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Following a two-week open nomination period, Coin Center and Blockchain have announced the finalists for the 2016 Blockchain Awards.
First held in 2014, the Blockchain Awards are returning as part of the first Coin Center Annual Dinner. The event will take place alongside Consensus 2016, CoinDesk's flagship conference, in New York City on May 2nd, 2016.
Blockchain-based remittance app Abra saw two nominations for "Most Promising Consumer Application" and "Best New Startup.
The gala will feature keynotes from Rep Mick Mulvaney, a champion for digital currency technology in US Congress and veteran investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures.
CoinDesk readers will now have one week to vote for the winners in each of the main categories.
While three finalists were elected in five categories, decentralized e-commerce platform OpenBazaar lead the pack with three nominations, including "Bitcoin Champion of the Year", "Best New Startup" and "Most Promising Consumer Application".
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