Blockchain Hackathon

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Blockchain, which is the most prominent form of DLT, is envisioned to revolutionize human society over the coming decades in ways yet unimagined. The theme of this year's blockchain hackathon will, for competitive reasons, be announced on the day. Decentralized, as well as distributed solutions, will be considered.

The winning team will be decided by a panel of judges based on the originality, feasibility, interoperability and benefits of their initiative.


How to apply?

Participants can enroll as a team or as individuals; all participating members will be put in teams, so that those applying as individuals will be grouped together or assigned to existing teams. Make sure to apply by the 15th of September 2018, to avoid disappointment. Applicants will be contacted regarding admission results within one month from the application.

In association with


Malta Blockchain Summit - Blockchain Research Group


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Individual Application

Apply individually and we will match you with existing teams that are looking for more team members.

Team Application

Join the hackathon by applying with a complete team through the contact form at the bottom of the page.


Team+ Application

Join the hackathon by applying with an incomplete team and we will match your team with individual applications.

Team Requirements

Every team needs to comprise of 4-8 people led by a team leader.
It is also necessary to have an original idea. We will only select the best teams
for participation.

The minimum requirements for a team are the following:

  • Two developers (ideally one smart contract developer)

  • UX / UI designer

  • Business / enterprise / software architect

  • Assigned project leader (can be any one of the above)

  • Lots of positive energy and creativity!

The exact agenda will be issued at a later date. We are looking forward to an exciting hackathon!

Hackathon Mentors

Our experienced mentors will ensure that each participating team unleash their true potential.

Mikhail Savchenko

CTO at ChronoBank

Born with a ZX Spectrum in his hand, Mike is a veteran programmer with more than 20 years experience of software development, security and cryptography. His CV includes an MBA in IT Project Management and he has applied his skills to blockchain development since the early days of bitcoin. Most recently, he won a fintech hackathon at which he presented a trusted document exchange based on IPFS and Ethereum. 

Mihai Cimpoesu

PhD, Chief Engineer - Mattereum

Mihai is a dedicated and business-oriented computer scientist and winner of the 2015 London Fintech Week blockchain hackathon. He is contracted as a blockchain developer for Thomspon Reuters, Founder of the blockchain development studio DLTLAB and Chief Engineer at Mattereum, a legal-technical interface connecting digital assets on the blockchain with goods and services in the material world.

Gege Gatt

Digital Entrepreneur & Lawyer, CEO - ebo

Gege is an innovative and results-driven leader and entrepreneur active in the highly competitive ICT environments. He is experienced in driving product, project, process and customer service improvements while building partnerships with key business decision-makers. Currently, he serves as CEO for eba, Partner & Director at ICON, and Vice President at the Malta IT Law Association.

For Individuals:

Why do I need to add payment details?

Participation in the Hackathon is completely free. However, it is important to us that you and your team actually show up if you apply and are accepted to participate in our Hackathon. We, therefore, need to store your credit card details so that we can ensure that you actually show up. Failing to show up at the Hackathon without priorly informing Malta Blockchain Summit of the reason why you cannot make it, will result in a penalty fee of EUR 100. 

For teams: