In a linkedin post, Henk Jan Hoogendoorn, Chief of Financial Services Sector at Qatar Financial Centre Authority, noted that discussions were heating up with regards to the upcoming digital assets, takaful and Insurtech hackathon. He also mentioned discussions on the launch of a new wave of accelerator and incubator programs as well as a Fintech survey 2024.

He noted, “Qatar FinTech Hub on a roll. We discussed upcoming #hackathon with the focus on Digital Assets and takafel insurtech. As well as the launch of new wave of accelerator #incubator programs and Fintech survey 2024.”

Those present in the discussions included Qatar Development Bank and Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority Qatar Central Bank.

This is part and parcel of the efforts Qatar is making on both the Blockchain and digital assets front, especially after launching the digital assets lab earlier this year.

Among the themes being focused on in Qatar is tokenization of real estate, securities and other financial instruments.

Recently Bahrain Central Bank graduated the first fractional tokenization platform for Islamic Sukuk, called INABLR.