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Bitcoin => Press => Topic started by: bitsmichel on June 08, 2014, 12:08:56 PM

Title: [2014-06-06] La Maison du Bitcoin hosts the first French bitcoin hackathon
Post by: bitsmichel on June 08, 2014, 12:08:56 PM
La Maison du Bitcoin is hosting the very first French bitcoin hackathon. It will take place on June 13-14-15th in the brand new coworking space, 35 rue du Caire, 2nd arrondissement of Paris.

Many entrepreneurs are thinking about working on bitcoin projects in France, but so far only a dozen startups have been launched. The goal of this hackathon is to create a first spark in the French ecosystem and to offer visibility for the actors who wish to be a part of it. But above all, this hackathon will be the occasion to form great teams for potential bitcoin businesses.

I am very excited to see what projects will be created thanks to this event: a bitcoin hackathon is the perfect way to showcase bitcoin as an application platform. Beyond new payment methods, the bitcoin protocol makes it possible to transfer property rights in an unforgeable and transparent way. Property rights can refer to digital money indeed, but also to shares or any kind of certificates.

Here are a few examples of what could be created on top of the protocol:

    Micropayment based applications incentivised open wifi hotspots, pay-per-second ad free radio, etc
    Smart contracts: building a crowdfunding platform completely managed through the bitcoin network
    Hardware applications: physical locker or door controlled by the bitcoin blockchain (