As Cardano Foundation gears up for its upcoming Cardano Summit which will be held once again in Dubai UAE between October 23rd-24th, Cardano news is buzzling in the UAE, with the announcement that the UAE police have piloted Cardano blockchain.

As per Cardano press release, the decision to host the Cardano Summit in Dubai once again pays homage to the city’s rich tradition of facilitating commerce and connectivity, plus driving forward technological innovation. Dubai has consistently ranked as one of the world’s most influential crypto hubs, with an encompassing blockchain strategy that makes the city a key region for the blockchain sector. By hosting the Summit in Dubai for the second year, the Cardano community will have the opportunity to tap into the innovation showcased at the Summit last year, strengthening connections, and building new relationships in one of the nerve centers of the blockchain world.

In addition, Cardano in its press release made it clear that Dubai in particular has deployed Blockchain in several key sectors. The Cardano Foundation’s CEO, Frederik Gregaard, commenting on the importance of the Summit 2024, said: “This is shaping up to be an exciting year for blockchain, with adoption across a wide range of sectors growing significantly. Dubai, in particular, has deepened the strategic deployment of blockchain in several key sectors, and we are thrilled to host the Cardano Summit in Dubai for the second time. Year on year, the Summit has proven to be invaluable in building connections, consolidating relationships, and catalyzing innovation.”

This comes at the heels of the announcement made by Chris O, the Founder of the Cardano GhostFund DAO, that Dubai police had submitted a Cardano based pilot project holding data management capabilities. As per Chris O’s X statement, “The project analyzed the secure sharing of sensitive data related to criminal investigations with authorities such as Interpol. The presentation of the Cardano integrated project highlighted the high level of security involved in sharing the scans of bullets in concrete obtained through an advanced scanner. Using the blockchain, significant forensic information was distributed safely among international stakeholders worldwide.”

He adds, “The blockchain ensures that the data is not tampered with and can be tracked among various stakeholders. This is an ideal use case for blockchain & Cardano. Ensuring data can be securely shared and managed in a decentralized network is becoming more and more relevant in industries from energy, defense to IoT.”

Few days earlier on March 4th 2024, EMURGO Africa, the investment and commercial arm of Cardano in Africa, announced the launch of EMURGO Labs, a dedicated development entity for emerging Web3 technologies. EMURGO Labs is designed to support the growth of established and nascent Web2 and Web3 organizations. EMURGO Labs is set to spearhead the digital transformation across borders, leveraging the transformative power of the Cardano blockchain.