The São Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) announced the opening of registration for the second edition of the Datathon Challenge of Cryptocurrencies.

The course, open to undergraduate students from all over Brazil and 100% online, is done in partnership with Ripple, through the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI).

During the activities, students will undergo an innovative marathon dedicated to solving real problems in the crypto universe – “a combination of creativity, strategy and data analysis”, according to the official statement.

Up to 20 teams will be selected to participate in the challenge. The teams will have ten days to submit the solution to the problem, and the five best teams will be called to present their ideas to an evaluation panel. The three teams that showcase the best and most creative solutions will be awarded.

The winner receives R$8,000, the second R$5,000 and the third R$2,000. Enrollment runs until the 24th of October. Activities start on October 29th. Click here to access the contest rules.

Solid blockchain knowledge

Jéfferson Colombo, professor and coordinator of FGV at the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), says that the goal is to collaborate with solid knowledge of blockchain and financial innovations.

“Despite the growing interest of Brazilian investors in cryptoactive assets, we know that the level of knowledge about this asset class is low, on average. We want to collaborate to transform this reality, encouraging undergraduate students from all over Brazil to develop solutions to real problems in this ecosystem, in an integrated and fun way.”

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