Two awards received at METI-sponsored hackathon


Credentia Blockchain Technologies participated in the Blockchain Hackathon 2019, sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, operated by Recruit R&D Staffing, and held at LIFULL Hub in Kojimachi, Tokyo on February 9, 16, and 17.

The theme of the hackathon was “proof of academic credentials, courses, and work history” as well as “research data”.

The hackathon was held over these three days as part of METI’s efforts to survey the implementation and standardization of blockchain technology for universities and research organizations in order to promote the allocation of domestic and foreign talent, and to improve trustworthiness.

To align this approach with Credentia’s operations, Kenta swiftly returned to Japan and assembled team members on the spot to form a new product concept that Alex (participating remotely) formed just for this hackathon.

Ultimately, Credentia’s team received both the Computer Software Association of Japan Prize and the Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune Prize. After the award ceremony, we were informed by the judges that, out of all the entrants, they believe our product to be the closest to widespread adoption in Japan.

We think so too!

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