HandCash Hackathon

If you could integrate tiny payments into apps and games... what would you build? Make it happen and earn prizes in Bitcoin.
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Nanopayments
Integrate payments as low as $0.005 with just a few lines of code with HandCash Connect SDK.
30 Days
Integrate nanopayments into a new or existing app or game. Participate individually or in a team.
$5000 in prizes
Impress the jury and become
one of the 5 finalists!

Prizes

Qualify in the top 5 to get a reward!
1st
$ 2500
2nd
$ 1500
3rd
$ 600
4th and 5th
$ 200
* Prizes to be paid in your HandCash account.

What are we looking for?

Viability
The project has a well defined target audience, with a profitable business model.
Creativity
The proposed business model is fresh and disrupts an existing industry.
Quality
A great UI/UX paired with maintainable, scalable and secure code.
Security
It's impossible to bypass the payment to get the good or service behind it.

Schedule

1
May 26th - Registration begins
Register your team and start coding... or just chill! In order to test your integration with the SDK there's a signup fee of 1.50€ that you'll get back in your HandCash account.
2
June 14th - Livestream: Event Presentation
We'll go through the main steps for integrating the HandCash Connect SDK, discuss some ideas for new apps and business models using nanopayments. At the end, we'll answer live questions from the audience.
3
June 28th - Close of registration and submissions
Send us an email to hackathon@handcash.io with the following deliverables:
- Your team name, link to the repository (Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket...) so we can review the code. If it's a private repository, please grant us access.
- A link to the application or games with any nested instructions to test it.
- A short presentation video (2 to 5 minutes) to sells out your product.

Don't miss the deadline!
4
July 12th - Livestream: Announcement of finalists and winners
Final livestream to present the top finalist and winners of the contest!
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Integrating payments is this easy!

const {HandCashConnect} = require('@handcash/handcash-connect’);
const handCashConnect = new HandCashConnect('app-id');
const account = handCashConnect.getAccountFromAuthToken('auth-token');

const paymentParameters = {
description: 'Hold my beer!🍺',
payments: [
{ destination: 'mike87', currencyCode: 'USD', sendAmount: 0.05 },
]
};
const paymentResult = await account.wallet.pay(paymentParameters);
console.log(paymentResult);
Just a few lines of code
to integrate nanopayments.
There's no excuse!

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An ecosystem of apps and games connected by the same money!

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I have to deliver?
To qualify you must submit an application that integrates payments using the HandCash Connect SDK. That is the only technical requirement to follow.
What is the deadline for submissions?
Submission period closes on June 28th at 23:59 CET. Project will no longer by accepted after that time.
What should I submit to qualify?
Send us an email to hackathon@handcash.io with the following deliverables before the submission deadline.
- Your team name.
- Link to the repository (Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket...) so we can review the code. If it's a private repository, please grant access to hackathon@handcash.io.
- A link to the app or games with any nested instructions to test it.
- A short presentation video (2 to 5 minutes) that sells out your product.
What frameworks or technologies are restricted?
You can build any kind of application or game, as long as you integrate the HandCash Connect SDK.

Flutter, React, Kotlin, Node, Python, Unity... whatever works best for your team!

Web apps, native apps, games, VR or even an API. The possibilities are endless!
Read the SDK docs
How can I top up my account to test payments?
You will receive 0.50€ in your HandCash account upon registration to start testing.
How can I contact the organization?
We are happy to help you with any technical questions or doubts about this event at hackathon@handcash.io
For more information, read our Participation Rules

Any questions?

We can help you with technical challenges, or any questions about the event. If you have any questions don't hesitate contact!

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