Earlier this year, we conducted the first phase of our Metamorphosis journey. The Road to Metamorphosis: a virtual summit featuring in-depth discussions on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology from world-renowned experts.
What was originally planned as a physical event, eventually became an online experience due to constraints related to the COVID-19 outbreak. With a 5000+ member strong community behind us, we decided to move ahead with the event taking place online.
The event was a phenomenal success, with talks from revered crypto-icons like Emin Gün Sirer, founder and CEO of AVA Labs, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko, and Nicolas Cary, co-founder and president of Blockchain.com, among many others.
Moving the event online also made it possible for more users to attend the event, creating even more interaction and community engagement than we’d initially hoped for. The Road to Metamorphosis gave attendees the opportunity to build their network, connect with thought leaders in the space, and interact with industry leaders and CXOs from top companies.
Attendees also received a certificate of participation issued on the blockchain by Octaloop in collaboration with Bloque Labs.
Today, we’re proud to announce the second phase of our journey: The Road to Metamorphosis II. And it’s bigger and better in every way.
The Road to Metamorphosis II
We have a lot in store for you this time around. Our main event will consist of talks from top crypto and blockchain experts from all around the world, to share their opinions on The Future of Money. These include discussions on topics like DeFi, IoT, payments, CeFi, and much more.
We also have plans for interviews with Indian blockchain start-ups, panel discussions, quizzes, and DecentralHacks, a week-long hackathon. And yes, there will be a lot of prizes for winners.
Speaking of prizes, we have several notable sponsors this time around, including GitHub and its learning platform, GitHub Education, and a crypto financial intelligence service CoinFi.com. P2P crypto-exchange CXIHub has also partnered with us for this event, along with blockchain scaling solutions, MATIC.
Other partners include Harmony.One, a fast and open blockchain for decentralized applications, cryptocurrency price tracker and data aggregator, CoinGecko, and a blockchain-powered Internet in which you have complete control of your digital assets, Elastos!
DecentralHacks is a community-driven hackathon that spans over an entire week and encourages developing blockchain-centric solutions that can affect social good, especially in fields like FinTech, healthcare, and education. The event will take place from August 21 to 28, and will be conducted entirely online.
Whether you’re a novice or a veteran developer, a student or a master, DecentralHacks is the perfect opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills and witness the competitive yet welcoming blockchain developer community at its best.
With over $10,000 in prizes up for grabs, including Track Prizes for the Healthcare, Education, FinTech, and Open Innovation categories, it’s a tough deal to turn down.
The hackathon will be held in two phases: the ideation phase and the development phase.
The ideation phase will take on the first three days of the hackathon, where teams will have to create a presentation discussing their idea, the vision behind it, and how it could benefit society today. The development phase will take place over the remaining days, involving the actual development of the product as discussed during the ideation phase.
Our goal with DecentralHacks is to foster an environment conducive to blockchain development and encourage more users to try their hand at it. India is a brilliant testing ground for blockchain applications, and with over 1.5 million engineers being produced in the country every year, perhaps we can leverage this revolutionary technology to improve the lives of over a billion people.
Watch this space
When we started Octaloop, we had a very straightforward agenda: create a thriving community for blockchain developers and enthusiasts to network and flourish. We also wanted to make sure the public was well informed and up-to-date about cryptocurrency regulation.
While the road has been rough over the last couple of years, the Supreme Court’s recent positive response toward regulating cryptocurrencies has been just the right spark to reinvigorate blockchain-based startups and exchanges to arrive back onto the scene. With years of experience maintaining an active community in the country, there’s even less reason to stop now.
From arranging meetings in coffee shops to hosting India’s biggest blockchain meetup and building the nation’s biggest crypto-conference, there is still much to be done. But this is only the second phase of our Metamorphosis, and what’s to come ahead is truly beautiful.
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