Munich (ots) – Blockchain Solution Provider Datarella and Deep Tech Investor Vito Ventures invite to “Compete & Collaborate” at the “Blockchained Mobility Hackathon”
The blockchain makes it possible. Under the motto “Compete & Collaborate” meet from 20.-22. July, the first known player in the mobility industry to a common hackathon. At the invitation of the Munich-based blockchain specialist Datarella (datarella.com) and the deep-tech investor Vito Ventures (vito.vc), the participants are looking for new solutions for the mobility requirements of the future in the “Blockchained Mobility Hackathon”. Participants include, in addition to independent developers and experts, teams from the main sponsors BMW, Volkswagen Group, Bosch and the IOTA Foundation, as well as various corporate teams – from Jambit through the Bavarian Insurance Chamber to Siemens. For interested teams the registration is still until 13.07. possible.
Cooperation and competition – no contradiction thanks to blockchain technologies
“Based on the blockchain technology, we are enabling something that was previously unthinkable: Competitors can work closely together to realize the dream of true mobility while remaining competitors.” With the event, we are essentially transferring the essence of blockchain technology – one common and yet protected base – into the real economy “, says Michael Reuter, CEO of Datarella.
The field of participants: a cross-section of the mobility ecosystem
Atypical for a classic hackathon are the participants. In addition to independent experts and developers as well as teams from the main sponsors BMW, Volkswagen Group, Bosch and IOTA, many of the company’s teams also participate in the hackathon – from the software developer Jambit to the Bavarian Insurance Chamber and Siemens. Other interested companies have until 13.07. the opportunity to enroll their teams. The event is aimed not only at software developers and blockchain specialists, but at all experts involved in the development of mobility solutions: from product managers to customer experience experts.
Blockchained mobility as the next step in the evolution of digital platform economics
A unique feature of the hackathon is the variety of mobility players. For the first time, not only automotive manufacturers and suppliers face each other, but also the Deutsche Bahn, the booking specialist Amadeus or the Ledger Infrastructure Developers of the IOTA Foundation. The focus of this comprehensive mobility approach is on the end customer, who should be able to enjoy a coherent, digital, end-to-end mobility experience in the future, instead of having to spend a hodge-podge on hundreds of apps. The industry relies on an open, decentralized digital infrastructure to enable the interplay between the services and transport systems of the different players. Blockchain technology as backbone should help to replace central platform economies – driven by eg Uber, Facebook or Google – in the future.
“As an early stage technology investor, we are astonished to see how established platform models and their” defensibility “through network effects could be reduced to absurdity in the shortest time – driven by blockchain technology.” The momentum generated by this opportunity in the mobility industry across companies impresses us enormously and we’re proud to partner with Datarella to co-host this development as the co-host of the world’s most unique blockchained mobility hackathon, “said Herbert Mangesius, Principal at Vito Ventures.
The core of the mobility of tomorrow: decentralized data management
The Hackathon offers two great tracks: Smart Mobility Services and Smart Interoperable Infrastructure. The smart services are all about solutions, problems and applications in the open mobility ecosystem. The focus is on topics such as automated payments and asset tracking, identity management or autonomous economic agents. In Track Infrastructure, the teams deal with interfaces and the seamless integration of hardware and data. Topics include key management for IoT and autonomous agents, the interaction of data and sensors or autonomous authentication.
“Mobility is based on decentralized data management-it only works if everyone has access to as much data as possible from the overall system-the only technological basis is the blockchain-but all solutions emphasize that not a particular blockchain architecture is in the foreground but various distributed ledger systems can be used “, emphasizes Michael Reuter.
The solutions developed during the hackathon will be awarded by a jury and the best will receive prize money. Further information and registration for the Hackathon can be found at:www.blockchainedmobility.com
Based in Munich and with a branch in Gdansk, Datarella GmbH develops tailor-made blockchain-based solutions for and with its customers and partners. The offer includes consulting, development and implementation of complex blockchain applications. Five divisions – Blockchain Solutions, Codelegit, Crowdstart Capital, IOC Advisory, and RAAY – cover the entire ecosystem of industrial blockchain solutions, from crypto currencies and payment systems to technical compliance.
Datarella supports clients across a variety of industries, including Daimler, Intel, Siemens, SES, Wirecard, SRG, the Bavarian Insurance Chamber and the United Nations World Food Program, whose first blockchain-based payment system for supplying refugees in Jordan was developed by Datarella.
The company was founded in 2013 by Michael Reuter (CEO), Kira Nezu (CPO), Yukitaka Nezu (CFO) and Jörg Blumtritt (CIO). More information at www.datarella.com .
About Vito Ventures
Vito Ventures, a European early-stage investor, is financing B2B deep-tech startups and technologies. The focus is on core technologies in the field of machine intelligence, robotics, IoT, DLT, as well as autonomous systems. Vito Ventures offers its portfolio companies unrivaled access to industrial markets and networks in German SMEs. The portfolio includes companies such as Crate.io, Artisense.ai, Micropsi Industries, Simscale or Wirepas. More information at vito.vc.