Announcing the Winners of the PayID Hackathon

On June 18, 2020, PayID was launched with a coalition of over 40 companies.

After the PayID Developer Conference on June 25, 2020, Ripple kicked off a six-week long $25K+ virtual hackathon on Devpost in order to continue momentum and drive further engagement of the PayID developer community.

360 developers from all over the world registered to participate in the PayID Hackathon, and in the end, over 40 projects were submitted. We were overwhelmed by the overall quality, difficulty, and value of all the projects submitted. Narrowing down the list was a difficult task.

On Wednesday, we announced the top 10 finalists, who advanced to demonstrate their projects earlier today, during the PayID Hackathon Awards Ceremony.

Each team was given 5-minutes to demo and field questions from the judges, which included Ripple executives David Schwartz aka "JoelKatz", CTO of Ripple, and Ethan Beard, SVP of Xpring.

7 Honorable Mentions were named, of which each team will receive $500 in XRP.

Brisk ID - allows anyone with a mobile phone to easily create and manage a PayID.

Verified PayID - decentralized saved identities assigned to PayID.

Instapay - the fastest, easiest payment app for all financial transactions using PayID.

XND - a non-custodial wallet that can perform cross-chain transfers directly to a PayID.

Ripay - send XRP to more than a billion people in your favorite messaging apps like Telegram, Discord, Matrix, Slack using PayID.

Xpayments.me - a central gateway for cryptocurrency payment information, powered by PayID.

Upay - get paid for your online services by anyone anywhere in the world using PayID.

In 3rd place, winning $2,500 in XRP, Unisend built an app to connect a bank account and send money internationally for free using PayID on XRP Ledger.

In 2nd place, winning $5,000 in XRP, 0Games built a peer-to-peer 0% fee video game crypto-marketplace using PayID.

In 1st place, for the grand prize of $15,000 in XRP, PayID Validator built a developer tool for performing checks to validate PayID response headers.

Thank you to all the developers for participating in the first-ever PayID Hackathon. PayID launched 6-weeks ago, so it's inspiring to already see the developer community building apps that solve real-world problems using PayID.

If you're a developer that's interested in building on PayID, then join the Discord channel, where over 250 developers hang out everyday to help each other solve problems and build cool stuff.