UAE based WadzPay, an interoperable blockchain-based technology provider, has launched the WadzPay 2.0 which it believes will redefine the landscape of virtual asset-based transactions. WadzPay 2.0 provides a unique new architecture primarily based on the Algorand blockchain with inbuilt support for several others such as Ethereum, Tron, Avalanche and several others to be added. WadzPay 2.0 construct is designed in line with evolving regulations and needs of banks, financial institutions, telcos and central banks.

Anish Jain, founder and group CEO of WadzPay, stated, “Blockchain is already disrupting global finance, and with WadzPay 2.0, we are bringing a slew of capabilities that will transform digital currency payments. This enhanced product line encompasses issuance, acquiring, remittance, central bank digital currency (CBDC) and tokenization, providing a true one-stop solution for the industry. This is a leap forward in the blockchain payments ecosystem. WadzPay customers can rest assured of an elevated experience for its end users.”

Designed with an API-first approach, a robust compliance framework and customer-friendly dashboards, it enables payments in the metaverse, point of sale, in-app, e-commerce, etc. It also serves as the foundation for the future launch of the WadzPay Chain. It leverages the Algorand blockchain for transaction processing, standard assets for on-chain storage of funds, and a ledger for wallet management and bookkeeping. The platform also incorporates Gap 600’s expertise to manage transaction finality for Bitcoin and Ether -based transactions, and Bosonic to convert funds at the point of sale (POS).

WadzPay 2.0 boasts several integration options and features such as:

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E-Know Your Customer (KYC) solution with biometric verification for seamless user onboarding

Real-time fraud detection, customer screening and transaction monitoring

Multisignature custodial wallet with multiple-level hierarchy and password management

Internal and external wallet transfers

Push/pull payment options with transaction notifications

Customized reports in various formats

Issuer and merchant dashboard with seven layers of hierarchy control

Multicurrency acceptance at POS terminals and e-commerce portals with QR code support

Settlement in digital or fiat currency of choice, based on market regulation

On-chain refunds, including multiple refunds on a single transaction

Inbuilt volatility management solutions

Improved transaction speeds on Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains

The second annual conference Decipher, by the Algorand Foundation is being held today until the 30th of November at Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre in Dubai, UAE.  The Algorand Foundation’s mission is to grow and empower the ecosystem around Algorand-the leading carbon-negative Layer-1 blockchain-and Decipher’s programming will highlight top founders and investors from both within and beyond the Algorand network.

The event will witness more  than 120 speakers across four stages and 50 sessions. Registrants will also be able to sign up for one-on-one mentoring with blockchain leaders, learn to set up wallets and experience play-to-earn games, explore a high-end curated NFT art gallery, take part in hands-on workshops designed for developers and led by the engineers and product leaders behind the Algorand protocol, and more.

Topics include Financial Inclusion at Scale: A World Tour featuring Sanzar Kakar, Founder of HesabPay; Victor Mapunga, Co-Founder & CEO of FlexFinTx; Abhinav Sinha, Cofounder, Eko India Financial Services; and Matt Keller, Head of Social Impact at the Algorand Foundation.

Also is the topic of Building the Next Crypto Capital featuring Basil Al Askari, CEO & Cofounder of MidChains; Benjamin Ampen, CEO MENA at Kraken; and Jehanzeb Awan, Chairman of the Middle East, Africa and Asia Crypto and Blockchain Association.

As well as the topic of payments revolution featuring  Khaled Moharem, President Middle East at WadzPay; Eduardo Novillo Astrada, CEO & Cofounder of AgroToken; and more to be announced.

In addition topics include Safer Bridges to a Multichain Future featuring Nico Arqueros, Primary Contributor, Milkomeda; Adi Ben-Ari, Founder & CEO, Applied Blockchain; and Hugo Philion, CEO & Cofounder, Flare Network

Venture Perspectives Across the Crypto Landscape featuring Terry Culver, CEO & General Partner at DFG Group; Mona Hamdy, Chief Strategy Officer at Sino Global Capital; Abhinav Pathak, Research Partner at Woodstock Fund; and Ryan Terribilini, Head of Ecosystem Funding at the Algorand Foundation

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Moroccan Arab singer, dubbed “Al Mualem”, meaning the teacher, Saad LAMajarred and Arab Super star Ragheb Alama will be holding the first ever Arab joint music concert in the metaverse.

The two well renowned Arabic singers announced that they would be holding their upcoming concert in the metaverse in collaboration with famous Arab composer Michel Fadel.

The concert will be held on the 20th of October 2022, organized by Metaboundless. Metaboundless is a Web3.0 platform that connects creators and creator IP with fans to produce and scale creator content. MetaBoundless in partnership with Karma Return Opportunities, a regulated Web3.0 asset manager run helps creators generate attractive returns while preserving capital.

Tickets will be sold in the form of NFTs (Non Fungible tokens). A tutorial on how to purchase the tickets is present on the Metaboundless website.

Blockchain platform AlGorand is the exclusive blockchain partner for the event along with famous Arab Cartoon NFT collectibles, the Crypto Arabs as community sponsors.

Ragheb Alama, Saad La Mjarred and Michel Fadel will be present at the concert through their avatars.

Ragheb Alami on twitter stated, “I have dreamt to be able to communicate directly with all my fans anywhere, anytime and with every generation, and after months of work with MetaBoundless, we are now able to make this a reality. It is now time to enjoy this technologically advanced and different project. Be with us on the 20th of October at 11 pm where we will for the first time hold a futuristic concert in the metaverse with my Avatar.”

Saad Al Mjarred also took to Twitter and stated, “I have always dreamed of being able to perform live with all of you globally together. MetaBoundless

 is making that dream a reality. Together we Step into the Metaverse, a worldwide virtual performance.”

I am pleased to be participating with the Star Ragheb Alameh in this concert. We will be showcasing new music and songs in a futuristic way that goes with the environment in the metaverse.”

It is noteworthy that prior to this in July 2020, Nancy Ajram released her new song in the metaverse. She had announced that she would be launching her new song “Sah Sah” in the metaverse. Tickets were sold in crypto for the first time in the Arab world.