Our Event Categories

We have broken down the awards into twenty different categories to showcase the depth and breadth of projects in this space. What are you doing? Is your project fascinating and impactful? Why not enter your dazzling project and get the recognition that you richly deserve.

In each category there are additional criteria to allow you to select your award designation. There is a £150 charge to each entry. You can enter as many categories as you think your ICO will suit.

Best of luck and hope to see you at the Awards in December.

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Education

Blockchain technology has progressed beyond the finance and gaming industries to the education sector. Across the world, the field of education is now a central focus area for many in the private and public sectors with educational institutions either preparing to implement blockchain-based tools, or considering them. Another appeal of developing blockchain solutions for the education sector is the growing popularity of online courses, and the reduction of fake certifications and immutable education records.

This award will recognise a company, solution or project that applies blockchain technologies to the benefit of a company, its customers or to the education industry itself.

FINANCE

The original impetus behind the creation of cryptocurrencies arose due to opposition to the model and the failings of traditional banking. Nevertheless the financial sector has pioneered crypto technologies and strategies, and has been one of the main drivers of adoption behind blockchain technology.

This award will recognise a company, solution or project that can demonstrate innovation in its field, and a high level of technological utility, to the benefit of a business, its customers or the infrastructure of the financial services industry.

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FINANCE

The original impetus behind the creation of cryptocurrencies arose due to opposition to the model and the failings of traditional banking. Nevertheless the financial sector has pioneered crypto technologies and strategies, and has been one of the main drivers of adoption behind blockchain technology.

This award will recognise a company, solution or project that can demonstrate innovation in its field, and a high level of technological utility, to the benefit of a business, its customers or the infrastructure of the financial services industry.

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Healthcare

Healthcare is innovating in so any different directions. Health Tech on the ground: gathering data from permissioned patients, introducing pan system record keeping, linking patient with their condition, eliminating misdiagnosis and even rewarding patients who share their medical data.

Health Tech is truly using the blockchain technology to revolutionise the way we look after patients, the way our medical teams interact with their patients, the way the system puts the patient at the heart of its actions. Health care is moving rapidly into patient care and we can‘t wait to see some of the most exciting – and transformative – projects in this space.

Energy / Utilities

Creating a new, renewable-source power generation solution which is sustainable and which uses distributed generation resources are some of the key challenges facing this industry.

This award will recognize a company, solution or project that applies blockchain technologies to processes such as energy credit management, the promotion of green energy and asset optimization to the benefit of a company, its customers or to the energy industry itself.

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Energy / Utilities

Creating a new, renewable-source power generation solution which is sustainable and which uses distributed generation resources are some of the key challenges facing this industry.

This award will recognize a company, solution or project that applies blockchain technologies to processes such as energy credit management, the promotion of green energy and asset optimization to the benefit of a company, its customers or to the energy industry itself.

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Gaming / AR / VR / Entertainment

Ever since Pokemon Go introduced AR to a new generation, we have witnessed a myriad of projects all looking to take over that space. Online gaming is a rapidly growing industry with digital assets and online cities gaining in popularity. The lines between reality and augmented and virtual realities are being blurred and the world of entertainment turned on its head.

Entries in this space – we want to find the brightest implantations and interpretations of what it means to game – online and offline.

Media / Content / Advertising

Online advertising is definitely broken with the proliferation of pop-up, self-run video ads (mostly click bait) with automatic volume attached. ‘Won’t look, we’ll make you look’ was the mantra of online advertising once they realised that people could and would switch off traditional advertising. Content went through a separate paradigm with the advent of the pay wall – but many readers will not subscribe for hefty or monthly fees. And media became truly mixed media as companies in this space sought the holy grail of engagement with the public.

Enter the Blockchain, micropayments, smart contracts, creator getting a share of revenue, visitors choosing the watch advertising and getting paid directly by the brand. All of a sudden we have engagement again – true engagement – and we want to celebrate the best implantations in this space.

