YellowBlocks has officially announced the Vietnamese TOP 6
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam., October 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – National Pitch Day for IBCOL 2021 – Vietnam National Selection Round (VN-BCOL) was organized by YellowBlocks – National Committee Head of organization, and co-organizers: Global Hub, National Startup Support Center (Ministry of Science and Technology), RedFox Labs and LaunchZone. This is the second time that Vietnam has participated in the competition with +59 countries from the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
After two months, VN-BCOL got over 100 white paper submissions from Vietnamese students across the country. Over 1,500 spectators watched the event online. The top three finalists won prizes totaling $ 5,000, awarded by RedFox Labs. The top 6 finalists were nominated as Vietnamese representatives to participate in the Final Global Round.
Champion: LifeLink – “A blockchain-based platform using federated learning to empower AI in medical research without centralizing or sharing patient data.”
2nd dolphin: DLA Squad – “A Blockchain Application for Managing Electric Vehicle Battery Rental Service”.
Merit Award: Blockers – “Certchain”; Trang Le – “Blockchain Technology in Healthcare”; ViFaChain – “Vietnamese food export traceability and quality management system”.
Kimiko Doan, Founder of YellowBlocks, Head of the National Organizing Committee commented: “This year’s projects are of high quality, showing the candidate’s academic knowledge and ability to use blockchain in practice. After National Pitch Day, we will head to the Mentoring Round where candidates will have the opportunity to connect and be mentored by leading blockchain experts.
Ben Fairbank, Founder of RedFOX Labs commented: “RedFOX Labs is thrilled to be part of VN-BCOL. Vietnamese talent is something the whole country can be proud of, and we can’t wait to see Vietnam represented on the world stage. RedFOX Labs is launching businesses in the fastest growing areas of the internet economy, so we are well aware of what a business must overcome to enter the market and be successful. We are very proud to help discover the next big companies in Vietnam. “
The International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL) is an annual global competition that invites current and recent students to come up with comprehensive solutions to real-world problems with blockchain technology. IBCOL 2021 will be held online from October 8-10, 2021.