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TECHOLOGY: Bank of Cyprus to hold 3rd fintech hackathon

23 September, 2019

Bank of Cyprus will hold the “boc hackathon #fintech 3.0” in Nicosia next month focusing on the development and deployment of ground-breaking financial technologies (Fintech).


The event will be held on October 18-20 at the IDEAcy Innovation Centre in Nicosia.

BoC said the hackathon will bring together software engineers, analysts and designers, marketing industries, people working in finance, customer service, business consultants, executives, professionals, students, to develop applications promoting innovative youth entrepreneurship and the deployment of services and applications within fintech.

The teams that stand out will be awarded important prizes, while the bank will be exploring possible business partnerships with them.

All participants will have the opportunity to network and to develop collaborations with the organisers and sponsors.

Interested groups and start-ups can register at http://bochackathon.com/

“boc hackathon #fintech 3.0” aims to bring together teams of coders and start-ups over the course of a weekend, to create innovative solutions around fintech up until the stage of Minimum Viable Product (MVP), with prospects for further development into fully functional apps.

Through its upgraded open banking APIs and SDK (Software Development Kit), Bank of Cyprus will provide tech support to the teams’ apps, allowing them to integrate novel features, such as secure payment processing or data utilization services.

In a bid to best prepare for this year’s hackathon, two open API days will take place in Limassol and Nicosia, on October 9 and 10.

During the course of the open API days participants will be reviewing the latest trends within fintech, while Bank of Cyprus will be unveiling its upgraded APIs.