Conduent Blockchain Hackathon

1276 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

Winners are announced.

idea phase
Online
starts on:
12 Apr 2019, 05:00 PM IST
ends on:
02 Jun 2019, 11:59 PM IST
hackathon
starts on:
Jun 22, 2019 08:30 AM IST
ends on:
Jun 23, 2019 08:00 PM IST

Winners

Overview

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Organizations are re-thinking their approach to service, design, and delivery by building processes around their constituents rather than from inside out. Conduent’s platforms help businesses and governments leverage the power of technology to elevate every constituent's interaction and drive modern digital experiences. These interactions are:

  • Individualized: Customized for each recipient with a consistent experience and level of personalized knowledge irrespective of the device that is being used.
  • Immediate: Providing responsiveness and self-service opportunities with every interaction.
  • Intelligent: Exhibiting intuition built off past experiences, location data, profiles, etc.

Conduent combines deep user insights and best-in-class technologies to create innovation that has an impact. Our customers and employees become key partners in creating, developing, and testing new and unique solutions through a co-innovation process. We believe in creating a strong and effective workforce that delivers value to our customers and the communities that we serve. We celebrate new ideas and our drive for innovation improves the lives of citizens, patients, and employees around the world.

We are growing rapidly especially within the Conduent Technology & Product organization. This hackathon is one of the many exciting ways in which we engage with experts, like yourselves, who are looking to contribute to a technology-driven, customer-centric evolution and to possibly join a team that is inspired by developing ‘what’s next’.

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HACKATHON BACKGROUND AND GOAL

Traditionally, the sharing economy was controlled and maintained by centralized platforms that acted as middlemen. The peer-to-peer nature of blockchain removes the need for a centralized platform thus resulting in:

  • Lower transaction fees
  • Improved asset utilization
  • Enhanced data transparency
  • Decentralized data storage

For example, an apartment-sharing application (e.g., Airbnb) that is being run by a centralized authority could be decentralized with properties guaranteed by blockchain.

To bring the vision of a decentralized sharing economy to fruition, there are hurdles to be crossed—including but not limited to—privacy, infrastructure costs, incentive mechanisms, and the user experience to enable its adoption across several domains.

The focus of the Conduent Blockchain Hackathon is to build a viable, decentralized application to share assets in the business-to-business (B2B) and consumer-to-consumer (C2C) contexts. Assets can be tangible (e.g., land, vehicles etc.) and intangible (e.g., credit, data, machine learning models, etc.).

You can work on any blockchain platform, technology stack, domain, or programming language of your choice. The application that you build will be evaluated on the basis of its novelty and practicality. While ideating about making your application practical, consider incentive structures, payment infrastructure, and user experience with reasonable performance.

Themes

Incentive systems for social behavioral change

Behavioral Economics when combined with blockchain can offer immense possibilities. Devise a non-zero sum game implementation on multiple blockchains to nudge citizen participation and interactions toward better social behavior, e.g., incentivizing the crowdsourcing of helpful information, rewarding citizens for better civic behavior etc.

Blockchain for a shared economy

A shared economy was generally maintained and controlled by centralized authorities. Blockchain removes this need. Can you devise a methodology and a process-and-payment infrastructure on multiple blockchains to enable a decentralized economy, e.g., a decentralized Airbnb, a decentralized Uber, or a decentralized parking-management system for a city?

Smart properties

If smart contracts are embedded in physical objects, the embedded protocols will automatically give access to the rightful owner based on the terms of that contract. The ownership of a property is embedded in the property itself. Can you develop smart properties that will automate ownership and ownership rules that are executed and stored on blockchain?

Transparent interactions with the Government

How can blockchain help make transactions with Government bodies transparent in order to increase the efficiency of the services that they provide? Can you come up with implementations of blockchain in the Government sector that would enable a targeted (based on digital identity) delivery of services in an efficient manner?

Delegative voting systems

Delegating one’s vote to others who are perceived as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). The delegation itself will be a signed transaction and the SME can then vote on behalf of the delegators as a multi-vote which would require a transaction that contains multiple signatures (i.e. the “signatures” of all the delegators).

The idea itself is not new—this happens in all representative democracies. We e...

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Prizes INR 6,00,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
1st Prize
INR 3,00,000
2nd Prize
INR 2,00,000
3rd Prize
INR 1,00,000
Special Prizes
Additional prizes forthcoming!

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