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Ernst & Young Blockchain Startup Challenge: send your idea

The well-known company Ernst & Young revealed a new startup contest held in London, to “explore how blockchain technology can tackle challenges in digital rights management and energy trading.”
This is the third Startup Challenge organized by the firm, but it is the first related to the distributed ledger, with a focus on Digital Rights Management (DRM) as “Media companies are looking to improve their investments in content,” the firm explained, “make better use of their current assets and better assess risks.”

How the Ernst & Young Blockchain Startup Challenge works

“We are looking for startups using blockchain that have a beta product launched, have some seed funding, and are looking for access to clients and customers in order to continue to grow and develop. If you are one of these startups, we would love to hear from you”, explained Jamie Qiu., Founder of the Ernst & Young Startup Challenge.
Ernst & Young started accepting applications on July 11 and the deadline is August 14.
The company will award six startups and they will begin the challenge on September 12.
“We will work with the startups over six weeks to refine their product and produce prototypes to pilot with us and our clients. We are looking for blockchain startups with the ambition and drive to take on this challenge, in an area they may not have considered before.”, as you can read on the official challenge post.
The program will end on October 20, when the startups will demonstrate their blockchain applications and they will produce prototypes.

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Helperbit wins the Blockchain startup competition in Amsterdam

On February 18th Helperbit won the blockchain startup competition held at the d10e in Amsterdam.
Helperbit is a “natural disaster management platform” that aims at helping stricken people with a simple peer-to-peer donation system.

Blockchain + GIS

Obviously this is possible thanks to the blockchain technology that allows a smart and fast transfer of values. Also, thanks to the interaction between the blockchain and the geographic information system (GIS) Helperbit can store all the information concerning the effects of the natural disasters.
The platform will be active in case of earthquakes, but also it will be extended to all the different natural disasters, such as hurricanes, fires and floods.

Blockchain Space

Again on February 18th, it was held the inauguration of the Blockchain Space, a “focused startup accelerator for talented visionaries creating disruptive solutions to real-world problems using blockchain technology”.
Among their selected startups, obviously there is Helperbit, who presented its project during the event held in Barcelona.
Helperbit team members are: Vincenzo Agui, Davide Menegaldo, Guido Baroncini Turricchia, Davide Gessa, Roberto Tudini, Gianluca Carbone and Luigi Angotzi.

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Amelia Tomasicchio