Oman based Mamun Ventures announced that it will be investing $1 million in Shariah compliant startups and digital asset startups.

As per a LinkedIn post Mamun stated, “Exciting News!  Mamun is dedicating $1,000,000 USD to Invest in Sharia-Compliant Startups in MENA Region! We’re thrilled to announce that Mamun Ventures is allocating $1,000,000 USD in funding from our generous partners to fuel our mission of investing in innovative startups across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.”

Startups in the MENA region, at early stages, pre-seed or seed stages are eligible.

Mamun notes that they are interesting in startups that have a marketplace angle and involve supply chain participants.

Mohammed Al-Tamami speaking to LaraontheBock stated, “We will also be investing in Shariah compliant digital assets, Web3 companies, crypto entities covering the entire Shariah compliant space.”

In December 2023, UAE and Singapore based Triterras, a fintech company focused on digital trade and supply chain finance, using Blockchain enabled trade finance platform Kratos, partnered with Oman based Mamun, fintech infrastructure provider to bolster trade finance in Oman.

In February of this year, Oman’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning (MoHUP) announced its roadmap for 2024 which will encompass 130 initiatives of which blockchain technology will play a part.  The Oman Ministry of Housing intends to launch a unified portal with one of its main components being blockchain.

Oman was also one of the first countries in the MENA region to launch crypto mining datacenters.

UAE Blockchain agriculture platform, Farmsent, has integrated its native token $FARMS onto the Onramp Money platform.

According to the press release, this move is set to redefine how users in India, UAE, Indonesia, and Turkey interact with digital assets, offering a seamless experience in purchasing $FARMS tokens using local fiat currencies and instant bank transfers.

Farmsent Blockchain technology empowers farmers by giving them ownership of every seed they grow, enabling them to sell directly to consumers. By reducing intermediaries farmers enjoy greater profits and consumers access to better produce.

In a tweet, Onramp stated, “We are excited to announce that we have added FARMS token. A big leap for users from India, UAE, Indonesia, and Turkey! This partnership is just the beginning. We’re excited to see how Farmsent   and Onrampmoney will transform the agricultural industry. Stay tuned for more updates!”

Farmsent’s traceability system revolutionizes agricultural transparency through unwavering precision. It leverages cutting-edge technologies like blockchain and sensor networks to track every step of a product’s journey, from seed to consumer. Imagine soil health monitored in real-time, temperature and humidity data ensuring optimal growth, and location tracking verifying responsible sourcing.

Onramp Money, a leading platform in financial technology, offers the fastest-growing onramp and offramp solutions, supporting 14+ fiat currencies and more than 300+ digital assets. Its integration with Farmsent’s $FARMS token brings together the worlds of agriculture and digital finance in a way that’s accessible, efficient, and beneficial for all parties involved.

In 2023, Algorand Foundation announced an investment by Algorand Ventures in, a fiat-to-crypto onramp solution originating from India. had recently expanded its services into several jurisdictions across the globe, including Vietnam, the UAE, Turkey, and Mexico and has already partnered with industry leaders like Metamask, Ledger, Circle, JumpTrade, TON, Avalanche, and Arbitrum.

Dubai South, property developer and free zone, has completed a blockchain integration with Dubai Customs, making it the first free zone in Dubai to achieve this milestone.

As part of Dubai’s ecommerce strategy, Dubai South will utilize blockchain integration to enhance its ecommerce operations reducing timeand costs by autor generating declarations and streamlining the tracking and processing of orders.

The automated processes further bolster efficiency, while the new gate pass stamping method for entry and exit enhances information accessibility.

RHS Logistics, a UAE-based local entity with robust commercial and business expertise offering a full range of logistics and supply-chain solutions, and FirstCry, UAE’s leading online store for children’s products, became the first companies in the Logistics District to onboard and initiate blockchain in their processes. Subsequently, other companies in the Dubai South free zone are in the process of adapting blockchain technology. 

In his comments, Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District – Dubai South, said: “Our objective at the Dubai South Logistics District is to align with governmental initiatives. Our specialised e-commerce zone, EZDubai, was inaugurated to augment the Dubai e-commerce strategy and draw regional and international e-commerce entities.

