Investment firm, Terra Invest, has announced the launching of its operations in London and the UAE focusing on investments in Artificial Intelligence and, blockchain-powered financial technology, clean energy, and health & life sciences.

As per the press release, Terra Invest takes a novel approach to its investment method, combining deep policy and regulatory expertise with financial acumen to solve the world’s most pressing issues such as the growing demand for clean energy, AI based solutions for financial services and healthcare distribution. Through addressing a key point of failure that is currently stifling innovation across sectors such artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain-powered financial technology and health & life sciences, Terra Invest aims to foster rapid growth and value while creating positive global impact.

Terra Invest is backed by several Asia based family offices and funds including Mount Row Partners, a distinguished group of financial and public policy veterans from a variety of sectors and several large family offices in the Asia Pacific (APAC) market.

Terra Invest is centred around a deal-based model of investment and has closed transactions of USD 230 million as of today, with an ambition to scale to USD 2.5 billion by 2025.

Founding Partner at Terra Invest, Ambassador Kirk Wagar, commented on the investment firm’s announcement, stating, “In today’s turbulent global political climate, having a geopolitical overview is crucial for global investing. Understanding the tectonic shifts in both macro and micro political changes is the foundation today to anticipate and navigate risks, understand market dynamics influenced by political events, and make informed decisions that are fundamental to protect and potentially enhance their portfolios. Today more than ever, investors must be aware of geopolitical trends in identifying opportunities and avoiding pitfalls, ensuring more resilient and strategic investment choices in an unpredictable world.”

“Our unique approach at Terra, ensures that our investments are not only financially sound and create value for our shareholders but also have a positive impact on the world at large.” added Ankiti Bose, who also serves as a Founding Partner alongside Wagar at Terra Invest. “Our team has brought together not just capital and investing experience but advisors of companies such as Tesla, TikTok, and Binance, former politicians and litigators. This experience, combined with our founding team’s background in banking, entrepreneurship, diplomacy and public policy, makes us firm believers in Terra Invest’s mission to drive financial value and positive global impact,” Bose explained.

 The Qatar Central Bank (QCB) has announced the completion of the development of the infrastructure for the Central Bank Digital Currency Project (CBDC) and the commencement of testing of CBDC for settlement of large payments with local banks. According to the press release, this initiative will serve as a proactive step to keep pace with the rapid global developments in this field.

Qatar Central Bank confirms that, after successfully completing the comprehensive study conducted in this field, it will proceed with testing and developing selected applications for the CBDC to settle large payments with a group of local and international banks in a trial environment designed according to the latest advanced technologies.

The project will focus on the applications of the CBDC to increase access to capital markets for operating banks in the country, enhance domestic settlement, and improve the efficiency of securities transactions.

This project, which will enter its first experimental phase extending to October 2024, aims to achieve a set of primary objectives, including leveraging artificial intelligence technologies, distributed ledger technology (DLT), and emerging technologies and establish a strong foundation to enhance liquidity by expanding participation in financial market facilities, considering the aspects related to information security during project implementation.

In line with the Third Financial Sector Strategy, the Fintech Strategy, and Qatar National Vision 2030, and based on Qatar Central Bank’s ongoing efforts to regulate and develop the financial sector in the country, Qatar Central Bank announced the completion of the development of the infrastructure for the Central Bank Digital Currency Project (CBDC), QCB said in a press release.

This project reflects Qatar Central Bank’s full commitment to contributing to digital transformation within the financial sector, noting in this context that the start of the CBDC project represents an important milestone and a strategic step towards building a digital economy in the country.

It was also noted that the results of this experiment will be the cornerstone towards identifying the different use cases that the Qatar Central Bank will adopt in the future, which will contribute to enhancing the efficiency of the current systems and instant settlement.

In April 2023 Qatar Financial Centre Authority and Blockchain solution provider R3 signed an MOU to develop and grow Qatar’s fintech industry using technologies such as DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology). Soon after, QFC announced one of the biggest digital assets initiatives in the country and the GCC region, the Qatar Innovation Dome for digital assets. The digital assets lab will develop tokenization platforms and ecosystems for everything that has value whether tangible assets or intangible assets including real estate assets, securities, Sukuk, bonds and others in the future utilizing DLT ( distributed ledger technologies), blockchain, and smart contracts.

