US Health Department Hackathon to Focus on Blockchain Applications
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On 10, 11 and 12 February, the Netherlands will be the epicentre of the latest internet technology - blockchain - at the Dutch Blockchain Hackathonone of Europe's largest and most challenging hackathons. Blockchain promises to become the biggest IT-revolution since the internet.
During the hackathon dozens of teams launch prototypes for new, groundbreaking blockchain applications that will help to organize our society and economy in a smarter way.
Here, hundreds of participants will be provided with super fast internet and the latest technology by parties such as Microsoft, IBM, Ethereum, BigchainDB and Blockchain. For the first time ever, entrepreneurs, software developers, students, creative spirits, interface designers and data wizards in this area will work together with specialists of the Dutch government, regulatory authorities, knowledge institutions, and large companies. Never before has such a large-scale collaboration on the development of blockchain technology taken place.
With this consortium, the Netherlands takes a leading role worldwide. Both the government and large enterprises in the Netherlands are very interested in the potential of blockchain for delivering solutions for actual social challenges.
What if bureaucracy and red tape could be eradicated? Or maybe we could stop identity fraud? How about if we ourselves decided on how to invest our pension funds, or where our energy is generated and supplied, and by whom? Is it possible to offer our own public services to the international community? These are relevant issues in our current society and economy - and blockchain technology has the potential to deliver solutions. The World Economic Forum named blockchain as one of the seven technologies with the highest potential for changing our world drastically.
At the hackathon, teams will focus on one of the five tracks: The track sponsors are: Dutch Gas Union N. A maximum of ten teams consisting of participants can compete in each track. Participation in the hackathon is free and includes meals. The hackathon is organised by the Dutch company DutchChain, and is supported by a unique consortium of public and private partners private: StartupDelta also supports the hackathon.
Partly owing to the active contributions of those involved, participants will have a unique opportunity to gain a substantial knowledge advantage in the development and implementation of blockchain. In addition, the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon provides the foundation of an informal network of experts and pioneers. Several studies, including by Deloitte, 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.
Teams that want to lead the way and shape the future can register at http: The Dutch Blockchain Hackathon, organised by DutchChain, is Europe's biggest hackathon, consisting of a year-long innovation programme that culminates in a three-day hackathon in Februarywhere solutions with international potential are found for social challenges by joining forces.
The aim of the hackathon is to develop, connect, enforce, and accelerate knowledge, solutions, and the ecosystem itself by means of creating equal cooperation and opportunities with and for start-ups and scale-ups, students, small and medium-sized IT companies and corporates, knowledge institutions, and public organizations. This allows the winning solutions and equal competition to be deployed to organize our society smarter. The affiliated acceleration programme helps the partners involved and the winning teams to implement their solution in a way that is scalable.
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