needed!


The easiest way to start building decentralized blockchain apps!


Help the financially disadvantaged be part of the new economy.


Get support from the blockstack dev team to launch your app.

Blockstack is building an ecosystem that gives your users control over their fundamental digital rights: Identity, data-ownership, privacy, and security. 

Join us for a weekend to build a decentralized app. 

Scale your app without limitations of the blockchain. Gain a competitive advantage by giving your users' data ownership.

Help Build The New Internet With Blockstack

The Decentralized Financial Wellbeing Hackathon is open to any developer to participate. You can be a Front-end, Backend, Full-stack, Middle-Tier, Web, Desktop, Mobile, Game or anything in between.

Create a decentralized product/service to help Alice and Bob participate in the emerging decentralized economy.

Calling All Developers

Decentralized apps represent the next generation of computing ushering the way for the new internet. 

In an entirely decentralized world, all things occur using peer-to-peer networks, and the idea of centralized entities are non-existent. 

This distributed future is still being designed and built, and you have the opportunity to participate in it in a meaningful way.

Create a Decentralized Product For The New Economy

No blockchain coding skills are required. Everyone with basic coding skills can participate!

But more seriously, if you want to participate in the distributed future by building: 

  • applications with no dependency on Google, Facebook, or other OAuth provider.
  • applications where the data is stored securely with the people who created it, so you no longer have to maintain and secure databases with all your user information.
  • applications that help Alice and Bob participate in the emerging decentralized economy

This is the hackthon for you.

Blockchain Skill Level?

Sat, Oct 20

  • 8:30 AM Registration Opens / Form Hackathon Teams
  • 11:00 AM Start Hacking
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM Mentor Meeting - Mentors help teams one-on-one
  • 6:30 PM Dinner
  • 10:00 PM Doors Close 

Sun, Oct 21

  • 8:30 AM Doors Open / Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM Mentor Meeting
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 3:00 PM Demo Prep & Tech Check
  • 5:00 PM Product Demo (5 min per team)
  • 6:30 PM Judging & Awards
  • 7:00 PM Wrap-Up, Networking & Refreshments

Hackathon Schedule

We guarantee that you’ll be well fed and caffeinated all through the weekend, and we won’t charge you for having too much fun ;)

Neeraj Murarka

CTO Bluzelle Networks, Futurist & Scientist in Blockchains & Distributed Consensus Ledgers.

Judging Panel


Fred Rego

Co-Founder & COO VanHack Technologies

Previously Founder & CEO, AeroTrack Technologies Inc.

Matt Lockyer

Founder, Soloblock Solutions Inc.

Token Engineering Advisor, FansUnite

Previously Head of Blockchain Solutions, The Vanbex Group

Bob Summerwill

Blockchain Lead, Quantfury

Co-Founder and CTO, Varro Technologies

Community Leader, Ethereum

Hank Stoever

Engineer, Blockstack


Previously Engineer, Kadenze Inc.

Software Engineer, UP Global

Michele Taylor

Executive Producer of Advance Tech Media Productions

Founder of Verifico

Shawn Mayzes

Engineering Manager at Sycle

Founding Team and CTO of Next Decentrum

Previously CTO of Red Stamp

Galya Westler

CEO of Blockchain startup Plazus, a Communication Protocol

Product specialist at 2Galvanize, Development Services

Beier Cai

Co-Founder & CTO at First Coin Capital

Previously Senior Director of Engineering at Hootsuite

Rachel Cheng

Senior Software Development Manager at RightMesh

Previously Software Developer Manager at Hootsuite

Blockstack is a new internet for decentralized apps that you access through the Blockstack Browser. With Blockstack, there is a new world of apps that let you own your data and maintain your privacy, security and freedom.

They are hardworking members of society but do not earn enough to afford a bare-bones household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and preventative health care.

Put your dev super powers to work. Help Alice and Bob to grow their financial wellbeing.

Create a decentralized product/service to help Alice and Bob participate in the emerging decentralized economy.

Meet Alice & Bob

Organizing Partners

Marketing Partner

Digital Media Partner

Community Partners