Blockchain division of a Czech investment group Rockaway Capital decided to acquire a stake in Vega Protocol and joined a group of VC investors led by Pantera Capital.
It’s Saturday morning, the weather is reminiscent of April, and the first hackers are arriving at Paralelní polis. More than fifty people, including all of the mentors and partners, are coming together here. Over thirty determined men – and one woman – will sit at tables for two days with nearly no breaks and work on blockchain applications that could change the world. The “Hack to the Moon” hackathon has begun.
“We have long been striving to promote an atmosphere in the Czech Republic that will correspond to our ambitions. We focus primarily on the real-world use of blockchain technologies in practice and on infrastructure projects. It’s great that we could help lay the foundations for applications that have potential to disrupt the global market if they are further developed,” said Viktor Fischer, Managing Partner of the Rockaway Blockchain division. “I’m pleased that we have been able to keep our promise and that we have brought to Prague the truly global event that it deserves.”
Rockaway Blockchain organised the first global blockchain hackathon in Prague, hackers from 12 countries attended. Read more:
A total of thirty hackers were divided into eight teams which, using technologies from partner companies headed by BinanceX as well as Oasis Labs, TOP Network and Matic, laid the foundations of applications for, among other things, voting in elections, parcel delivery and a completely new advertising system.
“At Binance, we are primarily trying to support the community and other projects. Therefore, we value all activities of a similar nature, particularly when they are prepared with the same care we saw at ‘Hack to the Moon’,” said Daniel Onggunhao of BinanceX. “For us, all of the participants are winners, so we offered everyone the opportunity to get involved in the Binance Fellowship Program. I am very much looking forward to further collaboration on the projects whose foundations were laid last weekend.”
“I see hackathons as the best way to get connected and to meet capable people,” said Ethan Clime, a member of one of the winning teams. “It was amazing to see how our team came together from nothing and contains all of the aspects required for developing a product and introducing it to the market. I am responsible for the business part, Ash for product design, Suki for backend development and Ricardo for frontend and blockchain development. With this combination of knowledge and experience, we could not have put together a better team. There is an abundance of undiscovered talent in Prague, so we can only hope that all of the participants will keep their word and we’ll hear more about blockchain here.”
Over a net period of 37 hours, hackers from 12 countries attended – specifically the Czech Republic, Slovakia, England, America, China, India, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Slovenia and Egypt. Prizes totalling thousands of euros were awarded to the winners.
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