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About ‘The Blockies’

Blockchain Australia presents ‘The Blockies’, which recognises leadership and excellence in the blockchain industry and community.

Australia’s blockchain sector continues to grow and flourish. Incredible individuals are covering new ground in technical innovation, regulation, community building and new business ideas.

It’s time to celebrate the achievements of those who have diligently, impactfully & enthusiastically committed to grow the Australian blockchain industry ecosystem. It’s also time for a party!

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Award Categories


Blockchain Leader of the Year

Community Leader of the Year

Diversity & Inclusion Leader of the Year

Creative Leader of the Year

Rising Star


Organisation of the Year

Digital Currency Exchange of the Year

 Outstanding Professional Services

Excellence in Technology Development

Excellence in Blockchain Education

Project of the Year

Startup / Scaleup of the Year



The Blockchain Industry awards are judged by a diverse range of industry & community participants. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the ecosystem and are well suited to assessing the contribution of the nominee cohorts.

Paul Derham
Holley Nethercote
Susan Brown
Anthony Day
Input Output (IOHK)
Rosa Yilmaz
NSW Government
Rob Morris
Simon Callaghan
Blockchain Australia
Michele Levine
Hamilton Locke

Zunilka C. Whitnall
Sam Stuart
Hannah Glass
King & Wood Mallesons
Alice Dillon
Louisa Xu
Australian Payments Plus
Paul Stonham
Stefano Tempesta
Priscilla Koukoui
Power Women NFT & NFT Factory
Tim Bradley Amazon Web Services


Darren Langley Rocket Pool
Gaurav Johri Austrade 
Stephanie Bazley
Possible Ventures
Rachel Hopping
Katie Heathcote
Investment NSW


Nathaniel Whittemore
The Breakdown Podcast
Blockchain Australia

Gala Awards Night

Event Information

Celebrations begin at 5:00 PM in the Centre Stage Ballroom at Rydges Hotel, Melbourne. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with canapés and beverages, setting the tone for connection and networking with Australia’s leading blockchain innovators and digital disruptors.

At 6:00 PM, we transition to the heart of the evening – The Blockies Awards Ceremony. Here, we will recognise and celebrate the remarkable contributions of individuals and organisations that have significantly advanced the blockchain industry.

As the formal ceremony concludes at 7:30pm, join us at the exclusive Afterparty on the Private Rooftop Terrace and Pool Deck against the backdrop of Melbourne’s skyline.

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The most prestigious night in the Australian Blockchain calendar, the ‘Blockies’ will take place in Melbourne on November 9th 2023.  The award ceremony will convene hundreds of professionals from the Australian Blockchain, Digital Currency, and Web3 industry who will come together for an evening of networking, canapés, cocktails, and of course the presentation of the awards.

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