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BattleHack 2014 logo.svg
BattleHack 2014 logo
Genrehackathon, competition
Years active3
InauguratedJune 8, 2013[1]
Most recentNov 14-15, 2015[2]
Organised byPayPal

BattleHack (or Battle Hack in the 2013 series) was a series of global hackathon contests organised by PayPal.[3][4] Competitors were required to solve a local problem by coding.[4][5] Winners of the first prize of each contest got an axe as the trophy, and admission to the world finals where competitors competed for the $100,000 grand prize.[4][6][7] Competitors retain the ownership of their applications made in the contests.[3][4]

In 2016 PayPal/Braintree shut down the developer relations program along with all related programs such as BattleHack.[8]

It was announced that BattleHack would be returning [8] however as of Jan 16, 2018 the domain name lapsed and has since moved into new ownership.

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  1. ^ "Battle Hack - Berlin". PayPal. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "BattleHack London". PayPal. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Ronald Barba (October 18, 2013). "Battle Hack DC: How PayPal is Redefining the Hackathon Space". Tech Cocktail.
  4. ^ a b c d "BattleHack - Become the Ultimate Hacker For Good". PayPal. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Battle Hack 2013". PayPal. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "PayPal brings Battle Hack competition to Canada". CBC News. January 30, 2014.
  7. ^ "PayPal Awards $100,000 Battle Hack Prize to Team Moscow for Donate Now App". Business Wire. November 18, 2013.
  8. ^ a b Styles, Kirsty (2016-03-10). "PayPal's Braintree calls off its $100,000 hackathon and lays off staff". The Next Web. Retrieved 2018-01-30.

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