Hi there!

The Bitcoin Design Community is organising a designathon! Imagine a traditional hackathon, but this time focused only on design. Our goal is to motivate designers and builders to get together and collaboratively explore ideas and concepts in and around the bitcoin ecosystem. The designathon will happen in coordination with the Bolt.fun Legends of Lightning tournament, and we are working on coordinating with the TABConf Builder Day

For updates, join us on Slack in the #designathon channel, and on Twitter.

Ideas

It all starts with ideas. In the time leading up to the designathon, we invite you to submit your ideas. They can turn into projects for you and/or others to collaborate on during the designathon. After a super quick review (more on this here), idea submissions will appear below.

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Bitcoin 3D assets

Let's create open-source 3D assets to be used on bitcoin-related websites - basically make it...

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Privacy

What solutions could we design to make it easier to use bitcoin more privately. Some suggestions...

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[compactor]
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Academic research site

A website for professionals / academics that curates all of the research done / being done on...

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Debunking concerns

A website that lists all of the concerns about bitcoin and addresses them / debunks them with...

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Decentralized identifiers

Being in control of our identity and data online is a bitcoin-adjacent topic that has seen a lot...

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Learn bitcoin coding via a game

Conceptualize and design a first point of contact game for bitcoin curious devs. Learners...

Projects based on this idea
Saving Satoshi
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Blank slate

Forget about how you use bitcoin today and think of your ideal experience now and in the future....

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Inheritance

How to hand bitcoin down to your family as seamlessly as possible? What happens if the bitcoiner...

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Passing the buck
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LNtalk

A talkative BTC and LN wallet for blind people. Current standards lead to a QR Code being read to...

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Projects

Projects are how we organize and collaborate during the designathon. Anyone can form a project with an idea they would like to work on, independently or with others. Join one of the ones below, or start your own. When adding your project, you will also have the option to register with bolt.fun for the Legends of Lightning tournament.

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[compactor]

Problem: After using bitcoin for a while, or after mixing larger amounts of bitcoin using...

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Privacy
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Artists Collective

Let's get together and try out all the cutting-edge AI image generation tools and create some...

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Bitcoin AI art
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Taro(t) Leaf Readers

Let's do a design sprint on Taro, starting with learning a bit about the tech, discussing use...

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Taro!
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LNDg.xyz

Lite GUI web interface to analyze lnd data and manage your node with automation... at your...

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Lightning apps
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Redesign BTCPay Server merchant directory

BTCPay Server is an open-source payment processor for bitcoin. Since it's decentralized and...

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Saving Satoshi

Our goal is to create a first point-of-contact for developers of all ages learning about bitcoin...

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Passing the buck

How to hand bitcoin down to your family as seamlessly as possible? What happens if the bitcoiner...

Based on this idea
Inheritance
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Have not seen anything yet that interests you? You can also register first and sort out later what to work on.

Register

Schedule

The designathon has generally a loose schedule, with projects deciding their own pace. Important are the kick-off, mid-event check-in, and wrap-up calls. We are currently working on scheduling a few workshops, design jam sessions and other calls. You can submit an event via this form.

Wednesday, Oct 12 / Day 1

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Kick-off call@ 17:00 UTC

Join us if you can to start the designathon in a video call. If you can't make it, all updates will also be posted in the #designathon channel on Slack.

Thursday, Oct 13 / Day 2

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Friday, Oct 14 / Day 3

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Saturday, Oct 15 / Day 4

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Sunday, Oct 16 / Day 5

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Monday, Oct 17 / Day 6

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Tuesday, Oct 18 / Day 7

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Wednesday, Oct 19 / Day 8

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Thursday, Oct 20 / Day 9

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Friday, Oct 21 / Day 10

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Saturday, Oct 22 / Day 11

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Sunday, Oct 23 / Day 12

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Co-mingle

The designathon starts at the same time as several other events. Those are great opportunities to meet others, find interesting projects, help out, etc.

Bolt.fun Legends of Lightning tournament

Enter your project into this 2-month online global tournament and compete for prizes of up to ~$60,000 in bitcoin. Or if you are already part of the tournament, use the designathon to get design support.

TABConf

Stephen will host a Bitcoin Design table at the TABConf Builder Day, which starts the same day as the designathon. Stop by and hack on your designathon project.

Bitcoin Amsterdam

Several members of the Bitcoin Design Community will be attending this conference, which also starts the same day as the designathon. Say hi and let's kick off the events together.

Questions?

Who can take take part?

When and where will it take place?

What will we be doing?

This is my first time joining a hackathon, will there be help?

Looking for a project to hack on?

Is my idea appropriate for the designathon?