July 3rd, 2018




June 26th, 2018 – 
As the world’s greatest competition for innovative technologies draws near, Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is thrilled to welcome the Bitfury Group as an official sponsor of the 2018 contest.

As part of their sponsorship, Bitfury has chosen AirSwap as their overall blockchain vertical winner. AirSwap is a decentralized marketplace for trading consumer tokens. Designed as the foundation for a new generation of trade, AirSwap enables seamless peer-to-peer token trading through a unique bulletin board powered by search.

Bitfury, the world’s leading full-service blockchain technology company, is making the world safer, simpler and more efficient by using blockchain technology that enables companies to successfully digitize their assets and safely transact them over the internet. Bitfury is a global leader in both the blockchain and bitcoin space.

“Blockchain is one of the most exciting technologies to emerge in recent years and has the capacity to change the way every business currently operates,” says XTC co-founder and CEO Bill Tai on the partnership. “Bitfury has been at the forefront of blockchain technology and has supported XTC since the beginning. We are thrilled to have them back as a sponsor of the blockchain vertical and for XTC 2018.”

“XTC is an incredible resource for emerging startups to grow their impact, gain visibility and tackle some of the world’s biggest problems using technology,” said Valery Vavilov, CEO of Bitfury. “We couldn’t be more excited to sponsor the blockchain vertical and encourage the success of new, innovative blockchain startups.”

About The Bitury Group
The Bitfury Group is the world’s leading full-service Blockchain technology company and one of the largest private infrastructure providers in the blockchain ecosystem. Bitfury develops and delivers both the software and the hardware solutions necessary for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals to securely move an asset across the blockchain. The expertise of Bitfury ensures successful, easy, fast, secure and cost-effective connectivity to the blockchain. Bitfury is a global team of experts in technology, business, communications, security and civil society. Bitfury believes blockchain technology can and will open new doors for global economic opportunity and prosperity, and its mission is to create and advance blockchain applications that will further promote innovation and the advancement of the peer-to peer economy.​​

About AirSwap
AirSwap is a consumer token marketplace powering the decentralized web. Built on Ethereum peer-to-peer technology, buying and selling tokens on AirSwap is secure, simple, and without fees. Our team of experts bridges the finance and technology centers of east and west through offices in both Hong Kong and New York. Learn more at AirSwap.io.

About Extreme Tech Challenge
The Extreme Tech Challenge is the world’s largest startup competition. It is a contest designed to identify emerging leaders that have the potential to dominate their markets and reward them with greatly enhanced visibility, infrastructure and resources to scale quickly at low cost. Ten world class startups will be selected as semi-finalists to present live on stage at CES with three finalists presenting to a panel of all-star judges TBA on Necker Island. Winners will receive resources to amplify their success and scale their companies. XTC was founded in 2014 to give startup companies with great potential access to wide visibility, numerous resources, and the opportunity to gain funding from investors across the world. Interested companies compete in three rounds, with the final event occurring on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island. Each round’s finalists are judged by a different group of field experts.