31.10.2018 - 02.11.2018

Registration start from 8:30 am

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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!



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.


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.

All solutions must either be built on it or support integration with it:

  • JavaScript (ES6+) , NodeJS
  • Solidity, Truffle, web3.js, IPFS
  • MacOs, Linux, Windows 10 Pro

Documentation, video tutorials and examples placed at  hackathon.dao.casino

More information about protocol and source code you can find at github repository github.com/DaoCasino


Participant solutions have to be submitted as pull-requests to this repository.

Please read the Participant guide


  • Day #1 - 31st October 2018

  • 08:30 Registration open at main entrance

  • 10:30 Opening Ceremony Begins

  • 11:40 Team formation & Hacking starts

  • 13:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 Workshop - DAO.Casino: How to create Dapp on DAO.Casino Protocol

  • 18:30 Dinner

  • 23:00 Everybody out & Venue closes

  • Day #2 - 1st November 2018

  • 08:30 Breakfast

  • 10:00 Mentors Group #1

  • 13:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 Mentors Group #2

  • 18:30 Dinner

  • 19:30 Mentors Group #3

  • 23:00 Everybody out & Venue closes

  • Day #3 - 2nd November 2018

  • 08:30 Breakfast

  • 11:00 Workshop on how to Upload & submit game on DAO.Casino protocol

  • 12:00 Submissions due to Devpost

  • 13:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 Judges Arrive

  • 14:30 Final Presentations Begins (90 minutes)

  • 18:15 Closing Ceremony + winners announced on Conference Main Stage

Hackathon Sponsors

Hackathon Mentors & Judges

john mcafee speaker


John McAfee is a world reknown computer scientist, activist, business leader and cryptocurrency evangelist. McAfee’s career spans nearly the entire history of computing, with McAfee working for industry giants like Xerox, NASA, Univac and Lockheed Martin. In 1987 he founded McAfee Antivirus.

Mihai Cimpoesu blockchain hackathon


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.

Dean Demellweek blockchain hackathon


Dean Demellweek is a digital innovation strategist covering emerging technologies and business model innovation. He is particularly focused on the application of blockchain technology in transforming business models. Demellweek is a member of FinTech London Tech Advocates and a mentor at technology community Level39.

Jimmy Zhong speaker


Jimmy Zhong is the current CEO of IOST, a Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners and Huobi funded blockchain venture. He is an alumni of 500 Startups, geek, growth hacker & entrepreneur. Previously, Jimmy founded and exited multiple startups including Studypool & Dora Technology.



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.



Gege serves as CEO for EBO, Partner & Director at ICON, and Vice President at the Malta IT Law Association. He is experienced in driving product, project, process and customer service improvements while building partnerships with key business decision-makers.


Dr. Joshua

Dr. Joshua Ellul joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Malta as a lecturer after having worked on R&D projects at IBM Research Zurich and Imperial College London.  His main areas of research focus on Blockchain and IoT integration and virtual machines in aim of enabling a 'Blockchain of Things' reality.

Massimiliano Picone

Massimiliano Picone

Massimiliano Picone founded Fermi.xyz. Passionate about science, research and healthcare, he founded two startups and won several international awards for an online portal and learning platform on science and technology he developed at age 14.

benjamin j boyle blockchain hackathon

J Boyle

Benjamin is the COO of DAX Global, a company for everything Cryptocurrency investing. He also runs his own successful investing company focused on the financial markets on the side, Caipiteal.



Graduated from the Department for Information Security of the Baltic Federal University; combined studies with web-application development. Since 2015 has been focused web-applications and the Ethereum platform.



Developed and released over 20 games (Steam,    AppStore, GooglePlay, Web). Contributed to developing 5 blockchain games, supervised 4 of them. Anchors game-development streams. Works with DAO.Casino, closely cooperates with Corona SDK. Technologies: Ethereum, Corona SDK, Html5, Flash. Programming Languages: Solidity, Lua, JS, A

Jeany Stein


Jeany regularly gives invited talks for national and international technology and business forums on the subject of the future of intelligent and disruptive technologies. Presently, she is an advisor and mentor to many women in Tech and she is an investor in several global startups.



