Amsterdam’s Bitcoin 2014 Conference to Host First Annual Blockchain Awards

The Bitcoin Foundation today announced on their blog that the first annual Blockchain Awards will be hosted at the Bitcoin 2014 Conference that takes place in Amsterdam from May 15th – May 17th.

The Bitcoin Foundation and Blockchain.info are thrilled to co-host the first annual Blockchain Awards at Bitcoin 2014 in Amsterdam! Photo:Jason Benjamin/Flickr

The Bitcoin Foundation and Blockchain.info are thrilled to co-host the first annual Blockchain Awards at Bitcoin 2014 in Amsterdam! Photo:Jason Benjamin/Flickr

Blockchain.info, a popular bitcoin wallet as well as a block explorer service, and Bitcoin Foundation introduced the Blockchain Awards.

Today, the the two organizations announced the date for the first annual Blockchain Awards that will be hosted at the Bitcoin 2014 Conference. The conference takes place in Amsterdam from May 15th – May 17th.

The awards are designed to celebrate “the exceptional quality, leadership, and technical innovation we see every day,” Nic Cary CEO of Blockchain stated.

He added: “With these awards we hope to take a moment and reflect on the amazing contributions from the bitcoin community.”

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

Nominations are open from today, April 16th, through May 6th in 10 categories. Anyone will be able to submit their nominations via the nomination form.

Anyone is welcome to nominate a person or an organization for one of the category. Full list of Blockchain Award categories:

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

Each winner will be donated 1 BTC, also their awards will be permanently listed into the bitcoin blockchain as proof of ownership.

The nominees of each category will be reduced to top three finalists, which will be announced on May 7th  both by the Foundation and Blockchain, when voting on the Top 3 finalists begins. Then the further instructions for the voting for the category winner will be supplied.

“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,” said Nic Cary, the director of Blockchain.

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