Laramie Live: Wyoming's first Hack-a-Thon attracts new business

Over the course of the weekend, more than 400 competitors divided into 29 teams and spent 48 hours developing blockchain software and business plans. The groups then presented their plans to a panel of judges, including gubernatorial candidates Mary Throne, Mark Gordon, and Lawrence Streumpf.

In addition to the startups created over the weekend, two larger businesses have agreed to establish operations in Wyoming. In surprise announcements, will be opening a software development office in Wyoming, though the location has not yet been determined. Active Aether, which is currently based in New York City, will be relocating their offices to Jackson Hole.