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January 14th, 2019
ETHDenver’s Impact Track Offers #Buidlers a Chance to Create a Sustainable Future with Blockchain & Will Reward Winners with a “Positive Action” Token & Other Prizes
Structured around the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals, ETHDenver’s Impact track seeks projects which promote social good.
ETHDenver is proud to offer an Impact track for attendees this year at the 2019 BUIDLATHON February 15-17. Structured around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the ETHDenver Impact track offers attendees the chance to create a project with impressive tech specs and one that makes a real world difference.
Said ETHDenver Diversity and Impact Steward Nick Rodrigues, “The Impact track will allow people to think about their project in a systematic way. A technical piece of a project could have an outcome that benefits the planet, income equality, or even energy consumption. For example, if someone had a project where they happened to develop a way to shard more efficiently which therefore required less energy consumption, they would be meeting a sustainable development goal.”
Participants in the Impact track will have the opportunity to earn non-monetary, community tokens. ETHDenver has partnered with Bounties Network, UNICEF Ventures, and UNICEF France to prototype a new “positive action token.” The pilot is designed to encourage BUIDLATHON attendees to participate in a variety of bounties throughout the weekend that foster a positive impact within their communities, both in the local and broader ecosystem. A leaderboard will keep track of how many tokens each participant has earned during the BUIDLATHON. Top token holders will be granted value-driven benefits such as early access to future UNICEF and Impact track events, mentorship sessions, incubator-style support, and more. The token project will be ongoing and focused on long term incentivization of individual contributions to improving communities locally and globally while accruing a digital public acknowledgement of positive actions. Attendees can already get involved by helping ETHDenver find the best name for token.
ETHDenver is proud to feature a track which promotes social good with blockchain. Partners in ETHDenver’s Impact track include: Bounties Network, UNICEF Ventures & UNICEF France, Blockchain for Humanity, Giveth, B4SD, Alice, Blockchain Education Network (BEN), Women4Blockchain, CryptoChicks, She256, and others. ETHDever is 100% community-funded and 100% free to attend. Applications are required and the final acceptance wave closes January 31. Apply and learn more information today at https://www.ethdenver.com.