November 26-28th × Vilnius Tech Park

BLOCKCHAIN HACKATHON
Play & Gain!

about

CONNECT, THINK, HACK & WIN!

Can you and your team conceptualize a blockchain play-to-earn game idea in just 48 hours? Use your creativity and innovative mind - create a killer idea to pitch to the judges & walk home with valuable prizes.
goals

Are you familiar with blockchain & NFTs?

We want to inspire students, beginner game developers, and young professionals to learn more about blockchain technology, blockchain gaming, and NFTs (Non-fungible tokens). That’s why we’ve partnered with some of the biggest names in Blockchain and want participants to band together, explore new tech, innovate and solve problems.

Join us to create meaningful and lasting relationships, challenge yourself and unlock career or funding opportunities by partnering with our sponsors.

awards
After the game creation challenge, judges will choose the projects they like best. And award special prizes to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Additionally, teams are competing for up to $350,000 and €120,000 worth of service packages from the hackathon sponsors and organizers for further development of their projects. These prizes will only be given out if the special jury members determine it's possible and beneficial to pursue further development of the presented ideas.

Creative implementation Blockchain Play-To-Earn Game Idea

Blockchain Centre is ready to give up to $150,000 in services to a team that creates and presents the best play-to-earn game idea. The winning team will have the opportunity to continue the development of their game concept by tapping into funding, resources, and connections provided by the Blockchain Centre.

Usage of The Polygon Blockchain Network

Our partner, the Polygon Network, is looking for promising teams that can showcase innovative use of the Polygon Blockchain. They’re ready to provide up to $100,000 in funding to the team that shows incredible technical knowledge in understanding and utilizing the Polygon Framework to continue their project.

Innovativeness & Problem Solving Implementation of NFTs

If your project catches the eye of our sponsor, the biggest name in blockchain gaming – Animoca Brands, they’re ready to provide up to $100,000 in funding to you and your team. They’ll be looking for a solution that showcases an innovative way to implement and use NFTs in-game presented by a promising team!

Feasibility of blockchain implementation and complexity of the approach

Our ally SUPER HOW? is looking for genius minds who can approach blockchain implementation with an open mind and find adaptable solutions for this area. They’re ready to provide 120,000 Eur worth of incubator program for the winning idea. You will get coaching & a physical place in Vilnius for half of a year and in addition 3000 USDT into your crypto wallet to start your concept in the crypto world.

timetable

26

friday

12:00 Teams gather & register
13:00 The Blockchain Hackathon opening: ceremony starts
14:00 Teamwork starts
16:00 Time to learn: seminar (Optional)
18:00 Dinner
19:00 - 21:00 Coaching on demand
21:00 - 09:00 Midnight coaching
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Daybreaker & introduction to the day (Optional)
10:00 - 12:00 Coaching on demand
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Mindfulness activities (Optional)
16:00 Time to learn: seminar (Optional)
18:00 Dinner
19:00 - 21:00 Coaching on demand
21:00 - 09:00 Midnight coaching
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Eyeopenner & introduction to the day (Optional)
10:00 - 12:00 Pitch coaching (Optional)
14:00 Pitch upload
14:00 Networking lunch
15:00 Pitching
18:00 Awards
mentors

Yat Siu

CEO @ Outblaze | Animoca | Father | Trekker | Geek

Robby Young

CEO @ Animoca Brands

Gintautas Nekrošius

CSO @ Blockchain Centre

Indrė Taurosevičiūtė

Manager @ Super How? | Co-Founder & COO @SpotYet

Matas Vosylius

DevOps Engineer @ Super How?

Linas Būtėnas

CRO @ SuperHow? | CTO @ GoalHUB

Andrius Bartminas

CEO @ SuperHow? | CIO @ GoldCoinReserve

Ada Jonušė

CEO & Co-Founder @ Lympo

Marius Šilenskis

Leading AAG platform development

Arvydas Tumalavičius

Head of Community @ Lympo | Blockchain & NFTs related topics consultant

Vilius Jastremskas

CPO @ LYMPO

Kipras Vazalinskas

Crypto Investor | Business Advisor | CEO | Team Lead | Growth-Hacker | Value Architect | Blockchain

