AIBC Dubai Awards raises 31,500 Euro for charity

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Surprise wins, aerial dancers, and a record breaking charity auction – the AIBC Dubai Awards evening was full of standout moments

AIBC Dubai Awards 2022Alongside premier networking opportunities, the gala event brings together luminaries in the industry for an evening of recognition and celebration of achievement, attracting a guest list of over 300 esteemed individuals to its inaugural debut.

Aside from shining a spotlight on some of the most intriguing and creative projects to change the face of the sphere. The Asia Awards also featured an art auction – with all proceeds diverted to the SiGMA Foundation.

Adnan Al NooraniGuests arrived to the soulful sounds of a saxophone for networking drinks before heading to the Al Baraha ballroom at the Intercontinental Hotel Dubai Festival City for the gala event – an evening which forms part of the AIBC Asia expo taking place from 20th to 23rd March in Dubai. 

The AIBC Dubai Awards night, which is brought to you by the Ruby Family Foundation, and My Liquidity Partner, kicked off with a masterful display from Cross the Ages, with costumed warriors from the game performing a skilled display of swordplay to the rhythmic beat of drums as they made their way through the crowd.

Here are the evening’s winners:

VC of the year

New Tribe Capital 

Blockchain Podcast of the year


Crypto Affiliate of the year


Crypto Trading platform of the year


Exchange of the year

KYC Solution of the year


Launchpad of the year


Mass Adoption of the year


Payment provider of the year


Social Impact of the year


Gamefi project of the year 

Cross the ages

NFT Project of the year


Metaverse of the year

Investor of the year

Mr Bijan Alizadeh

Blockchain Adviser of the year

Carlos Prada

Staking Platform of the year


AI Application of the year


Cybersecurity provider of the year


Blockchain Protocol of the year


Crypto Influencer of the year


Crypto Media of the year


Blockchain Solution of the year


Outstanding contribution of the year

Marwan Al Zarouni 

Outstanding UAE leadership of the year

Adnan Al Noorani

SiGMA Foundation’s Charity Auction

AIBC Dubai AwardsClosing off the evening was an auction, the proceeds of which were diverted to SiGMA Group’s charitable arm – SiGMA Foundation. In what turned out to be a nail biting live round of bidding, the 3 art pieces up on the block all went for several times their initial bidding price. First up was The bitskull of Mrs Mary Crawley by NFT artist Gnomevil, which sold for 11,000 Euro. The skull of Mrs. Crawley is part of the Bitskull collection that contains five pieces in total. This collection represents skulls of the wealthiest fictional characters and what they represent, feeding on bitcoins. Like all Gnomevil artworks, it has a small squid emoji hidden somewhere in the piece as the authentication and signature of the author.

Adnan Al Noorani

Next up was an oil painting – Nano, by Derek Mason – an artist who has exhibited several times at the AIBC Awards. 

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, including 2 pieces from Malta Week’s auction in 2021 which are currently physically displayed in the Burj Khalifa as well as in a metaverse-based office. Nano eventually went for 13 thousand euros after several last minute bids.

AIBC Awards AsiaThe last item was the graffiti style piece by  Red and Zoow24, which was bought for 7,500 Euro by Adnan Al Noorani, The Chairman of the Board of The Private Office of Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi.

“On behalf of His Excellency, the Chairman of the Board, Adnan Al Noorani, we thank you very much – all I have to say is God bless you.”