More than 450 developers participated in the 24 hour hackathon. The hackers completed over 100 projects, with the top 5 projects winning $20k in prize money. The grand prize winner, PayperLess, helps consumers pay merchants using bitcoin.
The Money20/20 Hackathon took place on Saturday-Sunday, November 1-2, with challenges to develop a variety of FinTech applications using APIs, SDKs and other tools presented by the following sponsoring companies: Bionym, Blockchain.info, Chain.com, Feedzai, Intuit, MasterCard, Mercury Payment Systems (a Vantiv company), ModoPayments and PayPal. FinTech growth equity firm Oak HC/FT also sponsored the Money20/20 Hackathon. More than 450 talented developers, designers and entrepreneurs from across the globe competed in teams of one to five members during the 24-hour competition, and completed over 100 projects. Participants ranged in age from 15 to 56 and traveled to the hackathon in Las Vegas from as far away as Taiwan and New Zealand. Each of the following five winning teams claimed a $20,000 prize: Bacon Bacon BitPredict HourFlow PayperLess ShopperPal Each of the following five winning teams claimed a $5,000 prize: Authbank Bitcoin Bookie Kill Bill LoyaltyPass SWFT