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EMBARGOED until Weds 16 April 2014 at 12 PM EST

 

First Annual Blockchain Awards at Bitcoin 2014 on Friday, 16 May

 

(16 April 2014)  -- On Friday, 16 May, the Bitcoin Foundation and Blockchain.info will host the first annual Blockchain Awards at Bitcoin 2014 in Amsterdam to celebrate innovation and excellence in the Bitcoin community. The award ceremony will take place at the Main Deck of the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam.

“The foundation works hard to recognize and advocate for innovation and ingenuity across the Bitcoin community,” said Jon Matonis, Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation. “These awards are a unique opportunity to showcase these accomplishments and celebrate an extraordinary year for Bitcoin.”

Ten awards will be announced across a number of fields including Most Influential Investor, Most Influential Journalist and Bitcoin Champion of the Year. A full list is available at http://bitcoin2014.com/.

As of Weds, 16 April at 12pm EST, anyone will be able to submit their nominations via the nomination form. On 7 May, the Bitcoin Foundation and Blockchain.info will announce the top three finalists in each category as well as further instructions for voting for the category winner.

Blockchain.info will donate 1 BTC to each category winner, and the award will be permanently and historically written into the Block Chain as proof of ownership.

“With these awards we hope to take a moment and reflect on the amazing contributions from the bitcoin community. We want to honor the exceptional quality, leadership, and technical innovation we see every day,” said Nicolas Cary, CEO of Blockchain.info.

Join the conversation using #WeAreSatoshi and #BlockchainAwards.
 

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Register at http://bitcoin2014.com. Use code BITCOIN2014 for a discounted rate or use this LINK to pay in bitcoin. For additional questions please email bitcoin2014@bitcoinfoundation.org and join the conversation via Twitter, Facebook and Google+ using #Bitcoin2014.  All media must register in order to attend.

ABOUT // The Bitcoin Foundation is a member-driven non-profit organization dedicated to serving the business, technology, government relations, and public affairs needs of the Bitcoin community. The foundation works to protect and standardize the Bitcoin protocol and software, to broaden the use of Bitcoin through public education and by fostering a safe and sane legal and regulatory environment, and to support local Bitcoin efforts by connecting a network of Bitcoin communities worldwide. Think Globally, Act Locally. Join us!

Follow us @BTCFoundation for the latest information.

ABOUT// Blockchain.info is Bitcoin's most popular bitcoin wallet and block explorer. As of April 2014 the site has over 1.5 million registered users and 300 million page views per month. For more information please visit https://blockchain.info/

Follow us @Blockchain for the latest information.

ABOUT// Blockchain Awards

The Blockchain Awards is an annual ceremony co-presented by the Bitcoin Foundation and Blockchain.info to celebrate innovationa and excellence in the Bitcoin community. Voting is open to the public and winners are chosen by the people. Being nominated or winning does not translate to an endorsement by the Bitcoin Foundation or Blockchain.info. Please visit http://bitcoin2014.com/  for more information.

CONTACT // Bitcoin Foundation

Jinyoung Lee Englund

Director of Public Affairs

Bitcoin Foundation

Amy Weiss

Media Consultant

CEO, Weiss Public Affairs

Elleni Almandrez

Communications Consultant

Weiss Public Affairs

Emily Ku

Press Assistant

Bitcoin Foundation

EMAIL // press@bitcoinfoundation.org

CONTACT // Blockchain.info

Sean Percival

Marketing

Blockchain.info

EMAIL // sean@blockchain.info

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