DBS Blockchain Hackathon

DBS Blockchain Hackathon

“ARE YOU A BLOCKCHAIN ENTHUSIAST, A HARD-CORE CODER, A DESIGNER OR JUST A HACKATHON OBSESSOR? IF SO, JOIN THE DBS BLOCKCHAIN HACK FOR AN INNOVATIVE TWO DAYS OF EXCLUSIVE BLOCKCHAIN CHALLENGES AND API ACCESS FROM TOP FINANCIAL INSTITUTES – AND SOME SERIOUS HACKING.” If you visit the DBS Blockchain Hackathon web page, this is exactly what you are greeted with. The hackathon will have a meeting on April 16, 2015 to where attendees can discus ideas and get acquainted with one another. The main event will be on May 8-May 9 — 48 hours of pure blockchain innovation.

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No one really knows who is really behind Bitcoins, as the creator is just a pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. That in itself should be a huge red flag. I would certainly not trust my life savings to some mysterious computer algorithm created by shadowy anonymous characters in a system that attracts underworld types.

James J. Angel, Georgetown professor specializing in financial markets