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  U.S.   Homeland   Security’s   moonshots division, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), is trying to crowdsource a digital wallet.

  Directorate   officials are putting   $25,000 up for grabs in their new digital wallet challenge, a user interface design competition to pair with DHS’s work in the blockchain   and decentralized identity space.
  Finalist wallets must demonstrate   “ease of use and visual consistency, while supporting interoperability, security, and privacy,” said Anil John, technical director of S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP).
  Winning wallets could find a home   inside DHS’ growing blockchain project portfolio. John mentioned how one DHS customer is implementing a decentralized credentialing system for issuing digital Green Cards.   
  Though S&T has been finding and funding blockchain companies through SVIP   for years (, it has never taken a design challenge to the public like it’s doing now, Kathleen   Kenyon, S&T prize program manager told CoinDesk.   
  “We’re trying to reach that freelance   designer,” Kenyon said. She noted that while S&T has plenty of contacts within software development, it has less of a foothold in the graphic design community.   
  For a freelance target audience, S&T is offering a freelancer’s stipend: $5,000 to the three finalists and an additional $10,000 to the competition winner.
  Kenyon said the rather low trove   is   sort of the point; it will appeal more to the community-level designers than it might to big corporations, and it also will let S&T run these kinds of competitions more often, she said.

  Applications are open through Oct. 15 and the stage one finalists will be announced at a virtual SVIP event on Oct. 27. Judges will crown the winner sometime in December.



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