Monday 11th January 2021 - The Algorand Foundation and the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering are today launching a competition focused on building decentralized applications on top of the Algorand blockchain platform.
The competition features a £10K first prize and is open to teams consisting of up to six Imperial College London students from any Department. There is no restriction on the theme of the designed application, but it must make substantial use of the Algorand blockchain. Applications may be developed independently or as part of group and individual project work carried out as part of degree requirements.
The competition will run in three phases: teams will register for the competition (closing date 30 April 2021), teams will be invited to submit their final app concepts, and then shortlisted teams will pitch and demo their ideas in an online event on Thursday 27 May 2021.
Students thinking of taking part in the competition may wish to learn more about the Algorand blockchain and the developer resources available to help them. Questions about the competition can be directed to Prof Will Knottenbelt in the first instance.