September 14, 2018 by Jon Southurst
In an effort to spur development and innovation on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain, VC investment fund Permissionless Ventures is holding a series of hackathon contests called BCH DEVCON around the world. The first will take place on October 10-11th as part of San Francisco Blockchain Week (SFBW), followed later by events in Amsterdam (October 27-28th), Israel, Japan, South Korea, and India.
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BCH DEVCON is offering 10 BCH plus investment by Permissionless Ventures for the first-place getter, 5 BCH for the second and 1 BCH for third. Participants will also benefit from the attention they receive from SFBW’s 5,000+ attendees, plus direct mentorship and advice from representatives of Bitcoin ABC, Coinbase, MoneyButton, and Bitbox.Permissionless Ventures to Incubate BCH and Other Blockchain Projects
Permissionless Ventures is a $50 million USD fund started by mining giant Bitmain in mid-2018, to invest in building the BCH ecosystem and other blockchain projects.
BCH DEVCON is its first major public project. It invites hackers to compete and collaborate, solving existing problems on BCH as well as explore new ideas that haven’t been tried yet, but have real-world use cases.
Partner Epperly Li, an experienced venture capitalist and former CEO of blockchain VC firm Chainlinker Capital, said it was necessary to support BCH development at the grassroots level and strengthen the community by bringing developers together in person.“We’re focusing on Bitcoin Cash for these events, but we want to work with developers of all blockchain technologies — promoting and driving blockchain is our ultimate goal.”
Epperly has traveled extensiv...