IBM (International Business Machines Corporation), an American multinational technology company has partnered with Global Citizen to present a blockchain for good developer contest called as challenge accepted.
IBM announced the challenge
“IBM Blockchain and Global Citizen are empowering developers to construct a first of its kind donation tracking application, all done on a blockchain platform! You will be given all the tools you need to get started on your mission.”
What will be the mission?
According to IBM’s press release, the mission is to build a simple three-member network on IBM blockchain platform (Government, AID.org, Global Citizen) where cause-specific pledges and fund transfers are made by the government, registered with aid organizations and validated by Global Citizen.
There are prizes and top 5 submissions will get a pair of of VIP tickets each and will join IBM at a Global Citizen Festival.
The #1 submission:
- Will have their minimum viable product (MVP) featured on our website
- Will get a workshop session with IBM, Global Citizen and industry leaders to discuss how this application can become a reality
- Will have their code available to thousands of people working to change the world with blockchain
Also, just by completing Challenge Accepted, participants will be in the upper percentile of blockchain developers globally.
The press release states that
“If we are going to solve societal issues such as extreme poverty or infectious disease, we need to make sure that every cause is getting the money they were promised, especially from the world’s most impactful donor group: federal governments”
The IBM blockchain platform has hundreds of successful client engagements along with dozens of networks producing tangible business results each day.
The press release further states that
“Imagine if every citizen had the confidence that philanthropic commitments were being honored. What if resources were in fact going to the people with the greatest needs and that every dollar donated and spent was making a real impact. Wouldn’t a more transparent system incentivize people to give more?”
Blockchain can give the straightforwardness and responsibility that Global Citizens demand. This test gives engineers a certifiable application to hack on that tends to a noteworthy issue in the NGO world and is specifically identified with the United Nation’s #Envision2030 activity.