Ubisoft’s Blockchain Initiative Director to judge the NFT Awards

Ubisoft’s Blockchain Initiative Director to judge the NFT Awards

7th October 2020 0 By Jordan Heal

The first annual NFT Awards have announced that Ubisoft’s Blockchain Initiative Director will be judging the competition.

Enjin and Digital Entertainment Asset (DEA) are teaming up to co-host the event which will commence on December 9, 2020.

Previously, it was revealed that former Sony CEO and Chairman, Nobuyuki Idei, and the leader of Microsoft’s Azure Heroes NFT rewards program, Sherry List, would be judging the ceremony.

Since then, the NFT Awards have unveiled both Ubisoft’s Blockchain Initiative Director, Nicolas Pouard, and Pokémon game designer, Shigeki Morimoto, as two more of the event’s judges.

Additionally, nominations are now open and the winners will be awarded in 10 categories:

NFT of the Year, People’s Choice, Adoption Potential, Most Innovative, Gaming, Charity, Art, Utility and Most Traded.

The Blockchain Council will serve as preliminary judges and it will decide which nominees progress into the finals.

This panel is comprised of prominent industry figureheads from various companies including:

  • Aave
  • Animoca Brands
  • Chiliz
  • CoinDesk
  • ConsenSys
  • Dapper Labs
  • DappRadar
  • DappReview
  • IOST
  • OMG Network
  • OpenSea
  • Rarible
  • The Sandbox
  • Ultra
  • Enjin
  • DEA

There will also be thought leaders of the NFT conversations included, such as Alex Saunders, Boxmining and Ivan on Tech.

The aim of the program is to help highlight and illuminate a path forward for blockchain “guided by the judges’ insight as they evaluate NFT use cases and their potential in mainstream markets”.

Enjin CEO, Maxim Blagov, has previously said: “The NFT Awards will be hosted annually, inviting builders from the Ethereum community and beyond to nominate and showcase their latest innovations.

“We are currently reaching out to judges interested in learning more about what blockchain has to offer, who can look at these use cases with fresh eyes and evaluate their potential significance for mainstream markets.”

The NFT Awards ceremony will take place on December 9, 2020 via a Twitch livestream.

Interested in reading more Enjin-related stories? Discover more about Enjin’s partnership with tech giant Microsoft on the Azure Heroes rewards program.