Project Manager with an 8-year experience in IT and Fintech. Bachelor of business administration, certified with the International Coach Federation. Alexandra strongly believes that the Future belongs to decentralized technologies and p2p communications, as they allow smoother and more transparent interaction between people. She motivates the DAO.Casino team and leads it forward.



Agile-coach, Scrum-master, Architect and CTO with 20 years of experience. Previously worked with Luxoft, Artezio (Lanit) and IBS as an architect; with BSS as the production director. Developed an FX-trading platform for the US InterbankFX, high-load platform for Vicman, enterprise management system modules for Luxoft and an aggregation platform for cryptocurrency exchanges for Terminal.global. Currently is in the DAO.Casino team as CTO.

dr Joseph Durau speaker

Dr. Joseph

Joseph is an entrepreneur and scientist. He co-founded Standard Analytics, a platform for connecting all of the scientific knowledge, worked for NASA, the CEA and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. At some point Jo taught literature in prison. He holds a degree from Ecole Centrale Paris and a PhD from LSE.



Full Stack developer since 2017, develops system utilities, SDK, WebAssembly, back-end, API modules. Currently works with DAO.Casino, cooperates with the LoftSchool IT courses as a mentor (courses, webinars). Technologies: Ethereum, ipfs, WebAssembly, actix, nodejs, Vue. Programming languages: JS, Rust, Python

noam eppel speaker


Noam has been designing and developing efficient, sustainable, robust, secure and beautiful web solutions for companies of all sizes since 1996, and loving every minute of it. 
Noam Eppel is a highly experienced senior developer with over 20+ years of experience. He has worked for large web agencies in Toronto, New York, Texas and California, and founded a busy web agency with clients around the world. 



Full Stack web-developer with a decade of experience. Since 2007 has been involved in developing business applications, carried out over 100 projects from scratch. Over the last 4 years has been focused on developing isomorphic JavaScript applications. Currently is in the DAO.Casino team, responsible for  DCLib, SDK, bankroller-core.

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Code of Conduct

This code of conduct is in line with the standard procedures of the events of Major Hacking League. Be respectful. Harassment and abuse are never tolerated. If you are in a situation that makes you uncomfortable at a Malta Blockchain Summit event, if the event itself is creating an unsafe or inappropriate environment, or if interacting with a MBS representative or event organizer makes you uncomfortable, please report it using the procedures included in this document. Malta Blockchain Summit stands for inclusivity. We believe that every single person has the right to hack in a safe and welcoming environment.

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, social class, economic status, veteran status, sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. If what you’re doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing it.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors, judges, mentors, volunteers, organizers, MBS staff, and anyone else at the event are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, attendees should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material both in their hacks and during the event. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, MBS may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no eligibility for reimbursement or refund of any type.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact MBS using the reporting procedures defined below.

MBS representatives will be happy to help participants contact campus security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all hackathon venues, online interactions in relation to the event, hackathon-related social events, and on hackathon supplied transportation.


Reporting Procedures

If you feel uncomfortable or think there may be a potential violation of the code of conduct, please report it immediately using one of the following methods. All reporters have the right to remain anonymous.

By sending information to the general reporting line, your report will go to any or all of the MBS representatives listed below.

If you are uncomfortable reporting your situation to one or more of these people or need to contact any of them directly in case of emergency, direct contact details are listed below.

● Bekki D’Agata – bekki@sigma.com.mt
● Mario di Florio – mario@maltablockchainsummit.com
● Dennis Avorin – +356 7903 2006, dennis@maltablockchainsummit.com

MBS reserves the right to revise, make exceptions to, or otherwise amend these policies in whole or in part.

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