Ground X, the blockchain subsidiary of the leading South Korean mobile platform, Kakao, announced on April 15, its first ever Klaytn Hackathon, which takes place from April 12th to May 31st, open to participants worldwide.
Klaytn Hackathon provides the participants with an opportunity to create BApps (Blockchain Applications) by utilizing the Klaytn public testnet Baobab, which was launched on March 29th. Unlike traditional offline hackathons, Klaytn Hackathon is an online competition where any individuals or teams around the globe can access and participate.
Any developers with great ideas for blockchain services can participate by registering on the official Klaytn Hackathon homepage at www.klaytnhackathon.com. Also available are other online community channels including the official Klaytn Reddit page (https://www.reddit.com/r/klaytn/) and the official Klaytn Developers Group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/klaytndevelopers) where participants can share ideas and ask development-related inquiries.
The Klaytn developers, global crypto venture capitals and accelerators, and Klaytn's initial service partners will participate as judges to select four winning teams and award prize money along with Klaytn's token KLAY. The first and second place winners are awarded $7,000 USD and $5,000 USD respectively with KLAY. They will also be given the opportunity to attend TXGX, the technology-oriented forum organized by Ground X, which will take place in Seoul late 2019 (flights/hotel accommodations included). The third and fourth place winners will receive $2,000 USD with KLAY. Other participants that have submitted their final works can still receive 150 KLAY each. The winners will be announced on the official Klaytn Hackathon homepage in late June.
According to Jason Han, the CEO of Ground X, heading the development and operation of the Klaytn platform, "Our Klaytn Hackathon is designed to benefit passionate developers seeking to create blockchain services that can contribute to expanding the Klaytn ecosystem." He added, "We are also keen to collect any technical feedbacks during the competition so that we can strengthen our platform before the Klaytn mainnet launch."
Continuing its community building efforts, Klaytn plans to hold meetups to introduce the public testnet Baobab and the Klaytn Hackathon. The hackathon meetups will take place around various cities in Asia with the first meetup to kick off in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City on the 25th. Next meetups will be in the Philippines and Thailand around late April to early May. Any questions or concerns can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.