Several Bitcoin and blockchain firms have excelled at the global fintech competition BBVA Open Talent 2015 organized by BBVA. Among the leading names are Bitnexo, Bitso, Volabit, Bitwage, Snapcard and Safello. Safello recently also entered into a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) agreement with Barclays to co-create a Bitcoin platform.
Frank Schuil, CEO of Safello said,
“We are delighted to see mainstream banks embrace Bitcoin and look forward to getting a chance to work with BBVA to explore how our platform can benefit them. Our selection for Open Talent 2015 shows that his innovative technology is on everyone’s radar and here to stay for the long haul.”
Apart from the above, Everledger, Voatz, and Coinanalytics also made it to the finals.
The competition will see a total of 6 winners emerging, 2 each from Europe, Latin America, USA Rest of the World. Each winner will receive 30,000 euros to work in collaboration with BBVA.
In a statement to the finalists, BBVA said:
We don’t just want a photo or a teambuilding trip with you. We want to give you more. We want you to give us more. That’s why we are preparing