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3rd Annual Tads Awards Now Open for Nominations with New NFT Award Category

TADS Awards is the world’s first annual international awards for the Tokenized Assets and Digitized Securities (TADS) sectors. 

Inaugurated in 2020, TADS Awards is a non-profit event hosted annually, where individuals and businesses gather to keep pace with the growth of the dynamic TADS industries.

In addition to the two award categories, ‘Best of Class TADS’ and ‘Eco-System Excellence’, TADS Awards will be celebrating its third year with a new ‘NFT Innovations’ awards category, covering five awards including Digital Art, Content/IP, Impact/ESG, Phygital, and the Metaverse.

Nominations can be submitted by the nominees directly or by a third-party nominator at the designated website, and the nomination deadline for all three award categories is September 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm HKT. 

The nominations will be reviewed by a panel of independent industry experts, and the awards presentation ceremony for the ‘Best of Class TADS’ and ‘Eco-System Excellence’ award categories will be held during the ‘Hong Kong FinTech Week’ from October 31 – November 4, 2022. 

As for the ‘NFT Innovations’ award category, it will take place during the “NFT-Metaverse Expo 2022″ from November 4-6, 2022 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

As a non-profit event, there is no cost for both nominators and nominees at any stage of the TADS Awards, and they are free to withdraw at any time. Information submitted during the application process will be kept confidential.

TADS Awards is co-organized by Asia Pacific Digital Economy Institute, Coinstreet Partners, and DAS (Digital Asset Series) Seminars. It has received strong support from strategic partners, including (alphabetically): Accenture, Association of Family Offices in Asia, Crypto Valley Association, Deloitte Hong Kong, DLA Piper, FinTech Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Cyberport, IBM, InvestHK, Microsoft Hong Kong, Morningstar, Somerley Capital, The Tokenizer, and West Park Capital, among many others, plus support from its Global Ambassadors from over sixteen countries.  

Samson Lee, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of TADS Awards, and Founder and CEO of Coinstreet, commented, “As we enter the third year of running TADS Awards with the addition of “NFT Innovations” award category, we are very delighted to present a total of fifteen main awards along with another twelve rising-star awards that celebrate and reward outstanding companies in the Tokenized Assets and Digitized Securities space.”

He added, “One of the supporting organizations, King Leung, Head of Fintech at InvestHK, said “NFT plays an instrumental role, far beyond its current forms, in the broader context of the Web3 revolution that will have a profound impact on the world. At InvestHK, we are also a strong believer that our international environment, positioning as a global international financial centre, and being the 2nd largest art auction market in the world, gives us an enormous competitive advantage to become a leading global player in this NFT revolution. I salute the founders of TADS Awards for their mission and passion, and I look forward to more collaboration to foster the NFT ecosystem and propel Hong Kong to become a global NFT leader.”

Barry Chan, Partner, Financial Services Sector, IBM Consulting, said, “This is my third year supporting TADS Awards. We observed the industry growing in maturity and driving continuous innovation. I’m looking forward to seeing new breakthrough thinking and broader adoption in the financial services industry.”

Kim Mak, Co-organizer of NFT-Metaverse Expo 2022, mentioned, “It’s our honor to have TADS Awards participate in our Expo and we truly believe it can help promote Hong Kong as a well-developed Web 3.0 market.”

Neil Tan, Chairman of FinTech Association of Hong Kong, commented, “TADS Awards are based on best practices and represent a measurement standard for the global tokenized assets and digital securities sectors. The adoption of blockchain, digital assets, and tokenization is a competitive advantage for us. Hong Kong must maintain its leadership position as a global financial center – TADS Awards keep Hong Kong at the forefront of innovation as a Global Fintech Center.”

TADS Awards 2022 will select a total of fifteen winners from three award categories (five awards for each category), along with a special Rising Star Award for each category created to encourage start-up companies, and recognize innovative proof-of-concept projects in TADS industries.

  1. BEST OF CLASS TADS” category is for issuers of different types of Tokenized Assets & Digitized Securities, including –
  • Equity-Backed Token
  • Asset-Backed Token
  • Tokenized Debt Token
  • Income-Backed Token
  • Impact / ESG Token
  • TADS Rising Star

2. “ECO-SYSTEM EXCELLENCE” category is for service providers and vertical solution providers along the TADS value chain, including –

  • KYC / Custodian Solution
  • Tokenization & Brokerage Solution
  • Trading & Liquidity Solution
  • DeFi & Asset Management Solution
  • NFT Platform & Marketplace
  • Ecosystem Rising Star

3. “NFT INNOVATIONS” category is for issuers of different types of NFTs, including-

  • Digital Art NFT (new)
  • Content/IP NFT (new)
  • Impact/ESG NFT (new)
  • Phygital NFT (new)
  • Metaverse NFT (new)
  • NFT Rising Star (new)

Some of the winners of past TADS Awards include (alphabetically): Archax, Bitt, Covario, CurrencyWorks, DigiShares, InvestaX, IX Fintech, Kansong Art Museum, Publish, Ledger, Securitize, Prime Trust, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, and Tokeny Solutions.

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