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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

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Etihad Airways Will Be Implementing Blockchain Technology

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Etihad Airways, the second-largest airline in the United Arab Emirates announced on Thursday that it will be using an open-source travel platform called Winding Tree to explore using blockchain technology to distribute its products and services without the need for other third parties.

According to Reuters, Winding Tree blockchain platform are being used by some big Airlines such as Air Canada, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa.

Winding Tree is obviously our distribution (platform) and that’s an opportunity for us to disrupt a traditionally siloed market dominated by major distribution systems

Tristan Thomas, Etihad’s director of digital and innovation, said in an interview with Reuters

Winding Tree’s platform will allow corporates and institutions like airlines and hotels to publish available inventory to those customers directly.

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IBM Launches a New Blockchain Network for Supply Management

June G. Bauer

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International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) announced on Monday a new blockchain network aimed at improving manual and cumbersome supply chain management.

IBM partnered with Chainyard (a blockchain consultancy firm) to launch its new blockchain solution that will go by the name “Trust Your Supplier”. Alongside IBM, the other founding participants were Anheuser-Busch InBev, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Lenovo, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Vodafone.

According to IBM, Trust Your Supplier creates a digital passport for supplier identity on the blockchain network that allows suppliers to share information with any permissioned buyer on the network.

IBM has 18,500 suppliers around the world and said it will begin using the Trust Your Supplier network, initially bringing onboard 4,000 of its own North American suppliers over the next few months. The blockchain has limited availability with existing participants and is scheduled to be commercially launched in the third quarter of 2019.

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NBA Partners With CryptoKitties Maker to Create A Blockchain Game

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NBA Players Association, announced the coming launch of its new blockchain based game NBA Top Shot, a home for blockchain-based digital collectibles. The NBA Top Sho game players will be able to purchase digital using blockchain technology. NBA Players Association partnered with startup Dapper Labs (The makers of CryptoKitties) to create the new platform to allow users to buy, sell and trade digital video clips, according to a report by Yahoo Finance.

The idea is for fans to buy and trade unique digital video clips that commemorate “in-game moments from the NBA season, such as a Kevin Durant 3-point shot or Joel Embiid dunk,” the NBA says in a press release.

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