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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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
New York City Bitcoin Center
40 Broad Street
Project work can be done on-site or off-site.
Inside Bitcoins Conference pass for outstanding team(s).
Attendance at the Inside Bitcoins Conference April 7th-8th at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
MHacks Bitcoin Prizes (for undergraduates)
The event is also serving as a satellite for the MHacks.org hackathon taking place in Michigan over the same weekend for undergraduate particpants.
Seed Investment and/or Incubation
Grand Central may offer office space, incubation services, and possible seed investment to entrepreneurs interested in collaborating with other start-ups.
Most popular projects by participant votes.
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.
Submit link to executable, video of working application, written description, and/or provide on-site demo during event.
Improve security of cryptocurrency storage, transactions, or other exchanges.
Expand utility of cryptocurrencies.
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.