Binance Exchange Sets Hackathon Finals For Singapore Next Month

Announcements, Blockchain, Event, Innovation | December 15, 2018 By:

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will hold the first Binance SAFU Hackathon in Singapore on January 19 and 20. The 32-hour round-the-clock hackathon will empower blockchain engineers to rapidly prototype blockchain solutions to solve problems identified in existing systems.

With the theme ‘Query Platform for Address Security: Is the transaction address you are sending your crypto to SAFU?’, the Binance SAFU Hackathon has issued a call for top developers from around the world to build a safer community where users are protected from scams, hackers and money laundering.

Binance has partnered with different groups to hold pre-hackathons in San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Hong Kong from December to January. The first pre-hackathon was held in San Francisco on Dec. 11. To qualify for the final Binance SAFU Hackathon in Singapore, developers who missed the SF event still have a chance to join one of the remaining three pre-hackathons.

A panel of judges will select the hackathon champions based on quality of technology, innovation, demo, and pitch. Winners will split a prize pool of US $100,000 in the BNB crypto, have a chance to meet senior leadership from Binance, and have potential access to incubation programs run by Binance Labs, the investment arm of Binance, and Tribe Accelerator, a Singapore government-backed blockchain accelerator.

Binance SAFU Hackathon welcomes any developers age 18 or older to enter on the event website as individuals or with a team of no more than five. Registration for the hackathon is open until January 9.

The Binance SAFU Hackathon is part of the inaugural Binance Blockchain Week, running alongside the Binance Conference.