Distributed: Health Hackathon | October 1 & 2 in Nashville, TN

This 24-hour hackathon will be held prior to the Distributed: Health conference and music panels as an opportunity for participants to build and then demo an original blockchain-powered application in competition for more than $20,000 in cash prizes.  

Developers, students and aspiring entrepreneurs will have 24 hours to showcase their skills and vision using the APIs, SDKs and other tools from today’s leading innovators in healthcare. The challenge is to build the tech that will power the healthcare infrastructure of the future. The competition is being held at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and will be judged by a panel of experts looking for the the next big, disruptive ideas.

The event is open to anyone willing to participate. 

Feel free to email us at hackathon@godistributed.com with any questions.

Distributed: Trade Hackathon 

Schedule of Events:

Day One Saturday, October 1
9:00am - 10:00am  Hackathon Registration
10:00am - 10:30am Introduction, initial remarks, hacking guidelines announced, special prizes announced
10:30am - 11:00am Team formation
11:00am Hackathon starts
12:30pm Lunch served
 Pizza dinner
11:00pm Midnight snack provided courtesy of Midnight Sponsor

Day Two Sunday, October 2
7:45am Breakfast served
8:00am - 11:00am Presentation rehearsals (required)
 Hacking ends & Devpost submission deadline
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch served
12:30pm - 2:00pm Project presentations
2:00pm - 2:15pm
Project judging
2:15pm - 2:45pm
 Closing reception, winners announced


We believe technology should be built by people with different backgrounds and perspectives. All are welcome and we’d love to have a diverse, comfortable creative environment for everyone! Any attendees under the age of 18 will need written permission from a parent or guardian to attend.


The judges will award the first place prize to the team that builds the best application of blockchain technology. All submissions must be posted on Devpost.

Hackathon Sponsors


$30,500 in prizes

Grand Prize

The grand prize is $10,000 USD paid in bitcoin to the winning team.

Best-in-class Award

This best-in-class award presented by Gem will be given to the team with the best solution for interoperability and shared infrastructure. The prize is $5,000 USD paid in bitcoin to the winning team


The runner-up prize is $5,000 USD paid in bitcoin to the winning team.

Tierion Award

This prize of $2,000 USD is presented by Tierion and will be awarded for the team that builds the best application using the Tierion API.

BitFiniti Award

This award is presented by BitFiniti and includes a travel stipend, hotel accommodations, admission and a presentation slot at the BitFiniti conference in Miami, FL on Oct. 30 - Nov. 2. Travel and arrangements will be coordinated by BitFiniti.

Honorable Mention

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik
Bitcoin Core Developer and Co-founder, Bloq

Gurdane Bhutani

Gurdane Bhutani
Co-founder, FundRx

Corey Todaro

Corey Todaro
Director of Research, Martin Ventures

Michael Gucci

Michael Gucci
President, Bitcoin Fortress Ventures

Jeremy Gardner

Jeremy Gardner
Blockchain Booster, Blockchain Capital

Judging Criteria

  • Problem being solved
    What problem is addressed or opportunity uncovered?
  • Use of blockchain technology
    Is the opportunity space or problem being solved leveraging the unique qualities of blockchain technology?
  • Market readiness
  • Implementation and technical quality
  • Presentation quality

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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