Barcelona to Host Hackathon from October 16-18

The last-minute preparations are on with tremendous enthusiasm in Barcelona for the annual Blockchain Solutions World event. According to the organizers, the hackathon will take place from October 16-18, 2018 in Hall 1 of the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue.

After the overwhelming response received last year, the 2018 edition is expected to be attended by 14,000 delegates from across the world. Some of the participating companies this year are Google, Intel, and Microsoft, among others.


The blockchain hackathon will feature four different programs– Blockchain Solutions World Conference, Crypto Economy World Conference, De(v) Central, and BlockchaINVEST. In addition to these, other programs will also happen simultaneously, including the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems Forum and IoT Solutions World Congress.

Blockchain Solutions World will be an opportunity to take a step towards effective and advanced blockchain solutions. At the same time, it is a great place to listen to insights and discover latest technologies and convergence of technologies related to blockchain industry and other vertical sectors such as connected transport and logistics, manufacturing and supply chains, healthcare, energy, real estate, music and entertainment, government, and blockchain for good.

Crypto Economy World is a global event that will take place across London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Sydney, Singapore, Mumbai, Seoul, Malta, and New York. In each of these cities, blockchain companies and projects will engage with institutional investors, decision makers, real investors, and venture capitalists. It will also focus on the growing crypto economy and highlight the role of ICOs in the industry.

De(v) Central Hackathon would be a platform for distributed ledger technology companies, developers, and coders to explore ways of building applications for a decentralized world.  Hosted by, the program is focused on creating real-world solutions for real-world enterprises using real-world blockchain protocols.

BlockchaINVEST will feature some of the most promising cryptocurrency projects and global blockchain firms that are looking to raise funds. They will have the opportunity to interact with potential investors and fund managers in their own customized setting.


The event will include a consortium of distinguished speakers and industry experts like, Aanchal Anand, Land Administration Specialist, World Bank, Alex Lightman, CEO, Tokencommunities, Amy Karr, CEO, Galileo, Anca Petre, Co-Founder, 23 Consulting, Arwen Smit, CEO, Mindbit, Ben Zwartveld, Ministry of Transportation, The Netherlands, David Roche, Director of Financial Services, Pramerica, Ronny Boesing, CEO, Openledger and Founder, Coinsbank, Vikar Kapoor, CEO, Dapps Inc, Luc Schurgers, CEO, Dnablock, Jeremy Barnett, Director, Construction Blockchain Consortium, Erik Siminis, CEO, Blockabl, and many more.

Sponsors and Partners

An event’s success is inconceivable without the unflinching support of its sponsors and partners. The esteemed sponsors of this mega event are New Alchemy, ABB, Deloitte, Google Cloud, Huawei, Intel, Microsoft, SaS, Telit, Vodafone, and Wipro.

While the event partners include, TuriQ, Bitfury, Nem, KrypC, and Exonum.


The organizers of Blockchain Solutions World are BECON and Fira de Barcelona.

BECON (Blockchain Ecosystem Network) is a global and cross-sector platform aimed to collaborate, network, explain and advance Blockchain processes and also provide advanced solutions. In addition to organizing Blockchain Solutions World in Barcelona, BECON also runs Crypto Economy events all over the world.

Fira de Barcelona is one of the most important trade fair institutions in Europe. Fira is a consortium comprising of the Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Generalitat and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the IoT and Blockchain Solutions World Congress, Fira is acclaimed for hosting the annual Mobile World Congress, among others.

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