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Whitepaper – draft for mentor review
Mon 18 May 23:59 HKT

Whitepaper – final draft
Mon 1 June 23:59 HKT

Posterboard & Pitchdeck (HK Finalists)
Thu 18 June 23:59 HKT

Blockchain is a Scam?

No. All technologies can be used for good or bad, including blockchain. IBCOL exists to better educate everyone to reduce the impact of scams, intentional or by poor systems design.

Blockchain technology is a group (of people or companies) that shares a common record with tamper-proof properties. This shared record automatically reconciles according to an agreed-upon set of rules. Assuming the group is governed to discourage collusion, a blockchain as a system results in a permanent digital "paper trail".

Bitcoin is only one very specific application of blockchain technology. Imagine the possibilities that this technology can do for business, government, and social good!

Read more on the Hong Kong Legislative Council’s website. and in this infographic from Reuters.

What is IBCOL?

The International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL) is an annual global competition inviting current and recent students to propose solutions for real-world problems with blockchain technology. In a worldwide hunt for blockchain talent, IBCOL combines the practicality of case competitions with the open-ended problem-solving culture of hack-a-thons, where participants submit a whitepaper like an academic conference and implementations of capstone projects.


The mission of the International Blockchain Olympiad is to support sustainability and maturity in blockchain by working with academic, industry, and government partners. Primarily working with secondary and tertiary students, IBCOL provides education and training on designing complete blockchain solutions.


IBCOL embodies the characteristics of a business case competition, an academic whitepaper conference, and a "hackathon" — contestants of up to six current and recent students first write a whitepaper to describe a complete solution, and finalists are required to create a poster board and a pitch presentation. This competition design rewards the students who can think deeply about a problem and the solution, and explain it to others in a coherent manner.

Why now

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Countless Use Cases

Blockchain will generate over HK$24 trillion by 2030 across industry verticals

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Huge Demand for Talent

When students of today graduate, there will be even more job opportunities in blockchain

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Renewed Interest

While cryptocurrencies waned, business and governments explore blockchain applications