Verifiable Credentials will play a key role in trust creation for generations to come. We invite developers across the world to come and build applications that generate secure, portable and privacy-preserving credentials enabling trust across entities using Affinidi’s APIs

What are we looking for? 

Verifiable Credential based Proof of Concept applications that leverage Affinidi's Stack

 

Here are a few examples of Verifiable Credentials use cases:

  1. Driving License as a Verifiable Credential

  2. Accessing Medical Records Anywhere

  3. Opening a Bank Account

For a comprehensive list of verifiable credentials use cases, see here.

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About

Affinidi PoCathon 2021 is a 6 week long virtual hackathon where developers will have the chance to design applications using Affinidi's resources and build a Proof of Concept (PoC). Developers have the possibility to submit solutions under the following categories

  1. Open (anything under the sun, let your creativity shine)
  2. Healthcare 
  3. Fintech
What are Verifiable Credentials (VCs)?

Verifiable Credentials are portable digital credentials that are cryptographically encrypted, interoperable and can be verified digitally on the internet. More here

 
What are the benefits offered by Verifiable Credentials?
Verifiable Credentials are:
  • Tamper proof: Verifiable credentials cannot be tampered with 
  • Portable: Easy to share with the click of a button or a few click(s)
  • Verifiable: The verifier is able to verify the following aspects including
    • The issuer of the credential
    • Originality/authenticity of the credential
    • Validity of the credential
What does Affinidi offer developers

Affinidi has a functional architecture of verifiable credentials, which can be absorbed into various use cases and developed into products. Affinidi also has provided a detailed documentation of how this architecture can be used by developers. 

Affinidi’s APIs offers building blocks for decentralised identity creation, verifiable credential issuance, cloud wallet storage and verification. Affinidi’s APIs contains

  1. Issuer utilities
  2. Custodial wallet solution
  3. Encrypted Data vault
  4. API solutions for Issuers, Verifiers and Holders in the form of Custodial wallet
About Affinidi

Affinidi empowers individuals and organisations with control of their verifiable data, to unlock value across platforms and geographies. Leveraging Affinidi's solutions, trusted institutions and entities can issue verifiable data to customers, which can in turn be shared with other service providers to access products and services in an open and interoperable system.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$15,000 in prizes

1st place Open Category

$2,500 USD worth ETH for the 1st best project in Open Category taking into account all the judging criteria.

Advisory meeting with the leadership of Affinidi to take the idea forward

2nd place Open Category

$1,500 USD worth ETH for the 2nd best project in Open Category taking into account all the judging criteria.

Advisory meeting with the leadership of Affinidi to take the idea forward

1st place Healthcare Category

$2,000 USD worth ETH for the 1st best project in Healthcare category taking into account all the judging criteria.

Advisory meeting with the leadership of Affinidi to take the idea forward

2nd place Healthcare Category

$1,000 USD worth ETH for the 2nd best project in Healthcare category taking into account all the judging criteria.

1st place Fintech Category

$2,000 USD worth ETH for the best project in Fintech category taking into account all the judging criteria.

Advisory meeting with the leadership of Affinidi to take the idea forward

2nd place Fintech Category

$1,000 USD worth ETH for the best project in Fintech category taking into account all the judging criteria.

3rd place Open Category

$1,000 USD worth ETH for the best project in Open Category taking into account all the judging criteria.

Best technical implementation

$1,000 USD worth ETH for the best technical implementation of Affinidi's APIs

Best Social Impact

$1,000 USD worth ETH for the best Social Impact taking into account all the judging criteria.

Huawei Cloud Bounty

$2,000 USD worth ETH for the application that hosts on Huawei Cloud and best utilizes the features of the cloud platform.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

To be considered for judging, the following criteria must be met by the submissions

  • Submission is an original work, and is not in breach of any intellectual rights of any other party.
  • One or more of the Affinidi's APIs must be used for developing the solution
  • Submit links to the Github repositories of the project 
  • Submit links to any working prototype/demo that could enable judges to visualise the work
  • Teams must be willing to present their solution to the judges in one of the pitching slots or submit a video of their pitch
  • Exact time and dates of the remote pitch sessions will be announced two weeks prior to the deadline 

Judges

Kaliya Young

Kaliya Young
Identity Woman

Sang Shin

Sang Shin
Director of Digital Innovation at Temasek

Pradyumna Agarwal

Pradyumna Agarwal
Managing Director at Temasek

Todd Gehrke

Todd Gehrke
Chief Architect at ID2020

Kishore Bhatia

Kishore Bhatia
CTO at Affinidi

Glenn Gore

Glenn Gore
CEO at Affinidi

Rebecca Xing

Rebecca Xing
General Manager & Head of Product at Trustana

Judging Criteria

  • Use Case
    Does it solve an existing real-life problem? Is the problem clearly defined? Will the proposed solution make life better for its target audience? How easy is it for users to adopt and use it?
  • Technology
    Does the PoC leverage Affinidi APIs and its open source stack? Are VC Schemas designed to be interoperable? Are consent and privacy built into the user journeys? (Bonus) Does the PoC leverage other non-Affinidi open-source SSI/VC components
?
  • User Experience
    Is the userflow practical/realistic? Is the userflow designed to consider multiple scenarios? How well designed is the UI?
  • Completion
    Is the Proof of Concept functional and fully working? Are different parties like issuer, holder, verifier able to interact with each other?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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