Money Tokenization built on blockchain just got an enormous boost with the launch of UAE and Egyptian based Pravica’s S3 (Stablecoin Studio on Sui) testnet during the CV Summit Africa 2024.

Less than two months after publicizing the launch of S3.Money on the Sui Blockchain, The S3 testnet is now up and running, welcoming developers and financial community to start building tokenized money whether CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies) or stablecoins.

According to Pravica blog post, the S3 platform is set to revolutionize the global payment processing landscape by allowing money to be tokenized in a versatile and user-friendly way swiftly and securely. The premise is financial empowerment with blockchain based money tokenization, because the future of money is all about innovation and accessibility.
Mohamed Abdou Founder and CEO of Pravica, explaining the concept states, “With S3, issuing and managing CBDC or stablecoins are a matter of clicks!”

S3 Money is a solution that caters not only to up and coming stablecoin issuers such as central banks, retail banks, and DeFi (Decentralized Finance) projects, but also to existing stablecoin issuers including the creators of Tether (USDT), Circle (USDC) by offering them the ability to simplify, quickly issue, manage and create different treasury layers for their respective stablecoins.

As per Pravica, gone are the days of building and auditing smart contracts, S3’s innovation solution on Sui, bring stablecoins to life through a streamlined process of stablecoin issuance just by defining the parameters.

S3 also helps to maintain the stablecoin ecosystem through S3’s intuitive management dashboard. The dashboard monitors supply and demand in real-time, tracking transactions easily and allowing for adjustments along the way.

Pravica has introduced a feature in S3, called ‘Relations’, which allows clients to establish a secure, multi-layered hierarchy for sub-wallets within a client’s stablecoin ecosystem. Imagine creating permissioned access structures for different user groups, or designating sub-wallets for specific departments within your organization.
The platform enhances treasury command with built-in proof-of-reserve functionality and seamless integration with on-chain oracles. Integrated KYC/AML features prioritize compliance, strengthening due diligence with qualified identity verification services.
All this has been enabled because S3 leverages the secure and blazing-fast Sui blockchain for unparalleled stability and transaction speed.
The one-stop streamlined experience is unparalleled because of the intuitive capable administration with role-based controls, that allow the effortless configuration and management of tokenized money.

As Abdou explains, “Based on the adoption we are already seeing and our deep experience with international payment systems, we are convinced that stablecoins will revolutionize the global payments industry.”

This comes as Pravica has rebranded, revamped and restructured their offering into a more comprehensive blockchain infrastructure solution provider. Pravica is offering solutions for a trustworthy and transformative digital landscape utilizing secure, efficient, and innovative blockchain solutions.

Pravica, Egyptian based blockchain solutions provider has launched S3 (Stablecoin Studio on Sui) on the Sui Blockchain. The S3 platform will allow the seamless launch of native stablecoins without the complexity of smart contract development and currency management.

S3. MONEY (S3) is set to revolutionize the global payment processing landscape by introducing a versatile and user-friendly solution for building and utilizing stablecoins on the Sui blockchain.

As per the announcement, S3 offers a key utility designed for building customizable stablecoins directly on the Sui blockchain, which in its initial phase, enables issuers to create fiat-backed stablecoins without building the bespoke technological infrastructure typically required for smart contract development and currency management.

S3 not only simplifies the process for existing stablecoin issuers, such as USDC and USDT, to integrate with Sui, but also facilitates the creation of bespoke stablecoin solutions tailored to meet specific regulatory requirements in various jurisdictions.

S3 also establishes an entirely new process for stablecoin management, offering a streamlined one-stop-shop experience through a straightforward interface. Stablecoin Studio on Sui provides intuitive, capable administration with role-based controls, enabling effortless configuration and management of stablecoins.

The platform enhances treasury command with built-in proof-of-reserve functionality and seamless integration with on-chain oracles. Integrated KYC/AML features prioritize compliance, strengthening due diligence with qualified identity verification services.

Mohamed Abdou, Founder & CEO of Pravica, expressed his enthusiasm for S3 and Sui as a foundation for Pravica’s stablecoin creator. “Based on the adoption we are already seeing and our deep experience with international payment systems, we are convinced that stablecoins will revolutionize the global payments industry. We also believe that Sui offers the most capable platform for building robust and scalable decentralized utilities. Built on top of Sui, S3 poised to become a global utility for creating customized payment solutions utilized by millions,” he said.

Beyond empowering builders to craft their own stablecoins, S3 also comes with a cutting-edge payment’s app, Walletify, which serves as a closed-loop payment solution. Walletify allows users to seamlessly transact using the stablecoins created through the S3 utility. Walletify’s closed-loop architecture, building on Sui’s unique Move-based design pattern, ensures a secure and efficient payment experience for both merchants and users.

