Virtual Hackathon to be held during hack.summit

A virtual hackathon session will take place on July 6-8 as part of hack.summit("blockchain") event organized by Hack VC
13 June 2018   879

The hack.summit() virtual hackathon is a global hackathon to be held on July 6-8. It is a fundraising event for initiatives like Code.org, Women Who Code and Black Girls Code. He contest is powered by Deconet (a decentralized commerce portal for coders). A panel of judges include software and crypto influencers like Joe McCann of NodeSource and Scott Hanselman of OSCON.

The select sponsors include Bluzelle, Mobius, Komodo, Aragon and others. The main goals of the event is to solve the biggest problems in blockchain, to raise money for coding non-profits and to unite developers around the world to establish a community.

More information about the event including the schedule and application procedures are available here.

EOS to Buy $30M Worth Domain For Its Social Network

Earlier, CEO reported that his company will spent about $150M to develop Voice, and looks like "voice.com" purchase for $30M is one of the first steps
19 June 2019   109

The Block.One company, known for developing the EOS blockchain protocol, acquired a domain for its new social network Voice for $ 30 million. This is evidenced by documents published on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Documents were provided by MicroStrategy, an analytical and mobile software provider. It follows the “voice.com” domain, registered in the GoDaddy domain name registry, was transferred to the EOS developer on May 30, 2019. After 2 days, Block.One officially announced preparations for the launch of a social network.

Block.one has made a smart strategic decision in choosing Voice.com to be the internet domain name for its new social media platform. The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous — as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet. An ultra-premium domain name like Voice.com can help a company achieve instant brand recognition, ignite a business, and massively accelerate value creation.
 

Marge Breya 

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MicroStrategy Incorporated. 

The commercial model of MicroStrategy is based, among other things, on the accumulation and sale of such expensive domain names.

According to Block.One, the identification of users and the use of the EOS blockchain in the social network will help to avoid the massive influx of bots, which often affect other members of this niche. Earlier, CEO Block.One Brendan Blamer reported that his company spent about $ 150 million to develop Voice.