Blockshow Europe 2018, a major international event for showcasing established Blockchain solutions, took place in Berin, Germany on 28-29 May. The event organizers conducted an online survey in which voters selected the women and company they believe are making the greatest impact on the European blockchain sector. The poll was conducted using a blockchain based application named Polys.
Nearly 2000 votes were cast for a total of 15 nominees in each category. The nominees for European blockchain companies were selected based on market capitalization, social media activity, and expert reviews. The voters were able to nominate EU-based companies as well.
BitFury, a full-service block chain technology company, won the award in the company category. The company’s website says
We develop and deliver cutting-edge software and hardware solutions necessary for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals to securely move assets across the blockchain.
The BlockShow Europe 2018 was attended by 3,000 people this year. It was five times bigger than the event conducted in Munich last spring, and double the size of BlockShow Asia this past fall. 3,000 people attended the event, which was sponsored by over 90 companies. 93 companies had stalls in the event.
Industry Recognises Achievements of Women
Dr Quy Vo-Reinhard, Chief Data Officer and co-founder of the HIT Foundation, won the award for ‘most influential woman in the industry‘. Dr. Eberhard Scheuer, Elizabeth Chee and Aleksandar Nikov are other co-founders of the organization.
Quy Vo-Reinhard said
I believe the blockchain can bring a bright future to the global community. I was born in a country where, 40 years ago, a majority of people believed women belonged in the kitchen. I feel that I’ve come a long way: being here, speaking, and receiving an award for what I’m doing for women in tech and at the HIT Foundation is amazing. I suggest next year there should be a category for men, too — we all work really hard in this industry. It has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with capability and performance.
The Health Information Traceability (HIT) Foundation is a decentralised marketplace that allows individuals to digitize their health data, monetize and even trace its usage. The platform addresses two major concerns that affect the healthcare industry:
monopolization of health data leading to inefficiencies, and lack of incentives for individuals to digitize and share their health data.
The blockchain technology based platform ensures a meaningful exchange of data in a transparent and secure manner.