Madrid, June 12,2023.- A total of 13 innovative blockchain technology projects, presenting use cases in sustainability, digital assets, SMEs and large enterprises, have been finalists in the first edition of the “Blockchain Awards by Alastria”. The four winners will be announced on June 20, during a ceremony to be held at the Wizink Center Truss in Madrid.
A national and international jury of experts selected for their experience, knowledge and commitment to the development and promotion of blockchain technology, has been in charge of evaluating the 69 nominations submitted and selecting the finalists. Now the jury – made up of Daniela Barbosa, Executive Director at Hyperledger Foundation; Erwin Voloder, Head of policy at the European Blockchain Association; Almudena de la Mata, Managing Partner at Blockchain Intelligence and member of Alastria’s Board of Directors; Manuel Muñiz, Managing Director of Globant Spain, and Ricardo Palomo, Dean at Universidad CEU San Pablo- starts the deliberation process to choose the winner of each category in a second round of evaluations, which will be joined by Alastria members who will also be able to vote to choose the winners. These awards, granted thanks to Globant’s support, are exclusively honorary.
The finalists in the category of best Blockchain project in Large Company are Billetera de custodia de activos digitales en movilidad (Metaco), Blockchain applied to real estate development (Metrovacesa) and Dalion (Inetum España). In the SME category are Blockiure (Blockiure), Byppay (Byppay Global), Fragsy (Fragsy) and UnionID (Union Avatars).
ACX Spot Exchange (AirCarbon PTE. LTD), Folks Finance (Folks Finance) and Obilum Art (Obilum NFT Studio 2022) are the finalists in the Digital Assets category, while Botanical Water (Fujitsu), Fortra (Agencia para la Modernización Tecnológica de Galicia, AMTEGA) and Identidad Digital Soberana Medioambiental (Servicios Ecológicos de Recursos para el Campo) are the projects that reach the final in the Sustainability category.
The projects presented correspond to solutions for bill payment, certification and document traceability, development of upgradeable NFT, identification in the metaverse, mobility tokenization, digital identity, blockchain applied to real estate development, wood traceability, water quality certification for the food industry, environmental digital identity, platform for buying and selling carbon credits, curated art marketplace and DeFI platform.
“We are very excited about the volume and quality of all the projects received in this first edition,” says Juan Jiménez Zaballos, CEO of Alastria. “The diversity of sectors and industries of the projects received are a sign of the transversality of the implementation of this technology and the flourishing and dynamic moment that the blockchain ecosystem is living”, he adds.
Small, medium and large companies, foundations, non-profit organizations and public administrations with projects related to digital transformation or development that add value to the service they offer, to the business model they develop, to the activity sector to which they belong and/or that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development objectives, using blockchain technology as part of their functionality, were eligible for the “Blockchain Awards”. More information about the awards and the finalist projects can be found at https://alastria.io/blockchain-awards