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Welcome to the Age of 'Can't Be Evil'
Don't Be Evil isn't good enough. Build a Blockstack application that can't abuse users and win up to $10k in cash, plus additional prizes and experiences.
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Decentralization and Digital Rights
Can't Be Evil
Join Blockstack in moving the internet forward! We're looking for developers & entrepreneurs that want to help end data breaches, predatory ad models, and the commoditization & abuse of individuals' digital identities. Join the 'Can't Be Evil' contest by submitting an app that is private by default, leaves the user in full control of their data, and protects their fundamental digital rights. In other words, submit a Blockstack app and take your first steps into a growing ecosystem that is flipping the status quo on its head.
Multiple Ways to Win
Win in up to two categories!
Most Creative Use of Lightning
Brought to you by the Lightning Network, Founder and CEO Elizabeth Stark will be looking for the most creative use of Lightning in your dapps.
Most Useful Daily
Brought to you by dapp.com, the top dapp in this category will be determined by CEO Kyle Lu. His team will choose the app most useful on a daily basis.
Most Revolutionary
Brought to you by Union Square Ventures, Fred Wilson will be looking for the application he and his team believe to be the most potentially revolutionary.
Prizes
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Lightning
Dapp.com
Union Square Ventures
2nd Prize
$500
3rd Prize
$100
Blockstack t-shirt

Blockstack Hoodie

Blockstack Backpack

$100 Gift Card
2nd Prize
$500
3rd Prize
$100
  • Blockstack t-shirt

    Blockstack Hoodie

    Blockstack Backpack

    $100 Gift Card
2nd Prize
$500
3rd Prize
$100
  • Blockstack t-shirt

    Blockstack Hoodie

    Blockstack Backpack

    $100 Gift Card
Judges
The smartest people work every day to provide the best service and to make our clients happy
Elizabeth Stark, CEO & Cofounder, Lightning Network
Most Creative Use of Lightning
Elizabeth is a huge fan of open source, decentralized protocols. She taught at Stanford and Yale where her students studied peer-to-peer technology, privacy, open source software, and memes. She has been an active contributor to the bitcoin community, an advisor to startups in areas ranging from cryptocurrency to decentralized technology to AI, and is a fellow at Coin Center. She has a law degree from Harvard and is an avid listener of electronic music.
Kyle Lu, Founder & CEO, Dapp.com
Most Useful Daily
Technology transformation, innovation and global business development are Kyle's specialties. Within a year, he took Achain from a Chinese project to a global blockchain platform with a top 80 market cap. He has incubated several blockchain projects including Kcash Wallet, Vexanium and Linkeye. Kyle has a deep understanding of the blockchain ecosystem and is well connected in the crypto space. He is also a regular speaker on blockchain networks, decentralized applications and blockchain adoption.
Fred Wilson, Cofounder, Union Square Ventures
Most Revolutionary Application
Fred Wilson has been a venture capitalist since 1987. He currently is a partner at Union Square Ventures and also founded Flatiron Partners. Fred has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Fred is married with three children and lives in New York City. Fred is Chairman of the NYC Department of Education's CS4All Capital Campaign and is co-Chairman of Tech:NYC.
FAQ
Email [email protected] if you don't see an answer you need!
Am I eligible?
If you've never registered for App Mining powered by Blockstack and App.co, you're eligible to compete. To win, you must submit your application to the App Mining program.
Can I win in multiple categories?
Yes, you can win any place in up to two of the categories. For example, you could win 1st prize for 'Most Useful Daily' and 2nd in 'Most Revolutionary'. You could also win the top prize in two categories, 2nd place in two categories, or any combination. If you place in more than 2 categories, your top two placements will be taken.
Can I compete if I'm already in App Mining?
No, this contest is for new developers only.
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