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     For the first time in India, Maker Village, in association with US Consulate, CPPR and KSUM are organizing a Blockchain Hackathon 'BLOCKATHON FOR CHANGE'  as a first step to resolve the issues faced by the migrant labor.
     A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a hash pointer as a link to a previous block, a timestamp and transaction data makes them inherently resistant to modification of the data. For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires collusion of the network majority.
                           Migrant laborers are often a disadvantaged and vulnerable group because of social, economic and cultural issues associated with migration. In India, massive interstate migration of laborers warrants immediate attention both at the ground level and policy level. The proposed hackathon is designed to beneficially employ the Blockchain technology for offering comprehensive solutions to mitigate problems related to migrant labor.
Teams which are able to successfully demonstrate the prototype shall be declared as winners. The first prize will be Rs 1,00,000, Second prize Rs.50,000 and third prize Rs.25,000. The winning team will be offered to incubate at Kerala Startup Mission.
Registration Link - http://blockathonforchange.com/
Important Dates
·         Deadline for sending in ideas -  09-12-2017
·         Announcement of participants for Online Hackathon -  13-12-2017

·         Online Hackathon – 14,17th Dec 2017

·         Presentation and Results at Maker Village Kochi, Kerala – 21,22 Dec 2017