Bitfinex Hackathon

July 20-22, 2018 - London

First Bitfinex Hackathon in London
The Bitfinex Hackathon is a 3 day event intended to foster innovation and collaboration within the decentralised digital asset space.
Featuring invaluable workshops and presentations by key developers and industry thought leaders, the event is designed around a 36-hour hackathon designed to share knowledge and identify the best talents within the blockchain space.
Benefit from a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts, collaborate with the Bitfinex team and contribute your vision to the future of the digital asset space.
36 hours to innovate, collaborate and develop from scratch to secure prizes & opportunities with the Bitfinex team
Best integration with the Ethfinex self-custodial trading API
Sponsored by Ethfinex
Best hack using the new EOS decentralized exchange
Sponsored by Eosfinex
Judges and Speakers
Paolo Ardoino
Chief Technology Officer, Bitfinex
Will Harborne
Director of Operations, Ethfinex
Serg Metelin
Head of Developer Relations,
More guests to be announced
Meet up - July 20
7:00 PM Opening Speech
8:00 PM Drinks and Networking
8:30 PM Guest Talks
Day 1 - July 21
9:00 AM Registrations
9:15 AM Coffee & Breakfast
9:30 AM Contest Presentation
10:00 AM Begin Hacking
7:30 PM Dinner
11:00 PM End of Day
*Workshops and seminars will take place throughout the day
Day 2 - July 22
9:00 AM Coffee & Breakfast
1:00 PM Hacking Ends
2:00 PM 5min Pitches
4:30 PM Guest Talk
5:00 PM Winners Announced
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Bitfinex Hackathon?
The Bitfinex Hackathon is a 3 day event designed to promote learning, sharing and collaboration between developers. The event combines expertise from all major areas of decentralized and digital assets technology and will feature a number of presentations & workshops by industry heavyweights.
Learn more & book your spot here.
Where and when will it take place?
The Bitfinex Hackathon takes place July 20-22nd, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Precise venue information will be unveiled to participants in the days leading up to the event.
Will there be a prize for attending?
Top three prototypes will be awarded with the following prizes:
1st: 7,500 USD
2nd: 3,000 USD
3rd: 1,500 USD
In addition to the above, two sponsored prizes will be assigned to the hacks that will best fit the following criteria:
- "Best integration of the Ethfinex Ethereum-based self-custodial trading API": 5,000 USD prize sponsored by Ethfinex
- "Best hack using the new EOS decentralized exchange": 5,000 USD prize sponsored by Eosfinex
How much does it cost to participate?
Participation in the Bitfinex Hackathon event is free.
Who can attend the Hackathon?
Anyone with a passion for decentralised and open-source development is welcome to attend.
Spots are limited and applications are judged based on interest in blockchain and trading field and a track record of developments within these fields.
Please note that you must be over 18 and can only and attend the hackathon as an individual, however, once on site you will need to form teams of 3-4 people to be eligible for the prize. Each participant can only be on one team.
What should I bring?
A laptop and whatever else you need to create. We will provide free wifi and power will along with foods, drinks and a lot of coffee.
Can I work on my hack before the event?
No, you will not be allowed to work on your hack beforehand. All submitted code must be created between the hacking period start and stop time.
How can I prepare for the hackathon?
We thrive on creativity and building without constraints. You are free to prepare as you wish - the Bitfinex API is a good place to start.
Do you own my hack?
No, but we will require to make it open source with MIT or Apache v2 license.
How do I sign up?
Sign up here.
What if I have other questions?
Please fill out the contact form below and we will get back to you. Alternatively, reach out to us on Twitter, Telegram, LinkedIn or Facebook and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Sign up to secure your spot today
Limited spots available - candidates will be chosen based on experience & motivation