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Quest for coders at ‘Hackathon in Barclays Rise Fintech Hub’ focusing on interoperability

Barclays, the U.K’s leading investment & retail bank and London-based start-up Clearmatics will organize a blockchain hackathon in Barclays Rise FinTech Hub on coming February 5 and 6.

The FinTech event would be focusing on Ion, the platform-agnostic interoperability framework. The Ion Interoperability Framework has been a library that provides an interface for the development of general cross-chain smart contracts. They are inviting for tech-savvies to link ethereum with made-for-enterprise blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric.

Some big banking names are likely to be in the picture while focusing on the significance of interoperability between major enterprise blockchain platforms, namely, juries would be from Barclays, HSBC, Santander, and UBS. 

While Ernst & Young, the business and tax consultancy giant would also be witnessing the event to observe the technicalities and the recent trends. 

They are likely to release a report as well after their inferences (Deloitte had played the same role in the last Barclays event).

Clearmatics has been the technology provider to the Utility Settlement Coin consortium of banks has previously shown how its Ion protocol can foster interoperability. Courtesy: Clearmatics

For more details on the event, please visit the following link: https://www.clearmatics.com/hackion/

Currency Strength Index: FxWirePro's hourly BTC is at 80 (bullish), while USD is inching at 42 (which is bullish), at press time 08:56 GMT. 

For more details on the index, please refer below weblink: http://www.fxwirepro.com/currencyindex

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