Noonies 2020 by HackerNoon Names Uniris ‘Trending Tech Product of the Year’

BitMedia Buzz
3 min readNov 5, 2020

France, November 4th, 2020 — Blockchain-Biometric ID startup, Uniris, is proud to announce that it has been named the ‘Trending Tech Product of the Year’ at The Noonies 2020 Awards, presented by HackerNoon, one of the leading tech blogs in the industry.

Unexpectedly emerging tops in a tug-of-war against more established tech products such as TikTok, BetterMe, Zoom, Substack, Netflix Party and others, the French-Indo startup was declared “King for the day”.

On top of the trending tech product award, Uniris’s Head of R&D, Akshay Kumar KANDHI, has also scooped up the prestigious ‘Best Analytical Mind in Blockchain’ award, beating HedgeTech’s Laurent Benayoun, Alchemy’s Paul Payam Almasi, The Block’s Larry Cermak, amongst other top analytical minds in Blockchain.

“Blockchain data is super complex,” states Uniris CEO, Sebastien DUPONT.

It is an alien crash landing on top of traditional datasets that have dominated industries for decades and that is why, when the prestigious award by Hacker Noon ‘Noonies Tech 2020 — Best Analytical Mind in Blockchain’ was won by one of our team members, Akshay Kumar KANDHI, Head of R&D at Uniris, we couldn’t have been more excited as a team, to kick the door open into a new realm of innovation and progress and build the most secure system in the world!

The Most Community-Driven Awards

Known to be the most community-driven tech awards, The Noonies are an annual tech industry awards event, established to recognize and reward the most innovative people and products in technology today.

The Noonies 2020 is the second edition of this popular awards event, which put up over 200 awards to be won, not to mention a prize pool valued at over USD 10,000. Award sponsors include .TECH Domains, Sustany Capital, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity and Beyondskills.

After a full month of public nominations, followed by two months of public voting, a total of 232,444 votes were cast for the 2,587 nominees, resulting in 221 award winners.

Uniris: A Win-Win Authentication ID Solution

The Uniris ID authentication solution is one based on an internal scan of the complex venous network of the finger. This can be done on any authorized authentication device where unique individual keys are generated securely to decipher the decentralized keychain, after which they are not stored but deleted.

Users fully control their credentials without needing permissions from centralized authorities — identities are self-sovereign. As users never have to hand over their identities and companies and organizations never have the burden of data protection, Uniris provides a win-win solution in this era of privacy and data protection woes.

Backed by a powerful new consensus mechanism called ARCH Consensus (Atomic Rotating Commitment Heuristic) which has been built from scratch, the protocol outperforms the current market standards on multiple parameters such as ergonomics, scalability, speed, security and sustainability.

About Uniris

Uniris is a blockchain-based biometric ID authentication solution which allows users to take ownership of their personal identification data without loss of privacy. 4 years of research and 12 international patents later, Uniris breaks with precursor solutions by improving technology attributes in scalability, speed, security and sustainability.

Designed for mass adoption, Uniris is based on a new consensus of unbreakable ARCH (Atomic Rotating Commitment Heuristic) validation which allows an unlimited number of transactions. Using the venous network of the finger, Uniris embeds biometric, tamper-proof identification, validated over the blockchain, hence giving users control over their identities. Read the whitepaper to find out more.

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