FINTECH AMERICAS Announces Remittance Hackathon; The first Bitcoin hackathon to disrupt Latin America's Remittance Industry - iCrowdNewswire

Sep 14, 2015 8:30 AM ET

FINTECH AMERICAS Announces Remittance Hackathon; The first Bitcoin hackathon to disrupt Latin America’s Remittance Industry

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 14, 2015

MIAMI – The 2nd Annual Banking Disruption Conference Fintech Americas, announced today the launch of its Remittance Disruption Hackathon, a collaborative effort between Fintech Americas, Cobiscorp, Blockchain, Startup Bootcamp Fintech London and NXTP Labs in Buenos Aires to crack open the global remittance market.

The hackathon brings together Cobiscorp’s sophisticated payment technology with Blockchain’s World Class Bitcoin API for a hack job on the $440 Billion Remittance industry!

If you are a Fintech developer, Blockchain/Bitcoin Enthusiast, Hardcore Coder, Designer or just a geek in look for a cool challenge, this Hackathon is for you!

The winning project need not be a fully programmed solution but can be a prototype that must convincingly show how the final app would be developed and must give the feel of a working product.

The Hackathon will center on this question:

“How can we use Cobiscorp’s Payment Software and blockchain technology to make cross-border remittances easier, faster, cheaper and more secure?”

Registration: September 1 – 30, 2015
Register anytime at the www.fintechamericas/hackathon.

Hacking Period: September 16 – 30, 2015
On September 16, you will receive the API’s and you’re off! You can hack anytime you want for as long as you want until Midnight on September 30, 2015.

Judging: October 1 – 4, 2015
Starting on October 1, Judges will review submissions.

Finalists Announced: October 5, 2015
Top 3 selections invited to present at Fintech Americas Banking Disruption Conference in Miami.

Finals: October 22, 2015
Finalists will present to an audience of 400 Bankers, fintech companies executives, entrepreneurs and investors, giving your ideas exposure to World leading industry players.

First Prize – US$10,000
Second Prize – US$5,000
Third Prize – US$3,000

Nektario Liolios, Co-Founder, Startup Bootcamp Fintech London
Nicolas Carey, Co-Founder, Blockchain
Bill Moss, CEO, Cobiscorp
Rudiger Merz, CMO, Cobiscorp
Pablo Ruiz, NXTP LABS, Argentina

About Fintech Americas

Fintech Americas is a 1.5 day Banking Disruption Conference highlighting the business models, strategies and technologies transforming the financial services sector featuring workshops, a hackathon and over 35 Global innovators.

About Cobiscorp

Based in Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Cobiscorp is a multinational financial service software company providing innovative digital solutions to the global financial service industry. Cobiscorp was rated by Gartner in its Magic Quandrant for Core Banking solution as one of the world’s top vendors (#13 out 278).

About Blockchain

Blockchain is the world’s most popular Bitcoin wallet, and home to the most widely used Bitcoin APIs and trusted block explorer and search engine. It is recognized as the strongest, most trusted brand in Bitcoin.


For Fintech Americas
Ray Ruga, +1-305-733-3155
[email protected]

Contact Information:

For Fintech Americas
Ray Ruga, +1-305-733-3155
[email protected]

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