From the organizers that brought you Bay BitHack, the first collegiate Bitcoin hackathon in the world, comes a new Bitcoin hackathon to be held at the Plug and Play Tech Center.

The Bitcoin Association of Berkeley has partnered with Plug and Play and Coinality to host another BitHack.

Participants in the BitHack will have their choice of 3 APIs to build on top of, including ChangeTipShapeShift and BitGo. The BitHack is meant to enable remote job seekers an opportunity to exhibit their skill sets for hiring startups in search of developer and engineering talent.

The Bitcoin Association of Berkeley will be hosting an additional, optional hack session on Friday, April 17th. Mentors and sponsors will be there to give tech talks, present their APIs, and assist you in any way they can. We'll provide the food, drink, and swag: you show these amazing companies what you can do.

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ShapeShift Best API Implementation Award

ChangeTip Best API Implementation Award

BitGo Best API Implementation Award

Overall Best Project

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Teams may include up to four members.
  • All hacks must be built at PNP x CCN BitHack by registered participants.
  • High school students 18 or older may participate.


A valid submission is a software or hardware hack produced at the BitHack, from start to finish. This hack must involve the ChangeTip, ShapeShift, or BitGo APIs in some way.

This includes a ChallengePost submission and a demonstration during the Final Round Demos on April 18th.

Provide a working tech demo during your presentation. If a working demo is not available, provide a short deck to show off your concept.


Ben Chan

Ben Chan

Judging Criteria

  • Implementation of Blockchain Technology and Principles
    Success doesn't necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution.
  • Creativity
    Dream beyond simple API integrations. Use the available tools to build unprecedented applications of Bitcoin.
  • Technical Difficulty
    How on Earth did you pull that off in 66 hours?