Over the last couple of years a lot has been written and talked about Blockchain technology. We are witnessing a strong inclination towards adoption of Blockchain technology across wide spectrum of usecases. Blockchain technology is here to stay and has made a strong statement in favour of its adoption and impact.

Enterprises have been exploring various usecases with the technology and integrating with existing business processes to add transparency and efficiency to the system. However, with all the efforts being put in adoption and experimentation, there is still a wide gap between what Blockchain Developers/ Start-ups are working on and what Corporate are looking for.

NASSCOM Industry Partnership Program (NIPP) is looking towards building a comprehensive blockchain forum for enterprises, start-ups, developers, experts, and enthusiasts to come together and explore new opportunities for ideation and collaboration by hosting NIPP Blockchain Hackathon (http://nipp.tech/blockchainchallenge). The participants can make submissions online for the initial stages of hackathon, the hack is open to developers from Enterprises, GIC, Start-ups and Individuals.

IBM is partnering with NIPP Blockchain hackathon offering technical mentoring to the participants and assisting in getting started with Blockchain technology using IBM Cloud and code patterns. As a part of this hackathon, IBM is hosting enablement sessions on Blockchain in 6-cities as per the plan below. I would strongly urge developers keen to pick up on Blockchain skills to join this learning opportunity and register on the hackathon site to leverage the opportunity.

Date City Venue
5-23-18 Hackathon workshop in Mumbai 10 am to 1 pm- 91 Springboard, BKC Mumbai,
1st Floor, Kagalwala House, Plot No. 175, Behind Metro House,
CST Road, Bandra Kurla Complex,
Santacruz East, Mumbai 400098
5-24-18 Hackathon workshop in Pune 9:30 am to 1 pm – 10,000 startups NASSCOM Warehouse, Pune
5-26-18 Hackathon workshop in Delhi 10 am to 1 pm – 10,000 startups NASSCOM Warehouse,
Hartron campus, PLOT 1, Dundahera FOOT OVER BRIDGE,
122022, Udyog Vihar Phase 1, Sector 20, Gurugram
5-28-18 Hackathon workshop in Hyderabad 4 pm to 7 pm – T-Hub, IIIT-Hyderabad Campus,
Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana 500032
5-31-18 Hackathon workshop in Chennai 2 pm to 6 pm – Kanagam Road, 32, Taramani,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600113

NASSCOM has published usecases across multiple domains as pointed below, these usecases have been identified and enriched by multiple Enterprise partners working with Nasscom to facilitate the Blockchain hackathon including IBM.

A participant can register on Nasscom Blockchain hackathon site (http://nipp.tech/blockchainchallenge) pick one of the themes available and conceptualize a solution around the idea in the first phase of the hackathon. The shortlisted ideas will be supported by mentors from partners invited to the pre-hackathon meetup at 6 cities across India. The finalist will be invited to the hackathon in Bangalore on 28 & 29 July 2018 to develop MVP and get support from mentors and domain experts in their pursuit. The finale provides a great platform to the participants for pitching their solutions to the very best in the industry and validate their Blockchain ideas and getting connected to mainstream of Blockchain professionals.

To quick start your journey of attaining Blockchain skills, I have put together few links to assist in getting off the ropes quickly. To learn more about the Blockchain service offered on IBM cloud, leverage the Starter plan offered for free, more details available on –

To get support in understanding developing solutions with Hyperledger and IBM Blockchain, refer to link below to leverage code patterns on Blockchain which give a 360-degree view of the underlying code, including overviews, architecture diagrams, process flows, repo pointers, and additional reading.


I am highlighting few code patterns to assist in understanding Blockchain and smart contract, relevant to the themes of hackathon-

To build Insurance apphttps://developer.ibm.com/code/patterns/build-a-blockchain-insurance-app/

Develop IoT asset tracking apphttps://developer.ibm.com/code/patterns/develop-an-iot-asset-tracking-app-using-blockchain

Automate business process eventshttps://developer.ibm.com/code/patterns/automate-business-processes-via-blockchain-events

Foreign Supplier Verification solutionhttps://developer.ibm.com/code/patterns/implement-fda-food-supplier-verification-program-on-hyperledger-composer

Create a To-Do listhttps://developer.ibm.com/code/patterns/create-a-to-do-list-app-using-blockchain

To get started with Hyperledger Composer offered as sand box on cloud use – https://composer-playground.mybluemix.net/

You can also leverage the recently launched Blockchain partner program by IBM, providing for quick way to start building Blockchain solutions with IBM.

Excited to be part of the mentor team for the Nasscom Blockchain hackathon. I invite you to connect with me for more details about getting relevant learning material to get started with IBM Blockchain and Hyperledger.

4 comments on"10,000 startups Blockchain Hackathon"

  1. Akshay Mutha May 18, 2018

    Blockachain is interesting!!

    • ManiMadhukar May 31, 2018

      Surely it is Akshay.. Look forward to you joining the Blockchain gang..

  2. Attended workshop today hosted by Amdocs Pune. Thank you Mani for the talk and workshop. there were many questions raised which you took patiently one by one.

    • ManiMadhukar May 31, 2018

      Thanks Imran.. It was great having you at the session in Amdocs today.. Look forward to you joining the Blockchain journey..

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