HackCoin: Hackathon to explore uses of bitcoin tech to build apps in payments ... - Economic Times

HackCoin: Hackathon to explore uses of bitcoin tech to build apps in payments ... - Economic Times

BENGALURU: Over 100 developers will gather at the Bombay Stock Exchange building this weekend for 'Hack-Coin'— a two-day hackathon organized by Zone Startups India, BitStreet and Block Chain University. Unlike in other hackathonsA, the participants will work on the rarely-used blockchain— the technology behind bitcoin—to build new applications with use cases in three spaces: payments, big data and digital experience. Microsoft , IBM and Citruspay are some of the event partners and will be providing the problem statements to solve, as well as choosing winners. "There are three problem statements - one for each theme. There are possibilities for the winning outputs to be rolled out into full-scale projects," said Ajay Ramasubramanian, project head of Zone Startups India. While bitcoin has been considered controversial and viewed skeptically by many, blockchain has been attra...

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