Developing real-world use cases for NFTs: Techweek 2021 hackathon

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We are still riding high from the fantastic events of techweek 2021. The CENNZnet team were right amongst it this year hosting workshops and setting up CENNZnet environments for budding DApp devs. But the big event of the week was without a doubt our dramatic 48-hour hackathon where we saw the creation of some of the coolest NFT ideas on the block.

We were blown away by the enthusiasm for all things blockchain from the NZ tech community and are super excited about the potential of our hackathon teams to start implementing world-changing NFT solutions on the CENNZnet chain!

Here’s a rundown of the hackathon challenge and a sum up of our prize-winning solutions.

The Hackathon Challenge

The task at hand was broad, leaving plenty of room for teams to be creative and also target their own passions. They were challenged to use the CENNZnet NFT module to build a DApp or integrate them with an existing service. For example, they could build:

  • A game where NFTs are created and owned by players (see the infamous
  • A certificate issuance platform
  • Custom skins or emojis represented as NFTs

Our panel of judges scored each submission according to the following criteria:

  1. Quality of the Idea (Includes creativity and originality of the idea.)
  2. Implementation of the Idea (Includes how well CENNZnet was leveraged in the solution.)
  3. Potential Impact (Includes the extent to which the solution can be widely useful.)

In first place: Team Raize

Congratulations to our overall winner, team Raize! Raize successfully created an NFT structure to tokenise software deals and app perks to attract new users and create lifetime loyalty.

Team Raize

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