Why the Blockchain Hackathon Economy is Booming

In The News Piece in Coindesk
Nov. 24, 2016

The BTA was mentioned in a Coindesk article about the blockchain hackathon economy: 

There are a number of successful (by some measures) bitcoin and blockchain startups that continue to participate in hackathons or have joined accelerators. Blockchain services firm Bitfury Group, for example, raised $90m to provide bitcoin mining services, earning enough to even create its own accelerator, the Blockchain Trust Accelerator.  
Yet, even it went into an accelerator backed by Ernst & Young in an effort to take its business forward. Bitfury won "Best Pitch" for its blockchain solution for digital rights management last week, and has since partnered with the 'Big Four' firm to take its solutions to enterprise firms.