This article features the 22 shortlisted nominees who will be vying for the trophies on March 20th
During the second edition of AIBC Asia, the Asia Awards will be held at Al Baraha Ballroom, InterContinental Hotel Festival City on the 20th of March at 7pm. The gala event brings together industry luminaries for an evening of recognition and celebration of achievement, attracting a guest list of over 300 esteemed individuals to its initial debut, in addition to premium networking possibilities.
Aside from highlighting some of the most exciting and innovative projects that are changing the face of the industry, all of the judges vetting the Awards were carefully selected from a group of specialists, industry veterans, and business leaders in the field.
Mass Adoption Project of the Year
The stronger our ties develop, the more powerful blockchain becomes. Because mass adoption initiatives are critical to the global infrastructure, the Mass Adoption Project of the Year award will recognise projects that are utilising blockchain technologies and, as a result, boost adoption and strengthen the community as a whole.
- The Sandbox
- Fluid Finance
AI Application of the Year
In recent years, a large number of AI-technology-based products have been released. Follow their narrative as they develop and enhance the technology impacting this fast-changing field through this award, which highlights the ways in which AI has brought about profound changes in our society.
Exchange of the Year
In the global infrastructure, mass acceptance and user-friendliness features are critical, which is why the Exchange Platform of the Year will honor projects that enhance the community as a whole.
Payment Provider of the Year
Crypto payment services are shaking the industry by delivering the best in breed solutions and driving mainstream acceptance to a new level, as well as assisting to bank the unbanked, by helping to overcome traditional payment barriers such as high fees and transaction speed. The finest crypto payment platform of the year would be honored by AIBC UAE!
Blockchain Solution of the Year
The Blockchain sector has evolved and transformed, progressing from a fledgling concept to a fully-fledged industry. The enormous potential to totally redefine the way organizations conduct business in the global economy has been a game-changer.
- Crypto Performance
- OZ Finance
- Rubic Finance
Crypto Influencer of the Year
Influencers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries face significant difficulty in welcoming newcomers to this nascent business. Content creators are using their platforms to deliver knowledge and information as the potential of future technology expands.
- Crypto Rover
- DustyBC Crypto News
- James Crypto Guru
- Ivan on Tech
VC of the Year
The VC of the Year Award honors entrepreneurs who have made substantial contributions to the entrepreneurial sector. The VCs who receive this award are recognized for their great fund performance as well as their efforts to foster innovation in the burgeoning digital industry by providing a diverse and inclusive platform based on the best ideas.
- Master Ventures
- Crypto Oasis
- New Tribe Capital
- Ghaf Capital
- Woodstock Capital
- SwissBorg Ventures
Social Impact Project of the Year
The social and environmental implications of blockchain technology are nothing short of revolutionary. This new technology has already proven to be a game-changer, allowing users to easily access and transmit data while still being environmentally friendly. The Social Impact Award highlights some incredible projects that are breaking new ground in problem resolution.
- Xcel Crypto Partners
KYC Solution of the Year
The KYC Provider of the Year is recognised for using commercial Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions to assist organizations in preventing money laundering, fraud, and financial crime. We’re seeking a platform that has a robust set of capabilities for dealing with regulatory and compliance issues.
Crypto Media of the Year
In this market, the crypto media plays a crucial role. As more people assume the risk of speculating and investing, blockchain and cryptos are continually evolving and tied to increasingly serious issues. This award will be handed out to the best crypto media platform critical for keeping the various actors in this business up to date on the newest developments.
- Blockchain News
- CoinMarket Cap
- Be in Crypto
Launchpad of the Year
Any platform developed exclusively for launching new coins, crypto ventures, and obtaining liquidity is referred to as a launchpad. This award will be granted to the finest crypto launchpad that assists projects in raising funds through offerings such as IDOs on their platform.
- DAO Maker
Metaverse of the Year
The metaverse is bringing the concept of the internet as a single, universal virtual world to the people as spatial technologies such as augmented and virtual reality become increasingly deeply integrated into our lives, including Facebook’s recent name change to Meta. The judges are on the lookout for platforms that are bringing the next generation of online interaction to their users.
