Hackathon by ETHGlobal goes to Buenos Aires

Part of ETHGlobal community and the first event in Latin America, ETH Buenos Aires will take place on May 25–27
24 May 2018   2017

Hackathon and workshops will be the main activities of the coming ETH Buenos Aires. The event will be held on May 25–27 at AREA 3 in Buenos Aires. This is the chance to cooperate and learn from the developers, advisers and companies that are designing an infrastructure and applications of the future.

Here are some of the speakers and judges at the event:

The agenda for Day 2 and Day 3 are as follows:

DAY 2  
7:00 Breakfast
11:00 Panel: Token Design & Distribution
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Panel: Self regulation
19:00 Dinner
DAY 3  
7:00 Breakfast
10:00 Judging Time
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Winners Announcement
19:00 Placeholder x ETHBuenosAires After Party

A livestream of the event is going to be conducted. Among the sponsors there are Ethereum, Zeppelin, Aragon, Golem, Gnosis, Consensus and others. To learn more details about the event, including the complete agenda, you can visit the official page here.

Bakkt to Release Consumer App This Year

The app can be used for a wide range of tasks, e.g., crypto and securities trading, virtual goods purchase, etc
23 January 2020   102

Institutional Investor Platform Bakkt will release an app for retail investors this year, with which users can pay with cryptocurrency.

According to the president of Bakkt Adam White at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the application can be used for a wide range of tasks. In addition to trading cryptocurrencies, it will support various virtual “goods” like points of loyalty programs.

In addition, in the future it is possible to add securities trading, as well as the creation of a portal for shops and merchants. That is, the application will be more like a traditional fintech product like PayPal than a solution from a cryptocurrency exchange.

Although the Bakkt platform was originally created for institutional investors, the new director of Mike Blandina is very serious about entering the retail market. Earlier, he said that the application for retail investors should be released in the first half of 2020.

I do not think we are there yet. What gives me optimism is that we are seeing a lot of developer interest. I am confident that someone is going to find something.

 

Adam White

President of Bakkt

 White added that the cryptocurrency market is still underdeveloped.