“The team at Pravica has done incredible work and built much needed financial tooling. Stablecoin Studio on Sui removes an immense hurdle for stablecoin issuers and is set to transform the world’s payment processing industry,” said Greg Siourounis, Managing Director of the Sui Foundation. “We are extremely gratified that they have chosen to build this revolutionary solution on Sui.”

Three Blockchain enabled startups present in the UAE have won the Bybit DMCC hackathon. Web3 messaging platform Pravica, crypto rating platform Evai, and DeFi lending platform Timeswap have one the $100,000 Hackathon in Dubai UAE.

With a total prize pool worth USD 100,000 directed toward fostering crypto innovation in Web3, the Hackathon is the first of its scale in the MENA region.

During the final stage of the hackathon, ten exceptional teams were chosen to pitch and showcase their groundbreaking innovations in diverse areas of the blockchain industry, encompassing GameFi, decentralised finance (DeFi), Web3 infrastructure, Web3 Education NFTs, and sustainable blockchain solutions, with three teams selected as the final winners.

Three winners were selected were Evai Crypto Ratings,  a pioneering world-class decentralized Supervised Machine Learning rating system for Crypto, DeFi and NFTs, Pravica, a peer-to-peer web3.0 messaging and value transfer infrastructure, and Timeswap a fully decentralized lending & borrowing protocol in DeFi powered by a unique 3 variable AMM enabling permissionless lending borrowing for any crypto asset powered by their unique 3 variable AMM.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC, said: “With groundbreaking innovations covering GameFi, Web3 infrastructure, sustainable blockchain solutions and more, the DMCC-Bybit hackathon is a great example of the ways we are positioning Dubai as a leader and global hub in Web3. The technology and innovation demonstrated today by DMCC Crypto Centre members across all areas of the blockchain industry will only serve to reinforce this status and attract even more global talent to the region. We are delighted to be working with Bybit to harness Dubai’s Web3 potential, and I look forward to seeing even more pioneering developments by our community members in the future.”

Ben Zhou, Co-founder and CEO of Bybit added: “We are proud to work with DMCC in hosting such a vibrant hackathon that challenged participants and unveiled some inspiring levels of tech talent. We look forward to working with DMCC and its Crypto Centre members on a range of new exciting projects over the coming period.”

DMCC and Bybit joined forces earlier this year to offer financial assistance worth $136,000 to new cryptocurrency businesses that intended to establish their operations at DMCC Crypto Centre. As part of this collaboration, Bybit became the listing partner for the Crypto Centre, providing specialized assistance to cryptocurrency firms that want to list their digital assets on one of the world’s top global exchanges.

Egypt founded, WEB3.0 messaging and Blockchain communications platform, Pravica, with offices in Egypt and the UAE is the only MENA-based startup chosen among the top 20 finalists for Deutsche Telecom’s T-Labs and T-Mobile’s T-Challenge 2023.

T-Labs is the R&D department of Deutsche Telekom which focuses on translating new technology trends and delivering tangible results into Deutsche Telekom’s innovation portfolio. Their current research areas are: Future Networks, Spatial Computing, Network Security and Digital Twin and Decentralized Systems

Pravica, an Egyptian WEB 3.0 Messaging and Blockchain communications platform with offices in UAE was one of the 20 projects selected for T-Labs and T-Mobile’s Challenge in 2023.

The focus of T Challenge in 2023 is utilizing decentralized technologies for telecommunication in other words Web3 in telecommunications. As per the T-Challenge announcement, the start-ups were chosen because they stood out for their innovative Web3 solutions powered by 5G.

T-Mobile USA, and T-Labs were looking for innovative and creative approaches for the segments customer engagement and loyalty, wallet and ID management, network and security, media, entertainment, and experiential as well as sustainability.

The 20 finalists, including startups from the USA, Europe and Asia, will prepare and present their solutions to Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile US leaders.

Six winners of this group will be selected and split €600,000 euros, or roughly the same in U.S. dollars, in prize money. Winners will also have the opportunity for their solutions to be featured by T-Mobile US and Deutsche Telekom in other projects across Europe and the U.S.

Founder and CEO of Pravica, Mohamed Abdou said, “We are very proud to have been the only Web3 startup from the MENA region to have been chosen among the top 20 global decentralized players. We were selected because we are offering the future of communications utilizing Web3 technology, blockchain, and secured encryption ushering in a new era of messaging. We have built an infrastructure that aims to bring wallet-to-wallet messaging functionality to Web 3.0 communities. Our main mission is to empower the user-owned Internet by allowing our users to own and control their data and encryption keys linked to their owned DIDs. Being selected is a testament that Web3 startups from the MENA region can compete globally with their world-class solutions.”