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Media / Content / Advertising

Online advertising is definitely broken with the proliferation of pop-up, self-run video ads (mostly click bait) with automatic volume attached. ‘Won’t look, we’ll make you look’ was the mantra of online advertising once they realised that people could and would switch off traditional advertising. Content went through a separate paradigm with the advent of the pay wall – but many readers will not subscribe for hefty or monthly fees. And media became truly mixed media as companies in this space sought the holy grail of engagement with the public.

Enter the Blockchain, micropayments, smart contracts, creator getting a share of revenue, visitors choosing the watch advertising and getting paid directly by the brand. All of a sudden we have engagement again – true engagement – and we want to celebrate the best implantations in this space.

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Social Network

It is no shock that the popularity of social media giants in this space have suffered a reversal of fortunes following the shocking theft of personal data for political and commercial gain. The real issues that came to the surface were driven by lack of privacy, profiling and monetisation of our data by the various social networks. The sharing economy was one way – we shared and the network earned.

Now there is a flotilla of projects in this space looking to address issues of privacy (always the mark of a free society) monetisation of the user’s data for themselves and freedom of expression. We can’t wait to see the clever, creative projects in this space.

Commerce / Retail

The main objective of the retail industry is to ensure that shoppers can easily find relevant providers, that they repeatedly receive exceptional shopping experiences and that they independently recommend retail “champions” to other shoppers.

This award will recognise a company, solution or project that can demonstrate retail relevance, convenience and excellence to the benefit of a business and/or its customers.

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Commerce / Retail

The main objective of the retail industry is to ensure that shoppers can easily find relevant providers, that they repeatedly receive exceptional shopping experiences and that they independently recommend retail “champions” to other shoppers.

This award will recognise a company, solution or project that can demonstrate retail relevance, convenience and excellence to the benefit of a business and/or its customers.

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Music / Arts

These sectors traditionally lack business and technical support. Music and the Arts favour the well established with large centralised monopolies dominating and influencing the success of any given individual and or group.

We are looking for innovation and projects that will help democratise the whole creative industry allowing for content to be properly assigned and paid for and allowing true talent to rise to the top.

Social Impact

Never before have we an opportunity to make a difference using technology with attitude. A good attitude. Other techncial innovations are largely socially agnostic – AI or the Internet for example are huge developments but are, at their core, based on technical advancement rathen social impact.

However, with blockchain there is a huge appetite to make change using technology – social impact should be core of nominations for this category.

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Social Impact

Never before have we an opportunity to make a difference using technology with attitude. A good attitude. Other techncial innovations are largely socially agnostic – AI or the Internet for example are huge developments but are, at their core, based on technical advancement rathen social impact.

However, with blockchain there is a huge appetite to make change using technology – social impact should be core of nominations for this category.

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Charity

Charity faces many legacy issues with accountability, transparency and effeciency the big three sticks. We want to hear from projects and movements that use blockchain to change this. Projects that allow Charities to demonstrate their accountabilty across all areas of their work from payments, good uses of monies and effective spend will be most welcome here.

Professional Services

Professional services companies today have an unparalleled opportunity to streamline processes, improve security, increase transactional transparency and minimise the risks of human error, thereby improving the quality, range and relevance of their varied offerings.

This award will recognise a company, solution or project that can demonstrate verifiable improvements over traditional solutions, to the benefit of the business, its customers or to the infrastructure of the professional services industry as a whole.

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Professional Services

Professional services companies today have an unparalleled opportunity to streamline processes, improve security, increase transactional transparency and minimise the risks of human error, thereby improving the quality, range and relevance of their varied offerings.

This award will recognise a company, solution or project that can demonstrate verifiable improvements over traditional solutions, to the benefit of the business, its customers or to the infrastructure of the professional services industry as a whole.

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Security / Identity / Verification

The growing importance of privacy, security and identity trying has given rise to multiple attemtps to enable us all to take back control of our data, to put all of our personal identification information on the blockchain, make it private, and to allow selected others to access and use that data.

This award will recognise a company, solution or project that can demonstrably improve security and identity verification and protection to the benefit of the business, its customers or the infrastructure of the digital security industry.

