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Smart Dubai is developing 30 blockchain projects: PwC

50% of government transactions to be on Blockchain by 2021 Government departments in the UAE are adopting blockchain technologies faster than the private sector, and there are more than 30 projects under development as part of Smart Dubai initiative alone. The UAE has undertaken a broad and multi-faceted blockchain-themed initiative called Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021, global consultant PwC said in …

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Dubai Future Foundation forms Dubai Future Council for Blockchain

The Council is made up of 14 members from various local entities and international companies The Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has formed the “Dubai Future Council for Blockchain”, to be headed by Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai. The Council is part of the “Dubai Future Councils” initiative, launched at the beginning of …

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British University in Dubai, Dubai Blockchain Center, University of Nicosia supporting knowledge transfer in blockchain technology

British University in Dubai, Dubai Blockchain Center and University of Nicosia sign a Memorandum of Understanding The British University in Dubai (BUiD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Blockchain Center and the University of Nicosia. The MoU was signed by Prof. Abdullah Alshamsi, BUiD‘s Vice Chancellor, and Dr Marwan Alzarouni Chief Executive Officer- Dubai Blockchain Center and …

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Roel Wolfert Believes ‘Blockchain technology can transform the MENA region’

The cryptocurrency ecosystem has been focussed on achieving mainstream recognition, for which much cryptocurrency organizations have been striving to cater to the vast majority of geographical regions across the globe. Ripple with its efficient system for cross border transactions has been following the said aspiration and blog by Roel Wolfert, Managing Partner at VGrip titled “How Blockchain Will Help Banks …

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Blockchain technology seen to boost global Islamic finance sector: GIES 2018

Industry experts at GIES 2018 in Dubai examine impact of advanced technologies on Islamic banking The adoption of blockchain, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies and other advanced technologies are expected to have a positive impact on the global Islamic finance sector and create new benefits and opportunities for banks and consumers alike, according to industry experts speaking at the Global Islamic Economy …

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SettleMint & Centurion announce partnership to bring Blockchain technology to the MENA region

SettleMint & Centurion are pleased to announce their partnership to enable SettleMint’s cutting edge Blockchain technology to Centurion&Co’s impressive list of clients in the MENA region. The combination of SettleMint’s technology and Centurions expertise in Fintech, Blockchain and Digital Transformation in the region will be leveraged to support Government, Telecom, BFSI and Healthcare in the realization of their Blockchain projects. …

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Blockchain-based tech to enrol bank customers extended to SMEs in Abu Dhabi

ADGM chief tells Fintech Abu Dhabi that e-KYC, private financing and trade finance platforms should ease access to funding The chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) has said that it intends to extend the electronic know-your-customer (e-KYC) technology developed to help banks onboard retail customers earlier this year to incorporate SME customers. Speaking at the Fintech Abu Dhabi event …

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Locus Chain Foundation signs strategic cooperation agreement with Tunisia Economic City to apply Blockchain platform

The largest Mediterranean smart city project to apply the Locus Chain blockchain platform The City to act as Africa’s gateway to Europe and complement the economic growth of GCC countries Jointly owned by Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, the TEC is a largescale project in the eastern peninsula of Tunisia. DUBAI: – The MENA headquarters of Locus Chain Foundation (LCF) has …

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Building a new way of operating: The use of blockchain technology in construction, real estate

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day A lot of hype surrounds cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, one of the largest public blockchain networks, but cryptocurrencies represent only one application of blockchain technology. From a construction and real estate industry perspective, especially real estate finance, blockchain’s …

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MEA blockchain market likely to top $80mln in 2018

Future Blockchain Summit aims to demystify blockchain and unlock multi-billion dollar opportunities for the global blockchain industry Spending on blockchain solutions in the MEA region is set to grow from $38.9 million spent in 2017 to $80.8 million by the close of 2018, said the organisers of the inaugural Future Blockchain Summit opening in Dubai, UAE today (May 2). Spending …

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