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INATBA AWARDSNominees 2024

Most Exciting Project in ReFi

Nominees 2024

 

 

Carbontribe Labs

Estonia

Carbontribe Labs OÜ, headquartered in Estonia/Tallinn, is a company undertaking ReFi operations, aiming to detect CO2 absorption from forests and soil, generate carbon credits, and circulate them as Web3 token credits. The detection of CO2 absorption involves machine learning on satellite images and forest/biodiversity data.

erable°

France

erable° is a decentralized platform addressing financial inclusion through social and impactful Real-World Asset (RWA) tokenization on the blockchain, bridging traditional finance with the digital economy.

Grassroots Economics

Kenya

We help revitalize traditional mutual aid practices through helping people and organizations express, share and pool their commitments as ERC20 Vouchers utilizing Celo distributed ledger for transparency and interoperability.

Project Origin

by Energinet

Denmark

Project-Origin is an open source collaboration that aims to create a public permissioned distributed ledger where everyone can validate the origin of their electricity on a granular level. The basis of Project-Origin is to create a trustworthy, secure certification system that can be shared across energy types, by implementing the fundamental technical core functionality.

Sunrise
Stake

Germany

The core of Sunrise Stake is our app for passive carbon offsetting. Believing individuals should not bear the burden of fixing climate change, we started enabling Blockchain-users to offset carbon emissions passively, without the need to donate money. This is achieved by liquid staking – a key feature of low-energy Proof-of-Stake blockchains like Solana that rewards securing and decentralising the technology.

Most Exciting Project in DeFi

Nominees 2024

 

 

Address Ownership Proof Protocol

by 21 Analytics

Switzerland

21 Analytics’ developed a protocol, Address Ownership Proof Protocol (AOPP), which aids Travel Rule compliant transfers between VASPs and self-hosted wallets by allowing customers to easily prove wallet ownership. In other words, regions that are legally obliged to collect wallet ownership proofs before withdrawals or deposits can use AOPP to collect these proofs in an efficient and user-friendly manner while respecting GDPR policies.

cheqd

Singapore

cheqd is a privacy-preserving payment network that allows users and organisations to take full control of their data. Powered by self-sovereign identity (SSI) and blockchain technologies, its public, permissionless network provides first-of-its-kind payment rails for decentralised identities that can be proven with Verifiable Credentials.

D7 – Digital Financial Market Infrastructure

by Deutsche Boerse

Germany

Deutsche Börse’s next-generation digital post-trade platform, D7®, allows market participants to issue electronic securities by leveraging digital instruments (DI), a digital representation of the securities. Accelerated by our Google partnership and state-of-the-art technology capabilities incl. a modular microservice-based architecture, D7 drives end-to-end digitisation through same-day issuance.

Fireblocks

USA

Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing, and issuing digital assets. Fireblocks enables exchanges, lending desks, custodians, banks, trading desks, and hedge funds to securely scale digital asset operations through the Fireblocks Network and MPC-based Wallet Infrastructure. Fireblocks serves thousands of financial institutions, has secured the transfer of over US$4 trillion in digital assets, and has a unique insurance policy that covers assets in storage and transit.

Tangany

Germany

Tangany is a qualified crypto custodian that provides a European-based tech and regulatory solution for institutions, corporations, brokers and FinTechs to enter the world of Blockchain. Being the market leader in Germany, we provide a sustainable and local alternative to the US solutions.

Most Exciting Project in Sustainable Innovation

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Decision Intelligence for ESG Data Platform

by Fujitsu

Japan

Fujitsu’s Sustainability Solutions Center is a transformative services platform that brings together the expertise of a team of sustainability and ESG professionals with advanced technologies and trustworthy data-driven insights. Through our collaborative approach, we empower organizations to create a more sustainable future, leveraging innovative solutions that drive growth, profitability, and social impact. By co-creating with our clients, we help them navigate complex sustainability and ESG challenges, reduce risk, and achieve operational excellence.

Impact Staking for Refugees

by Cardano Foundation & Switzerland for UNHCR

Switzerland

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has a challenge with resource mobilisation (fund and awareness raising) typically being crisis-linked and earmarked – which leads to 14 chronically underfunded refugee crises. Using a variety of Web3 tools, the Impact Staking for Refugees project is piloting a sustainable resource mobilisation solution to this challenge. It makes use of a Cardano stakepool (ticker: WRFGS) owned by Switzerland for UNHCR to generate staking rewards that are allocated to UNHCR operations in underfunded refugee crises (80%) and UNHCR Innovation Funds (20%).

Trufle

by Inlecom

Greece

Trufle supports and contributes to UNs SDGs Target 12.3 (FOOD LOSS & WASTE) for food waste management and eventually reduction based on trusted technologies for information exchange between stakeholders and citizens. It employs blockchain technology and follows a Self-Sovereign Identity approach, towards increasing the level of trust in the exchange of information among actors of the food supply chain and more specifically in the management and classification of food waste.

