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Ed Drake

‘Oldboy’ producer Sam Chi to judge 2nd BSV Virtual Hackathon finals

The judging panel for the final round of the second Bitcoin SV (BSV) Virtual Hackathon has been announced, with some high profile names set to debate the winning entry.

Sam Chi, president of Landmark Asia Holdings, is joining the final round judge panel as a special guest judge. A prominent investment executive in entertainment and technology, Chi produced Old Boy, the most critically acclaimed film in South Korea’s history and a winner at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. More recently, Chi has been involved in the production of animated Hollywood films, including Animal Crackers.

Alongside investments in entertainment, Chi is also a prolific investor in the blockchain and tech sectors, as well as consulting in the crypto space.

Joining Chi in the final round judging panel is Lin Zheming, a veteran of 13 years in Internet product designing and marketing in the Chinese market. A former employee of Apple and Baidu, Zheming’s latest venture is ddpurse.com, a non-custodial BSV-only wallet in WeChat, and Mempool.com, a BSV/BTC mining pool.

Aside from Chi and Zheming, the panel will also feature Bitcoin inventor and founder Dr. Craig S. Wright, widely regarded as the world’s foremost authority on cryptocurrency. A passionate BSV advocate, Dr. Wright brings a wealth of blockchain knowledge and expertise to the table. In addition to judging, Dr. Wright will also present at the event.

Chi, Zheming and Dr. Wright are to be joined by nChain CTO Steve Shadders.

The panel will consider entries from the finalists of the hackathon, which tasks individuals and teams with developing new implementations of BSV technology.

The final will be adjudicated at the CoinGeek Seoul Conference 2019 this October, with the winners in line for a total prize pool of $35,000—paid in BSV.

The CoinGeek Seoul Conference 2019 is a chance for developers to learn more about Bitcoin SV, and how BSV is developing the world’s new money. As well as the final judging in the BSV Hackathon, the event will also feature keynote presentations from some of the leading innovators in cryptocurrency, explaining more about BSV and its underlying technology.

Open to supporters of all cryptocurrencies and projects, the event is set to take place in Seoul on October 1-2. Buy your tickets today and get 20% off the CoinGeek Seoul conference tickets when buying with BSV, plus conference attendees can also take advantage of exclusive discount to the Le Meridien Seoul. Check out this link, select “Group code” at the Special Rates tab and simply type the promo code RE1RE1A to receive the hotel discount.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to add Lin Zheming in the final round judge panel.

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