Tether Operations Limited, creators of USDT digital currency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RAK Digital Assets Oasis (RAK DAO). As per the press release this is the first step towards the launch of several strategic initiatives to help foster the adoption of Bitcoin technology and stablecoins in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) UAE.

In collaboration with RAK DAO, Tether will help facilitate crypto payment adoption in the region and design blockchain-focused education programs.

Through its recently launched educational arm, Tether Edu, Tether will develop initiatives for individuals of varying skill levels covering cutting-edge fields such as Bitcoin, blockchain, peer-to-peer technologies, stablecoin adoption, and real-world use cases of crypto.

To date, RAK DAO has attracted interest from more than 100 businesses, as well as many Indian based tech entities. As a result, Tether will collaborate closely with RAK DAO on comprehensive initiatives designed to educate and empower local businesses, opening up new avenues for growth and innovation.

“Tether is proud to collaborate with RAK DAO to realize the promise of Bitcoin and blockchain technology in the region,” said Paolo Ardoino, CEO of Tether. “As home to the world’s first and only free zone dedicated to the proliferation of digital asset endeavors, Ras Al Khaimah is in a prime position to become the region’s leading hub of blockchain technology and innovation, and Tether is committed to working with RAK DAO to make this dream a reality.”

Commenting on the collaboration, Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO of RAK DAO, stated: “This collaboration with Tether marks a pivotal moment in RAK DAO’s journey towards becoming a leading hub for blockchain innovation. By harnessing the power of Bitcoin technology and cryptocurrencies, we aim to drive economic growth, foster financial inclusion, and position RAK DAO as a global leader in the digital economy.”

Tether, the global stablecoin and UAE based Fuze, a digital assets infrastructure provider with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Istanbul, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the terms of a collaboration on educational initiatives within the digital asset realm, with a particular focus on Turkey and the Middle East.

Through these cooperation efforts, Tether and Fuze aim to address various facets of education around crypto asset space, encompassing cross-border payment solutions, compliance, regulatory framework development, and education for local financial institutions.

In pursuit of these objectives, this collaboration will see the two companies undertaking a range of collaborative endeavors which include educational campaigns to promote the adoption of virtual assets such as Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Stablecoins like Tether (USDT) to facilitate cross-border payments. These initiatives will be strategically designed to highlight the efficiency and accessibility benefits of using digital assets in a compliant manner for businesses and individuals across Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Tether and Fuze will also analyze the development of programs and workshops aimed at enhancing awareness and understanding of digital assets and blockchain technology among local financial institutions and individuals in the aforementioned regions. These efforts will align with evolving regulatory requirements and standards to ensure compliance in the dynamic regulatory landscape. Joint strategies will be designed to promote educational initiatives and workshops, demonstrating a commitment to ethical and responsible educational practices.

Additionally, these strategies will prioritize educating merchants and businesses on the practical utility of digital assets like Bitcoin and Tether for everyday transactions, aiming to increase awareness and adoption of digital assets. The initiatives will also include the engagement of local and regional banks and financial institutions to educate them on the benefits of utilizing stablecoins and digital assets for their customers, empowering financial institutions with the knowledge and tools necessary to leverage digital assets effectively.

“As we team up with Fuze, we’re thrilled to be part of a movement that brings digital assets within reach of people across Turkey, the Middle East, and North Africa,” said Paolo Ardoino, CEO of Tether.  “Our collaboration isn’t just about technology; it’s about empowering individuals, businesses, and financial institutions to navigate the evolving landscape of finance with confidence and clarity.” 

Commenting further on the collaboration, Mo Ali Yusuf, Co-Founder and CEO of Fuze said, “We’re proud to team up with the Tether team who share our vision that digital assets will power the future of finance. By educating stakeholders at all levels, we can accelerate the digital assets landscape and ensure that everyone from institutions to end consumers benefit from the vast opportunities presented by well-managed, secure, and trusted digital assets.”