Twinu

Germany

Twinu built digital infrastructure for the circular economy of physical products based on blockchain and AI technology. Products are tokenized in product passports as NFTs using semantic data structure to make them machine-readable. A patent was developed to connect and synchronize products with their blockchain token. Crypto keys are used to give all actors along the lifecycle access rights to specific data and features.

UrbanChange Protocol

by UrbanChange Foundation

Switzerland

The UrbanChange Protocol was created as a response to a growing problem among NGOs, cities, and organizations: there is often a limited focus on the tangible, measurable impact of budgets tied to social and economic impact. Blockchain technology stands at the core of the UrbanChange Protocol, employing a decentralized model that turns the spotlight back on actionable, local objectives. By leveraging local coins as a gamified incentive mechanism, community members are rewarded for taking verified actions that meet social and economic impact goals, such as Environmental, Social, and Governance goals (ESGs) or United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Most Exciting Project in Corporate Innovation

Nominees 2024

 

 

Avelia

by Accenture & Shell

United Kingdom

In collaboration with Shell, American Express Global Business Travel and the Energy Web Foundation, we launched Avelia, a leading blockchain-powered book-and-claim solution that securely allocates the environmental attributes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. With Avelia, airlines and business customers can simultaneously reduce emissions while allowing transparency of attribute allocation to avoid issues such as double counting.

Dedit.io

by Blockchain Italia

Italy

Dedit allows users to manage the entire life-cycle and management of a document. Thanks to notarization – which is available on different blockchain technologies – and tokenization, it attributes certain date, proof of authorship, and immutability of each document through a dedicated platform or API integration.

Fundnode

by FundsDLT and Marketnode

Luxembourg

Fundnode, an industry-wide investment funds utility launched by Marketnode, aims to revolutionise Singapore’s fund industry through usage of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and to improve fund settlement efficiency. Marketnode has chosen Luxembourg-based FundsDLT and its innovative blockchain-based infrastructure to enhance its Fundnode solution. This collaboration is set to bring significant transparency and efficiency to fund investments.

SafeTransact

by Notabene

USA

SafeTransact connects blockchain transactions with Travel Rule flows and compliance decisions, enabling real-time anti-money laundering checks prior to transaction settlement, a distinct feature in the industry. This seamless integration simplifies the technical and operational challenges previously associated with implementing the Travel Rule, allowing VASPs to comply and implement the rule quickly, within days instead of months.

Space Traffic Coordination Monitor

by Guardtime

Switzerland

Today, there are nearly 8000 active satellites orbiting the Earth, causing conjunctions between each other daily. The aim of the Space Traffic Coordination Monitor is twofold: provide secure data exchange between different parties in the sphere of space traffic coordination, and identify issues and problems in the communication network; and provide global status overview of space traffic coordination and also conformity monitoring of Space Traffic Management regulations.

Token X

by Token X Co

Thailand

Token X is a subsidiary of under SCBX group founded in January 2021, with a vision to become the leading Tokenization Success Partner for businesses in Southeast Asia. We are a premier firm specializing in ICO portal services and asset tokenization. We provide our partner with end-to-end tokenization services, from ideation to execution.

Most Exciting Project in Learning and Awareness

Nominees 2024

 

 

BitDegree

Italy

BitDegree is onboarding newcomers into Web3 & AI through active learning and by helping them discover great projects, products, and services. Since 2017, BitDegree has served 50 million people globally and today is considered as one of the leading Web3 educators and user acquisition channels for the industry, serving 100+ B2B partners.

ERASMUS+ Sector Skills Alliances Project CHAISE

Europe

Blockchain is at the core of the EU strategy to advance digital transformation, benefitting society/businesses and stimulating sustainable growth. The aim of CHAISE is to set forward an open, inclusive blockchain skills governance system, to address skills mismatches and to deliver appropriate training, intelligence gathering and mobility solutions tailored to sectoral needs.

Furt’Her

Belgium

Furt’Her is on a mission to enhance women’s understanding of blockchain and emerging technologies. By fostering a secure environment, it enables women to explore, connect, and find inspiration in these transformative innovations. What began as a single event has evolved into a thriving community that continues to expand alongside our diverse range of initiatives. Beyond education, Furt’Her takes an active role in generating opportunities for women through strategic networking, collaborative resource-sharing, and impactful partnerships.

INCRREDA Student Mobility Wallet

by INCRREDA Limited

United Kingdom

With EBSI and Early Adopter participants, INCRREDA has been developing a Student Mobility Wallet; Verifiable Credential issuance and Verifiable Credential presentation technical components for universities. The objective of the project is to shape the simplicity and reliability of cross-border student Educational IDs throughout Europe using DLT WEB3 (Self-Sovereign Identity) digital identity incorporating GDPR principles.

ixfi

Lithuania

IXFI is a GEN 3.0 cryptocurrency exchange, focusing on users: usability, speed and simplicity for enhancing adoption of the new wave of people entering the crypto currency world. At this moment, users are still not satisfied with the exchange they are using and that’s why we believe that our user-first approach is the key to onboarding the next billion users.

Most Exciting Project in Public Sector Innovation

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Archipels Connect

by Archipels

France

Archipels Connect is a decentralized identity solution dedicated to business and organisations. In partnership with Infogreffe, the French business registry, Archipels provides any registered business with a digital wallet and a corporate digital identity based on blockchain technology.

