October 20, 2021

The "CodeStreet" is Amex's flagship annual hackathon that provides coders with an opportunity to showcase their technical skills by solving the latest tech riddles in the Fintech industry.

 The event consisted of 3-themes:

· Open Banking: Identity On Demand

· Cyber Security in financial services

· Monitoring Hotspots in Distributed Computing

The team "Ipseity" comprising four students from Manipal Institute of Technology –Mini Shail Chhabra (CSE Dept), Praseedha Praveen Kalbhavi (ICT Dept), Pratyaksh Gupta (EEE Dept), and Shreya Tewari (ECE Dept) – emerged as 1st Runners Up in the 3rd edition of CodeStreet'21 with the theme "Open Banking."

The MIT-Manipal-Team worked on the theme of open banking with an ideology of "𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐋𝐃. 𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐘." as the soul of our project.

The event provided an opportunity to tinker around with the concepts of decentralized identity and hosting a 𝟒-𝐍𝐨𝐝𝐞 𝐈𝐩𝐬𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐲-𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐍𝐞𝐭 built on the Hyperledger 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐲 technology supported by Hyperledger 𝐀𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 agent.

The hackathon started on 13th August and went on till 8th October.

Over 9000+ students had participated in the hackathon, and ten teams were selected after the ideation phase. The ten teams had to develop prototypes from 24th September to 8th October guided by a mentor from American Express.

The team had to present the prototype on 8th October to a panel of judges where Team "Ipseity" of MIT-Manipal emerged as the 1st Runners Up.