Fireblocks is all about helping our customers succeed in the digital asset and crypto world. At SPARK ‘23, the second annual Fireblocks user conference, we recognized our customers and partners who are at the forefront of blockchain innovation across crypto trading, fintech, Web3, payments, and financial services. This year, we awarded customers across 8 different categories, representing the diversity of use cases and achievement that exists within the Fireblocks Network.

Fireblocks Network Member of the Year

Hidden Road

Hidden Road is a global credit network for institutions, offering prime brokerage, clearing and financing across traditional and digital assets.

Hidden Road has been recognized as the Fireblocks Network Member of the Year Award for their strong usage of the Fireblocks Network – in 2023, they stood out as the leading customer on the peer-to-peer digital asset transfer network.

Hidden Road’s trading platform leverages Fireblocks to securely custody digital assets for their clients and directly connect with hundreds of institutional counterparties and liquidity venues to securely transfer digital assets.

Fireblocks Network Exchange of the Year

Deribit

Deribit is the largest crypto futures and options exchange, making their platform the first choice for institutional trading firms and asset managers.

This year, we’ve presented Deribit with the Fireblocks Network Exchange of the Year in recognition of our close partnership in developing Fireblocks Off Exchange, a new solution that enables trading firms to truly eliminate counterparty risk while trading on centralized exchanges.

As the first exchange to go-live with Off Exchange, hundreds of institutions on the Fireblocks Network are now able to mitigate adverse impact on funds while maximizing their capital efficiency on Deribit.

Fireblocks Network Payments Innovator of the Year: Worldpay

Worldpay

Worldpay is a leading payment service processor that enables businesses to take, make and manage payments in-person and online from anywhere in the world. Worldpay has become the largest global merchant acquirer for the crypto sector.

This year, we have named Worldpay the Fireblocks Payments Innovator of the Year For Worldpay using the Fireblocks Payments Engine to build innovative new services that provide merchants with 24/7 settlements using stablecoins. 

With the Payments Engine, Worldpay orchestrates settlement flows that automatically convert fiat to stablecoins to settle funds with their crypto-native merchants, eliminating the restrictions of the traditional banking system and boosting capital efficiency for their merchants.

 

Fireblocks Network TradFi Trailblazer of the Year

ABN AMRO

ABN AMRO is an Amsterdam-based bank with over 300 years of history serving retail, private, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. 

We’ve recognized ABN AMRO with the TradFi Trailblazer of the Year award to acknowledge their achievement of being the first bank in Europe to register a digital bond on a public blockchain for their mid corp client APOC and for the issuance of the first Digital Green Bond with Vesteda

Using Fireblocks Tokenization to securely mint, custody, and distribute the digital bond, ABN AMRO issued the tokenized bond for a select group of investors to raise funds on behalf of APOC. In the case of the Digital Green Bond DekaBank is the investor. Fireblocks is proud to support ABN AMRO in setting a new bar for how traditional banks can better serve commercial clients using blockchain technology.

ABN AMRO registers first digital green bond on the public blockchain – ABN AMRO Bank.

 

Fireblocks Network Banking Innovator of the Year

BTG Pactual

BTG Pactual is the largest investment bank in Latin America, operating in investment banking, corporate lending, sales & trading, wealth management, and asset management. 

This year, BTG has received the Banking Innovator of the Year award for the continued growth of their Mynt application, an investment platform that provides retail customers in Brazil with secure access to cryptocurrencies. BTG uses Fireblocks warm and cold storage wallet infrastructure to securely custody digital assets for thousands of retail customers.

In April 2023, BTG launched BTG Dol for Mynt customers, marking one of the first dollar-backed stablecoin issuances by a bank.

 

Fireblocks Network Design Partner of the Year

Bakkt

Bakkt is a leading crypto service provider that offers institutional-grade qualified custody, trading, and on-ramp services.

Bakkt has been named the Fireblocks Design Partner of the Year award for their close collaboration in developing Fireblocks flexible deployment models. As an early customer to go-live with Fireblocks hosted MPC key infrastructure, Bakkt is now able to offer the highest levels of digital asset security and regulatory compliance for their institutional customers.

 

Fireblocks Network Web3 Innovator of the Year

Crossmint

Crossmint aims to make digital assets more broadly accessible by offering the tools to create, sell, and distribute NFTs, including APIs, fiat on-off ramps, and user-friendly wallets.

We’ve awarded Crossmint with the Web3 Innovator of the Year award to recognize the innovative platform they’ve built using Fireblocks Wallets-as-a-Service. With the security of the Fireblocks platform, Crossmint has helped some of the largest entertainment companies and sports teams to launch their first Web3 experience for millions of customers and fans.

 

Fireblocks Network Partner of the Year

Polygon Labs

Polygon Labs develops Ethereum scaling solutions for Polygon protocols, engaging with developers to build scalable blockchain infrastructure and applications. Polygon is home to some of the biggest Web3 projects and well-known enterprises. 

This year, we’re recognizing Polygon Labs as our Fireblocks Partner of the Year for their close collaboration in bringing enterprise and corporate customers into the world of Web3. Fireblocks and Polygon continue to partner to develop CDKs, custom ZK-powered Layer 2 blockchain applications, to meet the scalability and compliance requirements of enterprise use cases.

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