Hackathon: Blockchain solutions for culture

When :

from Friday 12 April, 2019
to Monday 15 April, 2019

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Labo de l'édition, 2 rue Saint Médard, 75005 Paris, Paris, France

An ecosystem of innovative solutions for recording transactions and operations is developing from two main axes of blockchain, decentralization and disintermediation. Its potential uses could transform sectors as culture and boost social and solidarity innovation. The hackathon aims at leveraging this potential. This event paves the way to the conference "Blockchain: practices and perspectives" which will take place at UNESCO Headquarters on May 17.
The Hackathon is part of UNESCO's drive for digital development, particularly in the field of blockchain, and the results of the Hackathon may be presented at the international conference "Blockchain: practices and perspectives" to be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 17 May 2019.

The two days aim at familiarizing students and young entrepreneurs with the technology and challenges of the Blockchain. They will also allow them to leverage complementary skills (as development, design, graphic design and others) to reflect, exchange and develop models of blockchain projects with a cultural scope. Some examples include historical heritage, traceability of works of art, auctions, orphan works, management of intellectual property rights, cultural diversity and more.

This Hackathon will be organized in parallel with international partner organizations, based in Australia, Benin, Canada and the United States, and the main co-organizing partner, the Chair ITEN.

The venue for the event is: Labo de l'édition, 2 rue Saint Médard, 75005 Paris.