16 blockchain startups to compete at World Tokenomic Forum summit
The World Tokenomic Forum has narrowed down a list of more than 137 challengers from more than 17 countries to a group of 16 finalists who will compete in the Sandcastle Startups Challenge 2018 during the forum's annual summit next month in Grand Cayman.
The forum is a social-enterprise think tank and premium membership consortium convening world leaders in cryptocurrency, government, capital markets and technology, according to a press release.
Blockchain tech companies selected for the finals represent at least one company from each of the 2018 themes of cybersecurity, identity, infrastructure and mobility, payments, and social impact.
The finalists include: BCT.io; Centareum; Clear Foundation; Cryptyk; Databroker DAO; Datum; Fan Token; Intiva Health; Mobile Bridge Momentum; rLoop; Shoppers.shop; Smart Oil Consortium; Swytch.io; True Reply; Vertalo; and Vinchain.io.
Alternates include Celsius; Emanate; Hatch; Rev SEZC; Science Root; and TokenAI.
"We are absolutely blown away and couldn't be happier with the caliber of these final 16 seeds and the top 22 overall that got us here to this amazing final list of challengers," World Tokenomic Forum Chairman Chris J. Snook said in the release.
Competitors will go head-to-head in an afternoon session on May 9. Selected members and board advisors will judge the final competition through various rounds.
The last team standing will win a grand champion prize package valued at approximately $250,000 that includes development services, advisory work, exchange listings and membership privileges.
All finalists will receive a competition package of services, earned media, hotel stay, food and beverage, and competitor-level access to the World Tokenomic Forum Annual Summit of members valued at over $15,000.