Latest official announcement from Blockstack:
We are beyond excited and wanted to send you a reminder that submissions for the Community Chat bounty[https://www.eventbrite.com/e/signature-bounties-community-messaging-app-registration-41319189809] are due this Friday, February 16th by 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time. To submit an application, please go to the following google form[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1Ueu3qGbLBCGOuR_lEQDwQPGVOlx3iA91ayLfNHVAqrIQIw/viewform].
Only a few weeks ago we awarded teams who were able to submit a proof of concept of their app early. While we were impressed by the submissions, it’s clear that the field is still open.
If there are any resources or support, technical or otherwise, that we can provide in the last few days leading up to the deadline please do not hesitate to let us know.
We are beyond excited to see what you have created, and more so to continue to support as you build the secure, user centric internet of the future.
All the very best,
Signature Bounties: Community Messaging App
What is the Bounty? $25,000 USD to create a community messaging application on top of Blockstack. Why? It has become clear that Blockstack Slack cannot be the permanent home for community communication. Several features of an open sources, decentralized project make the platform vulnerable to security threats. This is especially true of phishing attacks, as any user can modify their profile to be identical to that of another user. As a result we’re challenging our community to come up with a team messaging application that uses Blockstack authentication for secure login and identity verification. This mutes many of the problems with current platforms such as not being able to confirm a users identity. In addition, Blockstack can enable features previously not possible, now only limited to your creativity as a developer. Timeline - 9:00am EST December 20th, 2017: Global Bounty is announced for $25k USD. - 11:59pm EST February 16th, 2018: Bounty is closed and all projects must be submitted via SUBMISSION FORM - February 21st, 2018: Winning project is announced. Details The Blockstack Signature Fund is excited to announce a $25,000 USD bounty to the individual or team that successfully builds an encrypted group messaging application on top of Blockstack that meets the following requirements at a minimum: Must use Blockstack for identity and authentication Must fork either Rocket.Chat, Mattermost, or Riot/Matrix Must be available on both desktop and mobile Must be able to handle communities of 10,000+ users Must not reuse a submission for the Encrypted & Decentralized P2P Messaging Bounty Members of the community have created a purpose built platform for developers to find other developers or teams to join for the purpose of the bounty. Head on over to devlink.co and sign in with your Blockstack ID. Don’t have Blockstack or a Blockstack ID? Download the browser here. If you have any questions about the bounty, please submit them to our question form and we will get back to you shortly. New to building on Blockstack? Complete the To Do Tutorial. Judging Criteria How thoroughly have the submission requirements been met, completed, or exceeded? Is the application creative, original, and functional? Is the application easy to use? CLICK ON THE GREEN REGISTRATION BUTTON TO BEGIN OFFICIAL PRIZE RULES
Blockstack Decentralize Communication Bounty Submission
Enter your submitted materials for the group messaging bounty from Blockstack’s Signature Bounties program below: