Announces $25,000 Virtual Hackathon and an Experimental API

May 22nd, 2017 at 7:34 am UTC · 2 min read

Status, the first ever mobile Ethereum client built entirely on peer-to-peer technologies, announced today the launch of its experimental API and week-long Virtual Hackathon scheduled to begin June 3rd.

Status is an open source messaging platform and mobile browser for the Ethereum Network. Designed for non-technical users, Status serves as a mobile gateway to begin using digital currency and interacting with decentralized applications, known as DApps. Unlike smartphone apps today, DApps run on peer-to-peer protocols, rather than through centralized servers.

The Co-Founder of Status, Carl Bennetts said,

“We’re still in alpha, but the Hackathon will be a fun way to gather feedback and identify bugs given the API is still highly experimental. The launch of the Status API will eventually allow developers to integrate their existing decentralized applications more tightly with Status’ user interface, and also create decentralized chatbots.”

Along with the release of the API, Status is announcing a week-long virtual hackathon. Teams and individuals from around the world will compete for a $25,000 total prize pool, including a $10,000 first prize, to make their DApps mobile-compatible, or experiment with the Status API.

The Hackathon kicks off on June 3rd, 2017, and is open to both individuals and teams from anywhere in the world. The following submissions are eligible:

  • Making your existing desktop web-DApp mobile compatible.
  • Creating a decentralized chatbot using the Status API.
  • Extending Status with new API commands.

For more information, see the official posting:
Winners will be announced June 13th.


Status is an open source messaging platform and mobile browser for the Ethereum Network. With the high-level goals of preserving our right to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute.

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Disclaimer: Status is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.