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    Three Kenyan teams in running for $500k blockhain EOS Global Hackathon prize


    By Staff Reporter on 7 December, 2018

    Three Kenyan teams are part of the 19 finalists competing for the $500 000 top prize at Block.one’s EOS Global Hackathongrand finale in Cape Town today (7 December). The hackathon is aimed at developing blockchain solutions.

    Block.one, the publisher of the EOSIO blockchain protocol, kicked of the grand finale of its EOS Global Hackathon series in Cape Town on Monday (3 December).

    The Kenyan teams are:

    Africonnect — P2P blockchain platform that helps small businesses merge into large entities.

    B-TAX— a project aimed at the construction of a new financial ecosystem that eliminates corruption by guaranteeing greater transparency in the tax system through the blockchain

    Ubuntu Energy Ledger — a decentralised energy data trading platform that allows small and surplus African solar energy producers to contribute to the grid.

    The EOS Global Hackathon winner will be awarded a $500 000 prize

    The three qualified for the grand finale after winning last month’s Block.one Africa virtual hackathon.

    In a post on Medium on Monday (3 December), Block.one said the EOS Global Hackathon series was held in the US, UK and Asia, with a total of 1724 participants.

    The other finalists at today’s final hail from San Francisco, London, Sydney and Hong Kong.


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