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Solana hackathon aims to bolster crypto innovation in India


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Blockchain platform Solana introduced an open invitation to Constructing out Loud, a hackathon enterprise solely for Indian builders and entrepreneurs. In keeping with the official assertion, Solana plans to launch the three-week lengthy occasion in collaboration with Devfolio and YouTube influencer Superpumped. 

Solana’s announcement consists of a free and open invitation to “college students, Web2 & Web3 builders, engineers and anybody trying to get into crypto organized in collaboration.” The transfer towards involving India’s open-source neighborhood in crypto could also be shocking to these conscious of ongoing resistance in opposition to Bitcoin (BTC) from mainstream Indian banks such as ICICI. The final date for making use of for the hackathon is Aug. 12.

Crowning hackathons because the birthplace of crypto startups, Solana said:

“In case you’re an formidable engineer or developer in India trying to construct one thing, that is the skyhook you’re searching for.”

Along with the money prizes from a pool of $80,000, profitable contributors will get to boost capital from the Solana Basis and outstanding international traders. This initiative additionally sees the involvement of outstanding crypto figures and entrepreneurs, together with former Coinbase chief know-how officer Balaji Srinivasan, seed investor Chris McCann and Cred founder Kunal Shah. 

Whereas the hackathon will use Solana’s international public chain to deploy crypto apps, Cointelegraph has reached out to Solana to grasp India’s stance on such initiatives. The corporate can also be but to make clear if it intends to pay winners in cryptocurrencies or fiat.

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The Solana ecosystem has been answerable for the delivery of a number of crypto apps and initiatives. Again in April 2021, Cointelegraph reported on the graduation of Solana-native decentralized finance protocol Step Finance’s private token sale for $2 million

Step Finance was born out of a hackathon just like Solana’s Constructing out Loud initiative for India.