Digital Certificate of Entitlement

by United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF)

USA

The UNJSPF Digital Certificate of Entitlement (Digital CE) system is a state-of-the-art Blockchain & Biometrics-based Solution, composed of a mobile and web-based application that can authenticate users’ identity; provide a “Proof of their Existence”; and record transactions on an immutable ledger.

EBSI-VECTOR

by Izertis

Spain

The project’s overarching vision is to “Improve the capabilities of social security, educational credentials and ESSIF use cases, extending the paradigm of self-sovereignty, and decentralized verifiable credentials and decentralized trusted registries for each use case related with real end-user services for European citizens via the support of the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure (EBSI) and implement this in different countries and cross-border interactions”.

MultiKnip

by IoT Nederland

The Netherlands

We use a 3rd generation blockchain (IOTA) to provide a second layer solution on top of fiat money to generate purpose bound money with settlement in fiat. This provides a way to distribute money (subsidies, stimuli, etc.) in a secure and trustworthy way which is used for stimulating the increase of energy efficiency of domestic housing, making companies more sustainable, distributing relief money for families that got into financial trouble because of high energy prices, and distributing employee benefits.

State of Jharkhand Seed Traceability

by SettleMint

Belgium

This project is blockchain-based seed distribution to farmers in Jharkhand, India. With 1.2 million farmers onboarded and 13.4K tonnes of seeds distributed through the platform, the implementation of Seed Traceability in the State of Jharkhand is the most widely adopted blockchain application outside of cryptocurrency globally. On top of the adoption rate, this implementation is having a profound impact on the livelihood of rural farmers in India, securing their livelihood and food source for their families.

Most Exciting Project in Multiverse

Nominees 2024

 

anotherblock

Sweden

Anotherblock is a Stockholm-based music tech platform, launched in August 2022 with the aim of empowering the emotional and financial connection between creators and consumers. Anotherblock revolutionizes music ownership through ERC-721-based tokens, merging the NFT standard on Ethereum and Base. These tokens, featuring unique IDs and real-world legal contracts, securely store music rights on the blockchain.

Master of Science (MSc) in Metaverse

by University of Nicosia

Cyprus

The MSc in Metaverse program is the world’s first fully accredited graduate program focused on the metaverse. It is an interdisciplinary program focused on preparing creators, developers, architects, social scientists, financial professionals, policymakers, and others for careers in metaverse design and management.

Osura

by Metagood

USA

Metagood’s new digital assets marketplace, Osura.com, is the premier marketplace curated for Bitcoin NFTs (Ordinals). Metagood developed Osura as a destination for digital art connoisseurs. It provides users with a highly secure marketplace and enables them to collect, buy, and sell digital artifacts.

The Sandbox

France

The Sandbox is empowering the creator generation to build experiences for their communities, and co-create the open metaverse. We do this through no-code tools, community education and better economics.

Most Exciting Company in Crypto-Assets

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Blockchain.com

United Kingdom

Blockchain.com solves problems related to cryptocurrency storage, security, accessibility, and transparency, while also promoting the core principles of blockchain technology. It provides a suite of tools and services to help individuals and businesses engage with cryptocurrencies more easily and securely.

Blockpit

Austria

Since its incorporation in 2017 and the acquisition of Cryptotax (2019) and most recently Accointing (2023), Blockpit has positioned itself as the leading provider of tax transaction analysis and related portfolio management in continental Europe. In the last two years, Blockpit has established itself in the EU as the first software provider for government and regulatory software solutions to combat tax fraud and evasion.

Crystal Blockchain

The Netherlands

Crystal is a blockchain analytics company building risk management solutions to enable the safe adoption of cryptocurrencies by the largest financial institutions. Crystal provides an all-in-one blockchain analytics tool to customers in the digital asset industry, banking, law enforcement, and regulatory sectors. We enable financial services and VASPs to meet global anti-money laundering requirements through crypto transaction monitoring and risk assessment.

Hacken

Estonia

Hacken is a trusted blockchain security auditor on a mission to make Web3 a safer place. With a team of 60+ certified engineers, we provide solutions covering all aspects of blockchain security, such as Smart Contract Audit, Blockchain Protocol Audit, dApp Audit, Penetration Testing, CCSS Audit, Tokenomics Audit and design.

Nexo

Global

Nexo, an industry trailblazer, redefines financial services by providing cutting-edge solutions for the digital asset space. The platform, available on both desktop and mobile, seamlessly integrates into the digital asset ecosystem, facilitating 24/7 fund transfers, innovating payment methods, instant crypto-powered credit, digital asset swaps and interest-bearing products.

NYALA Digital Asset AG

Germany

NYALA is the link between traditional securities and the blockchain. As a BaFin-supervised entity, it is allowed to register traditional (MiFiD) securities on the blockchain. This enables efficient cross-border issuances in Europe. By leveraging the tokenized securities, NYALA is building a capital market access for small and medium enterprises, renewables projects and others, which currently does not exist.