Offer Decentralized Solutions
to Real-World Challenges

IBCOL 2020 will be held entirely online from July 3rd to 5th from 9am to 9pm (GMT+8) Stay tuned for more details!

2020 IBCOL

2020 CN-BCOL

Deadlines

Open to submit application form: 2020年5月1日
Open to submit whitepaper :2020年5月1日
Training course & Tutorial :2020年5月1日-2020年6月18日
Macau representative team announcement :2020年6月28日
IBCOL 2020:2020年7月3日-5日

What is IBCOL?

The International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL) is an annual global competition inviting current and recent students to propose solutions for real-world problems with blockchain technology. In a worldwide hunt for blockchain talent, IBCOL combines the practicality of case competitions with the open-ended problem-solving culture of hack-a-thons, where participants submit a whitepaper like an academic conference and implementations of capstone projects.

Mission

The mission of the International Blockchain Olympiad is to support sustainability and maturity in blockchain by working with academic, industry, and government partners. Primarily working with secondary and tertiary students, IBCOL provides education and training on designing complete blockchain solutions.

Competition

IBCOL embodies the characteristics of a business case competition, an academic whitepaper conference, and a "hackathon" — contestants of up to six current and recent students first write a whitepaper to describe a complete solution, and finalists are required to create a poster board and a pitch presentation. This competition design rewards the students who can think deeply about a problem and the solution, and explain it to others in a coherent manner.

Why now

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Countless Use Cases

Blockchain will generate over $4.3 trillion by 2030 across industry verticals

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Huge Demand for Talent

When students of today graduate, there will be even more job opportunities in blockchain

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Renewed Interest

While cryptocurrencies waned, business and governments explore blockchain applications

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