Blockshow Europe 2018 has announced its winners for blockchain industry leaders. There was a focus this year on women in the industry, and Dr Quy Vo-Reinhard, co-founder and CDO of the HIT Foundation, came out on top. Mining equipment manufacturer Bitfury won the award for leading company.
The Health Information Traceability (HIT) Foundation is a blockchain based ‘marketplace’ aimed at motivating individuals to digitize their personal health data. Through this process, it allows users to not only trace but also monetize, their health information. Participants are rewarded with HIT tokens for uploading and sharing their data. The HIT Foundation conclude that the exchange of data in a transparent and secure manner will reduce monopolization of health data by large corporations. Beside just medical data, lifestyle, demographic and administrative data is collected, all of which can presumably be used to advance research and improve medical treatments.
Dr Quy Vo-Reinhard holds a PhD in Computational Biomedicine and an MBA from EBS University in Germany.
Following in second and third place were frontend developer Gina Contrino of Lisk, and Manon Burgel, CEO at B2Expand.
In the leading company category, Bitfury came out ahead of Cardano and Lisk, respectively. Bitfury is a full-service software and hardware company offering an array of blockchain services, including miners, asics chips and immersion cooling technology. Their software services include Peach, a micropayments protocol, and Exonum, a platform for companies to build their own blockchain.
On the win, Valery Vavilov, CEO of Bitfury, said:
Bitfury is grateful for this show of support. We work hard every day to develop and advance blockchain solutions for governments, businesses and institutions that make life better for people – in Europe and around the world. We are more committed than ever to bringing this game-changing technology to life.”
The blockchain-powered online voting platform Polys was used to gather the poll data.
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