IOTA utilized the expertise of Zokyo, a blockchain security solutions provider to carry an assessment of IOTA’s white paper and Token economy paper in alignment to industry benchmarks and ADGM regulatory requirements for IOTA’s registration as the first DLT Foundation in ADGM.

 Zokyo Econ Lab a new division of Zokyo is dedicated to assisting blockchain companies in optimizing their token economics, aligning them with both industry and regulatory standards across various jurisdictions. Zokyo Econ Lab specializes in driving exceptional growth at the forefront of blockchain innovation, including ecosystems, protocols, foundations, and DAOs.

Zokyo Econ Lab’s first major undertaking in regulatory compliance involved the successful registration of IOTA, a renowned blockchain protocol, under the Abu Dhabi Global Market DLT Foundations 2023 regulations.

The IOTA audit assessed the alignment of IOTA’s White Paper and Token Economy paper with regulatory requirements and recognized industry benchmarks for their content. This included a proper market, product, and business overview; identification of target users and services provided; explaining reasons for tokenization; token utilities; tokenized ecosystem participants breakdown; usage of the token and it’s value for users; incentive policy, and more.

With expertise in mathematical analysis, Zokyo Econ Lab designs comprehensive token models to maximize value and ensure sustainable growth. By scrutinizing distribution, utility, governance, and incentives, Zokyo Econ Lab identifies and capitalizes on optimization opportunities. It aims to craft robust ecosystems that drive stakeholder engagement and project resilience. This proactive approach positions blockchain projects at the forefront of the industry, ready to adapt and thrive in a rapidly evolving digital economy.

The audit process was structured in two phases: an initial report to identify areas of concern and recommend improvements, followed by a collaborative workshop with the IOTA team. The final report, post-remediation, confirmed IOTA’s compliance with the ADGM DLT Foundations 2023 regulations.

Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder and Chairman of the IOTA Foundation, said: “Zokyo was an instrumental partner in helping to navigate the new regulatory framework of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in the United Arab Emirates. Zokyo’s expertise and thorough processes helped a great deal in successfully getting the IOTA Ecosystem DLT Foundation registered as the first foundation under the new DLT Foundations Regulations, enabling us to start our next chapter of global expansion.”

Hartej Sawhney, Founder and CEO of Zokyo, added, “The inauguration of Zokyo Econ Lab marks a pivotal moment in demystifying the complex realm of both blockchain regulation and token modeling. Our commitment to offering bespoke compliance solutions extends beyond ADGM, as we support blockchain enterprises in dozens of jurisdictions.”

Zokyo’s collaboration with VAF Compliance, a consultancy company specializing in regulatory compliance within the blockchain and virtual asset sector, further underscores the lab’s dedication to providing superior compliance services.

UAE DMCC crypto center TDeFi , a global Web3 incubator and consultancy company,  have entered the final phase of registrations for the second cohort of a Web3 startup incubator at the DMCC Crypto Centre. Last day for applications is September 1st 2023. TDEFI will offer $100,000 for select startups with VC Funding. 

All applicants will receive priority guidance and services from DMCC to formally set up in the DMCC Crypto Centre, with a handful of successful businesses set to receive USD 100,000 in liquidity from TDeFi, subject to meeting the criteria. Applications close on 1st September 2023.

The five-week programme is focused on enhancing expertise including refining business strategies, ensuring Web3 compliance, and marketing. The accelerator will culminate in a VC-focused fundraising event, ultimately bringing a new wave of innovative Web3 businesses to Dubai.

Ahmad Hamza, Executive Director – Free Zone, DMCC, said, “Providing a platform for success is an intrinsic trait of DMCC, and the Web3 space is no different. Through our Crypto Centre we are proud to be bringing this exciting accelerator opportunity to a new wave of innovative Web3 businesses to Dubai, particularly as the emirate grows as a competitive knowledge-based economy. With the mentoring services and liquidity on offer through TDeFi, there has never been a better time to establish a crypto business in the emirate.”

Gaurav Dubey, CEO TDeFi, added,  “From ideation to developing business scaling strategies, our extensive accelerator programme is designed to prepare nascent Web3 businesses for VC funding rounds and operating efficiently in the real-world. We are excited to partner with DMCC for this second cohort, developing these startups into thriving businesses.”

The second cohort follows on from the successful first round in March, in which 15 Web3 businesses successfully graduated from the accelerator programme.

With an impressive lineup of over 20 mentorship sessions led by senior leaders from the Web3 industry, such as Coinbase Singapore, StepN, Footprint Analytics, Hacken, Enjin, and more, participants will gain insights spanning from compliance practices to the intricacies of Token Engineering and Markets Management. This comprehensive journey is poised to attract a fresh influx of Web3 enterprises to Dubai and guide nascent concepts toward thriving businesses under expert tutelage.