In Berlin, the crypto ecosystem is looking for a second wind
Considered one of the European cradles of crypto, the German capital has lost ground somewhat in recent years. It is banking on its cluster of developers and its 'fintech' culture to make a comeback.
"Settle in, the drinks are here, it's going to start in a few minutes!"
No time to dawdle this Friday afternoon on the third floor landing of Berlin's "Build Station". The building is teeming with people. After weeks of work, the participants in the hackathon organised on site by the protocol Solana teams are going to present their new products and innovations.
The atmosphere is festive. Between techno music and the sound of bottle-openers 🍻 , the last start-uppers are fine-tuning their presentations, until "Chris", the master of clocks.
"Come on, that's it, let's go, let's move on to the moment you've all been waiting for, the pitches!"
Wearing a flashy yellow jumpsuit, Chris is the head of SuperTeam Deutschland, Solana's development team in Germany (funded by the Solana Foundation). "We have the best ecosystem," he chuckles with a big smile.