On June 18, 2020, PayString was launched with a coalition of over 40 companies.
Following the PayString Developer Conference on June 25, 2020, Ripple launched a six-week $ 25,000 virtual hackathon on Devpost to continue the momentum and further drive the engagement of the PayString developer community.
360 developers from all over the world have registered to take part in the PayString Hackathon and in the end over 40 projects were submitted. We were overwhelmed with the overall quality, difficulty, and value of all of the projects submitted. Narrowing down the list was a difficult task.
On Wednesday, during the PayString Hackathon Awards Ceremony, we announced the top 10 finalists who presented their projects today.
Each team had 5 minutes to demonstrate to the jury and ask questions, including Ripple executives David Schwartz aka “JoelKatz”, CTO of Ripple, and Ethan Beard, SVP of Xpring.
7 Honorable Mentions were named, each team receiving $ 500 in XRP.
Fast ID – allows anyone with a mobile phone to easily create and manage a PayString.
Verified PayString – decentrally stored identities that are assigned to PayString.
Instapay – the fastest and easiest payment app for all financial transactions with PayString.
XND – a non-custody wallet that can make cross-chain transfers directly to a PayString.
Ripay – Send XRP to over a billion people in your favorite messaging apps like Telegram, Discord, Matrix, Slack with PayString.
Xpayments.me – a central gateway for payment information in cryptocurrency, operated by PayString.
Upay – Let anyone in the world pay you for your online services with PayString.
3rd place with $ 2,500 in XRP, Do not send an app designed to connect a bank account and send money with PayString on XRP Ledger internationally for free.
Second, winning $ 5,000 in XRP, 0games built a peer-to-peer crypto marketplace for video games with 0% fee with PayString.
1st place for the grand prize of $ 15,000 in XRP, PayString validator created a developer tool to perform checks to validate PayString response headers.
Thanks to all developers for participating in the very first PayString Hackathon. PayString was launched 6 weeks ago, so it’s inspiring to see how the developer community is already building apps that use PayString to solve real-world problems.
If you’re a developer interested in building on PayString then join the Discord channel where over 250 developers hang out daily to help each other solve problems and build cool things.