World Blockchain Hackathon
San Francisco
June 16th -17th 2018
About BlockHack place and mission
The purpose of the hackathon is to attract the best and brightest software developers and to improve communication and integration between the various Blockchain communities. The hackathon will cover the latest Blockchain technologies, research, applications, and development. Do you want to see how bright the future can be with Blockchain? Then come and discover!
2 days of highly intensive educational programs for Blockchain development
The brightest minds in Software Development, UX/UI, Business, and Managment
Experts from Blockchain Industry will give hands on Blockchain materials
June, 16th –17th
Saturday, June 16th
8:30 - 9:30am Doors Open&Coffee snacks
9:30 - 12:30pm Opening Ceremony/Workshops
*** 9:30 - 11:00am Hyperledger Fabric - C. Mohan IBM Fellow
*** 11:00 - 12:30pm Achain - Kseniia Ryuma Smart Contract Developer
*** 12:30 - 2:00pm - Solidity Smart Contracts dev - Rico Chen - Blockchain Engineer & Advisor
*** 12:30 - 2:00pm - Testing Smart Contracts with JavaScript Unit Tests - Fodé Diop - Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Instructor at Product School

2:10pm - Team Formation
1:00 - 2:00pm Lunch Served
2:30pm Coding Begins
6:00 - 7:00pm Dinner Served
9:00 - 9:30pm Pitch Practice Session
12:00am Midnight Snack

Hack through the Night* *The venue will be open and staffed overnight if you'd like to hack through the night.
*Coding continues throughout the second day till 3:00pm

Sunday, June 17th
7:00 - 8:00am Breakfast Served
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch Served
4:00pm - Submission Deadline
4:00 - 5:00pm Judging
5:30 - 6:00pm Closing Ceremony
6:00pm - Event Close

* Smart contracts developed during the Hackathon will be used for hacking session at the Blockchain Economic Forum at San Francisco. Smart contracts without vulnerabilities will gain extra 10 points.

* All Hackathon participants will have free ticket to the BEF Hacking session

up to$12,000 USD in Prizes
Gold Sponsor
Dr. C. Mohan

IBM Fellow (IBM Almaden Research Center) & Distinguished Visiting Professor (Tsinghua University)
Dr. C. Mohan has been an IBM researcher for 36 years in the database and related areas, impacting numerous IBM and non-IBM products, the research and academic communities, and standards, especially with his invention of the ARIES family of database locking and recovery algorithms, and the Presumed Abort distributed commit protocol. This IBM (1997), and ACM and IEEE (2002) Fellow has also served as the IBM India Chief Scientist for 3 years (2006-2009). In addition to receiving the ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award (1996), the VLDB 10 Year Best Paper Award (1999) and numerous IBM awards, Mohan was elected to the US and Indian National Academies of Engineering (2009) and named an IBM Master Inventor (1997). This Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Madras (1977) received his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin (1981). He is an inventor of 50 patents. He is currently focused on Blockchain, Big Data and HTAP technologies (, Since 2016, he has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor of China's prestigious Tsinghua University. He has served on the advisory board of IEEE Spectrum, and on numerous conference and journal boards. Mohan is a frequent speaker in North America, Europe and India, and has given talks in 40 countries. He is very active on social media and has a huge network of followers. More information can be found in the Wikipedia page at
Prize Sponsor
Marco Fernandez
Head of US office - Achain
Over 10+ years experience as passionate professional who loves the gaming and online marketing industry, ambitious in my long term goals, competitive and dedicated in all my projects. Team player, able to perform optimal even under pressured environment, self-motivated able to achieve and provide great results
Food and Snack Sponsors
Our Partners
If you are interested in becoming a partner or sponsor, please contact us
BEF 2018: Smart Contracts Live Hacking Session
World Blockchain Hackathon developers will have a complimentary entrance for live-hacking session and watch top hackers from around the globe exploit smart-contracts. The winners of the Hackathon will be announced and rewarded at BEF stage June 18th.

1355 Market St #488,
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 935-8122

Mentors and Advisors
Solidity Developer
Blockchain & ICO Expert
CEO & Founder of a Blockchain startup
Founding Partner @StarChain Ventures
Crypto Philosophical Entrepreneur
General Partner at Agile VC
Founding Partner at Outpost Capital
Director, IBM Venture Capital Group

Jing Liu
Head of US offise Achain
Software Engineer at Dharma Labs Inc
Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Instructor at Product School
Blockchain Engineer & Advisor
Make an Impact on the Blockchain Community
Are you a Software Developer, Designer, Manager, or Entrepreneur who is interested in getting up to speed with the latest Blockchain technologies? We are waiting for you!
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