Launch your global blockchain startup with Humaniq


How can your blockchain project benefit the world?

On September 1, Humaniq opens an international competition of blockchain projects to improve the lives of the world’s unbanked people by integrating them into the global financial system. Winners will refine their ideas on an all-expenses paid trip to Kenya, then receive support in launch of ICO and opportunity to join Humaniq accelerator.

Humaniq is a simple and secure mobile app, delivering financial inclusion solutions to the 2.5 billion unbanked and 1 billion underbanked population. Its cryptocurrency token HMQ is the core of Humaniq’s cutting-edge banking. Humaniq is supported by more than 10,000 investors, the UN, and the startup accelerator at Barclay’s, the oldest bank in London.


Humaniq Global Challenge

The Challenge aims to identify startups which will maximize Humaniq’s humanitarian potential, and who will become effective business partners on its infrastructure. We invite entrepreneurs, blockchain projects developers, programmers, marketing specialists, and economists to enter the competition in teams or individually.

Future directions include, but are not limited to:

  • peer-to-peer lending
  • peer-to-peer insurance
  • payments without a fee
  • charity without intermediaries
  • loans for business
  • remote use of “human computing power” by IT-companies.

Humaniq brings isolated people into modern markets, creating a new source of growth for the world economy and impacting individual lives. By leveraging a widespread ambassador program, Humaniq reaches even the most isolated regions in emerging countries, helping reduce hunger and poverty, while giving people the opportunity to save, lend and raise money.


Digital Citizenship

Anyone who has a simple smartphone and internet access can become a “digital citizen.” Along with “digital citizenship,” Humaniq’s users receive the equivalent of $18 on their account in the cryptocurrency HMQ as well as an opportunity to use its basic financial instruments. Humaniq’s citizens use advanced bioidentification (face and voice) to register and login to Humaniq’s mobile app. The interface is simplified for maximum visuality and gamification.

But this is only the beginning: Humaniq is open to third-party projects, which can be easily integrated into its ecosystem.


Challenge Details:

Humaniq Global Challenge international competition will open to applicants on September 1, and will close on September 30, 2017. On October 3, a list of 30 semi-finalists will be published. These teams will present their ideas and will show prototypes of their solutions on October 13.

After the resulting competition on October 16, the jury will select 10 projects as finalists. These projects will receive support from experts, wide PR coverage, opportunity to get investment and a chance to enter the Humaniq accelerator.

Three best projects will be announced on October 20th. Their teams will go on an expedition to Kenya in order to explore the lives and financial habits of the unbanked, and thus, refine their projects. The expedition will take place from October 28 to November 4, 2017. The group will be accompanied by journalists and a professional guide.

After the expedition, the three winning projects will be launched at an Initial Coin Offering (ICO).


How do I participate?

To participate, apply with your startup idea or a presentation of your finished project at

Competition rules and expedition details can be found at

Contact the organizers at

More information about the Humaniq project at


Important Dates:

September 1: Competition opens for submission of Application

September 30 (23:59 GMT): Last day to submit applications.

October 3: Semi-finalists announced

October 20: 3 winners announced

October 28 to November 4: Expedition to Kenya

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