Hackaton Blockchain UPV

The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the multinational IBM celebrated the UPV Blockchain Hackathon, an event around the blockchain technology that was attended by more than 300 people during its three days of activity.

The meeting, held from last Thursday until this Saturday at the Polytechnic City of Innovation of the UPV, featured round tables, training and a hackathon in which prototypes were developed from this technology.

The first day of talks and round tables around the block chain technology served as a presentation for Blockchain Work Labs, a Valencian company dedicated to the development, advice and implementation of blockchain for other organizations and companies. The opening was given by the Vice Chancellor of Employment and Entrepreneurship of the UPV, José Millet, who stressed the importance of putting value on talent and entrepreneurship of the Valencian system, “to become leaders in innovation.”

The day of Friday was dedicated to the hackathon. The Casa del Alumno hosted 20 uninterrupted hours, including the night, the competition for teams dedicated to the development of prototypes related to blockchain technology, as well as workshops and training courses on blockchain.

The first edition of Hackatón Blockchain UPV concluded this Saturday with the presentation of the proposals developed during the night and the awards ceremony to the winning team, 3rd Room and the finalist, Covercrash.