National Blockchain Challenge'19

Designing the future of work

May-Jun 2019


Blockchain is an emerging technology that is increasingly incorporated into enterprises due to its immutable, reliable and decentralised nature. Through the National Blockchain Challenge 2019, we are looking for ambitious student developers who want to design the future of work with us.

Mark your dates


  • Preliminary hackathon: Prepare your slide decks

14-16 June

  • Final hackathon: Create your prototype and pitch

16 June

  • Hackathon judging day
  • Panel discussion
  • Career fair
  • 3 X $1000 cash prize
  • 5+ Master Classes
  • 10+ Trainers & Speakers
  • 15+ Mentors & Judges
  • 10+ Career booths

The future of work is defined by two elements. Firstly, there is increasing globalization resulting in the gig-economy, which may result in many freelancers not being paid in an accountable, inclusive and trusted manner. Secondly, automation will inevitably result in the indiscriminate wiping out of many professions, and many workers will be displaced. Against this backdrop, how can we use blockchain technology to design a better future of work?

The National Blockchain Challenge 2019 connects institutional, academic, developer and student communities. We encourage teams to build blockchain applications that can result in fairer, more equitable, empowered and prosperous work of the future.


24-25 May 2019

Introduction to blockchain and design thinking

  • Become familiar with the high overview of the blockchain system. Design thinking will be integrated to this course such that participants could understand a systematic way to approach problem-solving.

  • Takeaway: You will be able to understand the basic terminology used in blockchain and articulate the advantages of using blockchain as a tool.
  • Institute of Blockchain Singapore

    1 June 2019

    Fundamentals of Innovation and Enterprise

  • Learn the common errors and obstacles that will impede innovation. You will also discover the innovation process and metrics to measure performance and cost of implementations.

  • Takeaway: You will be able to explain the theoretical concept and factors that drive and influence innovation. You will also be able to outline practical framework to achieve innovations.
  • Effective presentation and personal branding

  • Learn the psychology and anatomy of delivering an effective presentation. This workshop will also impart the knowledge of tapping across social media to have a strategic professional positioning.

  • Takeaway: You will be able to craft an elevator pitch, structure an impactful presentation and improve their personal branding.
  • Ikiguide

    User experience (UX) design process

  • Learn about the importance of user-centric design. And the methodology to identify the problem statement of the users.

  • Takeaway: You will be able to create user personas, create user requirements and define the various stages of user experience design processes.
  • 8 June 2019

    Agile methodology for rapid prototyping

  • Learn about the fundamentals of agile methodology. You will also engage in hands-on practice for applying the methodology.

  • Takeaway: At the end of the session, participants will be able to understand how to plan an execute sprints. They will also be able to articulate the pros and cons of using agile method over waterfall methodology.
  • Our partners

    Our blockchain platform partners


    Our enterprise partners

    Sakae Fintech

    Our strategic partners

    Blockchain & Dapps
    Institute Of Blockchain Singapore
    The Geek Wing
    The Hungry Lab
    Singapore Bitcoin club