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World Crypto Con Partners with Bloq, Inc to Host BLOQchain: Smart Vegas Hack

September 25, 2018

Hackathon to Explore Solutions Applicable to Education, Identity, and IoT

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via CryptoCurrencyWire — World Crypto Con (WCC), the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industry’s most immersive and interactive conference experience, has partnered with Bloq, a leading blockchain technology company, to host its first event, “BLOQchain: Smart Vegas Hack,” an immersive and innovative hackathon. Taking place at the inaugural World Crypto Con from October 31 to November 2,  BLOQchain will bring together over 100 developers to explore cryptocurrency and blockchain use cases in education, identity and IoT.

This hackathon will explore solutions to a multitude of problems in blockchain technology education, education as a whole, mismanaged online identities, and the facilitation of IoT applications in smart cities and smart-government. The final projects will be evaluated by world-class judges and mentors. Additionally, for the first time ever, Metronome, a foundational new cryptocurrency, will be offered as a special prize for projects that incorporate a specific tech into their final products.

Engineers from some of the most innovative and successful projects in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industry will be present to offer mentorship to participants. Additionally, members of the Las Vegas Smart Cities Initiative, including Michael Sherwood, Director of Technology and Innovation for the City of Las Vegas, will joining the hackathon for judging.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Bloq to bring the best hackathon yet. The innovations borne from these exploratory events are crucial to the development of this industry,” said Adam Williams, Co-founder of World Crypto Con. “Las Vegas is working endlessly to become a smart city and this event will having a lasting impact, not only within the crypto world but beyond, by functioning as the ideal catalyst of innovation for numerous emerging technologies.”

“With on-site mentors, presentations, and conversations with industry-leading companies, we hope to heighten the awareness and foster the growth of new and exciting projects in this fast-paced industry,” said Jeff Garzik, CEO and Co-founder of Bloq, Inc. “Hackathons are excellent opportunities for enterprises and individuals to network and explore, making this the perfect immersive activity for World Crypto Con.”

Sponsors of World Crypto Con will have the exclusive opportunity to market their companies directly to the participating developers. Those who wish to sponsor can visit the sponsorship page. Developers who wish to participate can sign up at the following link:

To see the full World Crypto Con lineup or to register and purchase a pass, please visit

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