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With over 210 ideas submitted by our community, the Perfect Brainstorm was a great success, beyond everyone’s expectations. The ideas presented by the community varied greatly, from tamperproof 3D printing, to improving air traffic efficiency through micropayments, to new ways of living in micro apartments powered by IOTA. Many of the submissions were not just concepts on paper, but were accompanied by working demonstrations and prototypes. The creativity and extent to which the community went to describe innovative new ideas is a true testament to the ecosystem, and permissionless innovation of the IOTA community.
Because of the volume and very high quality of the ideas presented, it was incredibly difficult for the 3 judges to agree on the top 10 winners. The goal of the contest was not just to promote creative and innovative use cases, but ideas that can be realized with today’s technologies. In our deliberation, we put a major emphasis on the feasibility of the presented idea, and how we as a Foundation can work with some of our partners to realize it today.
Without further ado, let’s get to the selected top 10. As mentioned in the initial blog post, the top 10 projects will each win an IOTA branded Ledger hardware wallet, and the first 3 projects will each receive cash prizes. Of the list below, only the first 3 projects are ranked, with the other 7 projects listed in no particular order.
Even if your project is not listed in the top 10, we encourage everyone that participated to take their ideas further. Publish your idea so that others can be inspired or by actually realizing the project yourself within the community. If you don’t have the necessary expertise to work on the project yourself, you will surely find someone within the IOTA community to ...
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