Qatar based Blockchain solutions provider Genesis Technologies unveiled two innovative software as a service offerings during their participation at the Web Summit in Qatar in February 2024.

The first offering, Imdaat is a decentralized digital signature system powered by blockchain technology. Imdaat is specifically designed to streamline the process of document signing and attestation, providing a secure and efficient solution for businesses.

The second offering Sheel is a distributed file management system that leverages blockchain technology to enhance the security and privacy of critical documents. Sheel offers a robust platform for managing sensitive information with confidence.

According to Mazen El Masri, CEO of Genesis Technologies, both products harness the power of blockchain to offer cutting-edge solutions in their respective domains.

El Masri added, “The Genesis Technologies LLC team exhibited imdaat and sheel to prospects, discussed industry pain points with experts in the field, and established valuable connections. As young startup, we need platforms such as the Web Summit to share knowledge and build relevant partnerships.”

These two new products were announced after Genesis Technologies partnered with BRI Middle East for the launch of a Blockchain Data Storage System in Qatar. The system backed up databases in a distributed way, which increased security, availability and readiness to data, and secured continuous connectivity without downtime.

In 2022, Genesis launched its first product Maxya, a blockchain that requires miners to solve complex logistics problems and produce business-usable data, unlike other proof-of-work blockchains that require solving complex computational puzzles with no usefulness beyond securing the network.

Mazen El Masri described Maxya’s consensus mechanism as Proof of Useful Work, and indicated that designing blockchains this way makes them carbon negative, because they create two uses for electricity solving logistics problems and validating transactions.

Over the years, UAE SEED Group has partnered with several or more blockchain and crypto entities as part of its business development activities for the region. Recently SEED Group has partnered with Canadian Blockchain Web 3.0 metaverse company TerraZero technologies, as well as with Farm to Plate , a blockchain-powered SaaS platform built to empower the food supply chain with end-to-end transparency and trust.

 As part of the partnership with TerraZero, Seed Group will help bring its services to SMEs and businesses in the UAE and the Middle East and help them make inroads into the high-potential world of Metaverse.

In reflecting upon the partnership, Hisham Al Gurg, CEO of Seed Group and the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, states, “The Metaverse will become an integral part of all businesses sooner than we realize. The launch of the Dubai Metaverse Strategy was a major step in the direction of turning Dubai into one of the world’s top 10 Metaverse economies as well as a global hub for the Metaverse community. Our partnership with TerraZero seeks to further empower this aim of the emirate. I believe the association will prove fruitful to not just businesses in the UAE but to the regional economic ecosystem on the whole.”

“It is clear where innovation is taking place when it pertains to the future of the Internet and the Metaverse. This is a monumental moment for the industry, and TerraZero sees massive growth potential. Our partnership with the Seed Group will empower the next generation of enterprise businesses and brands to monetize and progress their ecommerce and omnichannel strategies, just as much as we can open the door for legacy corporations and government entities to meaningfully connect with their audiences–and create new ways to build equity in all forms,” says TerraZero CEO Dan Reitzik.

In addition Seed Group onboarded Farm to Plate as its new strategic partner, with an aim to help and guide it to bring its solutions to the UAE and the region. Seed Group will facilitate Farm to Plate’s growth with guidance on how to reach the right audience, access top decision-makers in the government as well as private sectors, and contribute to adding the latest technological innovations in the region.

Farm to Plate is transforming how the food and beverage industry operates through a digital platform that empowers stakeholders to better manage their food supply chain – with visibility from farm to plate. Built by global software developer Paramount Software Solutions, one of the top award-winning tech companies in Atlanta, the Farm To Plate platform uses emerging technologies like Blockchain to work with customers’ existing software assets and provide customisable, secure, web-based visibility of the food and beverage supply chain. With Farm to Plate, stakeholders now have one view of their entire chain of supply – eliminating any chances of data fudging or misalignment. At the same time, the use of blockchain ensures direct financial transactions, secure data management and access controls – creating a truly secure digital ecosystem.

UAE startup Educatly, a platform connecting students to global higher education opportunities based out of in5 Tech, a business incubator by TECOM Group PJSC, is implementing a blockchain solution for student data verification, which is essential for them to provide legitimate students records to relevant universities.

