Call for $50,000 Ether Coder Hackathon, In Time For Ethereum Hard Fork

Call for $50,000 Ether Coder Hackathon, In Time For Ethereum Hard Fork

An invitation for applications to participate in a $50,000 Ether coder hackathon was launched. The announcement of the 5-week hackathon is coming in time for the Ethereum hard fork planned to occur at block 1,920,000, which should be on July 20 or 21 depending on time zone. It is an event where participants will be part of a team to build “a real product while the entire crypto community watches and casts their vote on what captures their imagination,” according to hack.ether.camp. Participants will tell the story behind their innovative ideas and turn them into a working product with the....


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