Paris Blockchain Week, jointly with Partisia Blockchain, today announces a Paris Blockchain Week first: Paris Blockchain Week Awards – inaugural edition. The Awards will recognise the most notable individuals, projects, and organisations across this innovative sector at Europe’s largest gathering of thought leaders, innovators, and experts from around the world convening to discuss and advance the state of blockchain and web3 technologies.
The awards recognizing the efforts of the blockchain community members are in perfect alignment with Paris Blockchain Week’s vision that emphasises the development of the ecosystem through education, flagship projects and community collaboration to build tomorrow’s digital economy. The award ceremony scheduled on 23rd of March 2023 will celebrate those who have significantly contributed to the transition to the digital assets industry at large.
Voting for these outstanding contributors will fittingly take a future-forward perspective using Parti.com, a blockchain-powered social network and voting platform allowing people to vote easily, anonymously, and securely “on-chain” using blockchain voting ballots available to anyone who wants to take part. Each vote is recorded transparently and openly on the Partisia Blockchain for public audit.
The Paris Blockchain Week awards are designed to celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals, organisations, and projects, specifically in these eight award categories:
The Web3 Personality of the Year Award will recognise overall outstanding achievements in the past months, towards the whole blockchain ecosystem, while the People’s Choice Award will go to the best conference speech, panel discussion, or workshop. The Best Impact Blockchain Project Award will recognise the ‘blockchain for good’ project delivering significant social impact and the Web3 Brand Initiative of the Year Award will honour a project that innovatively uses web3 to interact with their audience. Relatedly, the Enterprise Blockchain Project of the Year Award will highlight the best corporate blockchain project not only from a technological standpoint, but in terms of value creation and industrial impact for the company.
The Awards will also centre on education, undoubtedly the most crucial building block in blockchain today. The Best Web3 Educational Platform and Best Web3 Content Creator will recognise an outstanding organisation and an individual working to educate the wider community about Web3 and blockchain technology to address the knowledge and skills gap and gender imbalance. Finally, the Prix du Jury, which will be selected by the organisers and main sponsors of Paris Blockchain Week, to highlight an outstanding individual or organisational achievement.
On top of being recognised and celebrated by industry leaders and peers, winners will also be able to widen their reach by appearing on mainstream TV media and receiving press coverage. The winners will serve as an inspiration for others to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible with this transformative technology.
Emmanuel Fenet, CEO at Paris Blockchain Week said, “These awards are designed to honour and recognise some of the amazing people and projects that are moving the industry forward. And also to inspire our youth to join this fast-paced industry and help build the future. There is so much innovation in blockchain and web3; we need to recognise the work of those who achieve greatness through their leadership in helping promote blockchain which holds so much potential in so many domains. The Paris Blockchain Awards is the platform that allows these individuals and teams to lead by example and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”
Brian Gallagher, Co-Founder of Partisia Blockchain added, “We are immensely proud to play an essential role in not only the voting infrastructure for the Awards, but even more to concretely illustrate an amazing use case of blockchain which is privacy preserving, on-chain voting. We have built a one-of-a-kind, best-in-class platform – to bring the Paris Blockchain Week Awards to life. These tools will accelerate the transition to meet some of society’s most pressing needs, which include democratic and secure elections where people can vote without needing to get to a ballot box. Thanks to this strategic collaboration with Paris Blockchain Week, Partisia Blockchain is once again positioned at the forefront of blockchain endeavours that are helping society progress toward a more fair, transparent and inclusive digital future.”
Jennifer de Broglie, host of the i24 News show D’Crypt and Director of Thought Leadership at Partisia Blockchain, will present the Awards ceremony. Jennifer commented, “I’m really excited about this first edition of Paris Blockchain Week Awards! We want this to be the most coveted awards event in blockchain, recognising the industry’s very best! Nominees will be drawn from all genders and all geographies, representing the diversity and global reach of blockchain and web3. Voting in each of the categories will be based on a variety of factors, including technology, business model, adoption, impact, innovation, leadership, community involvement and inclusiveness. The Paris Blockchain Week Awards symbolise the inclusive nature of the industry and, with the new blockchain voting platform, everybody can try first-hand a major use-case of blockchain technology: fully transparent and anonymous fraud-free voting from the convenience of your phone!”
The Paris Blockchain Week Awards voting Dapp goes live on Wednesday 15th of February, in the afternoon, a demo will be posted on the Partisia Blockchain Youtube channel. It will be possible to cast your ballot right up until the award ceremony begins. An ‘Ask Me Anything’ session, hosted by the blockchain voting infrastructure team at Partisia Blockchain, will be organised on February 22nd at 17:00 CET (16:00 UTC) on Partisia Blockchain Twitter spaces @partisiampc.
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About Paris Blockchain Week
The renowned Paris Blockchain Week will hold its 4th edition as a live event from 20 to 24 March 2023 in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre and online via a dedicated digital platform. Since its inception in 2019, PBW has established itself as a global meeting place for crypto enthusiasts, investors, and entrepreneurs to engage in thought-provoking discussions on the digital assets industry at large. The event is organised by Chain of Events, an event organiser specialising in conferences and events for professionals in the blockchain universe. Supported by some of the leading figures in tech and politics, PBW 2022 welcomed 6000+ attendees, 300+ speakers, 250 sponsors, 400 media and partners.
Top speakers and supporters from 2023 include Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum, CEO & Founder of ConsenSys, Alexis Ohanian, Founder of Seven Seven Six, Denelle Dixon, CEO & Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, Jean-Noël Barrot, French Minister for the Digital Transition and Telecommunications, Stephanie Ramezan, Head of Gemini UK, James Tromans, Director, Cloud Web3 at Google, Ryan Selkis, Founder & CEO of Messari, Silvio Micali, Founder of Algorand, Beatriz Reyero, Global VP of Corporate Strategy at eBay Ventures, Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Circle, Ira Auerbach, Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Assets at Nasdaq and many more.
About Partisia Blockchain Foundation
Partisia Blockchain is revolutionising the internet by building a Web 3.0 public blockchain built for trust, transparency, privacy, and speed of light finalisation. The cutting-edge solution to decentralisation, confidentiality, and privacy challenges, Partisia Blockchain represents the first successful complete integration of blockchain technology with Secure Multi-Party Computation (MPC) delivering the advantages of decentralised technologies while still guaranteeing data privacy and security. The team counts a number of well-known industry luminaries among its ranks, including world-leading cryptographers such as Ivan Damgard and Jesper Buus Nielsen, along with a team of more than 60 developers and entrepreneurs. The Partisia Blockchain community is truly decentralised, made up of developers, researchers, node operators, and token holders from around the globe. Join us in building a more fair and transparent future, visit https://partisiablockchain.com/.