As a technology, blockchain is a global endeavor. Capital no longer flows through banks. Developers are scarce so teams are often remote. And even the hype is not contained to any one geography.

In the People Squared co-working space in Zhongguancun this past weekend a joint Australian-Chinese “blockathon” (blockchain hackathon) was held in Beijing.

This was the first “blockathon” in China. Sydney’s open source blockchain community bitfwd went on tour after launching the hackathon in Sydney last year.

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Max Parasol

Max Parasol is a start up strategist, lecturer on China's AI policies and innovation ecosystem and avid blockchain tech stack watcher.