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It’s been about two months since the world’s biggest Blockchain Hackathon was held in the Big Building. But all the ideas, hard work and efforts weren’t limited to that single weekend. Behind the scenes, the track winners of the hackathon are still working hard on their prototypes and concepts to improve society with the help of blockchain innovation. On Tuesday, May 2, the first post-hackathon meetup took place in the Big Building, with the teams presenting their work so far.
“Worst audience ever!” That’s how Groningen’s newly appointed Chief Digital Officer and Big Building Head Honcho Nick Stevens jokingly characterizes the applause he receives as he walks up on stage to kick off the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon. It’s exactly 1 pm, and the biggest blockchain hackathon in the world runs on a tight schedule, because there’s plenty of work to be done in the span of just one short weekend.
On February 10, the Big Building will be the center stage of the latest innovations surrounding blockchain technology. The Dutch Blockchain Hackathon is an epic 3 day hackathon, revolving around improving society through blockchain-based solutions. With over 45 teams working in 5 different tracks, it’s far more than an average hackathon and special for a number of reasons.
Last Monday, during the Dutch Blockchain conference in Amsterdam, internet entrepreneur and Blockchain expert Rutger van Zuidam announced the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon; the first large scale hackathon of its kind in the Netherlands and the largest in Europe in fact. With the theme Improving society through blockchain based solution, the event is an extensive, full year programme, with the actual 54 hour hackathon held in Groningen in February. Teams and interested companies can sign up here: blockchainHackathon.eu