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MENA’s Largest Hackathon in the UAE: Three Winners with Web3-Improving Inventions

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DUBAI, UAE, Nov. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, the world’s third-largest crypto exchange by volume, partnered with DMCC Crypto Centre to successfully wrap up a groundbreaking hackathon, empowering Web3 innovation in Dubai.

The collaborative effort between Bybit and DMCC, announced in June to foster the mass adoption of Crypto and Web3 in Dubai, culminated in the largest hackathon in the MENA region. The event featured a USD 110,000 prize pool dedicated to advancing crypto innovation within the Web3 ecosystem, marking a significant milestone in their partnership.

Ten pioneering teams showcased their groundbreaking innovations in diverse blockchain domains, including GameFi, decentralized finance (DeFi), Web3 infrastructure, NFTs for Web3 Education, and sustainable blockchain solutions during the hackathon’s final stage. The competition resulted in three standout projects claiming the top spots.

The winners are as follows:

  • Evai.io

This year’s Crypto Innovation Challenge in the UAE is Evai.io, a pioneering solution revolutionizing the evaluation of emerging asset classes like Crypto, DeFi, and NFTs. Combining peer-reviewed financial research with cutting-edge ML modeling, it ensures unbiased asset evaluation. Founded in 2019, it leads with evolving predictive capabilities, guided by UK-based professors overseeing daily simulations. Its ratings and signals aid portfolio management, Trading Bots, and APIs. Recognized by the UK government and institutions, it adapts for wider assets and offers insights through webinars, courses, and industry reports.

  • Pravica

Pravica, the second winner of the hackathon, introduces a cutting-edge peer-to-peer Web3.0 messaging and value transfer infrastructure. Their innovative model ensures secure messaging across diverse blockchain networks, setting a new standard for dependable communication. Pravica’s decentralized, open-source messaging platform prioritizes privacy and transparency, enabling trustworthy digital conversations. With robust cryptographic encryption and unique user authentication methods like DIDs and wallet keys, Pravica guarantees unparalleled security, offering users complete peace of mind while communicating in a truly private and protected space.

  • Timeswap

Timeswap, the third winner of the hackathon, introduces a groundbreaking concept as the inaugural fully decentralized lending and borrowing protocol within DeFi. Powered by an innovative 3-variable AMM, Timeswap revolutionizes the landscape by facilitating permissionless lending and borrowing for any crypto asset. Just as Uniswap revolutionized permissionless exchange, Timeswap spearheads permissionless lending and borrowing, leveraging their unique 3-variable AMM model. This pioneering approach marks a significant stride in DeFi, opening doors for diverse lending and borrowing opportunities within the crypto space.

Ben Zhou, Co-founder and CEO of Bybit, expressed enthusiasm about the hackathon’s outcomes, stating, “The vibrant hackathon, in collaboration with DMCC, showcased exceptional tech talent and highlighted the remarkable innovation potential in the region. We’re excited about our continued collaboration with DMCC and its Crypto Centre members on upcoming projects.”

Bybit has been at the forefront of fostering Web3 competencies on a global scale, empowering individuals worldwide with the skills to navigate this evolving landscape. The selection of the UAE as the inaugural Arab country to host such a monumental hackathon is not mere happenstance. The UAE stands as a beacon of innovation, consistently leading the charge in groundbreaking initiatives. As a nation that embraces pioneering endeavors, Bybit is deliberate in its commitment to support and equip this community, particularly youth, in their pursuit of excellence and exploration into uncharted territories.

Bybit and DMCC’s collaboration aims to empower new cryptocurrency businesses, with Bybit offering substantial financial support totaling AED 500,000 (USD 136,000) for enterprises establishing their presence at DMCC Crypto Centre. Additionally, Bybit serves as the center’s listing partner, extending specialized support to cryptocurrency firms seeking to list digital assets on a global scale.

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About Bybit

Bybit is a top-three cryptocurrency exchange by volume established in 2018 that offers a professional platform where crypto investors and traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, 24/7 customer service, and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions: the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.

