Glasgow, 6-8 October 2017

Scotland’s 1st blockchain hackathon, brought to you by Legal Hackers Scotland and Girl Geek Scotland in partnership with ScotChain17

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The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived, and it’s not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence.

It’s called the blockchain.

Don Tapscott & Alex Tapscott


Challenge Areas


Smart contracts and other blockchain enabled digital documents highlight the potential for traditional legal services to be disrupted. Smart contracts can remove the need for enforcement of contracts in court, by having the agreement automatically execute on the blockchain and transfer funds in a verifiable way.


There's more to blockchain than cryptocurrency, and with the big players in financial services still firmly reliant upon legacy technology and software, there's huge potential for innovators using blockchain to bring highly competitive offerings to the table.


To realise the potential of personalised health-care and precision medicine, it's essential to have reliable, consistent and secure personal health data. This needs to be stored for long-term use, out-lasting a patient's relationship with any individual doctor, hospital or clinic, and should be portable world-wide.

Civic & Security

1 in 6 people in the world has no form of official identification, according to the World Bank, which impacts their ability to access financial services, democratic processes, travel, education, health and government benefits. Blockchain could be used to facilitate uncloneable identity documents which could be validated worldwide.

< Further details on these challenges coming soon >

The winners will have the chance to pitch at ScotChain17, Scotland's leading blockchain conference, attended by industry experts, key stakeholders and investors.

Our Mentors

Ali King

Ronan Sandford

Alison Aird
Pulsion Technology

James Littlejohn
Napier University

Douglas Drummond
Scotcoin Project

Alan Keir

Phil Doyle

Our Sponsors


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Venue: Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Collins Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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