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Crunchfish finalist in Reserve Bank of India’s Global Hackathon for Digital Cash on non mobile devices

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Crunchfish was a finalist for its innovation Digital Cash on non-mobile devices, in the global hackathon “HARBINGER 2021 – Innovation for Transformation”, organized by RBI, the Reserve Bank of India. The overall objective of the hackathon was to identify and enable innovations with the potential to transform the digital payments landscape. Crunchfish participated for the problem statement – Non Mobile Digital Payment Solutions.



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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) organized its first global hackathon – “HARBINGER 2021 – Innovation for

Transformation” with four problem statements to shape the future of the payment systems in India.


  • Non-mobile digital payment solutions
  • Alternate authentication mechanism for digital payments
  • Context based retail payments solution
  • Social Media Analysis tool



Crunchfish was invited as one of 25 finalists from 363 entries to present and demonstrate their submitted solutions for an RBI jury in Bengaluru on May 26th-27th. The objective of RBI’s maiden hackathon was to identify and enable solutions that have potential to make digital payments accessible to the under-privileged, enhancing the ease of payments, enriching the experience of the users, while strengthening the security of digital payments and protecting the consumers.


Crunchfish Digital Cash on non-mobile devices, such as smart cards and wearables, enables contactless payments for the mass-reach era of digital payments, even in offline mode. It will be beneficial for swift and easy-to-use payments, in a multitude of use case scenarios, for convenience stores, transit and toll. It will also enable financial inclusion of the non-privileged, children, and elderly that may not be able to use mobiles or live in an area without network connectivity. This is a natural extension of the Crunchfish Digital Cash platform, enabling P2P top-up of cards and wearables from mobile apps and contactless payments from non-mobile devices to mobile apps, even in offline mode.


“By allowing non-mobile devices, such as smart cards and wearables, to exchange value with mobile apps, Crunchfish Digital Cash enable financial inclusion by a swift and easy way to pay in many use cases, also without network connectivity. Our main take away was the positive and encouraging feedback we received from representatives at the central bank of India. We are looking forward to continuing the dialog and take it to the next level as Digital Cash is relevant for the Indian payments market”, says Joachim Samuelsson, Crunchfish’s CEO.


For more information, please contact:

Joachim Samuelsson, CEO of Crunchfish AB

+46 708 46 47 88



This information was provided by the contact person above for publication on 30 May 2022 at 14:05 CET.



Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is the Certified Adviser. Email: ca@vhcorp.se. Telephone +46 40 200 250.


About Crunchfish – crunchfish.com

Crunchfish is a deep tech company developing a Digital Cash platform for Banks, Payment Services and CBDC implementations and Gesture Interaction technology for AR/VR, automotive and digital interfaces. Crunchfish is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market since 2016, with headquarters in Malmö, Sweden and with representation in India.