Steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Hong Kong ICT Awards was established with the collaborative efforts of the industry, academia and the Government. This year, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) is the leading organiser of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019 – FinTech Award, the fourth consecutive year since its launch in 2016. In encouraging the development of FinTech innovation and solutions for enhancing operations and fostering new modes of business for the financial sector, the FinTech Award aims to develop Hong Kong into a financial technology hub.
EverCarat is the first global online marketplace for physically settled diamonds. Fully digital, transparent and secure, it combines proven trading technology and emerging blockchain technology to connect buyers and sellers across the globe to trade diamonds as easily as other traditional assets such as gold, currencies or stocks. Enhanced price transparency and liquidity can also lower transaction cost for investors.
Carrie Leung, the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers stated, “In facing challenges such as cybersecurity threats, emergence of virtual asset, growth in smart banking etc., FinTech development has become indispensable to the society. We hope the Award constitutes a valuable contribution to the banking and financial industry for promoting Hong Kong as the Asia Fintech hub.”
Rico Tang, Co-Founder & CEO of AssetOnChain said, “We are very delighted that EverCarat, the blockchain-backed, fully digital trading platform, had won a second award in a month. This is an important endorsement to our dream in building a global leading diamond exchange in Hong Kong. The latest blockchain technology it employs is key to building public trust in investment in diamonds by tracking the entire journey from suppliers, through verification, physical custody to delivery.”
The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019 – FinTech Award Judging Panel comprised of senior industry figures and professionals from banking and financial sectors as well as relevant government bureaus including the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Hong Kong Police Force, HSBC, BOA, DBS and Deloitte.
AssetOnChain Technology Ltd is a fast-growing blockchain and financial technology company which seeks to unlock illiquid commodities and products as new asset classes by integrating blockchain technology and exchange system. The founders of AssetOnChain include former senior executives from Reuters, Samsung as well as Exchange Operators in China and Hong Kong. The team has a proven track record in Asia Pacific founded on its deep understanding and knowledge of financial technologies, and the operation of both exchanges and mobile internet ecosystems.