OpenBazaar Leads Nominations for 2016 Blockchain Awards

Coin Center and Blockchain have announced the finalists for the 2016 Blockchain Awards, to be held at Consensus 2016.

AccessTimeIconApr 15, 2016 at 12:55 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 12:13 p.m. UTC
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Following a two-week open nomination period, Coin Center and Blockchain have announced the finalists for the 2016 Blockchain Awards.

While three finalists were elected in five categories, decentralized e-commerce platform OpenBazaar lead the pack with three nominations, including "Bitcoin Champion of the Year", "Best New Startup" and "Most Promising Consumer Application".

Blockchain-based remittance app Abra saw two nominations for "Most Promising Consumer Application" and "Best New Startup.

First held in 2014, the Blockchain Awards are returning as part of the first Coin Center Annual Dinner. The event will take place alongside Consensus 2016, CoinDesk's flagship conference, in New York City on May 2nd, 2016.

The gala will feature keynotes from Rep Mick Mulvaney, a champion for digital currency technology in US Congress and veteran investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures.

Tickets for the Coin Center Annual Dinner are still available.

CoinDesk readers will now have one week to vote for the winners in each of the main categories.

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