Blockchain for Good
Malaysian inter-varsity Hackathon

Malaysia Inter-Varsity Hackathon

Do you have an idea for how you can make the world a better place using blockchain technology? AlgoHUB and Malaysian Universities including UTS and USM, invite you to participate in the Blockchain for Good Intervarsity Hackathon.

This competition is all about ‘Blockchain for Good’, it’s time for students to showcase their innovative ideas for projects that could be built on the Algorand blockchain.

You’ll need to form a team of 2-4 participants and build your smart contracts in PyTeal. The finals will be held in person on 22nd October 2023 in Malaysia (the venue is to be confirmed), all other sessions will take place online. We will provide training in how to build smart contracts in PyTeal.

This competition is open for all current students who are enrolled at Universities in Malaysia.  All students from multi disciplines are welcome to participate. Our goal is to create a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can contribute their unique ideas about how we can make the world a better place using blockchain technology.

It’s time to be a part of an engaging and exciting competition that will push your skills to the limit and take you on a journey of innovation and creativity. 

Fill out the form below to register your interest and be a part of our intervarsity blockchain competition. Please note the team registration deadline is 10th September 2023 and the PyTeal workshop will kick off on 14th August 2023.



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What is Algorand?

Algorand is a proof of stake blockchain focused on decentralising trust and ensuring low fees and fast transactions. The Algorand Blockchain is Fast, Secure and Green. Algorand is known to be the sustainable blockchain, given its carbon negative status. 

For more information

Which Malaysian Universities can participate in the Intervarsity Hackathon?

This Hackathon is organised with USM and UTM in Malaysia however we are inviting all Universities in Malaysia to be a part of this competition.

What are the key dates?

9th August 2023 11am-1pm Malaysia Time

Zoom link:
Register here:
Blockchain for Good Seminar – Launch for Hackathon

16th August 2023 11am-1pm Malaysia Time

Zoom Link:
PyTeal Workshop 1 – Setting up your environment

23rd August 2023 11am-1pm Malaysia Time

Zoom Link:
PyTeal Workshop 2 – Smart Contracts in PyTeal

30th August 2023 11am-1pm Malaysia Time

Zoom Link:
PyTeal Workshop 3 – Front end development

6th September 2023 11am-1pm Malaysia Time

Calendar Link to be sent out
Team formation and Ideation session Applications close 10th September 2023

13th September 2023 11am-1pm Malaysia Time

Zoom Link:
Hack 1 Week 1
Office hours
Webinar Topic TBC

20th September 2023 11am-1pm Malaysia Time

Zoom Link:
Hack Week 2
Office hours
Webinar topic TBC

27th September 2023 11am-1pm Malaysia Time

Zoom Link:
Hack Week 3
Office hours
Webinar topic TBC

2nd October 2023
Submit your project here by the close of business 2nd October 2023.
Submission Form

9th October 2023
Finalists 10 teams announced

22nd October 2023 time and venue to be confirmed
Final Demo Day (Venue in Malaysia to be confirmed)

What if I am not a student?

The Malaysian Inter-varsity Hackathon is only open to students of Malaysian Universities. If you are not a current student, you can learn how to program on the Algorand Blockchain by attending the Algorand Bootcamps or completing AlgoHUB’s free PyTeal course.

What should a successful submission look like?

* Submission requirements for a video and presentation:

1. A 5 minute video ( max length) and a presentation deck is due on 2nd October
2. The presentation must include-

a. the problem statement – what is the issue that you are trying to solve and how is it a problem for the environment or social good?

b. the solution statement – how is your solution helping to solve the problem, how will you use blockchain technology and in particular the Algorand blockchain, help solve the problem

c. Features – What will your solution have

d. Who are the competitors – does your solution exist already, who are your competitors, how do you compare your product to other competitors in the market?

e. Team – Who is in your team and what role do they have

f. What is your strategy / roll out plan for the future?

3. Your video must show a working demo of a smart contract on the Algorand testnet and include all of the content outlined above as well. Maximum 5 minutes.

What will I be judged on?

You will be judged upon the following criteria:

  1. Sustainability impact
  2. Innovation
  3. Feasibility
  4. Market Potential
  5. Team & Experience
  6. Presentation skills and style

The judges will be revealed before the competition

What if I can’t travel within Malaysia for the finals?

There are some grants available through various universities please contact us to find out more on

What if I can’t find a team?

Please register using our on line form and we can help match you with team members.

What are the prizes?

The winners will share in RM20000 in prizes

When does registration close?

Team registration closes on 10th of September 2023, PyTeal workshops will kick off on 14th August 2023, all sessions will be recorded.

Will I be assigned a mentor?

Yes you will be given a list of mentors which you will be able to contact for assistance. There will be weekly office hours where you can ask our trainer some questions.

Where can I go for more information?

Contact us , telegram is @blockmum

Is there a Telegram group?

Yes this is the link to the Telegram group handle

What programming skills do I need?

You should be proficient in Python, if you do not have Python skills, we recommend the following free courses to get started in Python.
For paid courses you can try:


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