• Smart Dubai Office and 1776 Announce Winners of the Global Blockchain Challenge in Dubai
Smart Dubai Office and 1776 Announce Winners of the Global Blockchain Challenge in Dubai

The Smart Dubai Office introduced the outcomes of the first Blockchain Challenge today at the Dubai Design District (D3), awarding a grand total amount of USD 45,000 to the most appealing services using blockchain innovation from 21 worldwide start-ups. The winning start-ups now have an opportunity to pilot their products in Dubai and add to the Dubai

Blockchain Strategy which was introduced by the Smart Dubai Office and the Dubai Future Structure in October 2016 with an objective to make Dubai the initial Blockchain-powered city by 2020.

Her Excellency Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, congratulated the victors for their duty in the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, claiming the outcomes show just what is feasible when people and cities interact. "The Dubai Blockchain Challenge has actually involved with the most innovative start-ups across the globe, to push the limits of just what is feasible when we accept arising technologies to improve lives," Her Excellency said.

" The boys and women who joined the Dubai Blockchain Obstacle are adding their beneficial experience to accomplishing the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to earn Dubai the happiest city in the world," she stated. "Their development services will suggest better city experiences for everyone in the extremely future." Abraham Cambridge from Sun exchange took the top place prize of USD 20,000. Mark Balovnev from Educhain put second and won USD 15,000. 3rd place reward of USD 10,000 mosted likely to Scott Austin from Everledger

The following participants additionally obtained unique recognition due to their appealing ideas - Hamsa Warfa from BanQu, Fadwa Mohanna from miCity and Hasan kurtulus from Copyrobo

" There is no much better way to make certain a bright future for individuals of Dubai than to foster innovation as a way to encourage trendsetters to sign up unmatched successes," stated H.E. Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Facility. "The Blockchain Obstacle marks an additional crucial milestone for our Dubai Blockchain Method, which seeks to implement the leadership's vision making Dubai the initial city in the world to carry out all of its government purchases using blockchain technology, and to upgrade government services and ensure customer complete satisfaction."

H.E. Lootah went on to include: "Today's winners will certainly set an instance for lots of around the world to replicate and work for the advantage of the human race. This global competitors areas Dubai at the fore in regards to innovation, and opens brand-new doors for the applications of blockchain modern technology."

The Smart Dubai Office and 1776 introduced the Dubai Blockchain Obstacle in February 2017, asking for global startups with game-changing applications of Blockchain modern technology, in any kind of industry, to add to the Dubai Blockchain Strategy.

"The Blockchain Challenge is one part of our cooperation with Smart Dubai Office in achieving its objectives by connecting them to start-ups that have solutions for the obstacles they face. At 1776, we encourage start-up ecosystems and help organizations and firms harness the ecological community to solve complicated challenges," claimed Evan Burfield, Cofounder and CEO at 1776. "With UNION, 1776's digital platform, we had the ability to release a require options and recognize startups that would gain from taking part in the challenge and functioning straight with SDO on their businesses.”

After reviewing hundreds applications, 21 start-ups were short-listed and flown to Dubai from 18 cities from 15 countries consisting of Sweden, UK, South Korea, Netherlands, Canada, Ukraine, Brazil, New Zealand, Vietnam, Belgium, USA, France, UAE, Italy and South Africa. The startups took part in a two-day workshop and pitch competition, helped with by Smart Dubai and 1776, to choose one of the most impactful. Blockchain remedies for Dubai. The sent concepts span blockchain applications in a wide range of topics from energy, realty, property monitoring, settlements, education, healthcare, and supply chain administration to social behaviour.

Judges of the competition included Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office; Peter Cerikuri, 1776 President and Global Chief Innovation Officer; Dr. Marwan AlZarouni, Director of Information Provider, Dubai Electronic Protection Facility; Mohammed Shael Alsaadi, Chief Executive Officer Corporate Strategic Affairs, Dubai Division of Economic Development; Ammar Al Malik, Executive Director Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource City. The competing finalists were judged on the innovative use blockchain innovation, dimension of market opportunity, traction and earnings, employee, and the capacity to apply the remedy effectively.

The competitors event was participated in by Director Generals and Chief Innovation Administration of Dubai public and private entities, prominent financiers, and the broader startup ecosystem.

The Dubai Blockchain Method is co-founded by Smart Dubai in collaboration with Dubai Future Structure. Under the technique, Smart Dubai is owning the execution of the emerging technology, in accordance with its objective to welcome technology innovation to earn Dubai a more smooth, safe, reliable and individualized city experience, to achieve the three columns of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy: Government effectiveness, industry production and thought leadership.

To learn more on the 21 finalists of the Blockchain Challenge,
please check out the website: www.1776.vc/sdo-blockchain- challenge.

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