The First Archain App Development Competition is Officially Open for Submissions!

Have you got an idea for a killer app driven by information permanence? Are you driven by cutting edge blockchain technologies? Are you interested in building apps on top of a live feed of history?

Well, take note! We are very proud to announce the first Archain Project Application Development Competition! The Archain project is providing an investment pool of $10,000 USD, a prize of 125,000 AR, and two runner up prizes of 62,500 AR, plus, as a thank you for taking part, all entrants will receive 100 AR!

Introducing Archain Apps

At Archain we are firm believers in the vision of a world of decentralised applications. Unfortunately, previous platforms have fallen short of allowing developers to fulfil this vision. The Archain project presents a radically different approach. Performing computation itself on a blockchain has proven slow, difficult, and often impractical. Instead of hosting the computation, Archain replaces the role of traditional data storage mechanisms in applications. This means that developers can program in their favourite languages while taking full advantage of most of the benefits of decentralised applications. Developers can achieve this via a simple RESTful HTTP or Erlang interface.

On top of the benefits of traditional decentralised applications, Archain offers the opportunity to monitor a live feed of hand-curated human history. The uses for this data are virtually endless, from automated stock traders to brand management and machine learning systems.

We are incredibly excited to see what innovative applications the development community can discover and create utilising the Archain network!


Developers will compete for an investment pool of $10,000 USD to kick-start their application idea into a fully fledged business.

In addition to this, the developer(s) behind the winning application will receive a prize of 125,000 AR. The developers behind the two runner up applications will also receive 62,500 AR each, to help fuel their applications on the Archain network.


The competition is open worldwide to all developers, using any programming languages. You can submit an entry as an individual or as a team, and you can even submit more than one application, if you’re feeling particularly inspired!

To be eligible for prizes and rewards, all applications must interface with the Archain network in some manner.


All entries must be submitted by midnight (GMT) on the 3rd of August 2018. Winners will be notified via email within 30 days of the competition close date.

How to Enter

To enter the competition you should email before the deadline with a short description of your project (no more than 500 words), along with either a web address at which the application is running, or a repository with simple-to-follow instructions for running the application ourselves.

The entry must conform to the official rules of the Archain Project Application Development Competition.

Support from the Archain project team

As always, the Archain project team is available to answer any and all queries at Please don’t hesitate to let us know your thoughts, feedback, and any questions you may have!

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!


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