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Finalists announced for the AIBC Awards!

Grammy-winning artist Akon and AKOIN co-founders Lynn Liss and Jon Karas will be presenting the Social Impact Award.

Malta AIBC Summit has announced the finalists for the Malta AIBC Awards taking place 7th November 2019, at the InterContinental Hotel, St Julian’s Malta.

On the first day of the summit, the AIBC Awards ceremony will honour the best of the best in the worlds of AI, blockchain, tokenisation, robotics, IoT, and more.   The awards evening includes a gala charity dinner at the InterContinental ballroom. This fund-raiser is organised by SiGMA Group and all proceeds will go towards The SiGMA Foundation.

Thousands of nominations were received for consideration and 30 experts from the blockchain, AI and deep tech space have chosen three finalists in each category. The winners of each award will be decided by a panel of 7 judges of influence within the industry.

Finally, it has now been confirmed that Grammy-winning artist Akon will also be judging the Social Impact Award along with AKOIN co-founders Lynn Liss and Jon Karas.

The finalists are as follows:


Finalists:                     Wirex / Salamantex / Trustly


DAO BUILDING OF THE YEAR 2019 (sponsored by AmaZix)

Finalists:                     Dash / MakerDAO / DAOcasino


IOT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE YEAR 2019 (sponsored by Momentum Protocol)

Finalists:                     The Things Network / Deloitte / Yptokey 


SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD 2019 (sponsored by 

Finalists:                     Fintech4Good / Ethichub / Give Foundation      


BEST AI APPLICATION OF THE YEAR 2019 (sponsored by TakaMaka)

Finalists:                     SingularityNET / Spacept / Unbiased       


MASS ADOPTION PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2019           (sponsored by AmonTech)

Finalists:                     Salamantex / Future1Exchange / HUPAYX         




Finalists:                     AeroBand / Cashaa / Pynk 



ASSET TOKENIZATION OF THE YEAR 2019 (sponsored by AeroBand)

Finalists:                     TaoDust / BlackMantaCapital / STOBOX


BLOCKCHAIN & AI FOR ARTS AWARD 2019 (sponsored by Black Manta Capital)       

Finalists:                     Solarex / Umnai / Domineum BlockChain Solution       


DEFI AWARD 2019 (sponsored by 8 PAY) 

Finalists:                     MakerDAO / Sologenic / Simply VC        

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About AIBC:

Malta AI & Blockchain Summit is a bi-annual expo covering topics relating to the global sectors for blockchain, AI, Big Data, IoT, and Quantum technologies. The event includes conferences hosted by globally renowned speakers, workshops for industry learning and discussion, an exhibit space accommodating more than 400 brands and much more.

The first Malta Blockchain Summit took place in November 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel in St Julians, Malta, attracting 8,500 attendees from over 80 countries worldwide, with 300 sponsors and exhibitors, 200 speakers, and No. 1 AI VIP (Sophia the world’s first robot citizen). With strong support from the Maltese government, the event has quickly established itself as one of the world’s leading destinations for the growing sectors of AI, Blockchain and DLT, IoT, and other vertical industries. At the 2018 event the Maltese government introduced 3 new bills to support the growth of the sector and promoting Malta as the “Blockchain Island”.