announces Europe’s first Bitcoin Cash Hackathon ahead of BCH hard fork in november

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Amsterdam, Netherlands , September 13, 2018 –, the bitcoin specialist where one million wallet users, miners, and developers access tools and coins, today announced they are hosting the first major Bitcoin Cash hackathon in Europe, to be held in the Rockstart HQ in Amsterdam, which will also include a second track for innovative programs built on Bitcoin, Lightning Network, Ethereum and more. Interested participants can Register via the website


“Bitcoin Cash has seen a lot of development in recent times, with more in the pipeline, so we felt it’s an important moment to bring the BCH and broader blockchain community together to #BUIDL,” said Nikol Daru, marketing manager and Bitcoin Cash Hackathon organiser. “We strive to foster a community to build innovative products, hold open discussions and learn from each other. We’re excited to hold the first Bitcoin Cash hackathon in Europe.“

Prize: €3.500

The hackathon brings together a comprehensive cross-section of blockchain engineers, Bitcoin Cash developers, tech entrepreneurs, designers, and scrum masters to Rockstart, in the flourishing fintech capital of Amsterdam, will be awarding €3500 in BCH to the solution that best leverages the latest tools released for BCH developers, e.g. opcodes, big blocks, Wormhole, tokens, and smart contracts.

Hard fork

This hackathon will take place two weeks before Bitcoin Cash’s scheduled network upgrade, allowing different members from the BCH community to discuss and brainstorm the upcoming fork with others. is looking to draw both experts and beginners interested in Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin, Ethereum and other blockchain projects in order to learn from all perspectives.


After a welcome breakfast and registration on Saturday morning, the event kicks off with mentors going over the rules and challenges, followed by a technical deep dive and team planning. At midday the 32-hour hackathon officially begins. At the conclusion on Sunday, each of the teams will present their projects before the other groups, and a panel of judges will give scores based upon the utility, usability, creativity, and functionality of each final product.

Sponsorship Information:

Would you like to create awareness of your company during the hackathon? For sponsorship enquiries, contact [email protected].

About the hackathon:

With this hackathon brings the crypto development community together to build innovative applications using decentralized networks. This hackathon is held in close proximity to the Bitcoin Cash network upgrade, allowing the BCH community to brainstorm and discuss the fork amongst peers. No matter if you are an expert or beginner with interest in Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin, Ethereum or other blockchain projects, the Hackathon is the event for you. You will have fun building cutting-edge tech, meeting new people, and learning new skills.

About spearheads a user driven and open financial system that has introduced over a million new users across the world to Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. Since launching the block explorer in 2015, has been at the vanguard of Bitcoin data analytics and software development. In 2016, led the industry in innovation with the release of an open-source mining pool and wallet, which today play key roles in driving and maintaining Bitcoin’s decentralized ecosystem. has a team of more than 70 employees based in Amsterdam, Singapore and Beijing, and is backed by the world’s leading Bitcoin mining manufacturer, Bitmain.

Video-interview Nikol Daru, marketing manager

Press contact:

William McCormick
Pure Knot Communications
[email protected]

This article is part of a content partnership between Bitcoin Magazine NL and Europe.

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Door: Wessel Simons

Wessel is een doorgewinterde expert in de Nederlandse en internationale bitcoin- en cryptowereld, met meer dan acht jaar ervaring. Hij heeft een brede expertise opgebouwd in alle facetten van de cryptomarkt, met een bijzondere focus op industrienieuws en on-chainanalyse. Wessel heeft een grote passi...