ICO Advisor (individual)

For such a new industry, the number of self-proclaimed experts is disproportionately high. So how do new projects and companies identify those individuals who can actually deliver on their promises and provide the high quality advice and valuable connections necessary for the new venture to succeed?

This award will recognise an individual that has demonstrably added value to a company or project and thereby contributed directly to its success.

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adult-back-view-business-1181345

ICO Advisor (individual)

For such a new industry, the number of self-proclaimed experts is disproportionately high. So how do new projects and companies identify those individuals who can actually deliver on their promises and provide the high quality advice and valuable connections necessary for the new venture to succeed?

This award will recognise an individual that has demonstrably added value to a company or project and thereby contributed directly to its success.

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Marketing Campaign

We are looking for a drop-dead amazing, fun, cool, adventurous, exciting and well-rounded marketing campaign that really turned heads. Is this you? Did your ICO launch the most amazing marketing campaign that left the rest for dead? Send it on in!

Fund

Cyptocurrency funds have enabled public markets investors to invest in pools of professionally managed capital, where the majority of AUM are invested in publicly tradable cryptocurrency assets.

This award will recognize not only the perfomance but also the methodologies applied, the presence of clear, composite prices, trade suspension and hard fork policies which benefit the company and/or its clients.

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coin piles and glass for investment in the future

Fund

Cyptocurrency funds have enabled public markets investors to invest in pools of professionally managed capital, where the majority of AUM are invested in publicly tradable cryptocurrency assets.

This award will recognize not only the perfomance but also the methodologies applied, the presence of clear, composite prices, trade suspension and hard fork policies which benefit the company and/or its clients.

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Consultancy (company)

ICO consulting firms often offer a combination of technical advice, legal counsel, marketing guidance and customer acquisition strategies. There services range from helping you structure your ICO or securing first-rate media coverage, from risk management tools to great banking connections.

This award will recognise a company that can clearly demonstrate the tangible benefits they have brought to an ICO project which have contributed directly to its success.

CEO

Ask anyone and as much as the idea has to be good, it all comes back to the team. And the one person with the most influence is the CEO of the project.

CEOs of ICOs are different from other sectors. They have to think on their feet. They have to adapt quickly. They have to be global from day one. They have to be smart, very smart.

Is that your CEO? Is that You? Enter now!

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Business call

CEO

Ask anyone and as much as the idea has to be good, it all comes back to the team. And the one person with the most influence is the CEO of the project.

CEOs of ICOs are different from other sectors. They have to think on their feet. They have to adapt quickly. They have to be global from day one. They have to be smart, very smart.

Is that your CEO? Is that You? Enter now!

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Young CEO (under 30)

In a young industry it is hard to come to a cut-off point of what constitutes a young CEO. So, we put our finger in the air and said – under 20. Yes, that is young but there are a whole range of young thinkers and innovators out there and we want to put the spotlight on the top one.

Enter now!

The ICON 2018

How do we rate an ICO? Is it the money it raises? It is the team that leads it? It is the project itself – is it changing the world? Is it the community behind it? It is the number of token holders who want it to succeed?

We don’t the answer – you do! This is why the voting of all categories, and especially this one, is being judged exclusively by the public. We want your entries and then we want to see your votes. May the best ICO claim the prize.

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achievement-agreement-arms-1068523

The ICON 2018

How do we rate an ICO? Is it the money it raises? It is the team that leads it? It is the project itself – is it changing the world? Is it the community behind it? It is the number of token holders who want it to succeed?

We don’t the answer – you do! This is why the voting of all categories, and especially this one, is being judged exclusively by the public. We want your entries and then we want to see your votes. May the best ICO claim the prize.

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B2B

The potential for B2B companies seeking to harnass the benefits of blockchain technology is enormous. Whether seeking to reduce errors, increase transparency, simplify channel complexities, or streamline transactions, blockchain represents significant opportunties.

This award will recognise a company, solution or project that can demonstrate the effective use of blockchain technology to the benefit of a business, its customers or the B2B market itself.

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