Latin America Event, "A Hack Job On The $440 Billion Remittance Industry”

The 2nd Annual Banking Disruption Conference Fintech Americas, recently announced the launch of its Remittance Disruption Hackathon, a collaborative effort in Buenos Aires to crack open the global remittance market

– Fintech Americas

The event is currently open for registration, and the online semi-finals will begin Sept 15. The finalists will be invited to pitch their project on Oct 22, at the Americas Fintech conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Finalists will present their solutions to an audience of 400 Bankers, fintech companies executives, entrepreneurs and investors, for over US$15,000 in cash prizes.

The event is focused on using two software solutions to make remittances cheaper and more convenient for the unbanked. The hackathon brings together Cobiscorp’s payment technology with Blockchain’s Bitcoin wallet, “for a hack job on the $440 Billion Remittance industry!”

Global startup accelerator Startup Bootcamp Fintech London and Latin American venture firm NXTP Labs will also support the hackathon, and form part of the judging panel.

– Fintech Americas

The Hack will center around this simple question: ‘How can we use Cobiscorp’s Payment Software and Blockchain Technology to make cross-border remittances easier, faster, cheaper and more secure?’

Blockchain Hackathons

Fintech Americas is not the first to hold a Bitcoin hackathon with Latin America in mind. Blockchain Beach, a non-profit promoting the use and acceptance of digital currency, held one earlier this year in Miami, Florida,. According to organizers, Miami was a great location because of its nickname “Gateway To The

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