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基因项目GeneOS在开普敦Block.one EOS全球黑客马拉松最终决赛中斩获50万美元大奖/Genomic Project GeneOS Wins Grand Prize of US$500,000 at Block.one EOS Global Hackathon Grand Finale in Cape Town


2018年12月7日,开普敦——革新性EOSIO区块链协议发布者Block.one今日在开普敦迎来EOS全球黑客马拉松系列的最终大赛,EOS风险资本商务部颁给最终获奖者GeneOS 50万美元奖金。


“几乎我们所有的DNA,99.99%仍不为人所了解。我们的目标是帮助人类理解DNA,治愈疾病,”GeneOS的Albert Chen说道,“首个难关就是人们并未受到鼓励去为基因排序。这太昂贵,并且涉及隐私问题。人们很怕丢失自己的数据。但我们用区块链解决了这些问题。”




“这些团队在黑客马拉松及本周所获进展令我感到震惊,”Block.one主席Rob Jesudason说道,“恭喜GeneOS和所有参加黑客马拉松系列的参赛者。我们非常骄傲能拥有他们作为EOSIO的代言人。”





  • Rob Jesudason,Block.one主席
  • Dan Larimer,Block.one首席技术官
  • Nichole Yembra,Venture Garden Group首席财务官
  • Titi Odunfa Adeoye,Sankore Investments创始人兼管理总监
  • Alan Cloete,德意志银行亚洲前CEO
  • Mark Levitt,Trxta CEO,Gyft.com前联合创始人
  • Chris Folayan,Mall of Africa创始人兼CEO
  • James Hedley,Quicket创始人兼总监

“这些团队在EOSIO平台上解决真实生活问题的方式,以及我们今天见证的创新视角和创意都让我们受益匪浅,”Block.one开发者关系团队总监Serg Metelin说道:“最终决赛让人印象深刻,参与者们展现出了区块链在真实世界方方面面应用的潜力,从到户交货到太阳能贸易。”

开普敦的最后决赛是Block.one EOS全球黑客马拉松系列的高潮,该系列从今年6月开始已经在全世界5个大陆开办,参赛选手总共1724名。之前的举办城市包括:香港、悉尼、伦敦和洛杉矶。每一场黑客马拉松大会都为开发者设定一个特定的挑战,通过使用EOSIO代码“入侵”真实世界,设计出为真实世界带来效用的区块链应用程序。此外,还举办了非洲虚拟黑客马拉松,与非洲EOS社区进行了互动。




Cape Town, 7 December, 2018 — Block.one, publisher of the ground-breaking EOSIO blockchain protocol, concluded its EOS Global Hackathon series with a Grand Finale event today in Cape Town, with its EOS VC venture capital business unit awarding US$500,000 to the final winner, GeneOS.

GeneOS is a blockchain-enabled data ownership, marketplace, and secure computing platform for genomic big data.

“Almost all of our DNA — 99.99% — is still not well understood. Our goal is to help humanity understand DNA to cure diseases,” said GeneOS’s Albert Chen. “The first obstacle is that people aren’t incentivized to sequence their genome. It’s too expensive and there are privacy concerns. People are scared about losing their data. We address these concerns using blockchain.”

“We’re very grateful to Block.one for this recognition,” added Chen. “They’ve done an incredible job. The organization and the mentors have been amazing and the speakers at the event were fantastic.”

GeneOS qualified for the finale after taking home the “Best Social Impact Prize” and US$3,000 at the London hackathon in September. A global foursome that formed at the UK event, the team is based in London, Italy, the United States and Hong Kong.

The prize was awarded after an intense Incubation Week and a Demo Day that involved pitching to a panel of global industry-leading judges from a variety of sectors.

“I’ve been blown away by the progress the teams have made across the hackathons and this week,” said Block.one President, Rob Jesudason. “I congratulate GeneOS and all the participants in our hackathon series. We’re proud to have them as ambassadors for EOSIO.”

“Watching all of the teams build on the EOSIO software, and seeing their passion, talent and entrepreneurialism, really validates the work we are doing at Block.one as we move towards mass adoption of blockchain,” continued Jesudason.

“Blockchain is also about inclusion and making a difference in the world, and here in Cape Town teams have shown real drive and initiative to tackle problems across emerging and global markets in everything from health and financial services to energy. This is just the beginning for Block.one and we hope it’s also a beginning for all of our participants and that they’ll continue on their journeys as individuals and entrepreneurs,” he added.

The Grand Finale featured 19 teams from around the world — all prize-winners at previous events in the hackathon series.

EOS Global HackathonGrand Finale Judges

  • Rob Jesudason, Block.one President
  • Dan Larimer, Block.one Chief Technology Officer
  • Nichole Yembra, CFO of Venture Garden Group
  • Titi Odunfa Adeoye, Founder and Managing Director of Sankore Investments
  • Alan Cloete, Former CEO of Deutche Bank Asia
  • Mark Levitt, CEO of Trixta, Former Co-Founder of Gyft.com
  • Chris Folayan, CEO and Founder of Mall for Africa
  • James Hedley, Founder and Director of Quicket

“We were inspired by the way the teams used the EOSIO platform to solve real-life problems and by the innovative pitches and ideas we saw today,” said Block.one Head of Developer Relations, Serg Metelin. “The finale was an unforgettable experience and the participants showed the potential for blockchain to be adopted in the real world, in everything from last-mile delivery to solar energy trading.”

The Grand Finale in Cape Town is the culmination of Block.one’s EOS Global Hackathon series, which has been held in five continents around the world this year starting in June, and involved a total of 1,724 participants. Host cities of previous hackathon events included: Hong Kong, Sydney, London and San Francisco. Each hackathon event featured a unique challenge for developers to “hack” by designing a blockchain application with real-world utility using EOSIO code. In addition, an Africa virtual hackathon was hosted to engage with the African EOS Community.

Block.one’s EOS VC business unit has awarded US$1.5 million in prizes over the course of the hackathon series.

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