The results for the first category of the 2020 Masternode Community Awards are out. The category which focuses on the “Most Innovative Masternode Project” received entries from over 55 masternode projects with close to 1000 responses. The Masternode Buzz team received entries from projects like 3DCoin, Allnodes, ALQO, Bitcoin Token, Dash, Divi, Matrix AI, NIX, Polis, TELOS, Wagerr, and lots more.

According to the masternode community, the Most Innovative Masternode Project in 2020 is DAPS. DAPS is a privacy-centric blockchain with a focus on security and scalability. The project touts itself as the world's first fully private blockchain with the Proof of Audit protocol.

DAPS rode to the first position with 135 votes. A lot of respondents praised the privacy aspect of the project. Twitter user @slava621 said:

DAPS is the first project to incorporate RingCT, Ring Signatures, Bulletproofs on a hybrid staking chain. We're fully private, have no known exploits or well poisoning and our proof of audit protocol is a first and that's what's solving the 'Trust problem' other coins have.

Divi Project was voted the second Most Innovative Masternode Project in 2020 with 110 votes. It comes as no surprise that DIVI is a fan-favorite in the masternode space. The project has made some giant leaps in the last few years.

The Divi Project is a blockchain project that runs with the slogan “Crypto Made Easy”. The company focuses on bringing cryptocurrency to everyday users by making it more user-friendly. Divi is famous for introducing the multi-tier masternode concept and claims to be the first blockchain project with a single-click masternode setup system.

Twitter user, @David.Rod commenting on Divi Project said:

Their goal is to make crypto easy. Controlling stake in financial institution to allow the use of fiat to purchase crypto. One-click solution for deploying masternodes. Always adding new features as it’s a very active project!

In third place, we have NIX with 93 votes. NIX is another privacy-centric blockchain and multi-layered interoperability platform that focuses on decentralized applications, smart contracts, and privacy swaps.

Just like DAPS, many respondents touted the privacy aspect of the project. One respondent with Twitter handle @JacobMEkpe1 said:

What we really need is privacy and that is what blockchain technology is all about. Many projects have failed but NIX has brought it to us.

As seen in the rundown above, other masternode projects that ranked tops (in descending order) on the list of the Most Innovate Masternode Project include SINOVATE, StakeNet, Energi, BitGreen, EUNO, 3DCoin, Flits Coin, and Merebel.