Build tools that expand accessibility, utility, or application of cyptocurrency or other digital currency technologies.

Join other digital currency enthusiasts to learn about and innovate applications of digital currency technology.

  • Learn the Bitcoin protocol and software stack
  • Create something new or explore existing technologies
  • Hack up an easier-to-use wallet, merchant processor, exchange, alt coin, etc.
  • Pitch your idea to potential co-founders, collaborators, and investors.
  • Win a pass to the Inside Bitcoins conference in New York's Javits Convention Center (April 7-8).
  • Be discovered by a new venture incubator.
  • Visit the newly opened New York City Bitcoin Center.

Project ideas: user friendly wallet, instructional video, alt coin, autonomous corporation, novel distributioned currency protocol concept, blockchain data storage.

Tweet @GrandCrentralVC or email btchack@grandcentralholdings.com for more info.

SCHEDULE

Friday, January 17th
6:00 - 7:00 PM Mingle
7:00 PM Tutorials Start (see Discussion tab for details)

Saturday, January 18th
10:00 AM Mingle for those missing Friday night & Open Hacking
11:00 AM Tutorials Start (see Discussion tab for details)

Sunday, January 19th
10:00 AM Open Hacking

Monday, January 20th
5:00 PM Project Submission Deadline (upload to website)
               Online Voting Begins

Friday, January 31st
Midnight Online Voting Ends

LOCATION

New York City Bitcoin Center
40 Broad Street

Project work can be done on-site or off-site.

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Eligibility

Residents of the United States with at least one team member located in New York City metropolitan area.

All in-person attendees will receive an exclusive discount code for the Inside Bitcoins conference; those submitting a project will receive a greater discount.

Requirements

Submit link to executable, video of working application, written description, and/or provide on-site demo during event.

Judges

Public

Public

Other

Other

Judging Criteria

  • Usability
    Improve ease-of-use.
  • Security
    Improve security of cryptocurrency storage, transactions, or other exchanges.
  • Utility
    Expand utility of cryptocurrencies.
  • Innovation
    Create something novel.

How to enter

Pre-register online (blue button on top right) with a description of your skill-sets. Indicate whether you are seeking a team to join or list your intended team members and project description.

Use the Discussions tab to find collaborators, suggest projects, recommend topics for exploration, etc.