kicking off the DoraHacks Global Hackathon at the Andrew Wiles Building, Mathematical Institute of Oxford University
CBX attended the fourth stop of the DoraHacks Global Hackathon Series at the Mathematical Institute of Oxford University on 20 and 21 October 2018, an event that gathered hackers and developers from all over the world to utilize the most sophisticated blockchain technology to develop solutions for the Finance industry. Attendees had the chance to win over $10,000 in prizes.
The event started off by an opening ceremony explaining the basics of the hackathon, hackers who were familiar with Token Economics and mainstream blockchain source code had to form groups of 3 - 6 people to come up with the idea and start hacking. The participants had only 24 hours to finalize the code and polish all the details before the demo session the next day, many groups stayed there during the night to ensure that they would impress the judges the next day.
Teams working on their projects during the first day of the Hackathon
The next day, during the demo session, all the groups presented their ideas, ranging from trading bots using historical data to predict futures prices to arbitrage algorithms that profited from price differences between cryptocurrency exchanges. One of the runner-ups came up with a fully functional hedging platform aimed to Bitcoin traders that accumulate BTC.
Finalist groups presenting to the audience
Chris Dos Santos of CBX, said he attended the event with a purpose of learning and experiencing a hackathon which comes up with ideas involved in Finance. Fan Feng from Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), also attended the event to meet talented developers focused on Blockchain and open source protocols.
The event finalized with a closing ceremony and the presentation of the crypto awards were participants got up to $10,000 split among the top 3 finalist groups.
From right to left, Chris Dos Santos, Business Development CBX, and Fan Feng, Manager at ICE