Hackathon aims to bring most talented creatives, engineers and blockchain experts to foster the exchange of ideas between NFT developers and creators
Gibraltar – 28 June 2021 – Gibraltar Finance, the business development arm of HM Government of Gibraltar, has been announced as an official partner of the NFT Vision Hack, a global online hackathon bringing together some of the most talented creatives and engineers to foster the creation of new solutions in the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The event will run from the 3rd July and run until the 30th August.
Following the success of Post-Covid Hack 2020, which attracted over 1,200 participants from all over the world, the NFT Vision Hack is organised by Gibraltar based Nifty Labs, a partnership between Indorse, a pioneer in blockchain and NFT space and Coinsilium, a blockchain and open finance venture builder.
The Hon Albert Isola MP, Minister for Digital and Financial Services, HM Government of Gibraltar said, “The NFT Vision Hack 2021 is a wonderful opportunity for industry-leading developers and artists to collaborate, share expertise and find innovative solutions using NFT technologies. Events such as these pave the way for the future of the industry, its uses and applications. As the first jurisdiction to introduce legislation around Distributed Ledger Technology, HM Government of Gibraltar is a proud sponsor of the NFT Vision Hack. We look forward to seeing exciting new solutions as global interest in NFTs continues.”
The Hack will include a series of workshops, which will provide the opportunity to learn how to create and market NFTs. Other sponsors alongside Gibraltar Finance include Rarible, Circle, IPFS and Filecoin.
Gaurang Torvekar, CEO and Co-Founder of Indorse said, “We will be engaging with leading technology companies and fast growing blockchain protocols to join the NFT Vision Hack. Sponsors and partners will directly interact with hundreds of blockchain developers and artists, feature in webinars and workshops, benefit from technology adoption and get in touch with an open pool of innovative NFT ideas and POCs.”
Rachel Mayer, Circle’s VP of Product: “The explosion of NFTs is a valuable trend for marketplaces and creators, and we’re excited that USDC is helping power tokenization on the blockchain. We’re also proud to sponsor NFT Vision Hack because we know it’ll help generate ideas that will fuel adoption of NFTs, the creator economy, and broader crypto commerce.”
The Hackathon will focus on four track challenges: ‘Build on Rarible protocol’, ‘NFT Payment Solutions’, ‘Scalable NFT Art Projects’, and ‘Gaming and NFTs’. Participants stand to win more than USD 68,000 in prizes. For more information, www.nftvisionhack.com.
Minister for Digital and Financial Services, The Hon Albert Isola MP, is available for interview
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A British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar is a self-governing and self-financing democracy that has established itself globally as a reliable centre for the blockchain and digital assets industry. In January 2018, Gibraltar became the very first jurisdiction globally to introduce legislation around Distributed-Ledger-Technology (DLT), and has since asserted its position as a leading blockchain and virtual assets hub. With Gibraltar’s core values of regulation, reputation, and speed to market at the foundation of its efforts within the blockchain industry, Gibraltar is now globally renowned for its commitment to creating a sustainable and secure regulatory framework for DLT, as well as being one of the leading proponents in the advancement of the technology. For more information please visit http://www.gibraltarfinance.gi/en/home
About The Hon Albert Isola MP
The Hon Albert Isola MP is Gibraltar’s Minister for Digital and Financial Services, with the primary responsibility of raising Gibraltar’s profile as a well-regulated commercial centre. He has specific responsibility for financial services, digital technology innovation, and online gaming.
Minister Isola previously served as Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce where he played a central role in driving the creation of the world’s first purpose-built DLT regulatory framework, which became law in January 2018 for firms using blockchain to store or transfer value belonging to others.
Before entering politics Minister Isola enjoyed an extensive legal career, serving as a Partner at a major Gibraltar international law firm where he specialised in all aspects of property development and its financing and led the Financial Services team. He also regularly acted as an adviser to the Financial Services Commission.