CryptoChicks Pakistan is educating women and youth in Blockchain and AI technologies.

Pakistan’s first ever Blockchain and AI hackathon successfully concluded by CryptoChicks Pakistan in Karachi on 14th April 2019. The three-day event brought together students, software developers, UI/UX designers, business analysts, technologists, community leaders, educationists, advisors, mentors, entrepreneurs, crypto-curious individuals, thought leaders, and investors to witness and participate in the historic event. CryptoChicks Pakistan partnered with ConsulNet Corporation and WomenInTechPK to provide participants the opportunity to innovate and present blockchain/AI based solutions for local or global problems.

Important Highlights of the Final Day 

The final day of hackathon took place at The Nest I/O, a technology incubator in Pakistan. 11 teams from Karachi, Khairpur, Larkana, and Nawabshah, converged at the 10 Pearls office last weekend to showcase their problem-solving skills surrounding blockchain/AI technologies. Every team was given five challenges to choose from and a fully equipped workspace to help find their solutions. The participants were also treated to the appearances of prominent mentors from the IT and blockchain industries who helped their ideas to transform into working solutions.

Faiza Yousuf warmly welcomed all the participants, mentors, and speakers on the final day of CryptoChicks Pakistan Hackathon. All participating teams submitted their projects as per guidelines and waited for the results.

The hackathon started with a keynote by Mufaddal Durbar (Head of Product, CoinBundle). He delivered a very informative session on Challenges faced by Crypto-currency and Blockchain Startups.

The hackathon proceeded with the presentations of participants. Each team presented their project in front of a panel of judges. The presentations and project submissions were then thoroughly evaluated by an acclaimed panel of judges including Mufaddal Durbar (Head of Product, CoinBundle), Jawwad Farid (Director, Alchemy Technologies), Mustafa Hemani (CTO, Genetech Solutions), Sadaf Iqbal (Founder, Next Generation Analytics), Ahmar Adil (PMO, IBM Pakistan), Ahmad Manzoor (Blockchain Enthusiast), Qamar un Nisa (Developer Experience Leader, IBM Pakistan) and Zeeshan Abbasi (CEO, MParsec).

Sadaf Iqbal gave a keynote on Hidden Aspects of Deep Learning. Meanwhile, judges were busy in finalizing the winners. The judges decided the winners and runner-ups on the basis of the project’s use case, creativity, originality, design, technicality, and usability. The competition was quite tough between all the teams. We have a total of 11 teams, out of which we selected two winning and two runner-up teams. The winners from each track (business/developer) received cash of 150,000 PKR and runner-up received cash of 75,000 PKR, along with certificates, access to blockgeeks courses and AI education by CryptoChicks Pakistan.

The result of the Developer Track is as follows:



  1. Taha Haq
  2. Salman Khan
  3. Khawaja Abdul Sami


Project: BEAR (Blockchain for Equal Opportunity Application for Real Estate

  1. Qadir Hussain
  2. Ishaq Bhojani
  3. Salma Nazeer Khan
  4. Neelam Raheel

The result of the Business Track is as follows:


Project: Fraud Detection using AI

  1. Javeria Ashraf
  2. Abdul Samad


Project: Brandy

  • Hafiza Sunbul Sameen


Faiza Yousuf presented a token of appreciation and thanked all the amazing speakers, mentors and judges who spent time with the teams and helped them with their projects with excellent advice. She thanked all sponsors and partners, including IBM, GenetechSolutions, Pakistani Women In Computing – PWiC, Pakistan.AI, Blockgeeks, 3commas, Wave Financial, 10Pearls University, The Nest I/O, Tech Geeks Pakistan, WomenInTechPK and ConsulNet Corporation. All participants, speaker, and mentors received swag kits, hackathon guide, and enjoyed food.

CryptoChicks Team sent their closing remarks via a Video Note from Toronto and Sydney and spoke about the upcoming opportunities for the participants as well as the Pakistani tech industry.

Shamim Rajani and Faiza Yousuf concluded the 26 hours hackathon by congratulating all the teams and thank CryptoChick’s team in Toronto who helped on every step and made sure we do well and also to our team on the ground, which included volunteers from GenetechSolutions and WomenInTechPK.

Read more about happenings of Day 1 and Day 2 at CryptoChicks Pakistan Hackathon!

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CryptoChicks is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate women and youth in blockchain and AI technologies through education, mentorship, business, and diverse employment opportunities.

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Some glimpses of the final day at CryptoChicks Pakistan

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