Status and Etherisc Insurance App Win Blockchain Start-up Contest
BlockchainHub has announced that Status — an Ethereum mobile client, and Etherisc — a decentralized insurance application as the two main winners of its Blockchain Start-up Contest. Organized by the BlockchainHub Graz, a collaboration between Lab10, Coinfinity, and MakerSpace, and was sponsored and supported by Energie Steiermark, Steiermärkische Sparkasse + Erste Bank, eCounting, KaPa Ventures and the City of Graz, the winning teams received an award of Ether worth €15,000 each.
Status is an open source project that combines a messenger, wallet, and DApps browser for the mass market to begin using cryptocurrency and decentralized applications directly from their Android or iOS devices. Status will be launching an API and developer tools at the end of Q1 2017, enabling DApp developers to reach new users through its open, decentralized platform.