#458 Building software for the Africa ecosystem of SmartCash(hackathon)

By Yankdiary


The adoption of cryptocurrency in Africa seem different from other parts of the world and other continent. The kind of software and marketing ideas that work well in Other parts of the world may seem not to function well down here. This project seek to promote SmartCash ecosystem and technology in the Africa perspective and also to bring new computer engineers, software developers, programmers and other stakeholders in order to build new software to help achieve the massive adoption in Africa at a faster rate


Building software for the African ecosystem of SMARTCASH.
My name is Kingsford Yankson cryptocurrency enthusiasts and an ambassador  for SmartCash. On discord as @yankdiary.
The adoption of Africa seem different from other parts of the world and other continent. The kind of software and marketing ideas that work well in Other parts of the world may seem not to function well down here. This project seeks to promote smartcash ecosystem and  technology and also to bring new computer engineers, software developers, programmers and other stakeholders to build new softwares to help move the massive adoption in Africa at a faster pace.  
How we will do it.
We (my team and I) aim to organize competition for the developers. We are expecting not more than  50 developers and they will be competing for a price in SmartCash
The judges for the competition will be pioneers for SmartCash Africa and other Outstanding  developers in Africa.
Email and letters have been sent to  the various software developers in Ghana and Head of department of the various IT universities to let outstanding developers students to also partake in the competition.
The competition will be organize in the capital city of Ghana that is Accra for two days
Friday 6 PM to Saturday 8:00 PM
6:00 PM Registration
7:00 PM Opening
8:00 PM Conference 1
9:00 PM Workshop 1
10:00 PM Dinner
11:00 PM Workshop 2
12:00 PM Workshop 3
8:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Mentors Panel
11:00 AM Workshop 4
1:00 PM Mentors Panel
4:00 PM Hacks Registration
5:00 PM Hacks Presentation
6:00 PM Hacks Judging
7:00 PM Winners Announcement Awards
8:00 PM Closing Ceremony
Workshops - This would be a series of preparation talks given to the teams that will be participating on the Hackathon, with technical specs.
Hackathon - Programming session will go from x to y pm. Teams will be assembled and coding sessions will go on for the remainder of the day.
Award session - Closing of the event as well as evaluation of the code from Judges and final award to the teams.
Judging session - This will be a space to have the developers to Judge and participate in the judging session they will be key part of the winners decision
Benefit To smartcash
The ROI is very great and enormous to smartcash and its community in Africa at large. Developers will be motivated to code in their own language. The benefits to Smartcash are:
Developer Engagement
The competition will build a bridge to the developer community.
For cryptocurrency like Smartcash whose competencies lie in providing technology solutions, this competition help establish two-way conversations between those that develop the technology (APIs, APKs, data sets etc) and the people that use them. This feedback loop increases developer adoption, which is crucial if solutions are to proliferate across new channels.
Corporate Branding
Associating your brand with a competition like this can change the public’s perception of your brand and help acquire developer mindshare. Hosting a competition or getting involved as a sponsor is an efficient way to deliver more awareness about your coin to a prime, target audience – the maker community – and increase brand exposure in the tech world.
IP Development
This competition  is great, not necessarily because the silver bullet will be found, but because participants may find something you never knew you were looking for. This may be using your software solutions to break into new markets or developing extensions that open up entire new customer bases.
In addition, participants often not only develop a prototype of an app but frequently its infrastructure as well. This competition can build a genuine business case for the submission that justifies and facilitates further development and investment in the team that provided the solution.
As project-based challenges, this competition come closest to testing a candidate's capabilities of handling challenges in the workplace.
With software developers and data scientists in high demand, it’s challenging for companies to gain exposure, garner interest and determine the best talent. This competition can address both challenges. It will enable  the The smart-ass community  to gain awareness in the developer community and are perceived as “hacker-friendly”. This helps attract top talent and once the candidates apply, they have at least one project under their belt and have proven to be passionate enough about their work to spend a weekend with little to no sleep. With  this looking for software developers to create software for the ecosystem  of smartcash in the future  will be simple.
Videos and pictures will be sent to the various community  of smartcash during when the competition is ongoing. There will be live streaming  of the competition  on facebook  and twitter.  
Developers who will show outstanding performance will be introduced to the Smartcash community for further collaborations with other developers of SmartCash around the world
Venue $500
Award for the winners $1000
2 Software Developers and 2 data scientists + 5 Judges.   $416
Refreshments $513
Banners $180
Photographer $115
Transportation within the region $360
Smartcash shirt $300
advertising the competition (Radio and Television)  $319
Contingency  $370
Total 4,077
My team and I aim at extending this project to other Africa countries. But since this is my first project I want to see my  performance in this mini project before I roll in another one. We aim at completing the smartcash road map which state that developing local base multi currency wallet which trading abilities.




Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
July 20, 2018 1,459.00 493,687.63 * advert transportation shirts banners contingency -
July 27, 2018 2,544.00 860,823.40 * venue, refreshment, judges, photographer and awards -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 4,003.00
  • Estimated SMART: 1,354,511.03
  • Estimated BTC: 0.43371443


  • Created Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Saturday, July 21, 2018 02:44:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones


  • Not Funded


Yes (896,865.85)
No (1,893,173.94)
Abstain (591,740.45)

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  • skincrypto 07/07/2018 09:11

    These are the words of @Mark -SmartCash explaining smart in 300 words SmartCash description: " SmartCash is a project born out of the desire to create an easy to use, fast, and secure cryptocurrency that can support everyday use such as business payments and daily transactions. SmartCash has a unique decentralized governance system and innovative technologies such as SmartCard and the Point of Sale App. SmartCash is pushing the limits of blockchain technology with tools that support entrepreneurship and innovation." Is a short intro. Please kindly check this proposal and cast your vote. We aim to use the competition to bring new technology and innovations through software developing . I saw that on the smartcash telegram channel. Smartcash need this project. Through this competition we all be amazed of the kind of innovative ideas that will come up. Dear smarties let's get this proposal past

  • mjthestudentactuary 07/08/2018 18:49

    Yes I love this Proposal!!!

    skincrypto 07/12/2018 15:10

    @mjthestudentactuary thank you this proposal have a lot of benefit to smartcash plus the ROI can be measured easily

    Yankdiary 07/12/2018 15:33

    Exactly massive adoption in Africa through native softwares and branding. Happy I got ur support

  • skincrypto 07/12/2018 15:08

    Thank you @mjthestudentactaury.

  • Yankdiary 07/12/2018 15:30

    Dear smarties, am ever ready to answer any question concerning this proposal before you abstain kindly ask any question bordering your mind about this proposal and we will rectify it let's look at the benefits it offer to the smartcash Africa ecosystem and vote yes to this. We aim at bridging the gap between mobile money( mobile money is used quite well here in Ghana and if we are able to bridge the gap between it and smartcash trust me we are not far away from massive adoption) and smartcash that is letting the developers build software purposely for SmartCash of which users can swap their smartcash to fiat through mobile and fiat to smartcash easily without any delay. Some question were answered during the preproposal stage this is the link to it https://forum.smartcash.cc/t/building-softwares-for-the-african-ecosystem-hackathon/4565