$17.5K up for grabs in online blockchain hackathon with COVID in its sights

A blockchain startup headquartered in the British Virgin Islands is organizing a global, healthcare-specific online hackathon with a prize pool of 15,000 euros, or around $17,500.

The company, Maxonrow, says successful contestants will apply blockchain solutions to five specific challenges, all geared at innovating responses to COVID-19 and future pandemics.

The event will start on Sept. 5 and run till Oct. 3.

The challenges will involve contact tracing, issuing health and vaccine certifications, welfare, social networking and data analytics, according to an announcement.

To register or learn more about the hackathon, click here.