Paris Blockchain Week Unveils 2024’s  Hackathon Winners


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Paris, April  9Paris Blockchain Week, the leading international conference dedicated to blockchain and Web3, kicked off its second annual hackathon with three exciting challenges set by Solana and XRPL, with Casper and Sia as additional sponsors. The event took place over 48 hours from April 5 – April 7 and saw each winning team take home a €4,500 cash prize. 

This year’s Hackathon saw more than 250 international tech specialists and developers come together to hack, build, and network at the ECE Eiffel Campus, a high-tech venue that was tailored for blockchain innovation. Bringing together numerous like-minded Web3 pioneers, each of the tracks provided a stage for the industry’s brightest talents to showcase their skills, network, and share and receive feedback and insights.  

Solana set participants the following two challenges: Integrate custom Solana token to create a unique experience for users or business and Integrate defi/blockchain payments to create a unique experience for users or business.

In XRPL’s challenge, hackers were tasked to Build solutions to tokenize Real World Assets on the XRPL for institutions and individuals.

The event was a roaring success, with our standout teams pushing the very limits of what blockchain is capable of to discover new solutions and showcase their genius, aided by the presence of industry-leading mentors. It was an opportunity to dive into new use cases tailored to solving real-world challenges for businesses and consumers alike, and the teams didn’t disappoint. 

In addition to the cash prizes, the lucky winners are granted an opportunity to showcase their work on the main stage of Paris Blockchain Week and given tickets to attend the full Paris Blockchain Week event. 

The entrants were judged by representatives of this year’s hackathon sponsors, along with special guests and industry luminaries. 

XRP Ledger Winners: 

KAYP A Bill of Lading shipping digitalization project. Team: Théo Cerdan, Valentin Gonnot, Lucas Compiegene, Jocelyn Renault, Hugo Deiss

XRP Ledger comments “Being one of the sponsors of the hackathon, XRPL Commons had a fulfilling weekend. Participants displayed immense enthusiasm, infusing the event with fresh energy and presenting original ideas. We were delighted to be part of this inspiring and dynamic gathering, right at the forefront of blockchain innovation.”


Solana Winners:

The winner of the Solana Foundation sponsored award was Credential, a platform that enables students and educational institutions to put their identities, certifications, and diplomas on chain as non-transferable digital assets. 

The team members are: Arnaud, Mohammed El Amine Idmoussi, Yue Wang, Anfal Bourouina. The other two teams who got an honorable mention are: SolBay (a web3 platform that enables people to sell physical items using) and Subs (a blockchain payment subscription platform).

In addition to the prize and awards from the Paris Blockchain Week, each team member from Credential (first place) and SolBay (second place) will be awarded tickets to the Solana annual Breakpoint conference. Breakpoint will be in Singapore in September 2024.

Solana Foundation comments “Solana Foundation is proud to sponsor the Paris Blockchain Week Hackathon, bridging innovation with opportunity. We’re excited to work together to shape the future of blockchain technology, inspiring new ideas, and empowering the next generation of innovators.” 

The Casper Association comments: “The Casper Association experience at the Paris Blockchain Week Hackathon was remarkable for its seamless organization, and the positive energy from the attendees. We had a lecture theatre to ourselves for the workshop, which facilitated the delivery of our content in a clear and focused way. This allowed us to effectively demonstrate the advantages of our platform, and allowed us to have energetic discussions to garner quick, unfiltered feedback from the people we are trying to reach, i.e. developers. Overall, it was a great start to the event and set the stage for a week of interesting exchanges and innovative ideas at PBW.”

About Paris Blockchain Week 

Paris Blockchain Week is a leading organization in the blockchain/web3, dedicated to fostering innovation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. As the premier event platform, we bring together thought leaders, industry experts, developers, entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and enthusiasts from around the globe to explore the potential of blockchain technology and its transformative impact on various sectors.

The 5th edition takes place at the Carrousel du Louvre between 9 – 11 April. 10,000+ attendees and 500+ speakers, such as Richard Teng the CEO of Binance, Kingsley Coman the International French Footballer and Lingo ambassador, Jeremy Allaire the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Circle, Tim Draper the Founder and Managing Partner at Draper Associates, DFJ and Draper Venture Network of Draper Associates,  Blaise Matuidi, Football Legend and Web3 investor and Chiliz ambassador, Marina Ferrari the French Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Davidi Marcus the CEO & Co-Founder of Lightspark, Jan Van  Eck the CEO of Van Eck, Arianna Simpson the General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz, Ryan Selkis the Co-Founder & CEO of Messari, Mo Shaikh the Co-Founder & CEO of Aptos, Verena Ross the Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority of ESMA (European Securities and Market Activities), Eric Anziani the President and COO of Crypto.com, Brad Garlinghouse the CEO of Ripple, Jiten Varu the Head of FinTech & Web3 – Industry Leader EMEA of Amazon Web Services, Karina Fernandez the General Manager of Emerging Digital Technologies of Shell, plus many more 


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