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About CBH

The Campus Blockchain Hackathon is an initiative of Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI), to give the students of higher institutions in Africa early exposure to the career and business opportunities being presented by the Blockchain/DLT Digital Innovations. The Hackathon creates a structured and sustainable community that nurtures and empowers awesome developers by providing and democratizing access to knowledge, capital, and mentorship.

This contest asks students from higher academic institutions across Africa, to build Blockchain Applications on Free TON that will add value both to the continent, and to the Free TON network.

FREE TON positions itself as a community of the Open Source (OS) project that was created by the developers of the Telegram Open Network (TON). TON OS is designed as a decentralized operating system to handle decentralized applications. One way to imagine it is that it’s a more full-featured than the Ethereum Virtual Machine which only strictly run code. TON OS has a stack of components which can be used by developers to create powerful applications. By making these components Open Source, everyone around can view and copy fragments of the code.

Hackathon Highlights

Want to know how?

1000+ Participants

54 African Countries

62,000 TON Prizes

Build Stuff

Campus Blockchain Hackathon is gradually becoming a house-hold community where blockchain budding student begin their journey from idea to the launching of Start Up.

The Hackathon is planned to engage the academia on everything and anything they need to know about Blockchain Technology. Topics covered will not only give participants a good understanding of the Blockchain and how it works, but will also discuss current and future applications and how they are being implemented to change the world profitably.


  • - Fintech infrastructure/Digital Wallets (to help those who do not have access to banking)
  • - Human rights protections
  • - Land ownership and registry
  • - National voting platforms
  • - High tech job creation
  • - Feel free to specify any other applications that best serve the needs of Africa

You will have fun building stuff (There will be swag too)

The Contest is divided in to country competition, regional competition, then continental competition. Where country, and regional competitions are virtual, while winners of regional competitions will participate physically at the contental competition.

Even if you are a newbie, don't panic! Some of the best technical experts in the blockchain Community will be there to help you build your project. Come as you are!

This is what will happen

and why you should be there


You will build. Most of your time will be spent building your decentralized application, from idea submission to product launch!


Workshops, talks, mentors. No matter your expertise, you will learn something there


Regional Winners receive all expense paid trip to Visit Rwanda for the Finals


Finally, winners get to go home with monetary prizes, plus other supports


1st Prize



2nd Prize



3rd Prize



4th - 20th Place



Plus other supporting prizes

The Process

Here is how it works


Submit Application

  • - Meet requirements
  • - Fill-in Ideas
  • - Submit


Get Acceptance Confirmation

  • - Notification
  • - Onboarding



  • - Dev Tools
  • - Collaborate with mentors
  • - Jury Screening


February 1st, 2021 – April 8th, 2021

The Grand Finale will be hosted at the African Leadership University, Kigali-Rwanda

Our Amazing Partners

We are proud of this Hackathon Program which will create Hundreds of African Blockchain Companies in coming years!