Decred’s Politeia, a proposal system that is part of Decred’s governance system, has a vast amount of potential uses. As such, Decred can only reasonably explore a few of these use cases on their own.
The Politeia Platform Challenge is a competition designed to discover alternate uses for the Politeia codebase. Competitors will use Politeia source code to address alternate use cases besides a public proposal system and then demonstrate how they work. Decred is hosting a Decred Meetup on Friday, December 1st at The North Door in Austin, TX, US to kick off the competition. The event starts at 8 PM CST and ends at 1 AM CST and is free to attend. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. The winners of the competition will be announced at a second event in late January or early February 2018.
Competitors are encouraged to work in teams but may work independently. National competitors will be able to demonstrate their projects remotely through video conferencing. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place:
- 1st Place - USD 10,000
- 2nd Place - USD 5,000
- 3rd Place - USD 2,000
All prizes are equivalent to USD and payable in Decred.