Winners of the Blockchain for Creative Industries Hackathon 2019!
Story Posted: 23 October 2019
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Blockchain for Creative Industries Hackathon Winners from 2019 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival!
The Blockchain for Creative Industries Hackathon was supported by German Cooperation Implemented by the GIZ and in partnership with AnimationSA in addressing the some very serious concerns on what ti means to future proofing contracting and financing for the creative industries in South Africa and in this better support artists and digital creatives to #OwnYourForce !
Focusing on blockchain and smart contracting solutions as the primary area’s of investigation, two finalist team challenged these questions for the music and animation industries specifically. The outcomes of the hackathon show a significant opportunity in cryto-technologies for supporting African creatives going forward.
Winning Team! MUSOH with the byline “Because We Love Creatives” developed a solution in direct response to CAPASSO (Composers, Authors and Publishers Association) who formed part of the initial Hackathon briefing and who we are engaging as future partners in this work. The team, made up of a group of individual developers and individuals interested in copyright , developed a services to automate royalty distributions to artists using Blockchain and automation solutions tied to smart contracting. They state: “We are looking to take Africa by storm in providing automation services to the art industry.”
- Robert Maphosa
- Thabang Mahlaela
- Mokgadi Sekete
- Khaya Ngwenya
- Lesego Sambo
- Tebogo Moseamedi
- Lehlohonolo Monareng
Runner Up Team ! PDapp with the byline “Proof Made Easy” explored a solution to track and contract based on studio pipeline processes. A solution very relevant to studio production processes associated to Animation and other digital heavy creative pipelines. The team states, “Proof Made Easy aims to document every step of the creative process involved in producing a piece of intellectual property. PME is designed to keep ownership of IP with the author while allowing the author to release, licence or freely distribute the IP.”
- Siphephelo Msibi
- Tshepiso Phoolo
- Kabelo Khunou
- Katlego Molala
- Sizwe Nkosi
- Kamogelo Malele
Congratulations all and we would like to thank all our partners who made this possible, including lead training organisation CoinEd, CAPASSO, AnimationSA and last but certainly not least our funders the German Cooperation implemented by the GIZ for making this work possible.