What is Coin-orado? Coin-orado is the first annual, Colorado Bitcoin competition. Projects can range from platforms for charity to apps built off of an existing company’s API. Teams are to create a project and show how they will market and finance their product. You are free to use traditional technologies and simply and easily integrate bitcoin as a means of payment or donation if you do not want to work directly with the Blockchain Technology (bitcoin's technology).
Prizes: 1st prize will be $500
2nd prize will be $300
3rd prize will be $200
First 40 students will receive $30 bitcoin and a swanky Coin-orado t-shirt for competing
Chain is giving THREE BITCOIN and Charley Hine (CU Alumni) from Chain is flying out from California to mentor!
Blockchain is giving THREE BITCOIN to sickest project built off their API and Kevin Houk will be skyping in as a mentor!
THREE BITCOIN in XBTeller prizes
Challenge 1 – Remittance wallet. UI/UX.
Prize: 1 XBT (bitcoin)
Design and build a wallet focused on the remittance market. The goal here is less about building a bitcoin wallet and much more about building a comfortable user experience powered by bitcoin in the background.
Challenge 2 – Dealer's Choice
Prize: 2 X 1 XBT (bitcoin)
-Multisig wallets/UX (use-case specific, i.e. pick a use case and build for it)
-SMS based wallets
-Any project that makes use of triple entry bookkeeping for businesses/governments would be awesome
-Voting and elections
-Building an altcoin with a specific monetary policy or political economic rational
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6:00-7:00- Opening Ceremony
7:00-7:00 (Sat)- Hacking
7:15- 8:15- Pitches
8:15-8:30- Closing Ceremony
Who runs Coin-orado: Coin-orado is completely student run and organized by leaders from the Bitcoin Club and InnovateCU.
Presentation and Judging: At 7:15 on Saturday night, presentations will begin and be limited to three minutes per team. This short time is to encourage quick presentations skills necessary in the real world. The top teams will be chosen and announced afterwards.
Judge from Zayo
- Any traditional technologies that accept cryptocurrencies (very easy to incorporate),
- Any Blockchain based platform,
- Ideas built off of existing companies in the cryptocurrency industry,
- Charity platform that accepts cryptocurrencies,
- App in which cryptocurrencies are accepted for a good or service,
- Game that incorporates cryptocurrencies
- Stay tuned for more ideas!
Rarely do businesses work well in silos, so Coin-orado looks to create a collaborative atmosphere in which students can share ideas, learn from each other, and create the best product possible. This atmosphere will allow students to build projects without fear of failure.
Coin-orado is made possible by our proud sponsors
"Bitcoin is better than Currency." - Bill Gates