CityU hosts International Blockchain Olympiad Competition 2019

Co-hosting with Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and The Hong Kong Blockchain Society, the College of Business organised a 3-day finale of the International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL) in early July. IBCOL promotes a disciplined and multidisciplinary approach to building blockchain and distributed ledger applications. The world-class student competition highlights the challenges of applying blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for real-world applications, from technical, business and legal perspectives.

34 participating teams gathered in Hong Kong on 5 July and attended a workshop at CityU. On 6 July, 30 teams from Brazil, Canada, China, Estonia, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, the UK, and the US were shortlisted to showcase their projects at a symposium at CityU and an exhibition at HKSTP InnoCentre. On 7 July, 19 teams were shortlisted for a final pitch. The awards ceremony was held on the same afternoon.

Professor Houmin Yan, Acting Dean of the College of Business, expressed his gratitude to the Hong Kong Blockchain Society for initiating such a forward-thinking competition to showcase blockchain technology and develop young talents. He said, "It is a great platform for students, scholars, business and industry leaders to exchange innovative ideas and intelligence on blockchain and cryptography that could make an impact on the world."

Judges and guests comprising of industry experts and academia were involved in the final evaluation. Mr Albert Wong, CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, Mr Charles Mokb>, Legislative Councillor and Dr Isabel Yanb>, Assistant Dean (Career Services) of CityU College of Business presented the awards.

Please join us in congratulating all the winning teams of the competition!