For the New Travel Ecosystem
Owning to the deregulation and the rise of Asian economies, Japan's inbound tourism market is growing rapidly.
The number of foreign visitors to Japan has increased from 10.4 million in 2013 to 28.7 million in 2017. The Japanese government aims to increase the number to 40 million in the year of Tokyo Olympics, 2020. However, there are several problems that needs to be solved.
The first is infrastructure-level preparation for foreign tourist. For instance, hotel and transportation in Japan does not have enough multilingual staff, wifi, and multilingual guides, and these lead to dissatisfaction of the foreign tourist.
Also, the country does not have enough local travel programs that foreign tourists can enjoy. It is necessary to increase the number of high-quality sports, entertainment, and cultural programs for them to improve their overall experience.
Finally, travel data has been siloed. It is owned by each service provider and has not been integrated or efficiently utilized.
We have decided to host this hackathon to solve these problems and improve traveller’s experience with the power of Ethereum.
This hackathon will be hosted by blockchain experts and top Japanese companies in various fields. We aim to ideate a new type of seamless travel experience for each foreign tourist and launch a new blockchain-based service by 2020.
Please pick up one of the themes below for your prototype.
1. Travel infrastructure
A service that improves travel infrastructure and ensures foreign tourist’s safety.
2. Travel program
A service that improves the number of high-quality travel programs.
3. Data marketing
A service that utilizes foreign tourist’s data and creates a new value.
Blockchain EXE Prize
7/20: 17:30 - 22:00
Day1: Opening, Ideathon
7/21: 09:00 - 22:00
7/22: 09:00 - 21:00
Day3: Development, Pitch, Networking
Executive Director @ Ethereum Foundation
Fullstack Developer @ uPort
Strategy & Operations @ uPort
GM of Product and Service Strategy Department @ KDDI Corporation
Director of Open Innovation Department @ Hitachi, Ltd.
Producer @ J&J Corporation
Director @ EEA Japan
Co-founder @ Kauri
Japan Business Development Lead @ ConsenSys
Asia-Pacific Stakeholder Relations Lead @ ConsenSys
CEO @ Couger
Blockchain Project Lead @ KDDI Corporation
Researcher of Social System Department @ Hitachi, Ltd.
CTO @ Couger
Lead Project Manager @ Couger
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
2018/7/20 - 2018/7/22
4-1-4 5F, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032
Number of Teams
15 teams (around 2 - 5 people per team)
*There will be a selection process if many apply.
*Transportation and accommodation expense should be covered by participants.
The IP of the deliverable will belong to participants.
Application is closed.