In May 2024 The Hashgraph Association (THA), the Swiss-based organization at the forefront of global digital enablement, signed a strategic partnership with the Qatar Financial Centre to launch a Digital Assets Venture Studio, a platform to support local Qatari and international portfolio companies in the development of regulatory-compliant decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions and digital assets built on the Hedera Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) network.

The $50 million digital assets venture studio will focus on investments in Hedera-powered Web3 startups and enterprises building bankable DeFi solutions. The program will span over the next five years (2024-2028) with The Hashgraph Association investing $10million (20%).

USA based Marvion Inc., (OTC:MVNC), a blockchain technology firm has announced the application of its blockchain Halal projects within the UAE utilizing their Digital Ownership Token (DOT) technology framework. The Halal solution includes artificial intelligent modules (AI) to enhance the security framework of the solution.

As per the press release, this initiative marks a major milestone in Marvion’s commitment to utilizing its proprietary technology to create new intangible assets, beginning with Halal certification.

Marvion signed an agreement with a prominent Halal certification provider, marking the first step in its ambitious plan to revolutionize the certification process through blockchain technology. This partnership aims to enhance the transparency, efficiency, and security of Halal certifications, ensuring authenticity and trustworthiness in the market. Halal, which means “permissible” or “lawful” in Arabic, refers to a broad range of regulations that specify what foods Muslims are allowed to eat. These regulations cover not just ingredient lists but also production processes and handling techniques. Certification agencies in this industry evaluate and certify that food items, ingredients, and production processes meet Halal requirements.

“We are thrilled to be breaking new grounds with our blockchain Halal projects,” said Dr Edmond Chan, CEO of Marvion Inc. “Our collaboration with a leading Halal certification provider is just the beginning. By leveraging our cutting-edge blockchain technology, we aim to create a robust and secure system for Halal certification that can be extended to various sectors beyond food. During the past year we have proven and ground tested our blockchain DOT technologies in practical business usage and applications within the movie media industry.”

The introduction of blockchain technology into Halal certification processes is poised to bring numerous benefits, including:

  1. Enhanced Transparency: Blockchain’s immutable ledger ensures that all transactions and certifications are recorded transparently, reducing the risk of fraud and ensuring the integrity of Halal certifications.
  2. Increased Efficiency: By automating certification processes and reducing the need for manual intervention, blockchain technology can significantly streamline operations, saving time and resources for certification bodies and businesses alike.
  3. Improved Security: Blockchain technology provides a highly secure platform for storing and verifying certification data, protecting it from tampering and unauthorized access. By adding artificial intelligent module into our security layer, it can highly prevent anyone trying to breach through our Halal certification, ensuring the highest level of genuine certification provided.

“According to Verified Market Reports, Halal Food Certification Market size was valued at USD 2,339.3 Billion in 2023, and is projected to reach USD 5284.98 Billion by 2030.

As we continue to make inroads in the UAE region, our focus remains on expanding our Halal certification capabilities to include a wider range of businesses,” added Dr Chan. “Our proprietary technology will serve as a foundation for creating new intangible assets, fostering innovation, and driving growth in the Halal market.”

Vault Hill blockchain with its offices in Ras El Khaimah UAE, has launched its digital ecosystem Vault Hill 3.0 at the AIM Congress in Abu Dhabi. The system is set to redefine the integration of gaming, artificial intelligence (AI), and immersive social experiences. This upgrade goes beyond a simple refresh, introducing a re-engineered platform that is poised to become a central hub for digital innovation, mainly focusing on enriching the technological terrain of Africa.

Vault Hill has crafted interactive spaces where users worldwide, and especially in Africa, can engage, create, and explore within a richly immersive environment. “With Vault Hill 3.0, our focus sharpens on empowering the African community, harnessing advanced technologies to propel regional development and connect the continent to global digital trends”, says Jimi Daodu, CEO of Vault Hill.

Step into the future of gaming with VH Games, where blockchain technology meets immersive gameplay. “VH Games introduces a tokenized economy, utilizing tokens to blend play with real value creation, providing gamers not just entertainment but also economic opportunities within our expansive digital realms,” says Tayo Kalejaiye, Head of Gaming at Vault Hill.

Also introduced is Hilda an AI partner that serves as a dynamic companion for businesses and government agencies, facilitating sophisticated digital strategies and enhancing customer interactions with predictive analytics and personalized service.

