Hackathon

Blockchain developers learn, hack and network at events designed to foster innovation around cutting-edge blockchain technologies.

Meet the Hack-a-Hogs: Student innovation in blockchain for food trust

It was late on a Saturday afternoon and dozens of students were darting across the hall. Ready or not, they had to two minutes to submit their final pitches before judging would begin. It was the second annual University of Arkansas Blockchain Hackathon, bringing together over 200 students from across disciplines in both the undergraduate […]

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Blockchain for social good: Meet the winners of the Challenge Accepted hackathon

Since being published, the next generation of the IBM Blockchain Platform has been announced. Therefore, IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan will be removed from the IBM Cloud Catalog starting July 5th, 2019 and you will not be able to provision new instances after that. However, existing instances will be supported until June 4, 2020. To […]

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Blockchain first. But can we just say, Groningen second?

The biggest blockchain hackathon. In the world. Let that sink in for a bit. And, in modest little Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands. For some time now, the city of 200,000 has been punching above its weight. With the success of this past event, it has made an indelible mark on the global […]

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Put your hacker hat on for Building Blocks Hackathon at Consensus

Business leaders and tech enthusiasts alike are enamored with blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that is poised to breathe new life into stagnant industries by transforming traditional business transaction processes. No longer limited to Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and digital payments, blockchain is breaking free thanks to forward-thinking organizations and individuals. Already, blockchain-based networks are being implemented […]

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Highlights of the first blockchain hack at SXSW

They came. They hacked. Of the 23 teams formed, about 18 walked away from South by Southwest Hackathon with working demos. The South by Southwest (SXSW) Hackathon — held March 14 – 15 at TechSpace in Austin — was a great opportunity for developers, hackers and tech enthusiasts to innovate within the music, film, virtual […]

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Blockchain explained at SXSW

This year, one of the hottest topics as South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin was blockchain. Analysts and IT leaders named it one of the top disruptive technologies at SXSW. The event brought together a diverse group of attendees: a digital agency researcher, a retired math teacher, a retail technology expert, and the list goes on. I had the pleasure of meeting these tech enthusiasts when they dropped by the IBM Blockchain stand in the IBM is Making experience to learn more about the distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin.

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Blockchain comes to SXSW with The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric and IBM

The Internet is going through a revolution, transforming from a medium for information to a medium for trading and tracking value — from currency to music. This year, developers will have a special opportunity to experiment with blockchain, the exciting technology behind Bitcoin, and apply it to fields such as music, film, and virtual reality […]

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