Coinbase Released the winners of the second annual bitcoin/blockchain application contest, called Bithack2.
And the winners are .....
➊1st Place: $10,000* of bitcoin and a place in Boost VC’s bitcoin accelerator class, valued at $50,000 - Mailman
Mailman is an email paywall system which allows you to reward timely replies with bitcoin and filter spam using the blockchain.
2nd Place: $5,000* of bitcoin- SatoshiPay
SatoshiPay is a bitcoin nanopayment wall for publishers which allows you to pay for the section of text that really interests you, make metered payments for streaming video, and make paid downloads with a single click.
3rd Place: $3,000* of bitcoin - Rebittance
Rebittance is a remittance aggregator that provides senders with a single place to find and transact with Rebittance cash-out partners around the world.
4th Place: $1,500* of bitcoin - BlockchainME
BlockchainME offers a tool for creating verifiable IDs on the blockchain, promoting the encryption layer of cryptocurrency to help prevent skimming, catfishing, counterfeiting and other fraudulent activity.
➎5th Place: $500* of bitcoin - BitcoinDial
BitcoinDial is a ‘pay phone’ app that accepts bitcoin instead of quarters, allowing users to make affordable international calls.
Apps Awarded for General Excellence - also recieved the following prizes:
iPad Air, courtesy of Tradewave
-BitStation: Bitcoin exchange trading software.
Jawbone Big Jambox Bluetooth Speaker, courtesy of Clef
-BlockIntel: A blockchain investigation tool.
SmartThings starter kit, courtesy of Localytics
-Snacks for Bitcoin: A vending machine that accepts bitcoin.
$100 Apple gift card, courtesy of Openfolio
-CoinConfident: Predicts when to spend/buy bitcoin.
1/10 oz. gold coin, redeemable for bitcoin, courtesy of Serica
-CoinBate: Sell your items for bitcoin using crowd rewards.
Swag pack and Starbucks gift card, courtesy of Lawnmower
-100bits: Send 100 bits to random people or charities
So there you have it. You can read the full blog-post here.