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Million Dollar Hackathon Returns to Austin, Texas

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         Million Dollar Hackathon Returns to Austin, Texas

The Texas Bitcoin Association will present the Texas Bitcoin Conference March 27-29, a technological summit to showcase new developments that support Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and its proliferation.

The event will be held at Moody Theater, Home of “Austin City Limits Live,” in Texas’ capital city, and will spotlight the diversity of the Bitcoin community worldwide.

“The Texas Bitcoin Conference is focusing on the blockchain and the many ways Bitcoin can impact finance, business and government beyond just by being a better payment rail,” said Paul Snow, chairman of the Texas Bitcoin Conference.

Conference organizers are working with the College Crypto Network, Bitcoincollege.info, and BitcoinU to make the event appeal to students as well as seasoned developers, entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders and enthusiasts.

“We are bringing voices new to the Bitcoin Community, like George Gilder author of ‘Wealth and Poverty;’ John Allen, adviser for the Festival of HOPE’ and IBM’s Sumabala P Nair, the architect of IBM’s Internet of Things architecture ADEPT,” said Steven Wilkinson, manager of the Texas Bitcoin Association.

Other prominent leaders in the Bitcoin community who will be speaking include James D’Angelo, founder and host of World Bitcoin Network; Bruce Fenton, founder of Bitcoin Association; former Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman’ Shawn Wilkinson, founder and lead developer of the Storj Project’ Steven Sprague, CEO of Rivetz; Charlie Shrem, co-founder and CEO of BitInstant; and Paul Snow, president of the Texas Bitcoin Association.

The conference will include the Bitcoin 2.0 Million Dollar Hackathon, where teams will compete for more than $1 million in prizes and contracts. Organizers will also release their call for papers that focus on greater technological information about Bitcoin.

“The 1st Texas Bitcoin Hackathon led the charge for developer participation in Bitcoin conferences, and served as a launching point for our platform. We look forward to the next one!” said Shawn Wilkinson, founder of Storj.

“The Texas Crypto 2.0 Hackathon is designed to empower the next generation of decentralized applications using blockchain technology to become reality,” added David Johnston, managing director of the Dapps Venture Fund.

Conference sponsors are Rivetz, GoCoin, Cryptocurrency Partners, Decentralized Applications Fund, Lighthouse Partners, Tally Capital, Digital Currency Council, Uber and Lyft.

Tickets and registration information can be found at http://texasbitcoinconference.com.

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