We Hereby Present to You the Winners of ‘HyconHacks!!’
Let’s give a big round of applause to all who were at the HyconHacks hackathon on September 14th and 15th!! If you were there, make some noise and give yourself a big pat on the shoulder. Well done!
HyconHacks was officially a huge success. We had over 150 people from prominent Korean universities, blockchain companies and developers from all over the world fly into Seoul to hack the night away!
All members of Team Hycon were present at the event. Hycon developers circulated the venue to talk to participants and provide their expertise in the subject matter throughout the hackathon. It really was a win-win situation for both the host and the attendees. Hycon developers were able to share their know-how and connect with upcoming talents and participants were given an opportunity to show off their coding skills and innovative ideas.
The competition occurred in the two categories of Hycon topic (Develop a Service Utilizing the Hycon Core API) and general topic (Come Up with a Way to Solve a Social Issue Using Blockchain).
Three winning teams were selected for each topic and awarded 10 million KRW (1st place), 5 million KRW (2nd place) and 3 million KRW (3rd place) in prize money. The 1st place team with the higher score also received the grand prize and a full-ride to the Berlin Hackathon next year. MouseBelt, one of the sponsors, also presented an optional topic for a small prize.
Check out our winners, a brief description of their cool projects and a full interview of many winning team members!
Project: Blockchain Authentication of Digital Evidence
Description: Authenticating videos by storing file hashes on the blockchain to create an immutable record of its authenticity.
Team members: Catherine Bui, Pablo Lopez, Vlad, Ziyi, Junhyeok Son
Project: Hycon Shield
Description: Tamper-proof file permission management on the Hycon blockchain
Team members: Jackson Roberts, Baraka Kombe-Jarvis, Dario Ferencevic, Suhyeon Byeon, Chanho Jeong
Description: Blockchain platform utilizing web assembly and Hycon core API
Team members: Gukhyeon Lim, Sanghun Kim, Seulgi Kim, Seungwan Jin
Description: A smartphone application that is convenient to transaction for Hycon user
Team members: Untaek Lim, Yunjun Choi, Inje Yun, Yeonggil Kweon, Seongbeom Woo
(Same as grand prize winner)
Description: MyUniv is a blockchain-based student council platform that stores student fees on the blockchain to create a community of trust between the student council and students.
Team members: Museong Kim, Cheon Lee, Junggeun Jeong, Hyemin Cho
Project: Pygmalion Project
Description: A DApp that manages political contributions using blockchain technology
Team members: Minhee Cho, Changhwan Kim
(*We do not have group photos of MouseBelt topic winners because they were given their prize before the photography session took place.)
Project: HYCON Simple User Board & Secret TX Messager
Description: Users can send real-time exchange rate, asset fluctuation chart and an encrypted secret message as part of the transaction.
Team members: BeomJoon Cho, Jihoon Moon, Heejeong Kang, Dongbin Lee
Description: We hope to eliminate the social problem of ticket scalping through using blockchain in the ticketing process. Our program, HYTicket, was designed in consideration of Hycon’s smart contract which is scheduled to be developed later.
Team members: MinGyu Jeon, Geeyeong Hwang, Kyeongho Seok
Project: Layered Architecture for the Queryable Blockchain
Description: We implement middleware-like software that enables analytics via storing compressed data in blockchain
Team members: Geore Han, Jeongwoo Pyo, Ilju Lee