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Blockchain Hackathon in Partnership with Comtrade

DBS recently partnered with Comtrade, a leading dynamic technology company, to host their Blockchain Hackathon. DBS faculty member, Andrew Quinn, gave us a quick rundown of what the two day event entailed:

Blockchain Hackathon in Partnership with Comtrade

“Over the weekend of January 19th-20th DBS hosted a Blockchain Hackathon. The event was sponsored by Comtrade and focused on potential application Blockchain technologies in the Aviation industry.

On Friday 19th a series of industry experts spoke about the evolution of Blockchain and the importance of innovation. On Saturday 20th a full day's Hackathon culminated in 11 teams 'pitching' their business ideas.

Two DBS students - Johnston Varghese (MBA Finance) & Yannick Maennersdoerfer (BA (Hons) Financial Services) - were active participants on two of the teams. Johnston's team created a Blockchain application to improve the storage and value of Air Miles and finished 2nd overall.”

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Many thanks to Comtrade for working with us to create this event. You can read their overview of the two days here.

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