Bitcoin Foundation And Blockchain.info Announce First Annual Blockchain Awards

Journalist:
Caleb Chen @bitxbitxbitcoin
April 17, 2014

[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he Bitcoin Foundation and Blockchain.info have come together to announce the first annual Blockchain Awards.  Additionally, there will be a Blockchain Awards ceremony at the Bitcoin 2014 conference exactly one month from this date.

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First Annual Blockchain Awards

“The Foundation works hard to recognize and advocate for innovation and ingenuity across the Bitcoin community,” said Jon Matonis, Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation. “These awards are a unique opportunity to showcase these accomplishments and celebrate an extraordinary year for Bitcoin.”

Nominations have just opened, and anybody in the world can nominate an individual or a company to receive the world’s first Blockchain Award in one of ten important categories.  By May 7th, the top 3 nominated individuals or companies for each category will be listed on the Bitcoin2014 convention website.  Then, voting on the top three finalists will run presumably until the start of the event.  The Blockchain Award winners from each category will receive a donation of 1 BTC.  Additionally, the award will be permanently written into the blockchain as proof of ownership, in what will undoubtedly be remembered as a historic event.

These are the categories:

  • Most Impactful Charity
  • Most Creative Video
  • Most Informative Podcast
  • Most Influential Investor
  • Best ATM Design
  • Most Insightful Journalist
  • Best Mobile App
  • Bitcoin Legal Expert
  • Visionary Academic Paper
  • Bitcoin Champion

More information can be found at the Bitcoin Foundation’s blog post about the Blockchain Awards.

Nominations are currently being accepted by a web-form on Blockchain.info’s blog post.

I, for one, am incredibly interested to see what a Blockchain Award’s physical manifestation will be.

Bitcoin 2014

The Blockchain Awards will be presented at the Bitcoin 2014 conference which will occur in Amsterdam between May 15th through May 17th.  The winners of the Blockchain Awards will be announcedBitcoin 2014 is building off the phenomenal success of Bitcoin 2013, and bringing the annual international forum to an even more international location.  Recent Bitcoin convert and CEO of Overstock.com Dr. Patrick M. Byrne will be the keynote speaker at the event.  The three day event will also feature prominent Bitcoin entrepreneurs and visionaries from around the world.  Jeremy Allaire of Circle, Bobby Lee of BTC China, Gavin Andresen of the Bitcoin Foundation, Jeff Garzik of bitpay, the list goes on and on.

To view the full list of speakers, the tentative schedule for the Bitcoin event of 2014, and to register, please visit bitcoin2014.com.

Last modified (UTC): April 24, 2014 06:03

Caleb Chen @bitxbitxbitcoin

Caleb is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he studied Economics, East Asian Studies, and Mathematics. He is currently pursuing his MSc in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia.