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International Blockchain Innovation Challenge – New York City

Students from École Polytechnique, part of the Alliance Program, nominated at the International Blockchain Innovation Challenge in New York.

On Friday, April 5th 2019, the finals of the Columbia Venture Competition (CVC) will be held at Columbia University in the City of New York. One of the five challenges of the CVC is the International Blockchain Innovation Challenge (BIC), open to students and recent graduates from the institutions of the Alliance Program.

Teams are invited to submit proposals for new or existing ventures using blockchain technology to create innovative solutions in a diverse range of areas. Representing l’X, the ASH project is a peer-to-peer encrypted platform on which every creator sells his work without any intermediary. This five-challenge contest offers $50,000 each to be split among the top three winners.

The Blockchain Innovation Challenge Judges are from diverse backgrounds and a wide-ranging set of expertise: among them various American CEO, Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (X1992), former Minister of Finance for Ecology and currently Head of Project & Consulting activity of Capgemini’s Cloud Infrastructure.

Created in 2002, Alliance is an academic joint-venture between Columbia University and three major French institutions: École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University.