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Flash News: OKX Introduces Exclusive ‘Babylon Pioneer Pass Event’ in Collaboration with Babylon, Offering Free Pioneer Pass NFT Minting for the First 100,000 Users Who Stake on Babylon Testnet

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SINGAPORE, March 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — OKX, a leading Web3 technology company, has issued updates for March 2, 2024.

OKX Introduces Exclusive ‘Babylon Pioneer Pass Event’ in Collaboration with Babylon, Offering Free Pioneer Pass NFT Minting for the First 100,000 Users Who Stake on Babylon Testnet

OKX today announced the launch of its ‘Babylon Pioneer Pass Event,’ giving users who access the Babylon Testnet and stake any amount of Signet Bitcoin (sBTC) the opportunity to claim Babylon’s Bitcoin Pioneer Pass NFT. To qualify for a spot, users must access the Babylon Testnet and stake any amount of Signet Bitcoin (sBTC).

The event kicks off on February 28 and continues until March 6. Following the event, starting from March 7, participants who have been whitelisted will have the ability to mint their Bitcoin Pioneer Pass NFT using the OKX Wallet and their whitelisted address.

The process of participating in this event is straightforward and involves the following steps:

  1. Firstly, users will need to prepare by setting up their OKX and Keplr Wallets. These wallets will be crucial for interacting with the Babylon Testnet and the subsequent claiming of sBTC and BBN.
  2. Following the wallet setup, users can then claim the sBTC and BBN on Babylon’s Official Discord. These tokens will be needed for staking in the Babylon Testnet.
  3. Finally, users will need to access Babylon’s official website, where users can actively engage, stake their tokens and claim their whitelist spots.

Participation in the event offers a multitude of benefits. Users can engage actively with the Babylon Testnet, which in turn enhances their understanding of the Babylon protocol and its functionalities. Furthermore, participants contribute to the development and evolution of the Babylon protocol by being active users.

The ‘Babylon Pioneer Pass Event‘ is a result of OKX’s partnership with Babylon, a trustless Bitcoin staking protocol. The Bitcoin Pioneer Pass, Babylon’s first commemorative Non-Fungible Token (NFT), is a highlight of this event, representing a significant milestone for both OKX and Babylon.

For more information, please visit the OKX Support Center.

About OKX

A leading global technology company driving the future of Web3, OKX provides a comprehensive suite of products to meet the needs of beginners and experts alike, including:

  • OKX Wallet: The world’s most powerful, secure and versatile crypto wallet which gives users access to over 80 blockchains while allowing them to take custody of their own funds. The wallet includes MPC technology which allows users to easily recover access to their wallet independently, removing the need for traditional, ‘written down’ seed phrases. In addition, OKX Wallet’s account abstraction-powered Smart Account enables users to pay for transactions on multiple blockchains using USDC or USDT, and interact with multiple contracts via a single transaction.
  • DEX: A multi-chain, cross-chain decentralized exchange aggregator of 300+ other DEXs and approximately 15 bridges, with 200,000+ coins and more than 20 blockchains supported.
  • NFT Marketplace: A multi-chain, zero-fee NFT marketplace that gives users access to NFT listings across seven top-tier marketplaces including OpenSea, MagicEden, LooksRare and Blur.
  • Web3 DeFi: A powerful DeFi platform that supports earning and staking on about 70 protocols across more than 10 chains.

OKX partners with a number of the world’s top brands and athletes, including English Premier League champions Manchester City F.C., McLaren Formula 1, The Tribeca Festival, Olympian Scotty James, and F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.

As a leader building innovative technology products, OKX believes in challenging the status quo. The company recently launched a global brand campaign entitled, The System Needs a Rewrite, which advocates for a new paradigm led by Web3 self-managed technology.

