BTC.com announces Europe’s first Bitcoin Cash Hackathon and this is why you should go!

BTC.com announces Europe’s first Bitcoin Cash Hackathon and this is why you should go!

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Techies love hackathons, as it provides them with a unique opportunity to come up with creative ideas based on their skill sets to build something innovative.

Bitcoin Cash hackathon

One of the biggest names in the cryptocurrency space, BTC.com is organising Europe’s first ever Bitcoin Cash hackathon BCHDEVCON, which will take place in Rockstart HQ this month, in Amsterdam on 27 and 28 October 2018.

“We are very happy to see that blockchain has a booming community and industry in the Netherlands with a broad range of meetups and conferences. What we think would help the industry grow further, is more practical knowledge about how to create blockchain applications. “ – Nikol Daru, marketing manager of BTC.com

BCHDEVCON is a series of hackathons happening around the globe including San Francisco (October 10-11), Amsterdam (October 27-28), Israel, Japan, South Korea and India. The hackathon will be centred around Bitcoin Cash and participants will develop projects utilising new technologies such as issuing tokens, smart contracts.

In addition to serious learning, there will be plenty of time for developers to network and have fun. Show your talent, and you may even land a job in the blockchain industry in a weekend!

Why should you attend?

This hackathon brings an extensive group of blockchain developers, experts, tech entrepreneurs, designers and other passionate builders under one roof so that everyone can learn the best practices from each other.

In addition to it, participants can also meet world-class developers from around the world like Amaury Séchet (Bitcoin-ABC), Gabriel Cardona (BITBOX), Jiazhi Jiang (Wormhole), and many others.

It’s worth mentioning here that you don’t have to be a blockchain developer to participate. With a good lineup of knowledgeable mentors available at the event, you can learn how to develop blockchain applications. The event is also open for non-developers who are interested in learning more about the blockchain scene. No matter your background or experience level, you will have a great time!

Event itinerary

The Bitcoin Cash hackathon starts with the discussion of rules, technical deep dive and team planning. In the afternoon, the 32 hours of non-stop hacking will kick off the event.

Developers can participate in either one of two tracks: the BCH Track (built on Bitcoin Cash) and the General Blockchain track (built on any blockchain/second layer solution of choice). In the end, the judging panel will evaluate the projects based on their usability, creativity and functionality.

Rewards, refreshments and more!

Participants will compete for a total of €5,000 in prizes. Delicious food, refreshments, snacks and guess what else – drinks will be provided!

How to reserve tickets?

The event is free. Learn more, and get your ticket easily via the hackathon’s official website! Already 75% of the tickets are reserved, so grab your seat quickly!

Stay tuned to Silicon Canals for more updates.

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