SRM-AP Next Tech Lab Bags Laurels on Blockchain Technology

Prototypes were awarded in ETHDenver International Hackathon

Innovations of SRM University-AP’s Students were acknowledged and rewarded in ETHDenver, an International Conference organised by Ethereum Foundation. Ethereum Foundation is the largest platform for blockchain technology development. In this conference, they arranged for an US Blockchain Technology Hackathon, the biggest challenge on blockchain technology developments and applications. Approximately 2000 students across the world registered for the conference. Students of SRM-AP presented their innovative ideas with prototypes and secured bounty of total $3000 for their projects called URBANBOWL and SECURENOTE. They were also awarded the Community Prize for being on the Top 5. As a part of Global Scholars Programme supported by Ethereum Foundation, the students represented SRM University-AP in the conference.

Urbanbowl partcipants in ETHDenver with Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum 

URBANBOWL was developed by Koushik Bhargav, Pushyamitra, Srinivas Teja and Rohit, four students of 3rd year, Computer Science and Engineering Department. This project was about making cities self-sustainable by urban farming on rented places. Considering the American societies, where people have unused places like the backyards, the students developed prototype of Urbanbowl, a decentralised urban farming platform where people can lease out empty spaces like backyards or basements. This platform was developed using blockchain technology. Their project also satisfied five UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)- End Hunger, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Reduction in Forest Loss and Land Degradation, Climate Action and Sustainable Production Pattern. The students received a bounty of $500 from SKALE and $500 from DAPPHERO for their project.

Securednote  participants praised in ETHDenver

SECURENOTE, the second project from SRM-AP, was also highly praised in the conference. Yoganand and Nikhil, 3rd year students of Electronics and Communication Engineering along with Chaitanya and Abhin, 3rd year students of Computer Science and Engineering were the brains behind the project. They have developed a platform where people’s complaints will not go unnoticed. The present scenario in Indian police station shows that people register their complaints manually, and most of the times, those complaints get lost or no action is taken. Using blockchain technology, students of SRM-AP have developed such a platform where such complaints will be registered and digitised in such a way that cannot be modified later without bringing it into notice of all the concerned authorities. This will make the process more secure as none will be able to alter or modify the complaints without notifying the concerned people. They also have received a bounty of $2000 from DAOSTACK for their project.

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1 Comment to “ SRM-AP Next Tech Lab Bags Laurels on Blockchain Technology”

  1. Vin says :Reply

    Excellent achievement, hopefully more such projects come up AND these students make it into the industry.
    Best wishes!

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