The hackathon, being held in association with Digital Jersey and sponsored by KPMG will be held at the Digital Jersey Hub in St Helier, Jersey (UK) from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March 2015 and is free to attend.

The organisers hope that over the 36 hour period (participants are welcome to drop in and out), the attendees – composed of Designers, Developers, Project Managers, Experts in the Legal/Financial sectors and other FinTech enthusiasts will work in teams to build an app, site or solution based around the theme of Financial Technology.

Matt Chatterley, one of the organisers, said: “We are very excited to be able to announce these prizes – and it is only thanks to our sponsors and supporters that we are able to host these sorts of community events. FinTech is a hot topic in general and for Jersey in specific and having the opportunity to explore it in this way is very important.”

In addition, HackJsy's FinTech Hackathon will be offering prizes of £1.5K in BTC

HackJsy are pleased to announce the 1st and 2nd prizes for the forthcoming ‘Jersey FinTech Hackathon 2015’:

  • 1st Prize – £1000 in BTC, sponsored by C5 Alliance, delivered by Blockcraft Exchange
  • 2nd Prize – £500 in BTC, sponsored by Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund (GABI)
  • 3rd Prize – 3x TREZOR devices, donated by SatoshiLabs

For more information on the event and visiting Jersey, please visit: https://hackjsy.com/

About HackJsy / Jersey Hackathon

The Jersey Hackathon series is organised by volunteers from the local community, in association with Digital Jersey (http://www.digital.je/) and supported by our sponsors.

 

About Fintech

A contraction of the words ‘Financial’ and ‘Technology’, FinTech has become a ubiquitous term for any technology applied to financial services but recently has started to be used for broader applications of technology in the space such as Bitcoin. 2013 saw private FinTech companies raise nearly $3 billion – more than tripling the $930M invested globally in FinTech in 2008.