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Hedera21 Hackathon: Call for Developers to Build the Future of Asset Tokenization, Beginning January 19th, 2021

A hackathon fully dedicated to building fast, fair and secure tokenization applications that take full advantage of the newly released Hedera Token Service.

WhatHedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade distributed ledger, is hosting Hedera21 – a virtual hackathon to showcase the tokenization of digital or physical assets. Hedera announced the hackathon with an open call for developers to build applications on the Hedera Token Service (HTS), with an opportunity to win over $35,000 USD in HBAR rewards.

There is vast potential in the tokenization of assets to make business processes more efficient, as well as opening up new revenue streams. HTS simplifies the issuance of native tokens, while ditching congestion and high gas fees. This comes with the added guarantee of network stability, as facilitated by Hedera’s decentralized governing body of global organizations.

Soon, Hedera will announce this year’s roster of challenges, which will offer additional prizes that are up for grabs. There’s no limit to the number of sponsor challenges you can participate in, but it is essential to use the Hedera Token Service for a chance to win.

When: January 19th, 2021 until February 12th, 2021.

Closing Ceremonies will take place on March 2nd, 2021.


Confirmed judges: Artiona Bogo, Cloud Customer Engineer at Google CloudJoshua Satten, Executive, Strategist, Advisor, & Enterprise Business Architect at Wipro Ltd.Jonathan Padilla, Blockchain Strategy at PayPalSamuel Byungsun Park, Task Leader, iLab BlockChain Task/ CTO – LG ElectronicsSpencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets and Founder of CalaxyRob Allen, EIR at eftpos Payments AustraliaHelen Disney, CEO of UnblockedPoonacha Machaiah CEO of The Chopra Foundation; Gabriella Wright, Co-founder, Never Alone Initiative – The Chopra Foundation; and Dr. Leemon Baird, Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Hedera.

Hackathon Partners: Our valued sponsors will be setting challenges for participating developers soon. Partners include: eftpos – the best HTS supported browser extension; University College London – tokenization protocol challenge; Chopra Foundation – social good challenge; Wipro Ltd. – a leader in information technology services; Armanino LLP – best interoperability and wrapped token protocol; and BitGo – token custody challenge.

Additional Information: A comprehensive list of rules can be found here. Alternatively, you use the following links to find further details on the Hackathon, and Hedera’s token service:

About Hedera

Hedera is a decentralized public network on which developers can build secure, fair applications with near real-time finality. The platform is owned and governed by a council of the world’s leading organizations including Avery Dennison, Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, Dentons, DLA Piper, FIS (WorldPay), Google, IBM, LG Electronics, Magalu, Nomura, Swirlds, Tata Communications, University College London (UCL), Wipro, and Zain Group.

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