Blockchain and the Bitcoin Foundation have partnered together to host the first annual Blockchain Awards to celebrate innovation and excellence in the Bitcoin community.
Awards will be announced across a number of categories including Most Influential Investor, Most Insightful Journalist, and Bitcoin Champion. We have posted the full list of categories below, which is also available at Bitcoin2014.com.
Blockchain Awards 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
Nominations will open today, April 16th. Blind voting on the three most nominated companies or individuals will be announced and available on May 7th. Finalists will be refined to just three nominees for each category. Voting on the top three finalists of each category will commence May 7th and is open to anyone through the Bitcoin2014.com website. The event will take place in the main space of the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam.
Nicolas Cary, CEO of Blockchain, explained that “with these awards we hope to take a moment and reflect on the amazing contributions from the Bitcoin community. We want to honor the exceptional quality, leadership, and technical innovation we see every day”.
The Blockchain Awards – May 16th, 2014
Bitcoin 2014 Conference, Amsterdam
Blockchain will donate 1 BTC to each category winner, and the award will be permanently and historically written into the block chain as proof of ownership.
“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.”