Hacking from Lisbon to Amsterdam – The BTC Blog


Hacking from Lisbon to Amsterdam

Our developers had a busy time this month. Besides working on the BTC.com wallet, they participated in the Chainhack Hackathon (29 June — 1 July 2018) and the Building on Bitcoin conference (3-4 July) in Lisbon.

A hackathon is the ultimate event to learn, hack and network with peers from the crypto community. Chainhack brought together the developer community to build and think together about the future of Bitcoin and other major blockchains. Participants had only 50 hours to build a product from scratch. The 3-day hackathon was open to everyone passionate about blockchain, resulting in a diverse crowd of attendees ranging from scrum masters to devs. With the help of mentors such as Thomas from BTC.com, many new projects sprung up. When it was time to pitch the final projects, the jury considered a set of factors: novelty of the idea, complexity, and a working MVP (minimum viable product).

The winner team also included Akhilesh Arora, a developer of BTC.com! With Akhilesh’s expertise, the team created a prototype for a lightning hardware wallet! ???

“The biggest challenge was dockerizing bitcoin and lighting-c for spawning a private network for lightning payments over the local network because syncing with the testnet was quite a pain for it’s a test bed for developers. Syncing it took 1 day before we could test our first payment.” — Akhilesh Arora, BTC.com Core Developer

Learning from peers is a powerful way to develop new skills and stay creative. We are delighted that our team members participated in the hackathon by attending and mentoring.

Are you a bitcoin or bitcoin cash developer, entrepreneur, designer, or just a true enthusiast? Then we have good news: BTC.com will soon be hosting a hackathon in Amsterdam. Stay tuned for more news!


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Author: Eléonore Blanc