AssetOnChain won another top FinTech Award steered by The Office of Government Chief Information Officer
(March 22, 2019 – Hong Kong) AssetOnChain, a member of the Hong Kong Science and
Technology Park “Incu-Tech” Programme with its headquarters in Hong Kong’s Science Park,
is pleased to announce that its online trading platform for physically settled diamonds,
EverCarat, is awarded the Bronze Award for the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019 – FinTech Award
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