After the success of last year’s Blockchain for Insurance competition, which attracted over 100 applications from 31 different countries, the Blockchain Competition, initiated by Lakeside Partners and inacta, is expanding. The Competition offers startups and teams working blockchain applications for finance and real estate the opportunity to win a cash prize ($100 000 no-strings-attached) as well as access to industry executives, coaching and free office space in the Crypto Valley Labs Genesis Hub in Zug.
Applicants will be judged in an online process and in personal interviews by a panel of expert judges made up of industry representatives, experienced investors and entrepreneurs and blockchain technical experts. The deadline for entries in the Blockchain for Finance track is 31 May 2018 while the Blockchain for Real Estate deadline is 30 June.
The Top 10 teams from each track will present their projects and winners will be chosen by the jury panel during the final event of the Competition, held in conjunction with the ongoing Blockchain Summit series. The winners of the Blockchain for Finance will be selected during the Summit on 14-15 September at the Samsung Hall in Zurich, while the top team from the Blockchain for Real Estate will be honoured at the Summit in Zug on 7-8 November.
The Blockchain for Finance segment of this year’s edition has the support of Swiss FinTech Innovations. SIX Group has also joined the Competition as an industry partner. On the real estate side of things, the Competition enjoys the support of Swiss Prime Site, Switzerland’s largest listed real estate company as well as the International Blockchain Real Estate Association.
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