AIBC

The AIBC Awards will be held on the 16th of November, 2021, at the Hilton Conference Center. Alongside premier networking opportunities, the opulent event brings together luminaries in the industry for an evening of recognition and celebration of achievement. Shining a spotlight on some of the most intriguing and creative tech projects to challenge the conventional role of technology are the tech players changing the face of the industry as we know it – it’s time to BUILD the future.

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Awards

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CRYPTO INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR
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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency industry influencers hold the great challenge of welcoming newcomers to this emerging industry. As the potential of emerging tech grows, content creators are using their platforms to distribute education and information.

BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTION OF THE YEAR
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The blockchain industry has both matured and developed, having taken a huge leap from a tentative space to a fully-fledged industry. The huge potential to completely reshape the way businesses transact in the global economy has been a game changer.

EXCHANGE OF THE YEAR
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The tighter our bonds, the stronger the blockchain community becomes. Mass adoption and user-friendliness elements play an important role in the global infrastructure, which is why the Exchange Platform of the Year will reward projects strengthening the community at large.

MASS ADOPTION PROJECT OF THE YEAR
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With each passing day we realise that the strength powering blockchain is the community behind it. The tighter our bonds, the stronger blockchain becomes. Mass adoption projects play an important role in the global infrastructure, which is why the Mass Adoption Project of the Year will reward projects working on implementing blockchain technologies and consequentially fostering adoption and strengthening the community at large.

PAYMENT PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
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Helping to overcome the traditional payment barriers, such as high fees and transaction speed, crypto payment services are shaking the market by supplying the best in breed solutions and pushing mass adoption to another level together with helping to bank the unbanked. Malta AIBC summit would love to honour the best crypto payment platform of the year!

TOKENIZATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR
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Through the development of blockchain technology, tokenization is incredibly effective as a means of internal and online protection. Asset tokenization offers a way to protect sensitive data and to reduce the risk of its loss. This award is earmarked for projects that have managed to effectively and efficiently combine tokenization and cryptography.

DEFI PROJECT OF THE YEAR
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Through the DeFi services offered by various products and platforms and by using P2P technology for direct connection and verification of the economy participants, decentralised finance has made a buzz in the industry over the past month. The DeFi award will go to the project that contributes the most to simplifying the money sending process.

ACCELERATOR OF THE YEAR
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The health crisis has been a game changer when it comes to the way companies navigate their way forward. We’re looking for a business which has shown commitment and innovation in the face of complexity, leading the charge for their organisation to grow holistically.

SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECT OF THE YEAR
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The effects of blockchain technology on social and environmental scenarios are nothing short of revolutionary. This emerging tech has already proven itself a game changer, allowing people to access and transfer data in an easy and eco-friendly way. The Social Impact Award shines the spotlight on some amazing projects forging a new path in problem solving.

NFT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
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NFTs certainly took 2021 by storm! With NFT artworks bringing in billions, the market has show an insatiable appetite for digital creatives. With both established and new artists getting in on the NFT craze we’re excited to explore this unique new world.

CRYPTO COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR
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The community is the heart and soul of any new project trying to gain a foothold in the industry – and crypto is no exception. We’re shining a light on influential individuals who have helped build strong foundations, boosted adoption, and contributed to future success.

BLOCKCHAIN PROJECT OF THE YEAR
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We are celebrating stand-out companies and individuals blazing a trail in the global blockchain sector by championing innovative entrepreneurship, seeking creative solutions for industry, or by shaking up traditional sectors, such as governance and finance.

EMERGING TECH FUND OF THE YEAR
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This award shines a spotlight on VCs and funds that have honed a clear, forward-thinking vision for investing in emerging tech. These are investors who have built a global presence and developed a solid network that can leverage the potential of early movers in a high-growth industry.

NFT PLATFORM OF THE YEAR
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This award honours platforms that can offer a user-friendly software solution for artists, brands, and collectors centered around collectibles and one-of-a-kind creations for the digital age. From virtual showrooms to pioneering payment methods, the NFT platform of the year will feature low fees and enable easy buying, selling and trading.

CRYPTO WALLET SOLUTION OF THE YEAR
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KYC PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
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HOSTED BY

Jessica Walker

Media Specialist, Conference Moderator

Jessica Walker is the Head of Media Production for SiGMA Group. Jessica drives media content across SiGMA Groups three verticals. Previously, Jessica worked as Head of TV for NewBTC, and was a Broadcast Journalist in Geneva and Riga.

JUDGES

WHO ARE THE JUDGES, HOW ARE THEY CHOSEN?

You can see all the judges here. They have been meticulously chosen from experts, industry veterans and business leaders from the sector! Want to get involved as one on the judges? Kindly contact [email protected].

Irina Heaver

The Crypto Lawyer

Eloisa Marchesoni

Def.ai Inc.

