2021 has been a momentous year for both cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Amidst the pandemic, institutional interest in the crypto ecosystem has grown at an unprecedented rate. Moreover, 2021 will be etched in crypto history as the year that hundreds of ambitious projects went live to bring blockchain use cases into the mainstream consciousness.
As we inch closer to the end of the year, there’s a long list of blockchain projects that have not only lowered crypto’s entry barriers but have also disrupted traditional business models. However, today, we’ll be looking at three award-winning blockchain projects of 2021 that have redefined the growing cryptoverse in their own unique ways.
Bybit Emerges As The Most Transparent Crypto Exchange
Bybit, one of the fastest-growing crypto derivatives trading exchanges, has clinched the “Most Transparent Exchange” title at the annual Crypto Expo Dubai (CED) Awards 2021. The event was attended by more than 8,000 experts, influencers, and thought leaders from the crypto and blockchain ecosystems. Bybit earned the award from the CED committee due to its track record of stellar performance, user feedback, scale, and financials.
Since its launch in 2018, Bybit has maintained its customer-centric values and has fully committed to creating a fair, transparent, and cost-efficient trading ecosystem for retail traders, institutional investors, and venture capital firms. The platform took the place of the most rapidly growing exchange of 2021, racing past prominent competitors like OKex and FTX US, among others.
In 2021 alone, Bybit’s active user base nearly reached 2.5 million users from across more than 200 territories. Furthermore, the platform has also made several changes and upgrades to its products and services, all of which align with its customer-centric ideology.
DeFi Platform Gluwa Wins The Inclusive Fintech 50: 2021 Cohort
Leading global financial services platform, Gluwa, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Inclusive Fintech 50 competition. The Inclusive Fintech 50 is an annual event where 50 global fintech companies, especially those working on socio-economic aspects, are chosen from more than 400 participants.
Gluwa combines DeFi with innovative investment opportunities to serve as a borderless financial ecosystem for the under-banked and unbanked global population. The platform has played an instrumental role in bringing crypto mainstream and offering thousands of users access to permissionless banking via its Creditcoin blockchain.
Sponsored by leading brands like Visa, Accion, IFC, Jersey Overseas Aid & Comic Relief, and the MetLife Foundation, the Inclusive Fintech 50 committee discovers and leverages early-stage fintech projects to build a more inclusive global financial ecosystem. Gluwa topped all four assessment criteria, including innovation, scalability, traction, and inclusivity, to emerge as the winner of 2021.
Splinterlands Gets Nominated For The 2021 Blockchain Developer Of The Year Award
NFT gaming has emerged as one of the trendiest new industries within the blockchain ecosystem. While the market is flooded with hundreds of games, Splinterlands, a play-to-earn card game, has carved a name for itself in this competitive environment. Owing to its classic-style gameplay merged with blockchain’s transparency, security, and tokenization features, the number of active Splinterlands players crossed 670,000 in the last 30 days.
Now, Splinterlands has been nominated for the 2021 Blockchain Game Developer of The Year award, which is organized every year to honor the best game developers in the blockchain gaming industry today as well as the projects they’re building.
Splinterlands has been the most played blockchain game four months in a row. They recently sold out the pre-sale of the latest card release – Chaos Legion. The platform offers a wide range of games, including ranked matches, tournaments, and quests, empowering players to earn daily.