Using a blockchain-based voting app called Polys, the winners in the blockchain industry leaders census were determined and announced at the Blockshow Europe 2018.
Voters across the world were given the chance to select those people and companies they believed were making the difference in the European blockchain market.
Chief Data Officer and co-founder of the Health Information Traceability (HIT) Foundation Dr. Quy Vo-Reinhard was selected from the shortlist of EU blockchain community’s most influential women.
The Health Information Traceability (HIT) Foundation advances blockchain to enable people to digitize and monetize their health data and to keep track of its use as well.
Dr. Vo-Reinhard commented on the award, saying:
“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.”
Bitfury, one of the biggest systems developer in the blockchain world, was hailed as the game-changing EU blockchain company. Valery Vavilov, CEO of Bitfury, remarked:
“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.”