Zug, Switzerland13 July 2022: Bitcoin Association for BSV is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Center Blockchain de Catalunya (CBCat) innovative Blockchain 4SDG project for 2022. The overall project includes 17 challenges, one for each of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2015), which aims to eradicate poverty , fight inequality and injustice, and curb climate change, including achieving sustainable global development.
The Blockchain 4SDG project, now in its third year, consists of a series of challenges that invite students from international universities to propose solutions to solve the many problems exposed through the SDGs, with a different topic taken each year. The theme for 2022 is Decarbonization, with the challenge: “Calculation of CO2 absorption by a specific forest area and the subsequent monetization of this absorption as an incentive for decarbonization.”
These events are promoted by CBCat and the BSV Blockchain Association, along with other collaborating institutions and companies. It is an opportunity for companies to interact directly with students and jointly find solutions to the various problems that arise. The organization and the judges will look for contributions that show cooperation, ideas that can be turned into real business models and find solutions to the problems. The prize for the winning team will be an iPhone for each of the students in the group. Each of the participants who reaches the final will be awarded a certificate for blockchain challenges, signed by each of the representative partners.
Patrick Prinz, CEO, Bitcoin Association for BSV said: “We are delighted to sponsor this excellent initiative as it enters its third year. Encouraging real-world use of the BSV blockchain is the fundamental purpose of the Bitcoin Association. We are always happy to support projects that encourage to this and shows the huge benefits and opportunities that working with the BSV blockchain can bring. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with and learn from experts in the field who will help the students through the project. We wish all applicants the best of luck with their application and see looking forward to seeing the final presentations.”
“We are looking for students from all fields of study, from engineering and informatics to law, economics or biology, as well as communication and the humanities,” says Carles Agustí, Director of the BlockchainxODS Program at CBCat“With the experience we have so far, we have seen that the teams composed of people with different backgrounds and areas of knowledge are the richest, and those that provide more complete solutions from all points of view and therefore also more interesting.” .
For this year’s challenge, teams are expected to identify the best way to obtain, store and guarantee measurements of tree growth and its CO2 absorption (eg low-level satellites, drones, sensors, etc.) in a specific forest area prepared for this purpose and in agreement with the owner , who was already working on a similar project. It is also mandatory for the teams to ensure financial meaning and revenue generation of the proposed solution. Student teams are expected to present a comprehensive challenge solution and demonstrate a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) using BSV Blockchain as a core technology for data collection and storage as well as for payment transactions.
More information and how to register:
Students interested in participating can register using this form.
Those who sign up can do so as part of a group of four already created, or individually, and wait for the organization to assign them to a group. The groups can mix students from different universities, and the organization encourages the creation of interdisciplinary groups (engineering, law, health…). The organizers also reserve the right to change the groups based on the profile of their members.
Each working group must design a solution to the problem that is posed. This challenge will strengthen their teamwork, organization and presentation skills. In addition, it will consolidate its expertise to be able to solve the problems presented. It is not necessary to present the proposed solution in full development, it may be a prototype, but the state of development of the solution will be one of the decision criteria of the jury.
The prize for the winning team will be an iPhone for each of the students in the group. In the same way, each of the participants will, when the final is awarded, a certificate for blockchain challenges, signed by each of the representative partners.
All participants, partners, partners and representative universities will be invited to the final presentation, award ceremony and formal lunch.
Registration period: until 31 July
Development of the solutions: September – October
Project delivery: 31 October
Jury hearing: First week in November
Award ceremony: 10./11. November (during the Democracy4All event in Barcelona)
Lightning Sharks on behalf of the BSV Blockchain Association
Key contact: Tania Littlehales
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +44 (0)7881 343353
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