PolicyPal Network to host Hackathon 2018

Focusing on a decentralized insurance platform PolicyPal Network along with several other organizers are hosting a hackathon event on May 26–27
21 May 2018   841

Along with the Blockchain Festival Vietnam 2018, Ho Chi Minh City will be hosting a hackathon on May 26-27. Co-organized with PolicyPal Network, Fetch Technology, Talo and Coderschool, the event will explore the application of blockchain technologies in insurance with innovation and experiments. The confirmed categories of the contest of proof-of-concepts are:

  • insuring cryptocurrencies;
  • P2P insurance

Notable speakers will include PolicyPal Network founder & CEO Val Yap, Tomochain founder & CEO Long Vuong, Fetch Technology co-founder Luck Vong. The agenda for the 2-day event is as follows:

Day 1, May 26
8.30 AM Registration & Logistics
9 AM                Breakfast
9.30 AM Introduction & Challenge Announcement (24 hours to deliver proof-of-concept)
10.30 AM Form team
11 AM Speakers
12–1 PM Lunch & Networking
1.30 PM Team registration closes
2 PM Coding time
6 PM Dinner
Day 2, May 27
9 AM                 Breakfast
12–1 PM Lunch
2 PM Presentations (10mins/team)
4–4.30 PM Panel of judges to choose the top winner of each category
4.30–5 PM Public voting of Grand winner
5 PM Awards and Appreciation for Grand winner & Top winners

To learn more about the event, you can visit the Eventbrite page here.

Bittrex to Go For Maintenance After 1/3 Funds Moved

Users suspects hack, but exchange says "funds are safe"
05 December 2019   95

The Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange has announced scheduled maintenance today, December 5, from 22:00 to 23:00 (GMT). On the eve, a third of its assets were transferred to an unknown wallet.

During maintenance, users will not be able to log into the system or use the APIs. Trading will be suspended.

On December the 4th, populat Twitter account posted that "43,564 #BTC (313,074,134 USD) transferred from Bittrex to unknown wallet." Users suspected that the exchange was hacked, but the exchange . 

Closures for scheduled maintenance only heightened suspicion. However, the Bittrex team assures that "that claim is false."