HKBCOL 2021 Finals

All Hong Kong Regional Competition and Exhibition

Sponsored by HSBC and hosted by the City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Blockchain Society, the 2021 Hong Kong Blockchain Olympiad or HKBCOL 2021 is the final destination of a journey of a thousand proverbial miles, as literally thousands of students from Hong Kong's high schools, colleges, and universities learned about blockchain from technological and cryptographic fundamentals to architecture and solution design throughout the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Semesters.

After hours of training and events, students were invited to apply their learnings into a cumulative proposal, in the form of papers, posters, and pitch presentations. With 60 submissions split a third from secondary schools and the rest from tertiary institutions, HKBCOL 2021 is the most competitive edition in the history of the initiative in Hong Kong.


For each level of competition — the secondary and tertiary tiers — there are four prizes and one categorical prize:
  1. The Gold Medal is awarded to the project with highest overall score;
  2. The Silver Medal is awarded to the project with 2nd highest overall score;
  3. The Bronze Medal is awarded to the project with 3rd highest overall score;
  4. The Best Prototype is awarded to the project with the best demonstration of their project;
  5. The Award of Merit is awarded to all projects with a complete solution design, which would be considered a winner of the HKBCOL 2021 and a potentially winning solution in the real world.

The prize money is sponsored by HSBC.


For HKBCOL 2021, the following judges have been invited to evaluate projects:
  • Dr. Prof. Ray Chak-Chung Cheung (張澤松), CityU, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. Prof. Michael Wong (王澤森), CityU, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Prof. Eric Chi-Lik Lo (盧至力), CUHK, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Dr. Prof. CK Chan (陳俊光), CUHK, Professor of Practice, Financial Technology
  • Dr. Prof. Jiming Li (劉際明), HKBU, Chair Professor in Computer Science, IEEE Fellow
  • Dr. Prof. Aristotelis Stouraitis, HKBU, Head, Department of Finance and Decision Sciences, Director, CCGFP
  • Dr. Prof. Connie Leung (梁慕琪), HKBU, Programme Director, MSc Finance (Fintech & Financial Analytics)
  • Dr. Prof. KP Chow (鄒錦沛), HKU, BASc (FinTech) Programme Coordinator; MSc (CompSc) Programme Director
  • Dr. Prof. John Yuen (阮子瀚), HKU, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Dr. Prof. Cunsheng Ding (丁存生), HKUST, Program Director, MSc Information Technology
  • Dr. Prof. Lei Chen 陳雷, HKUST, Chair Professor, Director of HKUST Big Data Institute
  • Dr. Prof. Dimitris Papadopoulos, HKUST, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Prof. Qing Li (黎擎), HKUST, Professor, Operations Management
  • Dr. Prof. Man-Leung Wong (黃文亮), Lingnan, Assoc. Professor & Head of Dept. of Computing and Decision Sciences
  • Dr. Prof. Angus Ho-Yin Law (羅浩然), THEi, Teaching Fellow

Adjudicators will not know which academic institution the projects are affiliated with, for additional impartiality in evaluations.

Schedule on Saturday 19 June 2021

Time Agenda Items Virtual Location
09:15 - 09:35 Reception and Networking Discord (Networking Lounges)
09:35 - 09:55 Opening Ceremony by CityU, HKBCS Zoom (Main Stage)
10:00 - 13:00 Evaluation of Finalists' Projects Zoom (Main Stage & Side Stage)
13:30 - 16:30 Lunch/Tea-Time and Expo Discord (Project Rooms)
15:00 - 15:30 Panel: Decentralized Finance and Non-Fungible Tokens Zoom (Main Stage)
16:00 - 16:30 Panel: Blockchain Careers and Opportunities Zoom (Main Stage)
16:35 - 17:30 Closing Ceremony and Awards Presentation by HSBC, CityU, HKBCS, HKBCOL, IBCOL Zoom (Main Stage)

For inquiries, please contact us via the Official HKBCOL Community on Slack or by email