Hoboken-based Celsius, a global cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced plans to expand its hackathon series after the success of its recent NFT Hackathon event in Serbia.
“Hackathons are one way for Celsius to stay close to crypto’s cutting edge,” said Celsius co-founder and CTO Nuke Goldstein. “The world is changing fast, and we know that the next great talent or idea can emerge from anywhere.”
The Celsius NFT Hackathon, held March 5-6 in Belgrade, explored the accessibility and adoption of NFTs through the Celsius platform. The event attracted 21 teams of developers, designers, artists, gallery owners, and NFT enthusiasts, and awarded a total of $5,000 in prizes.
A spokesperson for winning team Easy We C00l said the hackathon itself was a big win. “In addition to positive and creative people, mentors, excellent organizations, and gaining new contacts, we also managed to learn about the business side of the solution.”
In a statement, second place team Chikn Degens called the hackathon “well organized” with a “great and friendly” atmosphere that offered “an opportunity to meet and connect with many interesting people.”
Third place team BlockOps added its own praise for the event. “We had fun, we met some amazing minds,” said the team, which hopes to continue developing its hackathon idea.
Celsius is actively planning more hackathons around the world to feature cutting-edge blockchain ideas and talent. Potential participants can check the Celsius website for upcoming events throughout the year.
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