Pandacash Wins BCH Devcon Hackathon Grand Prize for ‘One-Click’ Blockchain Software Kit
Pandacash Wins Hackathon Grand Prize
On October 27-28, Amsterdam featured the BCH Devcon Hackathon and over 100 people competed to develop a cryptocurrency application. Pandacash won this year’s event with its development of a one-click Bitcoin cash software development kit for blockchain.
This year, Bitmain’s Innovation Fund Permissionless Ventures hosted Devcon. Last year, the event took place in San Francisco, with Yenom Development winning the grand prize. The year’s event was no less exciting. Blockchain executives, software programmers, and many others came together to develop innovative cryptocurrency platforms and unlike previous years, teams were able to use any blockchain they wanted.
A few of the main judges at this year’s event included Ryan X. Charles, Nikol Daru, Epperly Li, Paul Wasensteiner, and Alejando DeLaTorre. The judges’ decisions were comprised of factors such as utility, usability, creativity, and functionality. During the event, programmers were able to create a range of streaming applications, kits, tokenization concepts, and smart contracts.
This year’s winner received its award due to the proof-of-concept software that it had developed. The project’s team called its project the “lazy person’s” blockchain utility tool for Bitcoin Cash. The software is able to build commands, run tests, and it can be controlled whenever the user wants.
According to the project’s developers,
“With Pandacash you can make calls to the Bitcoin Cash blockchain without the overheads of running and actual Bitcoin Cash node. Addresses can be re-cycled, reset, instantiated with a fixed amount of bitcoin cash (no need for faucets or mining), and debug logs are displayed by default.”
Moreover, the platform’s specifications are featured on the Github Repository, which states in part,
“The only thing you need to start working on Bitcoin Cash applications with Pandacash is a docker container and NodeJS installed – the personal blockchain can be started from a command line tool.”
Those who participated in the event found it to be a success. A few other notable projects at the event included paid streaming service using bitcoin cash Honeystream, proof-of-picture concepts, and even a virtual private network that works on the hour. One particularly interesting project was Blurry, which gives users the opportunity to sell photographs that are blurry, but then clear once BCH payments are processed.
Next year, Permissionless Ventures will host the event in Japan, South Korea, Israel, and India. There is information on BCH Deveon’s website showing how interested individuals can participate and also information on open-source programs that users can apply during challenges.