Deutsche Telecom in their press release stated, “We are very happy to announce the final nominees of our T Challenge on Web3 in telecommunication. The nominees focus on innovative ideas to change the way the world uses the internet. We cannot wait for the demo day and award ceremony on May 23, 2023, to come and experiences the solutions live here in Bonn at Deutsche Telekom headquarter.”

John Saw, Executive Vice President, Advanced & Emerging Technologies at T-Mobile, added, “Each and every one of the names on this list stood out for their innovative Web3 solutions powered by 5G. They’ll spend the next few months evolving and refining their concepts that will help shape how we use the next generation of the internet.”

Egyptian founded and UAE based Pravica, a blockchain company offering decentralized private messaging and community group solutions, has secured a funding investment from Adaverse Cardano Ecosystem Accelerator and venture capitalist. Adaverse aggregates entrepreneurs, strategists and mentors building its most robust foundation in Africa and Asia.

The investment will be used to support the company’s growth and development, including its efforts to expand its chain-agnostic web3 messaging platform that enables users from different blockchains to communicate in a truly end-to-end encrypted (E2EE), open source and decentralized environment.

“Pravica empowers users to take control of their own encryption keys and protect their privacy on the new user-owned Internet” said Mohamed Abdou, CEO of Pravica. “This investment from Adaverse will help us bring our unique approach to secure communication to a wider audience.”

In September 2022, Pravica launched the first DcFi ( Decentralized Communications and Finance platform) under the name Pravica Club. 

Adaverse, a leading investor in blockchain technology, sees the potential for Pravica’s chain-agnostic platform in the market. 

Adaverse is a collaborative initiative between EMURGO and Everest Ventures Group to support blockchain founders with funds, mentorship, and tech infrastructure to scale Web3 Solutions. 

Shogo Ishida, Co-CEO for the Middle East & Africa at EMURGO Africa, commented “Adaverse and EMURGO are excited to support Pravica’s vision of a decentralized, secure communications system built on the blockchain. Both in Africa and across the world, recent market events have highlighted the importance of security and confidentiality in the Web3 space. Pravica provides one of the first tangible solutions to this issue, and Adaverse is glad to be joining their journey with strategic mentorship and tools for growth on the Cardano blockchain.”

The funding from Adaverse will enable Pravica to continue to develop and expand its chain-agnostic messaging platform, enabling secure communication for users across different blockchains.

Prior to the investment from both EMURGO Africa and Adaverse Pravica had received investment from 500 Startups fund. 

In addition Pravica had made some impressive new hiring announcements. Bedie Moran has joined as the Chief Operating Officer of Pravica. Bedie brings a wealth of experience in Fintech working as a management consultant for KPMG Consulting and as head of the strategy team for E-trade Financial. More recently Bedie has focused his attention on supporting digital startups in Africa and the Middle East.

Pravica also announced the appointment of Alejandro Criado-Pérez as their new Chief Technology Officer. Alejandro Criado-Pérez brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of blockchain, having previously worked as Tech lead at Stacks Foundation.

One of the key projects that Alejandro will be working on is Pravica Club. 

At one point in all of our lives, we have either deleted important messages we received by accident, or lost all our whatsapp conversations, and maybe even wished we knew how to find an important message on discord, telegram, or even a Web3 communication app we were using.  Well this has now been resolved with the advent of a Web3 blockchain enabled, ‘Eternal Message’

Today more than 3 billion people worldwide are using messaging apps, sending an average of 145 billion messages every day. While the majority of these messages are insignificant, some are very important to those sending and receiving them.

While Web3 messaging apps have come to resolve the issues of security and privacy, as well as offer fully encrypted and stored messages on the blockchain, yet none of them has thought about eternally capturing those we deem important so we can retrieve them easily later on.

In an interview with LaraontheBlock Mohamed Abdou Founder and CEO of Egyptian headquartered and UAE based Pravica, developers of a Web 3.0 Blockchain communication platform, highlighted the innovation that will save those very previous messages whether personal, business related or potentially those of historical significance , he explained,“ In both of our Web3 crypto native Pravica messenger and Pravica Club group chat platforms, we have developed a solution that allows users to save their text messages forever on the blockchain in the form of NFTs. We call it the eternal message.”

Explaining how it works, he adds, “Users can take pieces of their conversations and put it in plain text on the blockchain. The piece of conversation will be converted into a single transaction ID that users can share with anyone. It will forever be on the blockchain and can be verified and shown as a Proof of Chat.”