On behalf of the Hong Kong SAR Government, the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) signed an MoU with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) with the goal of deepening the collaboration across multiple financial services areas between Qatar and Hong Kong including digital assets.

The Hong Kong and Mainland China delegates to Qatar have had numerous group meetings and networking opportunities with the local Qatar stakeholders – QFC, QIA, QDB ( Qatar Development Bank), Invest Qatar, Qatar Foundation, QSTP, regulators, investors, family offices, channel partners in digital assets, fintech, wealth management, to deepen the collaboration and uncover concrete business opportunities.

This MoU signing is a follow-up from an earlier visit to Qatar by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Christopher Hui, in 2023. Since then, Qatar leaders also visited Hong Kong during the Asian Financial Forum in early 2024.

King Leung, Global Head of Financial Services and Fintech, InvestHK told Qatar Pennisula media, that “Qatar can leverage Hong Kong’s strengths to its advantage. In Hong Kong, we have been experimenting lots of innovation such as tokenization and digital assets and would like to work more closely with Qatar.”

Sharing his perspectives on the intersection between fintech and AI, Global Head of Financial Services and Fintech Leung stated, “We are seeing the intersection of AI, big data, blockchain, and cloud. A lot of the financial institutions are now using fintech, which with that AI capability can help streamline a lot of the internal processes. We have seen a lot of AI innovation in the fintech space that are empowering the financial institutions to transform their operation, to raise their ability to service their clients.”

There have been regular follow-ups by both organizations, as well as InvestHK. We are committed to deepen our collaboration in key financial services areas – asset and wealth management, fintech, digital assets, and family offices.

The Undersecretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Joseph Chan, the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC), InvestHK, and Cyberport led a delegation of over 30 Hong Kong and Mainland China business leaders to Doha on May 5-6.

Highlighting some of the key sectors of interest for investors from Hong Kong, Leung added, “The senior officials have been making our stance very clear in terms of our positioning as a major green finance and green tech hub. We would love to work with investors around the world to promote these movements. It could be new energy, new materials, or any of the technology layers that can promote a better tracking of the green behaviour. We see quite a lot of green fintechs using different technologies and access to different data.”

Nucleus AI (, offering advanced artificial intelligence solutions, has partnered with the Dubai Blockchain Center ( to revolutionize how blockchain and crypto companies establish operations in Dubai by streamlining the regulatory processes.

“We are at the cusp of a transformative era where blockchain and artificial intelligence converge to create unprecedented opportunities,” said Dr. Marwan Alzarouni, CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center. “This collaboration marks a significant milestone in harnessing the synergies of these revolutionary technologies to foster an ecosystem that empowers businesses and drives innovation within Area 2071, Dubai, the UAE and beyond.”

At the core of this initiative lies Nucleus AI’s advanced AI platform, which enables enterprises, SMEs, and government entities to transform their existing knowledge bases into intelligent systems capable of understanding and acting upon complex data relationships.

“Our platform allows enterprises to deploy sophisticated AI-driven processes that operate across multiple tiers, drastically improving efficiency and effectiveness,” stated Raakin Iqbal, CEO and Co-founder of Nucleus AI. “We’re fundamentally enhancing how organizations manage and utilize their knowledge assets.”

“Our Pre-AGI technology doesn’t just automate – it innovates, making each regulatory interaction smarter and more effective,” Iqbal explained. “We’re pushing the boundaries of what AI can achieve in streamlining operational landscapes.”

The partnership will enable an AI-driven proof-of-concept that guides blockchain and crypto companies through the entire regulatory journey – from initial inquiry to final licensing – with unprecedented efficiency. Key capabilities include:

– Intelligent Reasoning: Applying complex logic to understand nuanced regulations and processes.

– Dynamic Knowledge Bases: Continuously updated to ensure adherence to the latest policies.

– Autonomous Action Models: Leveraging datasets and reasoning to autonomously navigate processes while ensuring compliance.

– Multilingual Support: Facilitating global adoption with AI-powered support across 25+ languages.

At the core of this initiative is an AI-powered interface that combines conversational AI with action-driven modeling to shepherd companies through every step, from initial inquiry to final licensing. “Nucleus AI’s platform ingests complex knowledge bases and autonomously executes actions based on logical inferencing – making it ideal for streamlining this intricate regulatory journey,” stated Kiran Ali, Co-founder.

