Spain will host for the first time the Hackathon Blockchain organized by Imaguru Startup Hub .
Blockchain as the distributed ledger technology is a major technological invention over the last decade that creates unprecedented opportunities to re-think the way the world operates and interacts.
The aim of the hackathon is to develop, connect, enforce, and accelerate knowledge, solutions, and the ecosystem itself by the cooperation of blockchain enthusiast, developers, startups and IT companies and corporates. This allows the winning solutions and equal competition to be deployed to organize our society smarter.
For the first time ever in Spain, entrepreneurs, software developers, creative minds, designers and data wizards in this area will work together to come up with blockchain based solutions to most challenging global problems in finance, health, education and e-commerce among others.
On Friday, December 8, a 48-hours hackathon kicks off. Participants will work in teams to create a blockchain solutions from scratch. They will be jointed online by top notch blockchain developers from Eastern Europe that will work in parallel from Minsk, Belarus. Teams will present their final products to a panel of expert judges on Sunday, November 10, where the final winners will be selected. The hackathon is open to all technology enthusiasts that want to learn new and valuable insights about blockchain technology, as well as form meaningful industry connections.
The hackathon best teams will have a chance to win 4 bitcoins and get access to international mentorship and investment.
Participants will have a unique opportunity to gain a substantial knowledge advantage in the development and implementation of blockchain through mentorship sessions organized on the hackathon. Solo participants or teams that want to lead the way and shape the future can register at free of charge, to join this milestone event.
Tania Marinich, Imaguru founder and CEO: The World Economic Forum named blockchain as one of the seven technologies with the highest potential for changing our world drastically. More than 1.5 billion euros have been invested in blockchain companies so far. Several studies, predict worldwide investments of many billions in this technology in the near future. This creates extra growth potential for companies and countries that are leading in the field. We think it’s time for more Spaniards to know about blockchain and take benefits of its opportunities.
In Spain there has been an important growth of interest in blockchain, at the level that the University of Alcalá will offer a specialized mastery in this disruptive technology. On the other hand, cryptoactives have also become relevant among the Spanish public. The renowned investor, Eneko Knörr, announced the launch of an investment fund specialized in cryptoactives born because of the attention that Spaniards have begun to show regarding this booming market.