Build tools that expand accessibility, utility, or application of cyptocurrency or other digital currency technologies.
Join other digital currency enthusiasts to learn about and innovate applications of digital currency technology.
- Learn the Bitcoin protocol and software stack
- Create something new or explore existing technologies
- Hack up an easier-to-use wallet, merchant processor, exchange, alt coin, etc.
- Pitch your idea to potential co-founders, collaborators, and investors.
- Win a pass to the Inside Bitcoins conference in New York's Javits Convention Center (April 7-8).
- Be discovered by a new venture incubator.
- Visit the newly opened New York City Bitcoin Center.
Project ideas: user friendly wallet, instructional video, alt coin, autonomous corporation, novel distributioned currency protocol concept, blockchain data storage.
Tweet @GrandCrentralVC or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Friday, January 17th
6:00 - 7:00 PM Mingle
7:00 PM Tutorials Start (see Discussion tab for details)
Saturday, January 18th
10:00 AM Mingle for those missing Friday night & Open Hacking
11:00 AM Tutorials Start (see Discussion tab for details)
Sunday, January 19th
10:00 AM Open Hacking
Monday, January 20th
5:00 PM Project Submission Deadline (upload to website)
Online Voting Begins
Friday, January 31st
Midnight Online Voting Ends
New York City Bitcoin Center
40 Broad Street
Project work can be done on-site or off-site.
$14,100 in prizes
Inside Bitcoins Conference pass for outstanding team(s). (4)
Attendance at the Inside Bitcoins Conference April 7th-8th at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
MHacks Bitcoin Prizes (for undergraduates)
The event is also serving as a satellite for the MHacks.org hackathon taking place in Michigan over the same weekend for undergraduate particpants.
Seed Investment and/or Incubation
Grand Central may offer office space, incubation services, and possible seed investment to entrepreneurs interested in collaborating with other start-ups.
People's Choice (4)
Most popular projects by participant votes.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Residents of the United States with at least one team member located in New York City metropolitan area.
All in-person attendees will receive an exclusive discount code for the Inside Bitcoins conference; those submitting a project will receive a greater discount.
Submit link to executable, video of working application, written description, and/or provide on-site demo during event.
How to enter
Pre-register online (blue button on top right) with a description of your skill-sets. Indicate whether you are seeking a team to join or list your intended team members and project description.
Use the Discussions tab to find collaborators, suggest projects, recommend topics for exploration, etc.
Improve security of cryptocurrency storage, transactions, or other exchanges.
Expand utility of cryptocurrencies.
Create something novel.