U.S. based ISLAMICOIN has launched a blockchain enabled sharia compliant Riba free loan platform called Iqrad. ISLAMICOIN whose founder is a Lebanese national Jaafar (Jeff) Krayem has built Sharia Compliant Certified Islamic Cryptocurrency for the Global Muslim Community and a core to develop iChain.

iChain stands as a decentralized blockchain network aimed to nurturing halal-only projects, catalyzing an unprecedented transformation in the world of Islamic finance. Built on Hyperledger Besu IBFT platform, iChain creates a space that empowers individuals, organizations, and projects aligned with the principles of the Islamic faith.

Built on the Polygon network and utilizing smart contract technology, iQrad offers a model for riba-free loans aimed at promoting sustainable development and social solidarity within the framework of Islamic sharia.

“The rise in demand for innovative and transparent Islamic finance solutions has fueled the development of iQrad,” said Krayem

This user-friendly platform provides individuals and institutions worldwide with access to riba-free loans, regardless of location.
iQrad represents a significant step towards financial inclusion and creating fair financial opportunities for all, particularly for low-income individuals and budding projects seeking growth.

At the heart of iQrad lies the concept of the “Angel investor.” This fosters a spirit of community, encouraging individuals and institutions to contribute to the loan fund through USDT deposits as a charitable act to empower others, not for profit. Protected by robust blockchain security technologies, these deposits allow investors to actively contribute to building an integrated and supportive financial ecosystem.

Krayem adds, “The launch of iQrad marks a significant step towards realizing our vision for the future of Islamic finance – where cutting-edge technology complements longstanding Islamic values, By leveraging iGold as collateral, we offer a Sharia-compliant loan platform that fosters positive and sustainable change in people’s lives while upholding our commitment to ethical and transparent practices.”

ISLAMICOIN also launched its ISLAMIwallet on apple and android. The update unlocks features such as the integration with iQrad, enahnced and iGold features.

ISLAMICOIN is different than Haqq Blockchain’s IslamicCoin.

The Haqq Islamic Blockchain platform has entered into another partnership. This time it is with U.S. based GoMeat, a blockchain delivery application.

According to the latest data, the global blockchain-based agriculture and food supply chain industry is currently valued at around $150 million, and it’s projected to grow at a CAGR of 48.1% by 2025, reaching nearly $948 million. This partnership between GoMeat and HAQQ aims to onboard more local stores into this growing market using blockchain’ s advanced capabilities.

Although the US halal food and meat market is rapidly growing, it’s still significantly fragmented. There’s a real challenge for consumers living in non-Muslim communities to find halal food options regularly, and their options are often very limited. At the same time, local halal stores face scalability issues – they often cannot attract consumers outside their local communities. This partnership will try to solve these specific challenges and create a convenient way to access halal options. 

As a part of the collaboration, the GoMeat app will implement new features and functionalities possible thanks to the advanced solutions of the HAQQ network. The application’s UI will go through a complete overhaul, introducing more interactive, intuitive, and user-friendly elements. The ultimate goal of the revamped GoMeat app will be to streamline the entire halal purchasing process, from selecting the product to making the final payment.

The app will also integrate the HAQQ’s Web3 wallet, providing wider crypto payment options to the consumers. Previously, only GoMeat’s native token $GOMT was available for payments – now, they can use HAQQ’s native token, Islamic Coin ($ISLM), which is listed on several crypto exchanges, including KuCoin.

Through HAQQ’s blockchain framework, the GoMeat app will launch a new halal meat and food authentication system. Consumers will be able to verify and trace the halal certification process of the suppliers. This verification is critical for the Muslim community – halal authenticity is one of the core aspects of their purchase decision.

The app will also have several new AI-driven features. The HAQQ network recently integrated SingularityNET, an industry-leading decentralized AI platform. This integration sets up ethical and regulatory compliance in transactions, and these capabilities will now be extended to the GoMeat app.

MRHB a halal, decentralized finance (DeFi) platform built for Ethical and Inclusive DeFi has expanded into the Saudi market after receiving a license from the Ministry of Investment.

MRHB plans to relocate its research and development team to Riyadh KSA.

According to the press release, “At $830bn Saudi Arabia has the largest Islamic Banking market globally and as such it was inevitable for MRHB.Network – the world’s most mature halal web3 ecosystem – to come onshore. By securing the license, MRHB.Network is now better able to partner with local, regulated institutions to drive its vision of a more inclusive, ethical, and halal approach to the world of decentralized finance and digital assets.”

The relocation of MRHB.Network’s R&D team to Riyadh is a strategic decision to tap into the vibrant and innovative fintech and venture capital ecosystem in the region. Riyadh’s dynamic, tech-forward environment offers the perfect backdrop for MRHB.Network to spearhead research and development efforts to bring the six trillion dollar Islamic economy into the digital assets era.

On LinkedIn Founder of MRHB Naquib Mohammed stated, “With great pleasure, I am excited to announce that MRHB.Network has received the local license from The Ministry of Investment, Saudi Arabia and has now expanded to the Kingdom. Our R&D team will soon relocate to Riyadh, where we will begin the next phase of our research and development. We are committed to providing empowering fintech solutions to the GCC, MENA region, and beyond.”

Prior to the move to KSA, MRHB Network partnered up with Shari’ah Review Bureau (“SRB”), a Bahrain-based Shari’ah advisory firm, to independently assess and review its new product EMPLIFAI (Earnings Amplified with Algorithms & AI) which aims to provide Sharia-compliant passive income.  

At the time Mohammed stated, “The MRHB ecosystem aims for a wide array of crypto-based DeFi solutions. After a successful launch of the Sahal Wallet app, a multichain self-custodial digital wallet, we are pleased to present our new product to the Muslim community – a liquidity harvester product, EMPLIFAI which incorporates a Sharia-compliant mechanism and structure for users to invest and generate passive income.”