“Our partnership with the Dubai Blockchain Center showcases how advanced AI can revolutionize regulatory frameworks through reasoning and autonomous execution,” Iqbal said. “We’re developing systems that deeply understand operational nuances to radically simplify business establishment.”

The Dubai Blockchain Center’s visionary leadership echoes this innovative spirit: “In our pursuit to position Dubai as a beacon for the blockchain sector, we aim to create an environment conducive to growth,” Dr. Alzarouni stated. “Our initiatives make it seamless for blockchain and crypto companies to operate here, fostering an ecosystem where innovation thrives.”

Abu Dhabi-based BT Commerce a Bridgetower SPV entity that offers institutional grade digital asset platforms to facilitate the growth of AI and Blockchain in the Middle East, has partnered with AIREV, an Abu Dhabi-based pioneer in AI solutions, to converge the transformative technologies of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain to drive global adoption across public and private markets.

BT Commerce and AIREV will collaborate on a comprehensive range of AI services leveraging blockchain and Web3 technologies. Their focus is to tackle fundamental challenges facing AI thereby ensuring data verification, establishing AI proof-of authenticity, and facilitating global distribution over secure private networks. This includes AI modeling, Large Language Models (LLM), AI GPU compute, and the distribution of sensitive data customized to fulfill the unique requirements of their clientele.

BT Commerce, headquartered in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), brings over $250 million of delegated assets for turnkey staking, as well as extensive expertise operating blockchain node validation for the world’s largest blockchains.

As per the medium post, BT Commerce will utilize its proprietary Web3 Commerce Platform to provide customers with customized marketplaces that are fortified by more than 25 years of digital asset, capital deployment, and business operations experience. The company also brings vast resources made available through its local Abu Dhabi and global partnerships.

“I am thrilled about our partnership with Bridgetower and BT Commerce,” said Muhammed Khalid Founder of AIREV. “This collaboration marks a significant milestone, setting a global benchmark in blockchain and AI integration. Together, we’re poised to drive innovation and growth not only in the GCC but worldwide, propelling us towards a future of transformative digital success.”

“We are excited to enter into partnership with AIREV — a fellow Abu Dhabi company — and contribute to the rapidly growing digital asset, blockchain, and AI explosion that has occurred in the UAE over the past two years,” said BT Commerce CEO Cory Pugh. “This region is leading the way globally and we believe Blockchain/AI solutions from AIREV powered by BT Commerce and the broader Bridgetower family will have a broad and lasting impact.”

In addition to augmenting AIREV’s existing 3 million School Hack users, the companies will work together on AIREV’s ONDEMAND platform that revolutionizes generative AI product development with its easy-to-use interface, a plethora of plugin offerings and AI agents for swift customization and integration. The ONDEMAND platform enables businesses to rapidly deploy sophisticated AI solutions, slashing development time and complexity to deliver innovative GEN AI products.

The real estate industry globally and in the region is undergoing a transformation. Once known for its intense paper trails and reliance on human interactions, real estate sector transforming with the use of AI and Blockchain technology.

Beirut based DigiWeb, a tech marketing firm, which had previously worked with multinational leading real estate developers and agents is implementing an innovative solution that utilizes both AI and Blockchain.

Built on the Polygon Blockchain, the solution will replace outdated real-estate sale processes that not only take a lot of time, effort, and information queries with a more streamlined and transparent process.

Previously DigiWeb using a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system was able to connect credit solvable buyers with real estate developers in minutes.

Yet DigiWeb founder noticed that although digital marketing entities such as their own, could carry out large scale data mining campaigns for their clients, and analyze them, the data at one time or another becomes obsolete as new cities arise, client taste change and technology evolves.

Fady El Sayah, Founder and CEO of DigiWeb explained, “Years ago we developed a solution for a real estate developer utilized at one of their sales events. Potential buyers registered their pre interest, the information was then shared with credit entities who either considered them as solvable or not.

These buyers would then talk to a sales team, once the buyer committed, they had to pay a down payment of booking fee”
He adds “At the event there were stands for banks, the bank would then process the booking fee, and the information would then be sent to the legal department of the real estate developer where a contract was set up.”

