IOTA Teams Up with Hackster.io to Propel Development of Smart Cities

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Mon, 02/25/2019 - 19:02
Alex Dovbnya
IOTA leads the effort to collect innovative solutions for building smart cities with the help of the Tangle
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IOTA Foundation has just announced the launch of its Smart City Hackathon that will be hosted by Hackster.io, the largest hardware-oriented community in the world. The initiative will help streamline the adoption of IOTA’s protocol.

From smart electricity to smart parking lots

The participants of the Smart City contest will be required to develop their creative open source solutions by utilizing IOTA’s Tangle. The developers are supposed to address a number of real-world problems that are faced by numerous corporate clients. The themes include smart mobility, smart energy, smart buildings, and smart districts. For example, one of the challenges is tracing the origin of renewable energy (from solar panel to home).

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$10,000 worth of MIOTA at stake

Those who will manage to come up with a quality project code that will be relevant enough to solve the proposed problems while leveraging the IOTA technology could get up to $1,500 worth of MIOTA. Each of the above-mentioned categories will have three winners who get $1,500, $750 and $250 respectively. The projects are to be submitted via Hackster.io until April 6.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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