Last weekend, on March 23 and 24th, the Couger team co-hosted a hackathon with Hitachi in XNode Zhangjiang Space, Shanghai.
This hackathon was sponsored by Hitachi and attracted 16 teams of participants of diverse backgrounds from Japan, South Korea, China and Singapore.
On the Couger/ Connectome side, Mr. Kazuaki Ishiguro was appointed mentor and judge; Mr. Takahashi Hikaru was appointed mentor and Ms. Soh Wan Wei was appointed mentor.
The theme of the hackathon was “Fintech and blockchain”, and participants were expected to come up with various solutions to the listed challenges over the weekend. The hackathon started with a presentation by
True to the developer’s spirit, participants worked hard to solve the given challenges. Most of them even burnt the midnight oil to come up with a proof-of-concept under time pressure.
Our mentors Mr Ishiguro and Mr Takahashi too, worked hard over the weekend to guide the participants to success!
At the end of the competition, Pyxis, Wild Waves, My Classmate Xiao Ming and Group 2 won the first, second, third prizes and the special Hitachi prize respectively. They also received cash awards from Hitachi and Scry.
Pyxis–a group of freshman developers from ShanghaiTech University and Zhejiang Gongshang University– unanimously won first place. We are truly heartened that talented young folks are so into the blockchain space and have high hopes for the future of Fintech!
The Couger and Connectome teams are very happy to be part of the Hitachi Blockchain and Fintech Hackathon. Truly, we look forward to future collaborations globally, powered by a strong spirit of decentralisation!