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Du joins global blockchain consortium

DUBAI, January 22, 2019

Du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has joined the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG), a global consortium of top telecom companies building the next-generation of blockchain technology, a media report said.

In joining the CBSG, du will become a key part of the first worldwide telecom carriers’ blockchain consortium and will drive the creation of blockchain-enabled services, such as Cross-Carrier Payment Systems (CCPS) – a blockchain-based global payment system offering streamlined cross-carrier mobile payments and cross-carrier remittances through mobile wallets to end users, reported Emirates news agency Wam.

The blockchain system was developed by CBSG Consortium founding member, TBCASoft, a US-based blockchain technology company.

"The advantages of blockchain are becoming widespread throughout the world, and unlocking the potential of this technology is essential for empowering individual users and creating new value within the UAE’s enterprise community,” said Osman Sultan, CEO of EITC.

“By joining the CBSG, our involvement with this expert consortium of industry leaders will launch the adoption of blockchain in the UAE telco sector and align us with the objectives of the UAE Blockchain Strategy 2021. This reflects our continual commitment towards creating safer, more secure networks and a refined focus towards the exploration of blockchain’s endless possibilities.”

As an active enabler of blockchain solutions in the UAE, du will build upon its capabilities by facilitating developments in transparency, security, real-time transactions, and data protection to address pain points across industries and to leverage blockchain solutions for its customers.

"The CBSG Consortium has been gaining momentum because of our unique vision of a cross-carrier blockchain platform that has no reliance on crypto-currencies. We are excited to welcome du to the consortium," said Ling Wu, chairman of the CBSG Consortium and founder and CEO of TBCASoft.




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