He added, “The successful completion of our blockchain integration with Dubai Customs stands is a testament to our commitment to offering our clientele efficient solutions. This promotes supply chain transparency, authentication, and anti-counterfeiting of goods; ensures data security and privacy; and paves the way for reduced fees for goods transiting through the free zones. We express our gratitude to Dubai Customs for their pivotal role in realising this project, and we eagerly anticipate onboarding more companies across our free zone.”

Saudi Arabia based IR4LAB, a specialized firm in disruptive technologies such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence with a MENA presence is implementing the first Blockchain enabled registration and certificate of attendance solution for the inaugural Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) Web3 summit being held on October 19th at the Four Seasons hotel in Riyadh KSA.

IR4LAB will be utilizing its blockchain based solution DocCerts to manage registration, and certificates of attendance for the inaugural Web3 Blockchain and beyond summit organized by the globally renowned Blockchain research Institute.

The Blockchain Research Institute Middle East, with branches all around the world, is known for their yearly summits led by their partner, the legendary Dr Don Tapscott who will be flying for the first time to the Kingdom addressing C-suites audience focusing on the topics of Blockchain for Oil&Gas, Supply chain & logistics, Smart Cities, Banking &Finance and Women in Web3. Organizers plan to hold this event yearly in Riyadh.

The Saudi Arabian events industry size was valued at $6.1 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $17.6 billion by 2031. The solution implemented will offer, for the first time in the region, a blockchain registration certificate that will be granted to all attendees, be-it online or in-person.

The Web3 Summit: Blockchain and Beyond aims to bring together industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to explore the advancements and potential of blockchain technology and web3. The summit will discuss five main relevant areas, all of which fall under the Saudi Vision 2030 focusing on the digital transformation which is currently happening in Saudi.

A keynote speech will be given by Dr. Don Tapscott one of the world’s leading Blockchain authors who has been vocal about the impact of technology on businesses and societies. Panels Topics will cover exploring the Use Cases of Blockchain in the Oil and Gas/Energy Market, implementing Blockchain in Supply Chain Logistics: Challenges and Best Practices, innovating Financial Services with Blockchain: Opportunities and Challenges, building the Cities of Tomorrow with Web3 Technology, and empowering Women in the Blockchain Ecosystem: Opportunities in a decentralized world.

Majd AL AFIFI Co-Founder and CEO of IR4LAB states, “Attendees and delegates to the summit will enjoy a novel event experience using blockchain technology. Our blockchain DocCerts solution will not only streamline the registration process and make it easier, simpler and more transparent but it will also grant certificates of attendance to attendees in a digital environmentally friendly fashion. We stand ready and work diligently to make blockchain a part of our everyday lives meeting the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”

Mohamed EL KANDRI Co-Founder and CTO of IR4LAB, stated, “Blockchain technology can address four significant challenges in the industry: fake tickets, ticket scalpers and bots, security and data. I think that more than ever, it is crucial for organizers and venues to understand their audience better, to tailor specific offers and to create new and more qualified leads. Blockchain registration allows organizers to issue digital tickets that are unique, tamper-proof, and traceable. Additionally, blockchain enables organizers to track the entire lifecycle of a ticket, from its creation to its redemption, which can help prevent scalping and unauthorized reselling.”

Aline Daoud, Managing Partner at the Blockchain Research Institute Middle East added “We take pride in walking the talk. We have been internationally vocal about Blockchain and the successful use cases that are being implemented around the world; with the use of DocCerts solution in our event, we are allowing our attendees to have hands-on experience on a simple yet valid blockchain implementation. We look forward to having our prominent local, regional and international speakers who will be exposing other successful use cases covering the 5 themes that the summit focuses on, all of which are part of the Saudi Vision2030”

According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, the blockchain in the event ticketing market is projected to reach $468.3 million by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 39.3% from 2018 to 2023.

Another study by Grand View Research predicts that the global blockchain in the media, advertising, and entertainment market size will reach $1.57 billion by 2030, driven by the increasing adoption of blockchain in the ticketing industry.

The Web3 Summit Blockchain and Beyond will host 500+ delegates from the Gulf region and 70+ experts from all over the world created as a practical initiative aligned with the vision of 2030 objectives by paving the way towards Blockchain adoption under the emerging technologies umbrella set by the Kingdom’s vision.