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IBCOL 2022

The International Blockchain Olympiad invites all current and recent students regardless of where you are in the world or what you study. To be a successful Olympian you do not need a technical background, the Olympiad welcomes students of all disciplines whether it be fashion design or rocket science so that each competitor may bring their own industry expertise and perspectives. A blockchain solution can be architected for almost any industry.

IBCOL offers free learning resources for all competitors, please contact us after you have registered.





Awards

There are a total of 60 medals to be won. Additionally, all teams may earn the prestigious Award of Merit or bounties from specific challenges.

- Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes for finalists in each of the seventeen categories.

- Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes for the top three scoring secondary-tier teams.

- Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes for the top three scoring tertiary-tier teams.

- Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes for the top three scoring teams overall.

- Award of Merit will be given to those who satisfy pass/fail criteria for complete solutions, regardless of score.

- Bounties from sponsors and supporting organisations, i.e. separate recognition and prize money.



100 +

Projects

300+

Students Worldwide

50

Countries Involved

60

Awards for Winners


Registration Process





Process


Timeline

27 AUG


Registrations Close for Self Nominated Teams

3 SEPT


NC & NN Nominations Close

17 SEPT


Self Nominations Close

17 SEPT


Submission Date for Self Nominated Teams

1 OCT


Finalists Announced

11 - 15 OCT


Live Finals

When is IBCOL 2022

The second week of October 2022. It will be multiple days, from October 11th (Tuesday) to October 15th (Saturday).


Where is IBCOL 2022?

It will be online-only, due to pandemic-induced travel restrictions and uneven re-opening of the world. It will be hosted on Gather.Town or a similar “metaverse” platform. Important events will be streamed on YouTube. There is no host city, but the team is based in Eastern European (GMT+2) and East Asian (GMT+8) timezones.


I'm not a technician, should I join?

Yes, the IBCOL is suitable for any discipline. Deep technical understanding of blockchain is not as important as knowing how blockchain can be used and what are the challenges of using it in a compliant and sustainable way. Deep thinking is more important.




Finals and Submission Information



Current and recent students (without age limit) may register as a competitor. The Competitions Committee may request proof-of-enrollment or proof-of-graduation.

Definitions:
Current Secondary-Level Students: Any current student studying at a secondary academic institution (ISCED 2011 level 2-4).
Current Tertiary-Level Students: Any current student studying at a tertiary academic institution (ISCED 2011 level 5-8).
Recent College or University Students: Any recent student of a tertiary academic institution within and including up to three (3) years since graduation or hiatus. The Competitions Committee may request an endorsement from academic or administrative staff from their institutions.


The submission requirements are set by your national blockchain olympiad committee or national-level nominator — there may be some differences in their requirements and that of the IBCOL 2022 International Finals. The following submission requirements are for the IBCOL 2022 International Finals.

Materials Requirement Description
Team Member Profile Mandatory 3-4 sentences and photo for each team member
Team Member CV Recommended PDF files
Poster (big one-pager) Mandatory (for Finalists only) PDF or Figma, landscape, dimensions 36’’ x 48’’ at 300 dpi or equivalent (14400 x 10800 pixels)
1-min Elevator Pitch Recommended (for Finalists only) MP4 file or Youtube unlisted URL, 1-minute limit
10-min Presentation Mandatory (for Finalists only) MP4 file or Youtube URL, 10-minute limit
Pitch Deck Mandatory (for Finalists only) PDF or .pptx file, no slide limit
Whitepaper Mandatory PDF file, 10-page limit excluding references and appendices; recommend IEEE conference manuscript templates
Demo Video Optional No limit but recommended to not exceed 10 minutes
Prototype Link or Executable Optional URL of demo


The submission evaluation criteria are set by your national blockchain olympiad committee or national-level nominator — there may be some differences in their criteria and that of the IBCOL 2022 International Finals. The following submission requires are for the IBCOL 2022 International Finals.


CRITERION GUIDELINES EVALUATION
CHALLENGE Is it appropriate to use blockchain to address the problem or challenge? Does blockchain add value to the overall solution design? Pass/Fail
IDENTITY Does the proposal handle digital identity? How is the legal and compliance aspect? Pass/Fail
PRIVACY How is data privacy handled? How is consent handled? What are some privacy-related risks and how are they handled? 20%
SECURITY How is data access, availability, and authentication handled? What are some security-related risks and how are they handled? 20%
TRUST How is data integrity handled? What are some trust-related risks and how are they handled? 20%
PRESENTATION Does the team present their solution in a clear and concise manner? Does the team competently address all enquiries about their solution? 40%

1. CHALLENGE (pass/fail)
Is it appropriate to use blockchain to address the problem or challenge? Does blockchain add value to the overall solution design?
2.IDENTITY (pass/fail)
Does the proposal handle digital identity? How is the legal and compliance aspect?
3. PRIVACY (20%)
How is data privacy handled? How is consent handled? What are some privacy-related risks and how are they handled?
4. SECURITY (20%)
How is data access, availability, and authentication handled? What are some security-related risks and how are they handled?
5. TRUST (20%)
How is data integrity handled? What are some trust-related risks and how are they handled?
6. PRESENTATION (40%)
Does the team present their solution in a clear and concise manner? Does the team competently address all enquiries about their solution?