Digital Innovation Open Challenge in Chile

Javier Jara, gerente legal y de asuntos corporativos del Depósito Central de Valores (DCV), José Antonio Martínez, gerente general de la Bolsa de Santiago y Fernando Gana, gerente general de GTD.


Today the "AUNA Open Challenge" tournament created by AUNA, the first consortium in Latin America comprised of the Santiago Stock Exchange, GTD, and DCV, was launched.

Today, the "AUNA Open Challenge" tournament was launched with the presentation of one of the founders of AUNA. The tournament seeks to set challenges and create opportunities in blockchain technology to generate new business models and collaboration between companies.

Natural or legal persons with a functional prototype or an end solution to the challenges set may compete for the 10,000 USD prize.

Jaime Pradenas, head of blockchain de la Bolsa de Santiago

Jaime Pradenas, Head of Blockchain of the Santiago Stock Exchange, said, "we are very pleased to host this tournament not only for the partners of AUNA, but for a larger ecosystem of companies in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador."

Fernando Gana, gerente general de GTD Chile

Similarly, Fernando Gana, General Manager of GTD, added, "we want to promote an ecosystem for technology companies to change processes and build a better value offer in the digital world."

The tournament started its first calling and registration stage, where those interested in participating must present their proposals' technical documentation and accredit the basic requirements. Next, the best 12 proposals will be selected by a qualified and expert jury to then select the winning proposal.

Claudio Calderón, jefe de proyectos estratégicos del Depósito Central de Valores (DCV)

Claudio Calderón, Head of Strategic Projects of Depósito Central de Valores (DCV), also mentioned that "blockchain has a high disruptive potential and the ability to generate new business models and improve the current processes, which made us decide to host this tournament."

This contest is sponsored by LatAmTech Finance and ESE Business School of Universidad de Los Andes; and business accelerators and incubators such as ChrysalisIncubatechUFRO, and Innspiral.

You may watch the launching ceremony at: , and the schedule with the requirements can be found here:

Photos from the launching ceremony:


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