June 6, 2018
Infinity Blockchain Labs (IBL) is proud to announce that our developers, Ngô Minh Quốc Hưng and Nguyễn Đức Hiệp, are winners in the APEC APP Challenge Hackathon! The event was held on May 23rd and 24th in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and it brought teams from nine economies to showcase their best ideas in 2018.
Teams were challenged to build online tools or apps that assist small handcraft companies utilize e-commerce platforms more effectively and access online market opportunities and other new markets while building brand identity. Teams of software developers and designers competed in a 24-hour app development event challenged with creating solutions on how to use technology in building trade opportunities to entrepreneurs in the informal sectors of APEC economies.
Hưng and Hiệp won for their creation of Unicraft, a blockchain-enabled platform that allows for secure and universally accessible verification of unique handicraft products. The platform authenticates the identities of handcraftsment, verifies the places of origin of bilums, and shares the personal stories of sellers with global prospective buyers. In storing each bilum seller’s certificates of authenticity on a blockchain, records are instantly and universally verifiable by buyers.
Established in 1989, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum to assist and create solutions for the growing economy and independence of the Asia Pacific region. APEC strives to build prosperity for the region in promoting inclusion, sustainability, innovation, security, and the acceleration of economic integration. There are 21 members of APEC and each year one of them hosts the APEC meetings and serves as Chair. The host of APEC in 2018 is Papua New Guinea and this is the second Hackathon event.
Infinity Blockchain Labs is very proud of these two young talented developers! Their creativity, dedication, and passion represent the ethic of our entire staff. If you are interested in the manys ways that IBL furthers blockchain technology development with our talents such as Hưng and Hiệp, we invite you to explore our projects and see what IBL can offer you!
Watch a video of the Hưng and Hiệp discussing their achievement here!
See more about APEC App Challenge 2018 here!
Infinity Blockchain Labs (IBL) is a visionary R&D company committed to advancing society with next-generation solutions. We are currently the blockchain ecosystem leader in Vietnam with a global reach. Our mission is to be the R&D engine that transforms future technology into practical applications for business and everyday life. Named one of the top ten blockchain technology solution providers in 2018 by APAC CIO Outlook, our 200+ employees at IBL aspire to empower Vietnam to become the global leader in blockchain research and development.
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