Netherlands: Gov’t-Backed Odyssey Hackathon to Explore Use of Blockchain, AI in Energy, Digital Identity and More

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Odyssey hackathon 2019

Odyssey, a blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) hackathon formerly known as the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon and Blockchaingers, is coming back for its third edition to connect innovative teams and ideas with governmental, corporate, and non-profit partners.

The hackathon is backed by government agencies, organizations and companies including the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands, De Nederlandsche Bank (the Dutch Central Bank), the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), the European Union Regional Development Fund, Deloitte, and KLM, and will see 100 teams building prototypes to address 20 societal challenges.

Image: Odyssey Hackathon 2018, via DutchChain

These challenges cover areas including energy transition, public utility networks, (self-) governance, self-owned digital identity, biometric data


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