If the hackers designated as “black hat” are the nightmare of any IT structure, the experts of the “white hat” type can on the contrary save their stake, as Coinbase has recently experienced. The Solana (SOL) project teams are organizing a hackathon that is original to say the least, since it will take place on a train from Berlin to Prague.
Solana’s adage: better to prevent hacks than to suffer them
When it comes to cybersecurity, trying to discover existing flaws in a protocol, or even going so far as to exploit them “for the sake of it”, is a preventive method of protection that is increasingly in demand. This can be concentrated in special events called hackathons.
And that’s exactly the kind of high mass between programmers and white hats hackers that the Solana Foundation and Rockaway Hacker House plan to organize. From March 1st to 6th 2022, the Solana Hacker House meeting will take place in Prague, Czech Republic.
For the occasion, the organizers will offer a kind of “hacker train” to the participants coming from Berlin. The Solana Hacker Train will depart from the German capital’s train station on March 1 and head for Prague.
“Psst. Have you already booked your transportation to the Hacker House in Prague? Now you can make the trip in style. Sign up for the Solana Hacker Train, a five-hour scenic tour from Berlin to Prague.”
The Solana hacker train, the event before the event
During their journey to the main hackathon held in the Czech capital, white hackers will already be able to “build teams”. They will also be able to participate in a special challenge, called “Code in 4 hours”, and consisting of delivering a product before the end of the trip.
As for the practicalities, the reservation ticket will be charged $25, and it will be train number 95951, which will leave Berlin Südkreuz station at 9:32 a.m. on March 1.
As for the main event at the Hacker House in Prague, it will also be an opportunity to educate all participants in the areas of decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFT), and will help them get a good start on programming in the Solana ecosystem.
What will be the next innovation on Solana? One of the latest, the Solana Pay protocol, for example, has made peer-to-peer payments easier, allowing merchants to accept instant payments in SOL or USDC (USD Coin).