T Challenge 2022/23 on Web 3: Final Nominees Determined

We are very happy to announce the final nominees of our T Challenge on Web3 in telecommunication. The nominees focus on innovative ideas to change the way the world uses the internet. We can not wait for the demo day and award ceremony on May 23, 2023 to come and experience the solutions live here in Bonn at Deutsche Telekom headquarter.

The T Challenge, organized by T-Labs and T-Mobile US, enables teams from all over the world to show and discuss their ideas for future Web3 solutions in telecommunication.

The finalists are now entering the second phase of the competition. The goal for the development phase is to further elaborate the ideas until May 7 and present a tangible solution in an exhibition and on stage. A grand jury will award the best ideas in different award categories.

Besides the prize money of up to €250,000, all teams have the opportunity to discuss further business opportunities with Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile US in Germany, Europe and the United States. This year’s challenge includes also partnerships with renowned Web3 companies to provide participants with industry knowledge and know-how.

T Challenge Nominees 2022/23

avodaq AG


W3NS - Web3 Name Service

W3NS – the Web3 Name Service – leverages blockchain technology to save and validate all DNS record entries and track changes in a transparent way. The operators of W3NS get the possibility to be part of a more secure and scalable internet and has the potential to generate more than $1 Billion in revenue each year.

Blockchain HELIX


helix id - Compliant Smart ID & WEB3 Wallet with Telekom as an identity issuer for WEB3 ecosystem

We are Team Blockchain HELIX for T Challenge, a German Blockchain technology startup with pioneers and experts in the field of Digital Identity, Blockchain and WEB3. Our core values of innovation, creativity, and sustainability drive everything we do to bring efficient decentralized identity management and intuitive access to WEB3 technology to the telecommunications industry with our solution helix id – the verified WEB3 wallet.


United States

Web3-enabled Customer Engagement and Loyalty platform

BlockChainSentry provides a cutting-edge Web3 customer engagement and loyalty platform designed to revolutionize the way businesses interact with their customers. With our platform, businesses can leverage the power of Web3 to create rewards programs that incentivize customer engagement and foster brand loyalty.

Blocksport AG


Web3-ready platform solutions for the professional sports and entertainment industry

Blocksport is a fan engagement company that provides a white-label solution for fan base monetization to sports clubs, leagues, and federations. We help companies to earn new revenue and bring a new level of fan engagement to their fans. Blocksport has 35 clients in different regions and sports like football, basketball, and rugby.



High Quality carbon credits tracked

Building on our traceability experience since 2016, we have developed an innovative way to harness our traceability expertise and make the Voluntary Carbon Market clearer, transparent with fewer middlemen thanks to blockchain technology. Our solution tokenizes certified carbon credits and keeps their link with the project. Our CrystalTrace module is a documentary platform containing a wealth of information concerning the project, and about all the co-benefits it has (biodiversity impact, nature impact).



Datapods - Reclaim Control over your Data

Tech meets Legal meets Business. We are a young and driven startup team with a passion for crypto looking to enable people to reclaim their digital sovereignty.



Watch & Earn - Unlocking the next generation of loyalty through rewarding streaming experiences

eyecandylab is a leading company for immersive video streaming in the Metaverse. eyecandylab is backed by Silicon Valley-based investors and has developed a solution for streaming companies to make their platform Metaverse-ready by converging augmented reality, AR headsets, and Non-Fungible tokens (NFTs). The solution has already been used by customers like Verizon, Google, and Red Bull. Recent projects of the company have been honored with a nomination for an Emmy as well as a special mention during Google I/O, the company’s developer conference.

GIANT Protocol

United States

GIANT Protocol - Building a global connectivity economy

GIANT turns bandwidth into a globally tradable digital asset. Through GIANT’s protocols, prepaid mobile data, for example 15GB of cellular data in the USA, is represented as novel, semi-fungible tokens called Data Contract Tokens (DCT). DCTs are the financial primitive to new consumer and enterprise applications with bandwidth as the unit of value, for example bandwidth as a form of payment, bandwidth as collateral, and enterprise financial markets for spot bandwidth contracts and their derivatives.

Naoris Protocol


Decentralised CyberSecurity Mesh

Naoris Protocol is the world’s first Decentralised Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (dCSMA) that brings trust to untrusted environments. By converting centralised devices into cyber-trusted validator nodes that constantly verify the status of every other device, individuals and enterprises can trust their networks and be protected from cyber threats and hacks.


