Nine crypto startups have made it through to the finals of this year's BBVA Open Talent competition.
The Spanish multinational banking group's global fintech startup competition is split into three regional finals.
The European final will be held in Barcelona – where Everledger, Safello and Vaultoro will compete. The South American final will include Bitnexo and Bitso among its other finalists. Bitwage, Coinalytics, SnapCard and Voatz will compete in New York, alongside startups from the US and other parts of the world.
Each of the six winners will receive a €30,000 prize and the opportunity to join a two-week networking program.
Gustavo Vinacua, director of Innovation Centers and Open Innovation at BBVA, said:
This is not the first time BBVA has made moves in the cryptocurrency space. BBVA Ventures, the bank's private equity subsidiary, participated in Coinbase's recent $75m funding round.
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