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Apply to FIGI Hackathon Today and Win 6,000 Dollars

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in partnership with RiseUp calls for all the coders, developers, techies, creatives, entrepreneurs, and innovators to sign up for the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Hackathon.

The topic of the FIGI Hackathon: “Enabling Financial Inclusion with Open and Common APIs for Merchant Payments.” The hackathon will propose actions to encourage the emergence of a marketplace for open APIs enabling small merchants to adopt e-payment services at low cost.

FIGI aims at developing innovative ICT applications to bridge the financial inclusion gap. The hackathon will take place on 21 and 22 January 2019 and is expected to run overnight. It is also organized by World Bank Group and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures with the support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is hosted by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt.

Sign up here to showcase your innovation, meet potential investors, stimulate meaningful improvements to the financial lives of small merchants around the world, and win $6,000.

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