LuxBlockHackathon 2017

The best-of-the-best seek a blockchain solution to a Financial Sector Challenge

May 5, 2017

capture-decran-2017-05-05-a-15-18-59The first LuxBlockHackathon will be held on 8th & 9th May 2017 at SnT Luxembourg. Organized by Melufina, a blockchain Think tank created by Radu State (SnT), Evan Schwartz (Ripple) & Frank Roessig (Telindus). Over 10 teams with 50+ blockchain coders are coming to Luxembourg from San Francisco, Kiev, London, Paris, Lisbon, Rotterdam, Cologne… and will be working with Stellar, Hyperledger, Ethreum, Monero.

During this 36-hour event, the teams have to build an innovative blockchain-based solution to a challenge affecting the Luxembourg Financial Industry. The hackers will also have the option to work-off secured nodes provided as part of the InfraChain initiative by various players, notably Telindus.

A jury is composed of Gerard HOFFMANN (Telindus), Marco HOUWEN (InfraChain), David MAZIERES (Stanford University), Melinda ROYLETT (Paypal), Radu STATE (SnT) and Evan SCHWARTZ (Ripple) will determine the winning team that will receive 1.5 million Stellar Lumens from Stellar.org plus other goodies.

The Hack will be followed by diverse blockchain demos at which attendees will participate in effecting live blockchain transactions.

This event is supported by the SnT, Telindus, Stellar & InfraChain.

Practical Information:

Date: Mon, May 8, 2017, 8:00 AM –Tue, May 9, 2017, 8:00 PM

Location: SNT – 29, avenue John F Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg-Kirchberg

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/luxblockhackathon-tickets-32497577128

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About SnT – University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security Reliability and Trust

Launched in 2009 by the University of Luxembourg, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) conducts internationally competitive research in information and communication technology (ICT) creating socio-economic impact. In addition to long-term, high-risk research, SnT engages in demand driven collaborative projects with industry and the public sector, addressing not only technical aspects, but also business, human and regulatory issues

About InfraChain

Infrachain, a public-private initiative, aims at leapfrogging the adoption curve of blockchain by creating a compliant-ready community blockchain infrastructure. A cross-industry effort launched in November 2016 in Luxembourg, Infrachain aims to provide disintermediation services to all aspects of our economy. 

About Telindus

Telindus powered by Tango is one of the leaders in converged ICT and telecom services in Luxembourg and provides global solutions to all businesses and public administrations. Its areas of expertise include fixed and mobile telecommunications, ICT infrastructures, cloud and security. Telindus has become “Telindus powered by Tango” to offer increasingly innovative solutions to its customers and enhance their daily relations, while simplifying them.

In support of its customers to assist them in their digital transformation at their own pace, Telindus deploys a broad range of innovative and managed services that meet the specific needs of each of them for a sustainable development of their activities. Telindus generates value-creating solutions and pays particular attention to their return on investment. The Financial Solutions team designs Digital Solutions for the Financial Sector that improve productivity and quality while ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks and also enhancing the user experience.

About Stellar.org

Stellar.org is a nonprofit organization that supports the Stellar network, a free, open-source network that connects diverse financial systems and lets anyone build low-cost financial services – payments, savings, loans, insurance – for their community. The Stellar network enables money to move directly between people, companies, and financial institutions as easily as email. This interconnectivity means more access for individuals, lower costs for banks, and more revenue for businesses. For more on Stellar.org, visit: https://www.stellar.org.





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