Bengaluru, NFAPost: Binance, the global blockchain company behind the world’s largest digital asset exchange, today launched ‘Build for Bharat’, a twofold programme with a hackathon and acceleration opportunities for blockchain developers and startups in India.
The hackathon is sponsored by Google Cloud, along with leading technology companies Matic Network, Marlin Protocol, Band Protocol and Ankr cloud infrastructure, while the acceleration comes under Polaris, an initiative by the Blockchain for India 50M fund, launched by Binance and WazirX in March 2020.
Spanning over a few months — from 24th August to 31st October 2020 — the Build for Bharat hackathon will be open to creators, innovators, startups, and builders from all over India working on unique and creative products utilizing digital assets and blockchain technology. The solutions will be centered around decentralised finance (DeFi) such as mini-Tokens, micro-financing products, blockchain datasets, blockchain-AI solutions and more.
Commenting on the new initiative, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) said India has been one of the most interesting countries Binance has tapped into!.
“We’ve seen entrepreneurs create robust blockchain-based solutions from scratch and scale it. With the second-largest blockchain developer base in the world – India has already kickstarted the revolution of decentralization and we’re here to fuel it!,” said Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ).
Selected participants will undergo three stages of filtration with 100 teams shortlisted in the first cohort, 20 teams in the second, and five teams in the final cohort. The finalists will receive rewards from a pool of Rs 30,00,000 while the winning teams stand a chance to secure additional investment and mentorship opportunities under the Polaris accelerator, an initiative by the Blockchain for India fund.
To apply for Build for Bharat program, head over to the event registration website. Registrations for the programme are open from today till 11th September 2020.
Binance.com is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume. Binance Exchange serves users from 180+ countries and regions.
Binance’s dual-chain architecture comprises Binance Chain & Binance Smart Chain that empowers the developer community to build their own decentralized apps and digital assets on one blockchain, while also taking advantage of the fast trading performance offered on the Binance Decentralized Exchange (DEX).