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“Shark Tank for blockchain” show seeking entrepreneurs for share of $10M pot

Tony Zerucha



Producers of a television show dubbed “Shark Tank for blockchain” are searching for entrepreneurs with the next big idea. The best ideas could win as much as $10 million.

Block Battle Season 2 is accepting participants here. It is a TV program that takes you into the heart of the global emerging technology of blockchain technology. Participants will compete over five episodes, in order to find the winning team.

This year’s question is simple. ‘Why does your project need blockchain technology?’ In addition to answering this, Contestants should upload a project introduction video of around two minutes to the website. Projects received in April will be subject to basic technical verification and preliminary judges will conduct the first round of screening.

Ten teams will advance to the finals. They will participate in competitions including a five-minute presentation, one-on-one white paper battle, and a final competition. Judges include venture capitals, cryptocurrency exchanges executives, successful project CEOs, and crypto fund managers. Season One judges included:

Jeon Ha Jin, chairman of the self-regulatory organization of the Korean Blockchain Association; Lee Shin Hye, GBIC partner; Li Jun, Ontology CEO; Tony Gu, Neo Global Capital partner; Elena Kang, managing director of Huobi Korea; Han Seung Jun, OKCOIN marketing manager; Hwang La yeol, Hillstone Partners CEO; Kim Seong-koo, Nexus One CEO; Leo Liu, IDCM CEO; Kim Sung-a, CEO of Hanbitco; and Kim Yoon-soo, CEO of BlockchainI

The first episode, scheduled to air Thurs., June 20, will be broadcast simultaneously in China, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong. It will also be shown live on the online channel Youtube Coin Cast.

Block Battle was broadcasted in October last year through PAX Economy TV (formerly Asia Economic TV). Over five episodes, domestic and overseas blockchain projects competed for survival by presenting their technology and business models. In season one, Grabity, a smartphone optimization blockchain platform, won the grand prize. In addition, the ‘2018 World Block Chain Forum in Shenzhen and World Block Chain Awards Asia’ hosted by the World Block Chain Forum (WBF) awarded the ‘2018 Outstanding Overseas TV Show of the Year” to Block Battle.  Program planning and supervision will be jointly handled by Block Monster Lab, Viral Nation, Nexus One, BlockchainI and DiLight.

Tony Zerucha

Tony Zerucha is an alternative finance journalist with more than seven years experience in the space. The author of more than 1,000 articles, Tony was named LendIt's 2018 Journalist of the Year.

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