By signing up for the Hackathon at the following link:, all participants and their teams (“You”) agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Rules”), and Affinidi’s code of conduct:

1. Date and Place

The Hackathon shall be held online, during the following dates:

  1. Start Date: March 26th, 2021 1200 CET
  2. End Date, and Submission Deadline: May 9th, 2021 1500 CET
  3. Winner(s) Announcement: tba

Affinidi reserves the right to change the dates of the Hackathon, and shall provide you with notice in the event we change the details of the Hackathon.

2. Eligibility and Registration

  1. You must be of legal age in your respective countries.
  2. The Hackathon is open to global audience.
  3. Affinidi’s employees and contractors can take part in the Hackathon but will not be considered as part of the judging process.
  4. Registering for the Hackathon is free of charge. 
  5. The members of each team are to ensure that the personal information provided upon registration online is true and accurate.
  6. Each team must choose a team name. Team names must not be in breach of any intellectual property rights of any third parties, or are of an offensive nature. 
  7. Teams may not be changed after the Start Date.
  8. You and your team shall bear all expenses in relation to your participation in the Hackathon. You acknowledge that you have no right to compensation or reimbursement of any kind.

3. General

  1. Developers can use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their project.
  2. Participants must use one of the components of Affinidi’s APIs.
  3. Submitted proposals must fall under one of the challenges proposed by the organizing team:
    - Open Category
    - Healthcare
    - Fintech
  4. Teams must stop hacking on the Submission Deadline. However, teams are allowed to debug and make small fixes to their programs after time is up. e.g. If during demoing your hack you find a bug that breaks your application and the fix is only a few lines of code, it's okay to fix that, if it does not take more than a few minutes. Making large changes or adding new features is not allowed.
  5. Teams can be disqualified from the Hackathon at the organizers' discretion. Reasons may include but are not limited to breaking the Rules, breaking the Affinidi Code of Conduct, or other unsporting behaviour. The entire team will be disqualified and no appeals will be entertained.

4. Submission

  1. Before the Submission Deadline, teams will submit working links to their Github repositories for the judges to be able to verify/test the application.
  2. As part of the judging criteria, teams may be required to show their projects to the panel of judges. This will be done via Zoom screen-sharing.
  3. You are strongly encouraged to present a demo of what you have built. This demo may include a pitch, demo, and may take any electronic format that can be presented over Zoom.
  4. You are encouraged to present what you have done even if your hack is broken or you weren’t able to finish.
  5. It's okay if you didn't finish your hack. Demoing your progress and product is a chance to share with others what you learned and what you tried to build— the value is in your ideas!
  6. Winners may be announced on Affinidi’s website and/or social media channels. We may require winners to send us their personal images and/or other limited personal information, in order for us to announce the results. By participating in the hackathon, you agree to the collection and usage of personal data that you have provided to us for the purpose of announcing the winner of the hackathon on public channels.
  7. The dates and times for the Zoom sessions will be announced two weeks before the submission deadline

5. Judging Criteria

  1. The Hackathon will be evaluated by a panel of judges, comprising of the individuals from the within and outside the Affinidi group
  2. Teams will be judged on the following criteria, including, but not limited to:
      1. Technology: How technically impressive was the submission? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components?
      2. Design: Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? Is it practical in real life applications?
      3. Completion: Does the submission work? How functional is the submission?
      4. Real-life application: Does it address a real, pressing demand? Does it solve an existing real life problem? Will it make life better for its target audience? How easy is it for users to adopt and use it?
  3. Winners will be notified via email by the organizers.
  4. No winners may be awarded in the following events:
    1. If submissions are below a minimum standard, to be determined by the Affinidi judges in their sole and absolute discretion.
    2. If no participant or team submits a working proposal by the Submission Deadline.
    3. Suspicion of any collusion, copying, or any other behaviour against the spirit of the Hackathon.

6. Intellectual Property

By participating in the Hackathon and accepting these Rules, you warrant that:

  1. Your submission is an original work, and is not in breach of any intellectual rights of any other party.
  2. Your and your team further acknowledges and consents to the publication by us of your submission on web sites, social media and any other public channels.

7. Prizes

The winners of the Hackathon shall be awarded the following prizes. Prize amounts in USD are for representative purposes and winners will be transfered equivalent ETH

  • Open Category
    • 1st place: $ 2500
    • 2nd place: $ 1500
    • 3rd place: $ 1000
  • Healthcare
    • 1st place : $ 2000
    • 2nd place: $ 1000
  • Fintech
    • 1st place: $ 2000
    • 2nd place: $ 1000
  • Best Technical Implementation: $1000
  • Best Social Impact: $1000

Affinidi will transfer the ETH to a wallet as designated by the winning team.