- The SandBox
- Pax World
- Super World
- Wilder World
GameFi Project of the Year
GameFi is a popular blockchain-based initiative that combines the benefits of gamification, crypto, NFTs, and blockchain technology. These play-to-earn projects have been bolstered by the pandemic and have grown to be substantial economic contributors. As Gamefi initiatives sweep traditional gaming under the rug, the judges look to established gaming platforms that have smoothly integrated blockchain technology while also offering a diverse catalog of new titles.
- Cross The Ages
- Nitro League
- Lost Relics
- Vulcan Forged
- Phantom Galaxies
NFT Project of the Year
NFTs dominated the year 2021! The market has shown an insatiable desire for digital creatives, with NFTs raking in billions. We’re delighted to explore this strange new realm, especially since several well-known celebrities have joined the NFT craze.
- Monkey Business
Crypto Affiliate of the Year
With cryptocurrency on everyone’s lips, affiliates can reach a large audience with this new niche. We’re seeking for affiliates who are helping to make trading and investing in the digital financial sector more accessible.
- FPM Global
Blockchain Adviser of the Year
A crypto adviser is an asset manager who is familiar with cryptocurrency’s inner workings and the best strategies to invest in it. The judges will hand out the award to consultants who have best-assisted blockchain companies in developing growth plans in this category.
- Ian Scarffe
- Carlos Prada
- James Bowater
- Montse Guardia Güell
Staking Platform of the Year
The judges will be looking for innovative DeFi investing schemes that encourage easy lending or staking of crypto or tokens in exchange for transaction fees or interest.
Blockchain Podcast of the Year
This award recognises the best blockchain podcast of the year, which explores the industry’s most cutting-edge concepts, technology, and projects. A shining star among the bunch has been providing the latest thoughts and perspectives from thought leaders and blockchain technologists in the world of cryptocurrency.
- Territorio Blockchain
- Never mind the shitcoins
- The Future Hour
- Filipinos in the Metaverse
- Crypto Shieks
Blockchain Protocol of the Year
Protocols are critical components of Blockchain technology that allow information to be transferred automatically, securely, and reliably across cryptocurrency networks. Which of the top five shortlisted companies is the best deserving of the trophy?
- Velas Blockchain
Investor of the Year
AIBC is thrilled to welcome investors that are actively altering the face of the sector. We’re excited to be a part of bringing together seasoned industry professionals and powerful investors from major worldwide funds, as well as honoring the finest of the year in 2022.
- Bijan Alizadeh
- Saeed Al Darmaki
- Irina Heaver
- Saqr Ereiqat
Crypto Trading Platform of the year
The best crypto trading platform is essential when buying and selling digital currencies and tokens. A secure online platform is set to make it to the top of our list. This trophy will recognise the best exchange to buy, sell, trade, and learn about crypto.
- ZB Group
Cybersecurity Provider of the Year
The market for cybersecurity tech, as well as the number of available solutions, has skyrocketed as the demand for comprehensive security defense grows by the day. Following an official decision, one of these 5 companies will be given the valuable trophy as an honor.
Have your say, on who takes the title of the various awards lined up for this year’s AIBC Dubai Awards 2022. We have 22 different award categories, with various shortlisted companies and key individuals to vote for. There will also be an art auction taking place, with luxury objects and specially commissioned artworks going up for bid for charity towards the SiGMA Foundation.
AIBC returns to the United Arab Emirates:
Drawing the leading figures of the emerging tech world to the Middle Eastern metropoles for cutting edge technology, the 2022 AIBC UAE expo plans to unite a community of policy-makers, developers, C-suite executives, and legal experts of the burgeoning AI and Blockchain sectors. Through three days of educational panels, inspiring keynote speeches, workshops, and networking events, the expo seeks to create the foundation that the Industrial Revolution 4.0 can be built upon. Join us from the 20th to 23rd March 2022, in UAE.