These minted text extracts of 1024 characters, called eternal messages, can be minted into NFTs (Non Fungible token). Eternal messages, which can not only save and engrave personal moments, like the first time someone said I love you, or a marriage proposal, but can also be used in business transactions, forged through a chat or even a historical statement made in a historical moment addressed to a community or group.

 So for example in the historical moment when Ethereum merged successfully, Vitalik statements to the entire Ethereum community could have been engraved eternally on the blockchain, so future generations could bear witness to the achievement decades from now.

With more and more business conversations happening on Web2 and Web 3 messaging platforms, deals, transactions, and partnerships will most probably be minted into eternal messages.

Pravica revealed the ‘Eternal message feature’ during their launch of the first DcFi (Decentralized Communications and Finance) platform, the Pravica Club, at CV Summit 2022, hosted by CV Labs in Switzerland.  Back in 2021, CV VC Labs had invested in Pravica.

Pravica applications, built on Stacks Blockchain and secured by Bitcoin, developed and launched a completely decentralized Web 3.0 communications platform utilized by both enterprise and individuals.

The DcFi platform allows for Web3 and native crypto conversations with seamless in chat payments, stacking pools similar to DeFi applications out there.

The CEO noted, “We are empowering the Web 3 creator economy. This is especially relevant in the era of the metaverse where individuals will need decentralized identities, secure communications and P2P financial transactions as well as features such as eternal messages. This is a gateway towards a truly Web 3.0 creators economy.” 

Headquartered in Egypt with a presence in the UAE, Pravica, the everyone-to-everyone communication platform, offering a native Web 3.0 Blockchain-enabled unified, secure and privacy-compliant messaging platform, has launched the first DcFi (Decentralized Communications and Finance) platform under the name Pravica Club.

The platform is an extension of what Pravica has already been working on for the past three years. Pravica applications, built on Stacks Blockchain and secured by Bitcoin, has developed and launched a completely decentralized Web 3.0 communications platform that can be utilized by both enterprise and individuals securely and easily. Pravica is one of the very few in this sector that offers live products, the Pravica Messenger for mobile devices and now Pravica club.

Mohamed Abdou, Founder and CEO of Pravica explains, “Today there is a high demand for decentralized secure and private communications applications. Projects of this kind have already raised millions of dollars, even though they have yet to build something. At Pravica we are aware that building in Web3 is not easy, especially when it comes to communications apps because of the large amount of data coming in and out, that is why we started early on solving all the problems using a different stack of tools to ensure we have a highly scalable and easy to use the product. We have a great advantage and are offering tangible products.”

The Pravica Club is the first DcFi platform offering several interesting features. It is a DcFi platform because other than allowing for Web3 and native crypto conversations it also offers seamless in-chat payments and stacking pools similar to most DeFi applications out there.

The crypto-native decentralized messaging features include:

Users of Pravica Club are on-boarded with their decentralized identity from BTC domains which are registered through a smart contract on Stacks Blockchain, secured by Bitcoin. No email, phone number or any personal information is required.

All messages are encrypted. Messages can be cryptographically linked back to the crypto wallet by signing special messages with currently the Hiro wallet. In the future, Pravica is working to enable full functionalities of wallet-to-wallet conversations, as well as enabling users to invite others using wallet addresses for full interoperability.

Gideon Greaves, Managing Director CV VC Africa, says, “Pravica club is truly disrupting the way we communicate online. It’s only a matter of time before the web3 community moves away from centralised communication platforms. I believe Pravica club is where they will go. The features, secure platform and team within Pravica are world-class.”

Users don’t need to copy and paste NFTs to be used as profile pictures, but instead, extract the NFT from their wallet and showcase it as a verified avatar. The NFT is authenticated by each user’s wallet. In the future, these NFT avatars will be utilized to unlock other offerings in Pravica Club.

Users can send cryptocurrency payments, as likes, and enter stacking pools. Content creators can thus monetize their content through “Write to Earn” or “Create to Earn”, just like predecessors “Play to Earn”.

One of the biggest and unique features of the Pravica Club is the “eternal message”. Users in Pravica Clubs or in Pravica messenger will be able to extract a text of 1024 characters and mint it as an eternal message. The eternal message takes the form of an NFT. The ramifications are huge, Eternal messages can be used to save and engrave personal moments, like the first time someone said “I love you” or even business agreements or historical statements.

Mohamed Abdou, Founder and CEO of Pravica, explains, “We are empowering the Web 3 creator economy. This is especially relevant in the era of the Metaverse where individuals will need decentralized identities, secure communications and P2P financial transactions. DcFi, presented as Pravica Club, is the gateway towards a truly Web 3.0 creators economy.”