Founder & CEO

Angelo Dalli

Umnai

CEO

Tiffany Xingyu Wang

Spectrum Labs

Chief Strategy Officer

Rico Pang

Sanctum

Co-Founder & CEO

Diala J. Daoud

Launch DXB

Michelle Chivunga

Global Policy House

Founder/CEO/Investor

Felix Mago

Dash Next

Co-Founder

Stefania Barbaglio

Cassiopeia

Founder and Director

Adrian Niculescu

CloudCoin Consortium

CMO EMEA

Ahmet Karamisir

Businesstanbul Investment Platform

Chairman

Aly Madhavji

Blockchain Founders Fund

Managing Partner

Giovanni Casagrande

Blackchain

Co-Founder

David Orban

Beyond Enterprizes

Managing Advisor

Akon

Akoin

Chairman & Co-founder

Lorenzo Mazzeo

Studio Legale Mazzeo

Attorney

Yahya Mohamed Mao

MiSANTO AG

Chief Marketing Officer

Jackie Scerri

Equinox Advisory

Director

Jane Thomason

Fintech Worldwide

CEO

Anthony Grech

Certus Operations

CEO

Mark Mueller -Eberstein

CHARITY AUCTION ITEMS

BULLISH & BEAR

Derek Mason

ABOUT ARTIST Derek Mason:
Derek Mason has been painting for just over 8 years. A self-taught artist, Derek began his work doing brief studies on animals before expressing himself with paint, initially experimenting with watercolors. He's currently in a period of oil paints. His artistic development is presently showcased in a style characterized by it's emotiveness and flexibility in form and color. Derek has a drive bordering on the prolific and not a day goes by where he can't be found plying his chosen trade in his home studio. Derek's first private exhibition in 2016 was a runaway success with over a third of the selected works finding their way into private collections on and off the island. 

ARTWORK: Crypto - Bull vs BEAR
Set of two artworks to be auctioned off as a pair!

Medium: Matt Acrylic, Oils & Marble
Size: 100 x 100 cm
Surface: Canvas

Description: A creative drip & splatter painting method used to create both these artwork's.

HEAL THE WORLD

Reuven Schockner

With a background in graffiti art, Reuven Schockner is currently focused on the rise of crypto and the fall of fiat. His use of banknotes highlights the changing nature of money throughout civilization, providing a chance for us to reflect and change.

SILVER FILIGREE ARTWORK

Kevin Attard

Kevin Attard utilises the Maltese traditional methods to experiment in the creation of innovative designs, shapes and sizes which apart from being most modern and futuristic, they surprise the visitor for their originality. He creates and designs authentic, contemporary pieces, which add a touch of innovation to the craft and create a keen, fresh interest for the generation of today. Kevin uses the traditional technique of filigree making but he gives it his own unique twist. Instead of complying with the traditional filigree designs, he creates more unusual ones and makes sure to find a balance between being daring and innovative and creating something that the general public is interested in and appreciates. This project will provide a new artistic challenge for Kevin since it involves bringing a pre-existing medium and presenting it and transforming it in an innovative manner.

SILVER FILIGREE ARTWORK

Kevin Attard

Kevin Attard utilises the Maltese traditional methods to experiment in the creation of innovative designs, shapes and sizes which apart from being most modern and futuristic, they surprise the visitor for their originality. He creates and designs authentic, contemporary pieces, which add a touch of innovation to the craft and create a keen, fresh interest for the generation of today. Kevin uses the traditional technique of filigree making but he gives it his own unique twist. Instead of complying with the traditional filigree designs, he creates more unusual ones and makes sure to find a balance between being daring and innovative and creating something that the general public is interested in and appreciates. This project will provide a new artistic challenge for Kevin since it involves bringing a pre-existing medium and presenting it and transforming it in an innovative manner.

 

ARTWORK:

A representation of a neural network - flat silver filigree artwork ready framed. Size of Item: 7 x 7 cms + Frame

All proceeds from this fund-raiser will go towards the SiGMA Foundation. Find out more about the SiGMA Foundation’s work here.

FAQ

HOW ARE NOMINEES SELECTED FOR THE AWARDS?

Anyone working in the emerging tech industry can nominate a company/project or person in one of the listed categories. The three best nominations will be shortlisted with the winner to be selected by a combination of judges (70% votes) and the public (30%).

 
Nominations & Self-Nominations Open : 26th October 2020
 
Nominations & Self-Nominations Close : 15th October 2021
 
Shortlist announced & vote for finalists open to public & judges: 19th October 2021
 
Voting Closed : 1st November 2021

HOW CAN I NOMINATE FOR THE AWARDS?

You just need to click here – easy peasy!

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Winners 2019

BEST AI APPLICATION OF THE YEAR 2019

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MASS ADOPTION PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2019

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FINTECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2019

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ASSET TOKENIZATION OF THE YEAR 2019

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DAO BUILDING OF THE YEAR 2019

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DEFI PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2019

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TECH IN ART AWARD 2019

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PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR 2019

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IOT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE YEAR 2019

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BEST INVESTORS CLUB OF THE YEAR 2019

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SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD OF THE YEAR 2019

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