While this process managed through a CRM allowed the real estate developer sell 90 apartments and 100 offices in just four hours, DigiWeb is now ready to take this a step further utilizing Blockchain and AI.

At present instead of a real estate sales event, there will be a virtual room. A potential buyer from anywhere in the world can access the digital meeting room, interact with EDA an AI AVR and visit each floor and each apartment in a complex checking out the interior and exterior as they move along using their joystick.

Al Sayah explains, “If a potential buyer would like to change the internal set up of an apartment, the AI can do so. In addition, the AI can place an order and the buyer can use their crypto or digital assets wallet to pay.”
AVR Chatbots powered by AI can answer basic questions 24/7, freeing up human agents for more complex interactions. The entire sales process from viewing up to purchasing will be done utilizing blockchain.

Al Sayah notes that this doesn’t just fall into the real-estate sector. He has already prepared a demo for the biggest distributor of home appliances in Ghana. As such DigiWeb wants to incorporate AI and Blockchain not only in real-estate but also shopping
malls and retail sector.
In conclusion while some believe that Blockchain for the real-estate sector is centered on tokenization of assets, it can also be utilized in the manual processes by streamlining it with automation.

Today it is data that helps realtors assess potential clients as well as help clients to make more informed decisions note solely based on gut feeling. The future is in AI algorithms that can analyze user preferences and suggest properties that perfectly match their needs.

Companies like DigiWeb are continuing to evolve. In the past DigiWeb has designed and developed virtual tours, created automated sales solutions for multimillion-dollar real estate projects, and executed multi-million real estate marketing campaigns.

As Al Sayah notes, “Our approach has always been holistic, integrating technology with marketing strategies to deliver exceptional results. Today utilizing AI and Blockchain we can ensure better services such as dynamic pricing, and better customer interfaces.”

UAE based Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that it is utilizing cutting edge technologies including blockchain to develop innovative and sustainable energy solutions to provide its electricity services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, sustainability, and quality. This is supported by an advanced infrastructure for managing facilities and services through smart and integrated systems, utilising cutting-edge technologies such as the smart grid, artificial intelligence (AI), Space-D programme, blockchain, energy storage and integration of its sources, Internet of Things (IoT), and 3D printing, among others.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, emphasised DEWA’s ongoing efforts and commitment to global sustainability goals, leadership in digital transformation, and spearheading clean and renewable energy projects and initiatives. These efforts are aligned with the vision of the wise leadership to enhance effective adaptation to future developments and address challenges securely and sustainably across all areas. DEWA’s preparedness reflects its strategy and unwavering efforts to achieve its vision of being a globally leading sustainable and innovative corporation committed to achieving Net-Zero by 2050.

Energy production and storage projects:

DEWA relies on pioneering initiatives and projects to diversify clean energy production sources. This includes clean and renewable energy technologies such as photovoltaic panel technology, concentrated solar energy, and green hydrogen production using solar energy, along with projects and initiatives to increase energy efficiency.

DEWA is also developing energy storage technologies through several pioneering projects, including the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which will have the largest energy storage capacity in the world of 15 hours, allowing for energy availability around the clock, and the pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant in Hatta.

Smart grid:

DEWA aims to enhance its leadership in innovation, sustainability, and future shaping across all its projects and initiatives, focusing on Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and digital transformation. To achieve this goal, DEWA has developed a comprehensive strategy to implement a smart water and electricity infrastructure, known as the Smart Grid. This intelligent grid incorporates advanced features such as automated decision-making and interoperability throughout the electricity and water network.

Among the programmes launched by DEWA under the umbrella of the smart grid is an Automatic Smart Grid Restoration System (ASGR), the first of its kind in the MENA region, to increase the control, management, and monitoring of its power network. The system works around the clock without any human intervention. It uses a smart, innovative, and central system that locates the fault in the power network, isolates it, and automatically restores the service.

Smart meters

Smart meters serve as the backbone of the smart grid and play a pivotal role in driving digital transformation. They enhance operational efficiency and mitigate losses. In Dubai, all active traditional meters for electricity and water have been upgraded to smart meters. These smart meters offer numerous benefits, enabling customers to proactively and digitally manage their consumption without the need to contact DEWA. The Smart Meters Analysis and Diagnosis Centre remotely monitors the smart meters every 15 minutes. As of the end of 2023, the number of smart meters in Dubai reached 2.2 million.