Mohamed Ezeldin

Head Of Faculty - Mathematics @ Beacon High

judges

Tadas Maurukas

CO-Founder & CEO @ Bockchain Centre | CO- Founder & Chief Strategy Officer @ Lympo

Andrius Bartminas

CEO @ SuperHow? | CIO @ GoldCoinReserve

Kipras Vazalinskas

Crypto Investor | Business Advisor | CEO | Team Lead | Growth-Hacker | Value Architect | Blockchain

Mohamed Ezeldin

Head Of Faculty - Mathematics @ Beacon High

judging criteria
organizers & partners

faq

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”, where you and your team have a limited amount of time to stretch the limits of your creativity and bring ideas to reality through technology.

What is an NFT?

NFT (Non-fungible token) is a unit of data stored in a blockchain that can be bought, sold, or traded digitally. NFTs can be digital trading cards, virtual property, in-game collectibles, or music.

What is a play-to-earn game?

Play-to-earn is a game model where players are able to earn money or other rewards while playing the game. Players usually utilize NFTs in play-to-earn games as usable characters, items, or entry tickets/keys to tournaments.

Will there be any help provided?

Yes! All participants will get introductory material about NFTs, play-to-earn, and the Polygon Blockchain implementation. However, we recommend doing some research before the event as well. Just to keep that competitive edge sharp!

How big can a team be?

There is no limit to how big your team can be. However, more people means more management, we think around 5 people is the sweet spot between skills and productivity. We also welcome people that don’t have a team to attend and connect with other participants during the event.

I don’t have a team, can I attend?

Yes, absolutely! We’ll be carefully reviewing applications and will encourage them to make teams during the event. Or maybe your skill-set will be a perfect match for an already existing team and you’ll be able to join forces.

How will the event go?

All participating teams will have to conceptualize a game idea with play-to-earn mechanics and present it to the judges. You’ll only have 48hours so the event is an excellent opportunity to test your time management, teamwork, game design, blockchain, and prototyping skills in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment.

Do I need to have any specific qualifications to be a participant?

The most important skills you’ll need are the ability to work together in a team and a creative mind that loves to innovate. Everyone can contribute to the project via their ideas, business skills, art, programming, music, game design knowledge, or presentation prowess. However, basic blockchain knowledge will help to get your idea off the ground faster.

I am a newbie, can I hack?

Of course, you can! We’ll provide you with the basic knowledge to get you started. But remember, games are complex and require a multitude of different skills to work correctly. That’s why we invite musicians, artists, game lovers, innovators, thinkers, creators, programmers, artists, designers to have fun and belong to a community.

Are there any registration fees for participation?

The event is completely free to enter. We’re not here to monetize innovation, creativity, and passion for gaming – that’s why there are absolutely no participating or registration fees. We’ll also do our best to make you feel comfortable during the event!

What about food and sleep during the event? What should I bring?

We’ll have the doors of Vilnius Tech Park open till 00:00 each night. However, if you’re in need of accommodation you can stay over at the Ibis Vilnius Center 3*.

Using the code “Blockchain Hackathon” you’ll be able to rent a 2 person room alone for 31EUR a night. Or together with a friend for 40EUR a night. The price includes internet together with breakfast. The price is fixed at a discounted rate for all hackathon participants.

Reserve your rooms HA1J1-fo3@accorr.com by writing to this email address.

When and where will the event be held?

The event will be held on November the 26th at Vilnius Tech Park (https://vilniustechpark.com). See you there!

Do I need to have a project idea for participation?

No. All participants will have to create original projects during the hackathon. However, if you have an existing idea you want to work it’s allowed as long as it has never been presented to the public or another hackathon.

Do we need to have the entire idea fully working at the end of the hackathon?

48 hours is not a long amount of time. So, we don’t require you to have the whole idea fully implemented. However, we do expect you to prepare a presentation, prototype, or showcase of your idea so it can be judged and evaluated.

Do we need to give a demo for the product that we have created?

You will have to present a demonstration explaining your project/solution and the whole concept.

What about terms and conditions?

You’ll find everything you need to know here.

I have more questions...

If you couldn’t find the answer here, don’t worry! We’re here to help just drop us an email at hackathon@blockchaincentre.io and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.

hackathon is over