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Nebulas sponsors inaugural hackathon at Silicon Valley Blockchain Week

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Following the Consensus Conference in New York City in May, the blockchain community will get together once again at the Silicon Valley Blockchain Week in the Bay area on June 22.

Nebulas is one of the main sponsors of the conference and also the hackathon event. Moreover, Nebulas co-founder and CTO Robin Zhong will speak at the conference, and also will be part of the judging panel during the hackathon.

Silicon Valley Blockchain Week is jointly initiated by F50, SVE, and 500 Startups, and Hume USA, Node Capital, Cryptoparency, Dorahacks, the Silicon Valley developer community, and more.

The conference is for developers, project parties, entrepreneurs, fund investors, and others in the space. It aims to connect leading industry figures, including top VCs such as 500 Startups and Node Capital, as well as the Silicon Valley developer community and the global club of blockchain projects and founders.

The Nebulas co-hosted hackathon event took place from June 22 to June 24, local time. The event was organized by F50 and has a lot of top developers participated in this event. There were 11 teams with an average size of 4 people.  Each team worked the weekend to create an innovative solution that requires a blockchain. The two main blockchains used were Nebulas and Ethereum. The winners were:

Grand-prize winner: Verifid, which tackled the identity problem on the blockchain by linking Nebulas accounts to real people through third parties such as utility companies.

Runner-up: Nit, which created a version control system on the blockchain.  This was modeled after git, the popular software development tool, but run fully on the Nebulas blockchain.

3rd place: BlockBNB, which created a mechanism to automatically bill and refund users of AirBNB rental units by interaction with IoT hardware such as demonstrated on a Raspberry Pi.

Best Use Case: Social Chain, which created a transparent mechanism to track how donations to charities are spent using the Ethereum blockchain

Best Implementation: Raffle, which created a crowdsourced raffle scheme on the Nebulas blockchain.

Best Presentation: Verifid

Best Design: Potion, which showcased a way to secure your private key through biometrics such as a fingerprint and security questions

Best Team: Pollaris, which showed how a blockchain can be used for polling and implemented on Nebulas.

Hackathon participants, who decided to develop on the Nebulas chain, had the opportunity to win not only hackathon prizes but also NAS rewards through Nebulas Incentive Program. Similar scenario happened at the Consensus hackathon, where the winner also won a top Nebulas Incentive Program award.

Silicon Valley is famous as the city with the highest concentration of high-tech talent in the world. With an eye on such talent, Nebulas opened the NAS Center in San Francisco in March to coincide with the launch of the Nebulas mainnet.

Weekly community and developer meetups take place at the NAS Center activities every week.

Nebulas also has academic exchanges with top universities near Silicon Valley like UC Berkeley.

As a commitment to building a new generation of blockchain publicity, Nebulas welcomes US developers to join the Incentive Program.

For details of the activities, please refer to the blockchain website: http://svblockchainweek.io/

Hacker Marathon Event Link: https://www.meetup.com/sventrepreneurs/events/250710861/

About Nebulas:

Nebulas is a next-generation blockchain development, deployment and discovery platform. The ecosystem consists of three central elements: 1) Nebulas Rank (NR), which measures and ranks the utility of all blockchain entities and powers the Nebulas search framework; 2) Native Incentive (NI), which rewards the developers and users bolstering the Nebulas blockchain; and 3) Nebulas Force, which proposes a novel community-led governance model and upgradability features for blockchain.

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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How Cryptocurrencies Will Change Online Gambling in the Future

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Anyone who has followed online gambling since the beginning can tell you that things don’t stay the same for long. One of the reasons for this is that technology improves at such a ridiculously fast pace, and innovators in this industry are able to match up with those technological changes pretty quickly.

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VOLUM (VLM) Announces Commencement of Token Generation Event

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ESTONIA, May 4, 2019 – VOLUM (the “Company”), a multi-dimensional blockchain technology holding company, is thrilled to announce the commencement of the Volum (VLM) Token Generation Event (“TGE”) beginning on Saturday, May 4. The VLM utility token is the native cryptocurrency powering the VOLUM supply chain and logistics management platform.

Driven by algorithmically intelligent software tailored to logistics and supply chain management, along with Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) integrated functionality, and a backbone of hybrid public and consortium blockchain architecture, the platform is organized around the Volum (VLM) token. The VOLUM TGE will be managed by deploying ERC20 tokens on Ethereum Mainnet to maximize future access to cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Nowadays, more frequently people opt to use cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin while dealing with financial transactions for its convenience, so its increasing prevalence isn’t round-of-the-mill phenomenon but still, its users need to create fully protected cooltechzone to secure their data.

Recently, a great abundance of VPNs have started to accept it as a way of payment and it definitely makes sense: one buys VPN to retain anonymity on the Web, so why not to use the privacy-focused payment method? Paying for a VPN service with Bitcoins or any other cryptocurrency secures personal data from curious eyes leaving no traces.

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