Major Hackathon Adds Deloitte as Gold Sponsor is a virtual hackathon that began November 17, 2016, and is considered the longest hackathon within the Ethereum community, spanning across five weeks. Teams are formed to build real working products while judges and fans within the crypto community watch online and cast their votes on the best project. Voting began November 24, 2016, and will continue until the hackathon finishes on December 22, 2016. currently has garnered over 1,000 registered developers that are all divided into camps, creating projects to win the cryptocurrency grand prize of $50K.

The hackathon has now announced their third Gold Sponsor, Deloitte, who joins other sponsors such as RWE Innogy and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs. These sponsorships aid in providing prizes to the winners of the hackathon.

Read their full press release below:


For Immediate Release: 22 November 2016


Ether Camp, currently in the first week of their 5 week long virtual hackathon, have today announced that Deloitte have come on board as a gold sponsor for the event.

Alex Shelkovnikov, Deloitte Ventures & Blockchain Lead from Deloitte, who is also a judge on the hackathon, said "We are really pleased to be sponsoring the Ether.Camp online Hackathon. We are looking forward to seeing a lot of great ideas being worked on, and hope that some of these are going to become great start-ups in the future."

Deloitte join the German Energy company RWE Innogy and WanXiang Blockchain Labs as the third gold sponsor of the hackathon, highlighting the potential of the Virtual Accelerator to extend the reach of blockchain technology across markets..

Currently over 40 teams have now set up their camps, laid out their plans and are working away developing their prototypes. From Thursday 24th November the audience will be able to back the teams using HackerGold, the token of the Virtual Accelerator.

Roman Mandeleil the CEO and founder of Ether Camp said “We’re very pleased to see so many innovative teams on the platform making real progress in the first week of the competition. Others are starting to see our vision and the potential of the Virtual Accelerator, Deloitte is a partner who understands that vision and we wholeheartedly welcome them on board”

The Virtual Accelerator and HackerGold token sale, will run through until Thursday 22nd December, after which the grand prize of $50,000 in cryptocurrency will be awarded to the winning team.

Media Contact Steve Taylor