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First Blockstack Workshop in Cairo

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Tomorrow July 31, Blockstack will host a one day event in Cairo, Egypt. Blockstack blockchain is built to put users in control of their data and identity. Apps built on Blockstack make data breaches and trust violations an antiquated notion.

Attendance to Blockstack Workshop is free, but you will need to book your ticket by filling this online form.

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Key Speakers:

Mohamed Elkasstawi will give an introduction about Blockstack and how it is leading the way to a decentralized computing era and why developers should build on Blockstack.

Mohamed Abdou will introduce Dmails, a privacy focused email built on top of Blockstack and the #1 application for June and July earning $20K MRR.

Mina Philemon, Lead Developer at Dmails will give a technical session on how to build a dApp on Blockstack.

Agenda:

6:00PM – 6:15PM: Welcome To Falak. (Karima El Hakim, Head of Business Development and Investor Relations and Farah Ehsan Head of Programmes and Marketing)

6:15PM – 6:30PM: CIT Initiative for BlockChain Community (Khaled Moursy –Board Member & Head of Capacity Development Pillar at Chamber of Information Technology & Telecommunication CIT)

6:30PM – 7:00PM: Blockstack Intro (Mohamed Elkasstawi, Founding Partner at ZK Capital)

7:00PM – 7:30PM: Dmails, the first application success story from MENA region, How ? When? Why? (Mohamed Abdou, Founder and CEO at Dmails)

7:30PM – 8:00PM: Build your First blockchain App from Zero to Hero – Part1 (Mina Philemon, Lead Developer at Dmails)

8:00PM – 8:30PM: Break and Networking

8:30PM – 9:00PM: Build your First blockchain dApp from Zero to Hero – Part2 (Mina Philemon, Lead Developer at Dmails)

9:00PM – 9:15PM: Blockstack App Mining Tips and Tricks (Mohamed Abdou, Founder and CEO at Dmails)

9:15PM – 9:30PM: Closing Remarks (Mohamed Elkasstawi, Founding Partner at ZK Capital – Mohamed Abdou, Founder and CEO at Dmails)

This event is sponsored by Dmails, Egypt CIT and Blockstack

Daily cryptocurrency trader, miner, technology enthusiast and a full time IT and security consultant. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email him at [email protected]

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Video: Bloomberg – Blockchain Industry Should Thank Facebook

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Blockchain Industry Should Thank Facebook

During an interview held by Bloomberg Markets with Yuval Rooz, he said: This entire industry should thank Facebook for their effort.

He added: I think that those that were skeptic have gotten a wake-up call and that’s a good thing because at the end of the day this technology will happen and will shape the next generation of technology so from that perspective I think the industry owes a lot of thanks to Facebook.

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Enjin Goes Live

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Enjin (ENJ) , the blockchain gaming platform is now live on Ethereum Mainnet. Enjin project is a robust, all-in-one blockchain game development platform that helps developers crowdfund, grow, monetize, and design the digital world of their dreams.

To celebrate the public launch of the new Enjin Platform, Enjin will be giving away limited-edition collectibles, ENJ based gaming assets and 50,000 Enjin coins.

Enjin has its own marketplace EnjinX, where users can buy/trade any ERC-1155 assets to used in Enjin based games. The market is currently charging 2.5% trading fees.

Last year, Enjin announced a partnership with Samsung that integrated ENJ technology with Samsung Galaxy S10 models. This announcement sent the price skyrocketing and created a major media buzz for Enjin Coin (ENJ).

All assets/items created using Enjin’s development platform are backed by a nominal amount of Enjin Coin (ENJ) to certify their authenticity. The Enjin Coin ICO was held in 2017, raising approximately $22 million worth of ETH.

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Video: TEDx – A Blockchain-based Decentralized university

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TEDx - A Blockchain-based decentralised university

Professor John Domingue, Director of the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute, discusses developments in technology at TedX

I believe that with blockchain technology we can create a radically new type of university: a DAO University. A DAO is a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation which operates with no central control and no humans in the loop and are based on Smart Contracts: pieces of computer code on a blockchain which can represent and enact financial and legal contracts.

In a DAO University value and reputation associated with teaching and learning would be accounted for through a blockchain with no central control. Instead the whole learning community would agree how the educational elements, for example, learning materials, teaching resources and teaching delivery are shared and recompensed.

A DAO University is a next step evolution in higher education. A born digital community owned educational institution for the 21st Century. Open University Professor. Director of the Knowledge Media Institute and President of STI International. Published over 270 articles in the areas of semantics, the Web, distributed ledgers and eLearning. Instrumental role in the EU-funded project, QualiChain, which aims to revolutionise public education and its relationship to policy making and the labour market.

*Video Courtesy Of TEDx.

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