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March 20, 2017
  International Blockchain Hackathon hosted by Intel®, The Floor & The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)
 
​Hosted by Intel®, The Floor & TASE and supported by- HSBC, Intesa Sanpaolo, Deutsche Bank, CTBC, Accenture and KPMG- the International Blockchain Hackathon at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange is a two day event held on March 29-30, 2017. 

Blockchain is one of the hottest and most intriguing technologies currently in the market, with the potential to bring innovation into multiple industries and make processes more secure, transparent, and efficient. 

Driven by its unique experience with Fintech, cyber and cryptography, Israel positioned itself as the hotspot for blockchain innovation, and currently numerous Israeli entrepreneurs and start-ups are developing a wide range of blockchain applications.  

Based on the business challenges to be introduced by The Floor’s financial partners, the International Blockchain Hackathon will provide entrepreneurs and start-ups the opportunity to drive new applications, showcase technological capabilities, and maybe, even create some business opportunities for new blockchain-based ventures.


Intel®, The Floor and TASE will host the Blockchain Hackathon at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, 2 Ahuzat Bayit, Tel Aviv. Entrepreneurs, makers and tech companies interested to participate are invited to take part. Prior registration, free of charge, is available via this link 

Quotes: 
 
Intel: Rick Echevarria, Vice President, Software and Services Group, General Manager, Platforms Security Division - “Intel is pleased to host The International Blockchain Hackathon with The Floor, The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and supporting partners. This event offers a unique opportunity for financial institutions and developers to come together and develop use cases to further accelerate the adoption of blockchain as well as provide us feedback to improve blockchain performance and security.”

The Floor: Avi Cohen, co-founder/CEO - “As an international Fintech hub working with some of the largest banks in the world, we believe that the highest potential for Blockchain based technologies is right here in Israel and this hackathon is an exciting opportunity for developers, entrepreneurs and different companies to implement the technological knowledge for the banking industry and position Israel as a leader in this field”.

The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange: Ittai Ben Zeev, TASE CEO – "The vast changes in the business and financial environment, especially those pertaining to new and advanced technologies, create great opportunities for the financial institutions in general and TASE in particular. These changes also mean that we must constantly innovate in order to remain relevant and up-to-date. We are proud to co-host the joint International Hackathon and are certain that TASE's professional experience and openness to implement new products and technologies will ensure that we can both contribute to the participants and benefit from creative ideas and innovative solutions".      
About: 
​The Floor: Based at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), The Floor is the first Fintech hub of its kind in Israel. The Floor provides a physical home for local Fintech entrepreneurs and serves as the focal point of access to Israeli Fintech for leading international financial players, tech giants and VC’s.

Intel: Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Information about Intel can be found at newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.

TASE: TASE was founded in September 1953 as a one-stop-shop for the securities field in Israel. It provides a most sophisticated range of products intended for investors, including equities, corporate bonds, government bonds index-tracking products and derivatives. TASE is home to over 450 listed companies, with a total market value of approximately USD 225 billion, 600 corporate bonds and 690 ETFs. TASE is a fully computerized stock exchange with a computerized trading orders book. It provides clearing services, settlement of accounts and deposit services for domestic and international investors.