As per the announcement, the Blockchain data verification solution is also crucial for foreign students who want to further their education overseas because it might be challenging to obtain original copies of their degrees elsewhere.

In the third quarter of 2022 Educatly’s community of students increased by five times, from 100,000 to 500,000 in the past nine months and represents more than 150 countries and territories.

2022 has been marked by several milestones for the tech start-up, which was founded by former LinkedIn employees in 2020. Educatly has cast a wider net across the higher education industry to feature more than 3,000 universities on its platform and secured active recruitment agreements with 500. It also welcomed Head of LinkedIn’s MENA and EMEA growth markets, Ali Matar, to its Board of Advisors just last month.

Educatly Founder & CEO Mohmmed El Sonbaty stated,  “We are thrilled that the global appetite for transnational student education has bounced back since the pandemic. Our unique platform is providing students with the opportunities to study abroad and enroll at leading international universities around the world. We have seen a spike in interest in students joining our platform from the UAE and we are witnessing further growth in Dubai emerging as the next international higher education destination.”

On behalf of in5, Majed Al Suwaidi, Senior Vice President of Dubai Media City, added: “At in5, we seek to foster a thriving community for smart individuals; a space where they can obtain valuable advice from mentors and advisors and transform their aspirations into businesses with sustainable growth. Expanding the reach and influence of start-ups is a top priority – that’s why one of our key goals is to facilitate access to potential investment. We are proud to have Educatly as one of in5 tech’s start-ups as they have demonstrated impressive growth despite launching their business amid a global pandemic. Educatly’s new software-as-a-service (SaaS) demonstrates their strategic alignment with UAE’s Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and other initiatives. Their presence at in5 gives us the opportunity to showcase the diversity of promising start-ups in our city and region, while providing the most extraordinary with a global platform for their unique ideas.”

Educatly’s new software-as-a-service (SAAS) had a helping hand in its growth by increasing the monthly recurring revenue for more than 28% month over month. Its built-in coding and design implements a smart recommendation feature using a special matchmaking algorithm that links students to relevant degrees, universities, and countries according to their requirements.

The system automatically informs the university partners of new leads and profiles to facilitate student recruitment. This unique feature is vital to the networking effect of building Educatly’s social media platform.

UAE Based Cypher Capital among leading global Venture Capitalists to have invested in Blockchain gaming platform, MetaOne. UAE Cypher Capital, Huobi Ventures, LD Capital and GSR Capital have invested 2 million USD in MetaOne, a SAAS ( Software as a Service) platform that is working to onboard games and guilds onto blockchain gaming.

“We are beyond enthusiastic about our new investment, MetaOne, the service platform that enables massive gamer communities,” MetaOne is solving key problems in the current Web 3.0 GameFi market by creating a single platform that attracts Web 2.0 gamers to Web 3.0 GameFi and empowers the gaming guilds to take data-backed decisions. By leveraging on our strong influence in the region, MetaOne is looking to tap into the Middle East market to convert more gamers into GameFi, stated, Vineet Budki, Managing Partner and CEO of Cypher Capital.

With more than 242 guilds, over 72,000 gamers onboarded, 33 GameFi titles partnership in the pipeline and NFT asset management across 7 chains, the platform is eager to work with more partners to realize the vision of GameFi empowerment and to become the mainstream adoption platform from Web2 gaming to Web3 GameFi over the globe.

Furthermore, MetaOne  is seeking to localize the platform through their relationship in East-Africa as a MOU has been recently signed with East-African partners who are associated with Mpesa and Sports-Pesa. The partnership looks forward to providing a seamless onboarding experience for the gaming communities in the region.

“We are so excited about communicating this vision to all geographical regions and realizing it into real executable plans where guilds, gamers, GameFi studios and the retail investors can see and feel the tangibles.” said Marrtin Hoon, CEO of MetaOne.

The project is expected to have its official platform roll and utility token launch by year 2022.

Prior to this Cypher Capital invested in Iomob, a Blockchain company developing a decentralized protocol for mobility marketplace and token.