Building a Global Network of Blockchain Developers

The Blockchain Society not only hosts invite-only conferences focused on deal making, but is also building a global community of blockchain developers to drive innovation. TBS will empower this global network of developers through virtual and in-person hackathons to generate new solutions for our corporate partners. We’re excited to announce today the MOBI Grand Challenge and T-Labs HACK Blockchain IOT Hackathon.


In partnership with MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, and TIoTA, the Trusted IoT Alliance, The Blockchain Society announces today the launch of the three-year MOBI Grand Challenge (MGC) series with its first Challenge -- a four-month long tournament to showcase potential uses of Blockchain in coordinating vehicle movement and improving transportation in urban environments. This phase will end with a public demonstration of selected  technologies at an event hosted by the BMW Group, MOBI community member, in Munich, Germany on February 15, 2019.

Learn  more about the MOBI Grand Challenge here.

In addition to delivering teams of talented blockchain developers to our partners, we are thrilled to give these innovative teams tremendous prizes from Ocean Protocol and Beyond Protocol. Ocean Protocol, a blockchain enabled data exchange protocol, has committed one million dollars’ worth of token prize to the three-year MOBI Grand Challenge series to enable the data sharing needed for developers, data and AI specialists to offer the world an autonomous and better mobility solution. Beyond Protocol, a Silicon Valley-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) company creating the new internet and the ethical language of machines, has committed to 250,000 dollars’ worth of tokens to be used on the Beyond Protocol network.

To participate in the MOBI Grand Challenge with a chance to win the incredible token prizes from Ocean Protocol and Beyond Protocol, visit our Devpost page here.

T-LABS Hackathon

On October 27 and 28th, The Blockchain Society team is headed to Seattle to produce the T-Labs HACK Blockchain IOT Hackathon, in partnership with Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T- Labs). T-Labs is the research and innovation unit of Deutsche Telekom, mother company of T-Mobile US.

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The hackathon is for developers who will compete for two days at Create 33, Seattle’s startup hub, where budding entrepreneurs can learn from mentors and network with peers. It’s the brainchild of Madrona Venture Group, one of the largest venture capital firms in the Pacific Northwest. T-Labs will introduce the most exciting new technology in blockchain which these teams can use in their hackathon projects.

Not to be outdone, The T-LABS Hackathon will deliver over $5,000 in prizes to the first and second place teams. For more info on how to participate live in Seattle at the T-Labs Hackathon check out our Devpost here.

These two hackathon are just the beginning for The Blockchain Society as we continue to build our worldwide network of blockchain developers. If you have any questions or ideas for collaboration, don’t hesitate to reach out to We look forward to supporting our innovation partners by fostering and developing blockchain solutions.

Aaron Ballantyne