Bangladeshi Team Secures Gold at International Blockchain Olympiad in Amsterdam

A team from United International University (UIU) in Bangladesh has achieved a significant victory at the International Blockchain Olympiad in Amsterdam, Netherlands, underscoring the nation’s growing prowess in blockchain technology.


Unprecedented Success for Team ‘Apocalypse’


In a groundbreaking achievement, Team ‘Apocalypse’ from UIU, comprising Sadia Ahmmed, Sahid Hossain Ratul, Jishanul Islam, and Aadiba Tasneem Anam, secured the gold medal under the event’s theme, “A Digital Journey to our Sustainable Future.” This historic win marks the first time a team from Bangladesh has emerged as the world champion in the International Blockchain Olympiad competition.


The final round of the competition took place on 17 November 2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL), established in 2017, serves as a platform for students worldwide to tackle real-world challenges using cutting-edge blockchain solutions.


Global Participation Reflects Diverse Perspectives


IBCOL 2023 witnessed the active participation of 45 teams from 20 countries, including Bangladesh, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vietnam. This diverse assembly brought together a wide range of perspectives and expertise.


UIU’s ‘Team Apocalypse’ Clinches Prestigious Title


Team Apocalypse of UIU emerged as the overall champion, securing the coveted World Champion (Gold Winner) title for their project, achieving the 1st Highest Overall Score in the competition. In recognition of their accomplishment, the team is set to receive €2400 in prize money along with a certificate.


 Additional Recognition for UIU Teams


In addition to the championship award, another UIU team, ‘Team Unchained,’ received the Award of Merit for their commendable contribution leveraging modern blockchain technology. Notably, the “Team Apocalypse” of United International University had previously won the Silver Award (Student Category) in the 4th Blockchain Olympiad Bangladesh 2023 competition held on July 25, 2023, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


This triumph not only highlights the exceptional skills and innovation of the participating teams from UIU but also reinforces Bangladesh’s standing in the global arena of blockchain technology. The success of ‘Team Apocalypse’ signifies a remarkable milestone in the country’s journey towards excellence in this rapidly evolving field.