Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge Winners

On May 9th, five teams competed for $28,000 in the inaugural Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge Finale, the culmination of a semester-long blockchain application development competition led by the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech and made possible in part through a generous gift from Block.one.

Three teams emerged with $7,500 top-prize recognitions:

  • Eco1ogic
  • HokieChain
  • JW and the Blockchain Bois

Two teams garnered $2,500 honorable mention accolades:

  • Soundbin
    VotingBlock

Team JW & the Blockchain Bois

Team JW & the Blockchain Bois, from left, Zachary Geier, Jiayi "JW" Wang, Nicolas Hardy,  and Neal Mangaokar. The team also took home the "Best Social Media" award of $750.
Team JW & the Blockchain Bois, from left, Zachary Geier, Jiayi "JW" Wang, Nicolas Hardy, and Neal Mangaokar. The team also took home the "Best Social Media" award of $750.

Team VotingBlock

Team VotingBlock, honorable mention award winners.
Team VotingBlock, honorable mention award winners.

Meet Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge Judges

Mary Miller, Director of Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program 

Raphaël Gaudreault, Chief Technical Officer, Eva

Ritesh Johar, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Moonlighting

Rick Schlesinger, CEO and Co-Founder, EOS NY

Facebook Live: Watch the Experts and Entrepreneurs Panel, moderated by Virginia Tech alumna Mary Miller.

Team HokieChain

Team HokieChain, from left, Chandler Jearls, Samuel Toureau, Phillip Adams, Nick Huang, and Aaron Gill.
Team HokieChain, from left, Chandler Jearls, Samuel Toureau, Phillip Adams, Nick Huang, and Aaron Gill.

Team Eco1ogic

Team Eco1ogic, from left,  Zachary Gould, Arjun Choudhry, and Ikechukwu Dimobi.
Team Eco1ogic, from left, Zachary Gould, Arjun Choudhry, and Ikechukwu Dimobi.

Team Soundbin

Team Soundbin, honorable mention award winners.

Team Soundbin, honorable mention award winners.
Team Soundbin, honorable mention award winners.

Facebook Live: Watch the five Virginia Tech finalist teams make their final presentations.

Facebook Live: And the winners are...

Prizes

Undergraduate-Only Teams

  • Top team: $7,500
  • Honorable Mention: $2,500

Graduate Teams

  • Top team*: $7,500
  • Honorable Mention: $2,500

* Graduate teams may be all graduates or mix of grads and undergrads

Superlative Prizes

  • Best social media post by participant: $750 Twitter: #vtblockchain @VT_CS @VTEngineering 
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