United States

NFTs for all T-Mobile Customers managed on their T-Mobile Device

Niftmint makes it simple for Brands to Mint, Sell, and Custody NFTs directly on their site and channels while abstracting crypto and crypto-wallets from the Brand and their Customers via our embedded Nifmint Wallet. Niftmint has productized all smart contracts, wallet creations, token deployments, and transfers while providing a user experience native to traditional Commerce.


United States

NFT ticketing protocol

Oveit delivers a robust NFT ticketing protocol integrated into its complex ecosystem to help secure tickets and transform the secondary market, bundle benefits and goods, and turn tickets into payment instruments and more – the instruments of interaction.

Parley Labs

United States

DT/T-Mobile Blockchain Internet - Web3 Incentivization

The T-Mobile Blockchain Internet Rewards Program offers free internet to non-T-Mobile customers while allowing current customers to earn tokens for discounts. The program creates a mutually beneficial situation & has the potential to increase customer acquisition, reduce network roll-out costs and generate revenue for Deutsche Telekom & T-Mobile, while also providing increased customer engagement. It goes into details and answers the questions of how to win new customers using Web3 based loyalty/ engagement models.

Perfect ID


GDPR-compliant personal information data platform

Perfect-iD’s idea is to change the digital world and create truly end user centered internet, in contrast to the current status quo of an internet dominated by hyperscalers and intermediaries. The problem is that they generate profits for B2B partners & advertisers, breaching GDPR while the actual users are left with no rewards and no transparency.



WEB 3.0 Messaging and Blockchain-enabled Conversations

Pravica is positioning itself as the Web 3.0 messaging protocol, an infrastructure that aims to bring wallet-to-wallet messaging functionality to Web 3.0 communities. Our main mission is to empower the user-owned Internet by allowing our users to own and control their data and encryption keys linked to their owned DIDs.



A blockchain-based mobile phone recycling service guaranteed traceability and sustainability

Recykle is a service that utilizes blockchain technology to track the recycling life cycle of each phone. It provides transparency for customers and ensures responsible and sustainable recycling for all phones. Upon completion of recycling, the user is presented with a tamper-proof certificate. The service comes with a user-friendly front-end application that visually displays all steps of the recycling process.

RDDL Foundation


Hardware Trust Anchor

The hardware trust anchor is the combination of a hierarchical-deterministic hardware wallet, a data logger, & an energy meter inside a compact electronic component approximately 2 x 2cm sized. The trust anchor serves the purpose to attest & marking machines, their products, & their data to a blockchain to build financial products on top.

Shoelace Wireless

United States

EcoBytes – Innovative Web3 Rewards Platform for Customer Engagement, Loyalty & Acquisition

EcoBytes (EB) Web3 Platform offers a new approach for MNOs to reward customers for mobile efficiency. Think of EBs like a carbon credit model for mobile network optimization. Customers can use EBs to direct MNO cause donations or acquire stuff in EB marketplace. Shoelace offers patented/innovative technology and psychology approaches to spectrum optimization.


United States

Musicians and fans need deeper connections made possible through the T-Mobile network

As a singer-songwriter, I have been trying to solve the problem of creating a sustainable career and meaningful connection with my listeners. At the forefront of social media, blockchain, and now Web3, the main thing I have realized is that this is a massive undertaking. I am applying to show what Tokenly and I accomplished with minimal support, and to share how to enhance the T-Mobile customer experience, create loyalty programs, support creators, and offer something unique.



Extend product lifetime and enable Circularity through digital twin NFTs of physcial products

twinu is a Munich based startup that enables circularity through digital product twins. By applying blockchain technology, Twinu provides brands with interoperable digital twins of their physical products. The twins close the circularity loop at customer handover, enable strong customer benefits and product lifecycle extension.



KYC-Token - Web3 Identity Solution

UBIRCH is a data proof solution that brings security into data driven processes and establishes trust between multiple stakeholders. It’s one cloud-based Trust Platform enables everyone involved to verify the authenticity and integrity of data received. Founded and managed by experienced specialists in cryptography, blockchain and data-driven business models, UBIRCH is combining robust cryptography and modern blockchain technology into an innovative, easy to use SaaS product.

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