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First Blockstack Workshop in Cairo

M. Ali

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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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Emaar UAE Will Launch a Blockchain Royalty System

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Emaar Group, a leading UAE property developer and the one who developed the world’s tallest building “Burj Khlaifa” in Dubai, revealed that it will be releasing a new blockchain-based referral and loyalty platform later this year.

Emaar new royalty token will be called EMR, Emaar customers Dwill earn EMR tokens for their loyalty and business referrals. EMR tokens will not only be redeemable in Emaar’s real estate, hotels, ecommerce operations and malls, but can also be traded with other users, the company said in a statement.

Emaar said this is the first product of its kind being launched in the world, which aims to provide customers with digital tokens using blockchain technology on a mobile application.

In the last couple of years, UAE business entities and the city of Dubai have shown interest in blockchain technologies.

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Ernst & Young Launches a Public Finance Management Blockchain Solution

June G. Bauer

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Ernst & Young, one of the largest professional services firms in the world and one of the Big Four accounting firms, has announced the launch of EY OpsChain Public Finance Manager (PFM), a blockchain-enabled solution designed to help governments improve their processes for financial management of public funds.

The blockchain based solution Ops Chain can support up to 20 million transactions per day on private networks. The platform support advanced token technology that enables financial services functionality to be integrated into assets and the development of a library of smart contracts that automate standard business processes.

EY Ops Chain is maturing into a full-featured business application that allows enterprises to digitize and automate their interactions with key business partners, from procurement to financial settlements. We now have clients across a range of industries from automotive, to food and beverage, to health care that are all using the same scalable code base and open blockchain standards

Paul Brody, EY Global Innovation Leader, Blockchain, says

EY OpsChain has been piloted for the city of Toronto. The application was tested to the way reconciliations and interdivisional fund transfers are managed, as part of its ongoing financial management transformation efforts.

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Video: Bloomberg Interviews Facebook’s Head of Calibra

Sying Tien

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Bloomberg Technology interview with Marcus, Facebook Inc.’s head of Calibra about Facebook’s foray into cryptocurrencies and the push back coming from regulators.

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