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Ignite recognized as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Ignite has been selected, among hundreds of candidates, as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers” for 2022.

Las Vegas (NV) and Berlin (Germany), 10 May, 2022:

Ignite (formerly Tendermint), the leading developer of innovative tools for Web 3, has been announced today as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers” for 2022.

Selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the Technology Pioneers, Ignite now joins a diverse list of early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation, poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

Peng Zhong, CEO of Ignite acknowledges, “We are thrilled to be recognized as a Technology Pioneer for our contribution in democratizing access to blockchain services. The quantum leap in the development of cross-chain solutions has proven beneficial to the wider community and we are committed to empower developers, businesses and individuals to thrive in this space.”

“This opportunity for us to contribute to the World Economic Forum’s work will ensure the growth of multichain ecosystems as we cement our role as leaders in accelerating the world’s transition to a more transparent and equitable future.” adds Zhong.

Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum says, “We are excited to welcome Ignite to our 2022 cohort of Technology Pioneers. Ignite and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of industries that are critical to solving some of our world’s most complex issues today. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”

As a Technology Pioneer, Ignite will contribute to World Economic Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues. Participation in World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions will also happen throughout this year.

Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.

This year’s Technology Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers22

Past recipients include Airbnb, Bloom Energy, Editas Medicine, Foundation Medicine, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise and Twitter.


About Ignite

Ignite is leading the way in accelerating the world’s transition to a decentralized future. Our solutions are developed for individuals, organizations, and global communities to easily build innovative ideas and use decentralized services in their everyday lives. Formerly Tendermint, Ignite holds the legacy as founders of Cosmos, the world’s largest cross-chain ecosystem. Together with Ignite, everyone can create meaningful impact for a more transparent and equitable world. For more information, visit ignite.com

About World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. www.weforum.org

About the Technology Pioneers

The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.

May 10, 2022 - Last edited Sep 27, 2022