To learn more about OKX, download our app or visit: okx.com

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Bitget Wallet now supports the Blast Mainnet, pioneering full ecosystem support as a Web3 wallet

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VICTORIA, Seychelles, March 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The globally leading Web3 trading wallet Bitget Wallet has now integrated support for the Blast Mainnet, making it the first all-in-one Web3 wallet for the Blast ecosystem. Users can effortlessly add and switch mainnets within the wallet with just one click, without the need for manual configuration. This integration enables users to manage, transfer, swap, and interact on one of the largest L2 launches in 2024.

Bitget Wallet has aggregated liquidity from mainstream DEXs within the Blast ecosystem, such as BlasterSwap and MonoSwap, into its Swap feature. This allows for mainnet token Swap transactions, providing users with convenient services for trading assets on the Blast blockchain.

During the Blast testnet phase, Bitget Wallet was among the first to offer support, unveiled a dedicated zone in its DApp page for Blast. This section featured over 40 elite projects from Blast’s Big Bang incentive program, enabling users to easily explore, interact, and potentially receive future airdrops in the Blast ecosystem. Following the launch of the Blast mainnet, Bitget Wallet plans to continue integrating popular projects from the Blast ecosystem, offering users extensive asset management features and a comprehensive ecosystem experience.

Bitget Wallet’s COO, Alvin Kan, highlights Blast as a Layer 2 solution with staking at its core, gaining market attention since launch. He says, “We’re committed to cutting-edge tech, lowering Web3 engagement barriers. Collaborating with quality mainnets like Blast, we aim to drive Web3 ecosystem growth.”

This week, Bitget Wallet engages with popular Blast ecosystem projects, exploring market traction, “Stake Layer 2” narrative, TVL enhancement strategies by staking and earning points, notable projects, and effective ways for users to participate in the Blast ecosystem upon mainnet launch. This provides users with valuable insights for meaningful ecosystem engagement.

Additionally, Bitget Wallet is organizing major events to support the Blast ecosystem, providing users with opportunities for discovering new assets.

About Bitget Wallet

Bitget Wallet stands as Asia’s largest and one of the world’s top non-custodial Web3 wallets, boasting over 19 million users globally. Featuring a comprehensive array of features including asset management, intelligent market data, swap functionality, launchpad, inscribing, DApp browsing, and more, Bitget Wallet promises users an unmatched multi-chain Web3 experience. Currently, Bitget Wallet supports over 100 blockchains, hundreds of EVM-compatible chains, and more than 250,000 cryptocurrencies. By aggregating liquidity across hundreds of leading DEXs and cross-chain bridges, Bitget Wallet is able to facilitate seamless and efficient trades on 40+ blockchains.

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Cashback and Crypto: Bybit’s Monthly Bonanza

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DUBAI, UAE, March 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ —Bybit, one of the world’s top three crypto exchanges by volume, now unveils March’s Fiat Cashback Splash for both fresh and seasoned users who make fiat deposits.

This effort celebrates both new and familiar faces within the Bybit fold. The “Fiat Cashback Splash” is part of Bybit’s pledge to be the world’s Crypto Ark, leading the way to the new financial system, and offering straightforward chances for anyone to get involved. Indeed, any crypto users, including newcomers, will be able to walk the crypto path with Bybit as a reliable ally.

“We aim to always offer more to our users, and the Fiat Cashback Splash is our latest move to improve their journey,” said Ben Zhou, Bybit’s co-founder and CEO. “The Fiat Cashback Splash is our way of saying thank you to our community, both old and new, for their trust and support.”

This event spans the first week of every month and any one of Bybit’s 20 million users who bring fiat to the table will see rewards. Newcomers putting down $100 through fiat or a single click buy will get up to $10 back on fees. Those already with Bybit, depositing $500 or more, will see $5 returned.

For the heavy hitters depositing over $5,000, Bybit adds a $30 Buy Crypto Coupon into the mix, widening the horizon for investment.

#Bybit / #TheCryptoArk

About Bybit

Bybit is a top-three cryptocurrency exchange by volume with 20 million users established in 2018. It offers a professional platform where crypto investors and traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, 24/7 customer service, and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions: the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.

For more details about Bybit, please visit Bybit Press.
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