Hashed Health Dev team wins 2018 DC Blockchain Summit Code-A-Thon

Our development team of Zhenting Zhou and Deon Summers worked together with two other Code-A-Thon participants on a project entitled “Seek Refugee”, which won first place at the 2018 DC Blockchain Summit Code-A-Thon. More information on the project can be found at: https://devpost.com/software/dc-blockchain-summit.

The team attended the DC Chamber of Digital Commerce Code-A-Thon from Tuesday, March 6 to Wednesday, March 7. As a prize for first place, Zhou and Summers took home 1 bitcoin. Second place participants took home 3 ETH while third place participants received an award of 50 QTUM.

Held at the Fisher Colloquium of Georgetown University on 3700 O Street, NW Washington, DC 20057, the Code-A-Thon brought together nearly 100 participants. Projects revolved around the themes of payments (increasing speed and reducing risk), regtech (back end solutions for adherence to regulatory bodies), and digital identity (to secure the identity of businesses and consumers).

The three winning teams included Seek Refugee, the Heisenberg Project, and Open Vote.

The Seek Refugee team, with members including Zhou and Summers, built their solution using the ethereum and react blockchain protocols. Using a FamilyWallet smart contract, the team devised a system to reward refugee families monetarily for completing certain tasks. These tasks aim to help strengthen mental health, legal support, education, and healthcare. To ensure fast and safe delivery of funds, the team came up with a separate contract that tracks goals of the family units to reestablish themselves in a new country.

To keep certain matters private, the team recommending implementing a re-encryption feature such as  nucypher. To manage private keys, the team recommended a deterministic username/password implementation like keybase.

The second place team, the Heisenberg project, aimed to make the transfer of pharmaceuticals from the doctor to patient more transparent. The third place team, Open Vote,  aimed to combat voter fraud by using blockchain based identifiers.

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