First place will receive $750, second place will receive $500, third place will recieve $250. There will be several $100 awards given out for outstanding ideas.


The competition and voting have completed. Winners were determined by the citizens of Lykke City.

  • Days of the project

    Dec 21, 2017 - Feb 25, 2018 (65 days)

  • Submissions

    Dec 21, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018

  • Voting

    Jan 31 - Feb 25, 2018


At Lykke, we believe the best solution isn’t homegrown. We’ve built an open-source, blockchain-based exchange platform and tools in-house, and are now launching a series of open innovation projects to help our community build on top of them and solutions to fit their needs. We need a few good project and community managers to help us make these projects a success.

You’ll work with our exchange platform team as well as the team who manages Streams, our open innovation, and collaboration tool. Your responsibilities will include helping to create the design briefs, incentive structures, and outreach plans, as well as writing evaluation criteria and steering the project as it progresses. Work will be on a project-by-project basis: you can take on as many or as few as you like.

Who we're looking for

The ideal candidates will have the ability to operate in many spheres: communicating with project participants, nailing down requirements, digging into technical details, and asking question when things aren’t clear.

To make sure you’re a good fit, we’re asking you to help us plan a sample project. Our search will be run a bit like a competition, with awards for the top performers (in addition to follow-on work) as well as several reserved for individuals with great ideas. But in keeping with our community-focused mission, because we’re asking for you to provide value to us we want to recognize it: if you send us a completed submission that you’ve clearly put effort into, we’ll send $25 in LKK to you, even if you aren’t selected as a top winner. Limited to the first 25 submissions.

For this exercise, say we want to improve Streams itself. Right now the process is fairly opaque and closed, we would like it to be more open and collaborative - people should be able to have their submissions reviewed by the community, get feedback, and iterate during the course of the project. We want to run a Streams project to find, design, and implement this functionality in our platform.


Please send us:

  • A design brief for the product improvement project. It should be descriptive, concise, and interesting enough to attract an audience of qualified collaborators.

  • Incentive structure. How will you distribute an award? What else can be offered, besides money? We want to create as many winners as possible and recognize everyone’s contributions -- not a winner-take-all. How can we make the project collaborative and achieve the best end result possible?

  • An outreach plan. Where will you publicize this? Who should participate? What skills will we need?

  • Evaluation criteria. What does success look like? How do we choose amongst submissions?


Please refer to the Terms of Use regarding the organization and remuneration issues. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the project comments. 


A few disclaimers:

There is no guarantee of winning a prize. The prizes are only awarded to entries that the Lykke judges find worthwhile. Prizes are awarded in Lykke coins, which may be redeemed for currency and sent to your bank. You must be at least 18 years of age. You must not submit twice — your first submission is the one that counts. You will be responsible for declaring your own income to your local tax authorities. All submissions will be disclosed to the public. The prizes are given at Lykke’s sole discretion. The decisions of the judges will be final — there is no appeals process if your project does not win a prize. No other compensation will be given at this stage except as described above.

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Tatiana Krasnova · 09:14 AM December 26, 2018

I participated in the competition Technical Project Manager and took 3rd place. For me, the competition seemed very interesting and I got great pleasure in creating a project to improve Streams. Notwithstanding the fact that the announcement of the results was delayed for a month, I was glad to learn about my small victory. The money came quickly and in full. I would also like to mention Julia, who answered all my questions very quickly and professionally.

MOHAMED ZAHRAN FOUZI · 05:29 PM February 08, 2018

I didn't even bother to read the project details co's the heading said "Technical Project Manager" - sounds more like a recruitment advertisement !! and I thought you were trying to recruit someone. I am sure I was not the only one. You would have received a lot more responses if you just had a different title to the project. Maybe you should run this project again co's you've hardly received any responses. Don't forget to change the project title next time ;)

Iuliia Anferova moderator · 11:18 AM February 09, 2018

Thank you, Mohamed! We are very grateful for your help and advice!

Tatiana Krasnova · 01:16 PM January 31, 2018

Hello! Tell me, please, what date does the voting end? You have a date in January.

Iuliia Anferova moderator · 09:39 PM February 01, 2018

Thank you, Tatiana, for your attention! We fixed it ;)

Toni Laderach · 11:45 AM January 20, 2018

Thanks Justin, perhaps I should have asked it differently. What I mean is, how much of a budget do we have for the improvement of lykke streams? when we submit our project idea, should we include the various prizes for participants to help improve Streams?

Iuliia Anferova moderator · 12:31 PM January 22, 2018

Dear Toni,
I can't say that we have the unlimited budget but in your project, you can describe any ideas with a rationale for awards.

Toni Laderach · 01:03 PM January 06, 2018

Hi Justin
What is the Prize budget for this design project?

Justin Levinson author · 09:22 PM January 11, 2018

Hi Toni,

First place will receive $750, second place will receive $500, third place will receive $250. There will be several $100 awards given out for outstanding ideas! Looking forward to your submission.

Ismael Santana · 01:32 PM December 30, 2017

There is a economic Boom coming Lykke is a perfect for this future of Tradeing ..!! People will open there eye's when they see traders becoming very wealthy ...

Justin Levinson author · 02:28 AM January 04, 2018

Hi Ismael,

Great enthusiasm! Let me know if you have any questions about the project.

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