Automatic Smart Grid Restoration System (ASGR):

Among the programmes launched by DEWA under the umbrella of the smart grid is an Automatic Smart Grid Restoration System (ASGR), the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa, to increase the control, management, and monitoring of its power network. The system works around the clock without any human intervention. It uses a smart, innovative, and central system that locates the fault in the power network, isolates it, and automatically restores the service. This improves grid automation, fault detection and retrieval of connections.

Enhancing efficiency through Space-D

DEWA’s Space-D programme contributes to raising the development, maintenance and planning of electricity and water networks. It improves the efficiency of DEWA’s generation, transmission, and distribution divisions by monitoring solar power plants and enhancing the accuracy of generation predictions. This is achieved through forecasting weather patterns, seawater temperature and salinity, and monitoring electricity transmission lines. Additionally, it aids in detecting water leaks and identifying any changes in the infrastructure, further optimising DEWA’s operations. As part of its Space-D programme, DEWA launched two nanosatellites DEWA-SAT1 in January 2022, and DEWA-SAT2 in April 2023. DEWA is the first utility in the world to launch nanosatellites to improve its operations.

Innovative initiatives for the production, transmission, and distribution divisions:

DEWA’s initiatives for its production, transportation and distribution sectors, which rely on expertise, experiences and capabilities, contribute to enhancing DEWA’s leadership and excellence. These initiatives ensure the sustainability and preservation of resources and provide ways to develop them by applying best practices in all initiatives and projects to raise production and operational efficiency. During 2023, there were many initiatives undertaken by various divisions within DEWA, the most important of which were: Distribution Automation of Secondary Distribution Substations, Distribution Network Smart Centre, and DEWA Cable Lab.

Globally competitive results:

The seamless, swift, and effective operation of the smart grid has enabled DEWA to achieve competitive results that surpass prominent European and American companies in terms of efficiency and reliability. DEWA has reduced electricity Customer Minutes Lost (CML) in Dubai from 4.9 minutes in 2014 to 1.06 minutes in 2023, which is the lowest in the world. DEWA has also reduced losses in electricity transmission and distribution networks from 3.3% in 2014 to 2.0% last year by adopting the best international technical standards and the most accurate engineering practices in the planning, design, construction, and operation of energy systems. This percentage is also the lowest worldwide. In 2014, water network losses were at 9.1%, and reached 4.6% in 2023, which is the lowest in the world.

UAE Zand Bank, UAE’s first digital only bank has subscribed to Infosys Finacle Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Infosys suite to power its corporate banking services and enable it to innovate and integrate solutions on Blockchain and AI.

The deployment of Infosys Finacle’s advanced cloud-native solutions on Microsoft Azure is a testament to Zand’s commitment to provide a customer-centric, future-ready banking experience, underpinned by the latest in AI and predictive analytics.

The Finacle Corporate Banking Solution Suite’s modular framework and expansive suite of features, including an array of Open APIs, will significantly accelerate the launch of innovative services, supporting Zand’s objective of continuous innovation and commitment to customer delight.

Infosys Finacle enables Zand’s capability to assimilate and process a vast array of data, equips it to partner with sophisticated analytics platforms, thereby offering cutting-edge services to its customers.

The collaboration enables Zand to innovate and integrate emergent technologies like AI, blockchain, and digital asset management and drive a competitive advantage in the evolving landscape of digital finance.

Michael Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Zand, said, “We are delighted to announce our adoption of the Finacle modular core banking system. This strategic move empowers us to fortify our position at the forefront of innovation, enabling seamless deployment of digital assets, AI, and blockchain technologies. Embracing the future, we are poised to redefine banking experiences and drive unparalleled value for our customers.”

Sajit Vijayakumar, Chief Business Officer, Infosys Finacle, said, “A digital revolution is shaking up the corporate banking sector, paving the way for modern, customer-centric models. We are delighted that Zand, as a trailblazer in this domain, has chosen Infosys Finacle for their ambitious project to redefine corporate banking excellence. We are committed to enabling Zand, fast-track its journey towards offering differentiated customer-centric and world-class corporate banking services. Our collaboration with the bank is yet another testimony to the flexibility of the Infosys Finacle Corporate Banking Suite and the enduring trust that banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council place in us.”

ZAND Bank and ADGM partnered sometime back to offer preferential services to virtual asset service providers.