Chainlink (LINK) and the state of Colorado have in a hackathon with the goal of creating a new lottery game. Prizes of $ 17,500 and additional Chainlink sponsored Web3 bonus prizes of $ 8,500 are available for three winners.
Colorado Lottery USD 1 billion sales target
The Colorado Lottery has launched a GameJam hackathon that is open to participants from all over the world. State Lottery hopes innovative new games will help you “achieve your $ 1 billion sales goal to fund Colorado outdoor recreation, land conservation, and schools, along with its responsible gaming commitment” “
The governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, who may be excited about equally successful projects in neighboring Wyoming, is committed to making his government a leader in technology.. He explained:
“Last year we launched Colorado Digital Services to build critical public-private technology relationships, to position our state government as a technology leader, but most importantly, to better serve our people through technology.”
The opening ceremony takes place on the night of July 31st. Governor Polis and Vitalik Buterin are expected to speak at the event.. According to the press release, this is the “first private public club and hackathon” in the lottery.
Chainlink wants blockchain to be successful beyond tokens
Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov told Cointelegraph that he was looking forward to working with the lottery. He also said he wanted blockchain technology to be successful beyond its traditional realm:
“”We are very excited to partner with the Colorado Lottery to help developers build truly fraud-proof gaming applications. I think this shows that smart contracts, blockchains and oracles can be successfully put together to go beyond tokens and on-chain financial products (DeFi) in the many markets where truly tested digital businesses are needed. very reliable and manipulative. “
It will be interesting to see how the new lottery games use blockchain technology.