Participation Information

Participation Information

Why Participate?

  • Be a Pioneer: Be at the forefront of the digital currency revolution, influencing the way the world conducts financial transactions.
  • Collaborate: Network and collaborate with fellow innovators, experts, and mentors in the field of fintech.
  • Solve Real-World Challenges: Tackle real-world challenges in the financial sector and develop solutions that can shape the future of digital finance.
  • Showcase Your Talent: Showcase your skills, creativity, and ideas to a distinguished panel of judges.

Who Can Participate?

Individuals and teams with a passion for technology and a vision for the future are encouraged to join. Whether you are a software developer, blockchain expert, financial analyst, or simply someone with a passion for innovation, this hackathon is for you.

Use Cases - The Challenges

For the Hackathon, we are looking for innovative ideas that leverage on CBDC tokens and APIs to prototype solutions or develop tools that address a technical problem.

The use cases we are looking for include:

  • Use of eCedi in Merchants transactions (C2B)
  • Use of eCedi for Government payments (G2P)
  • Use of eCedi in Agriculture and Trade (C2B, B2B)
  • Data Privacy while holding or transacting with eCedi
  • Use eCedi for inbound remittance
  • Combatting the use of eCedi for illicit transactions
  • Make the eCedi Interoperable.
  • KYC models / solutions for eCedi
  • Possible models for cross-border payments and transactions

How to Participate

What Is the Process?


  • Step 1: Visit the eCedi Hackathon webpage (you are already here!)
  • Step 2: Pick one of the challenges.

Prepare and Submit

  • Step 3: Develop and submit your Innovation Concept Note (ICN) (Context, Problem, Hypothesis, Solution Concept)

25 selected concepts will be moved forward to Pitch Day. You will be notified if you are invited to pitch your concept.


  • Step 4: Crush your presentation at Pitch Day!

10 selected pitches will be moved up to prototyping. Shortlisted participants will be invited to onboard the Hackathon Platform to access the eCedi infrastructure and development tools.

Onboard and Develop

    • Step 5: Onboard eCedi Hackathon Platform
    • Step 6: Review and integrate APIs
    • Step 7: Get a wallet and up to 1000 eCedi tokens
    • Step 8: Develop your Prototype for Demo Days
    • Step 9: Attend Office Hours / Workshops
    • Step 10: Demo your prototype at Demo Days
    • Step 11: Attend Awards Ceremony

Important Dates

Announcement3rd October 2023
Registration Opens6th October 2023
ICN Submission Deadline20th October 2023
Initial Selection27th October 2023
Pitch Day3rd November 2023
Second Selection:8th November 2023
Prototyping Period8th – 30th November 2023
Demo Day8th December 2023
Judging and Finals13th December 2023
Awards Ceremony14th December 2023


Exciting prizes and recognition await the most innovative and impactful projects.

The eCedi Hackathon offers participants a chance to gain recognition, network with industry experts and take-home valuable prizes.