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Sixty start-ups for Dubai blockchain forum

DUBAI, January 8, 2018

More than 60 Blockchain start-ups will participate in the upcoming UNLOCK Blockchain Forum, one of the biggest Blockchain forums to take place in the region in Dubai, UAE said event organisers.

The event is taking place on January 14 and 15 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel DIFC.  

“We are proud of the efforts we have taken to help build the Blockchain ecosystem not only in Dubai but also across the Mena region,” said Walid Abou Zaki, executive director of organiser Al-Iktissad-Wal-Aamal Co.

“We hope that Dubai benefits from having these start-ups where many are present here for the first time ever. These innovative start-ups are from more than 35 countries around the world. We are also expecting more than 350 delegates to attend. In addition, we have a line-up of more than 45 prominent Blockchain experts speaking at UNLOCK. We look forward to welcoming all and we are confident that this forum will become the leading Blockchain event in the region for years to come.”

UNLOCK Blockchain has signed up sponsors that include Smart Dubai, IBM, DarkMatter, Emirates Airlines, Microsoft, Avanza Solutions, Dewa (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority), DU Telecom and Dubai Municipality. UNLOCK Blockchain Forum is also supported by startupbootcamp, CrytpoValley Labs, and Careem as transportation partner.

Lara Abdul Malak, project lead for UNLOCK, said: “We have created an event that will bring Blockchain into the mainstream discussion and across various sectors. Attendees will hear about what Blockchain is, how to successfully implement Blockchain projects. We will also discuss Blockchain in utilities, smart cities, real-estate, banking and more. Many announcements and agreements will be signed at UNLOCK to further develop Blockchain in the Mena region and encourage start-ups to flourish.” – TradeArabia News Service

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