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Video: IOTA Kickoff Meeting With IOTA Experience Teams and IOTA Streams initiatives

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The IOTA Experience Team is a high level team composed of community members and IOTA Foundation employees who focus on community-facing accessibility efforts surrounding IOTA technologies.

At the IOTA Foundation, we want to open up a feedback loop between our internal development teams and, you, the amazing people doing wonderful things with the protocol. By bringing some of the “real world” back into the development processes, the vision is to offer the opportunity for you to become intimately involved in preparing software for its transition from Alpha to a Full Release.

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BMC Software Partners With Telefónica to Bring Blockchain to Data Workflows

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BMC Software, the American multinational information technology services and consulting has announced a new partnership with Telefónica to integrate blockchain capabilities into the BMC Helix Control-M platform using Telefónica Tech’s TrustOS service.

The BMC Helix Control-M solution is a SaaS platform that simplifies the integration, automation, and orchestration of highly complex enterprise application and data workflows. BMC Helix Control-M production workflows deliver companies’ critical business services.

This new integration between BMC Helix Control-M and Telefónica Tech’s TrustOS blockchain capability is a great added-value example of what our long-standing partnership with Telefonica in Spain brings to customers. We are very pleased Telefónica can offer our BMC Helix Control-M SaaS platform, now supporting TrustOS blockchain use cases, to help customers drive their digital business modernization efforts.

Gur Steif, president of Digital Business Automation at BMC

BMC Software specializes in software designed to enable an autonomous digital enterprise, developing products used for multiple functions including automation, service management, DevOps, workflow orchestration, AIOps, and security. BMC software is known for it’s enterprise level software products such as BMC Remedy, BMC Control-M, Atrium CMDB ..etc.

Telefónica Tech is the leading company in digital transformation. The company has a wide range of services and integrated technological solutions for Cyber Security, Cloud, IoT, Big Data, and Blockchain.

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BitOasis Partners With MBC Group

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BitOasis, the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) leading crypto-asset trading platform, has entered into a strategic partnership with MBC GROUP, the largest and leading media company in the MENA region. 

The tie-up will see MBC support BitOasis in rolling out crypto educational and awareness campaigns across the region through MBC GROUP’s full portfolio of digital platforms and TV channels. 

UAE-based BitOasis has grown to become the region’s largest crypto trading platform, having recorded over USD 4 Billion in trading volume to date.

According to “The Chainalysis 2021 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report”, the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa & Turkey) region’s cryptocurrency market grew by 1500% between July 2020 and June 2021. The recent surge in crypto activity makes the MENAT region one of the fastest growing markets in the world. A recent You Gov study shows that 21% of those surveyed in the UAE indicated that they intended to invest in crypto within the next 12 months – the third highest figure globally. The same survey shows that 18% of Saudi residents already trade in crypto. BitOasis plans to connect with this audience via its trusted regional brand and a new educational program distributed across the largest media network for MENA.

Commenting on the growth potential within the regional crypto space, Ola Doudin, CEO and co-founder of BitOasis said: “In countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia crypto assets are steadily going mainstream due to early adoption by tech-savvy Millennial and Gen Z retail investors, but a massive majority across the region still do not have a good understanding of this emerging asset class. BitOasis has an obligation to address that. We are ramping up efforts to ensure consumers are aware and educated about investing in crypto across our region whilst offering the simplest and most accessible way to invest.”

Doudin continued: “Our collaboration with the MBC Group aligns with BitOasis’s long-term objective of building an efficient, secure and inclusive virtual asset ecosystem within the region. Crypto education is front and center of our strategy, and MBC’s trusted and high-visibility platforms will allow us to localize our approach towards educating regional audiences about virtual assets.”

Fadel Zahreddine, Group Director of Emerging Media at MBC GROUP added:  

“We’re witnessing the fast speed at which our region is embracing and adopting the blockchain and web3 technologies. Seeing as how crypto currencies are essential to this ecosystem, we see this partnership as a natural progression as we usher in this new era.”

Srinu Chowhan, VP of Marketing & Growth at BitOasis adds: “Our goal is to bridge the crypto knowledge gap, and our partnership with MBC will help us realize this goal. BitOasis’s crypto awareness initiatives will help demystify blockchain and crypto assets, and MBC’s media platforms will play a key role in ensuring this educational content reaches across the region.”

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UAE to issue its own Govcoin Cryptocurrency

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Dubai Airlines plans to acceptBitcoin as a payment service

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) has unveiled its plan to launch a new digital currency as part of its 2023-2026 strategy plan to become one of the world’s top 10 central banks.

In its announcement, the CBUAE said that its strategy includes seven objectives, including the issuance of the digital currency – known as CBDCs or Govcoins – and driving digital transformation in the UAE’s financial services sector by utilising the latest artificial intelligence and big data solutions.

The strategy will also see technology used across inspection, monitoring and insurance systems, in addition to utilising the UAE’s digital ID infrastructure (UAE Pass) to bolster financial inclusion and easy access to financial services.

The UAE and some of the other Gulf economies have talked about introducing digital currencies at some stage. By making it part of its 2023-26 roadmap, the UAE regulator has set a clear timeline.

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