Undergraduate students shine in HK Blockchain Developer Hackathon 2021

19 March 2021

Two teams of our undergraduate students represented CityU to join the 3-day HK Blockchain Developer Hackathon 2021 in February. The teams “Infi.io” and “Coder4” clinched the second place and the third place, respectively, in the competition.

Organised by the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node, Algorand Foundation and HashKey Group, the hackathon set challenges across trading finance and real estate development. Participants had to develop blockchain powered applications to cope with the challenges.

The two teams stood out among participants from start-up companies, high schools and universities, and entered the finale where six teams presented their ideas to address different business challenges. They eventually got the second and the third places.

Adam Tung, student representative from Infi.io said, “This hackathon is a rare opportunity where we could use Algorand, a pioneering blockchain protocol, to solve a real-world problem.”

“Despite being a newly formed team, we collaborated very well. We managed to present our idea with storytelling, concise problem and solution statements, a high-level architecture design, along with a UI prototype and Algorand smart contract demo, within a short time frame. We believe that our passion in latest technologies, eagerness to solve real problems and great teamwork enabled us to achieve a good result,” Adam added.

Torres Chan from Coder4 said, “We had to face a new blockchain system that we have never used before and implement it into the Trade Finance industry. Fortunately, each of our team members has specialised skillset and we can work together to complete the work effectively. Apart from technical knowledge, we have also improved our teamwork, presentation skill and interpersonal skill. We would like to thank Dr Alvin Leung and Mr Albert Chung for their support and encouragement.”

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Members of Infi.io:

  • Simon Sun, BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology Year 2
  • Adam Tung, BBA Global Business Systems Management Year 4
  • Zhifan Wang, BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology Year 2
  • Joey Wong, BBA Global Business Systems Management Year 3
  • Twinkle Zhang, BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology Year 2
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Members of Coder4:

  • Ross Chan, BBA Information Management Year 1
  • Torres Chan, BBA Information Management Year 4
  • Emily Chau, BBA Information Management Year 4
  • Noora Tse, BBA Information Management Year 2

 

The College congratulates the students for their brilliant achievement.