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Blockchain hackathon’s cutting-edge technologies
by Mornington Peninsula Magazine

Aspiring blockchain developers from around the world will come together to apply cutting-edge blockchain technologies and develop innovative solutions that drive social good in a three-day hackathon. The international Monash Blockchain Hackathon from July 9-11 is a joint initiative between Monash University’s Blockchain Technology Centre and the Algorand Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that has a vision of a borderless, frictionless economy built on public, decentralised blockchain technology.

The hackathon is open to everyone from IT professionals to university and high school students. Participants will have the opportunity to imagine, build and deliver a blockchain-driven solution that addresses a societal challenge to be judged by world-leading IT experts. Algorand, the world’s first open source, permissionless, green blockchain, will put up $6000 of ALGO cryptocurrency and certification as part of the hackathon prize pool.

Blockchain Technology Centre director and hackathon judge Joseph Liu said: “We want to see participants apply their interests and knowledge in blockchain technology to address a global need that can really make a difference in the world. Blockchain technology has so many applications and we want this hackathon to demonstrate how this technology can be a driving force for social good.”

Algorand COO and judge Jason Lee said: “The hackathon will foster innovation by encouraging participants to further their skills, learn from one another, network with industry leaders and push the boundaries of what cutting-edge blockchain technology can do.”

Go here to learn more about the hackathon or register your interest.

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