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The Indonesian Blockchain Association Positively Welcomes Bahtsul Masail’s (Discussion Forum Among Islamic Scholars) Response to Justify Crypto Assets Trading

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Asosiasi Blockchain Indonesia (The Indonesian Blockchain Association) is Indonesia’s official blockchain and digital asset association. The growth of the crypto asset industry in Indonesia is currently showing a quite drastic increase in transactions, the Minister of Trade, Muhammad Luthfi said last year the trading volume of crypto assets was only Rp. 65 trillion, but in 2021, for the first five months only, crypto asset transactions reached Rp. 370 trillion. Until now, there are still many questions from related parties regarding crypto asset transactions from the perspective of Islamic law which is currently starting to attract public attention.

Yenny Wahid, founder of the Islamic Law Firm (ILF) and Director of the Wahid Foundation, initiated the Bahtsul Masail (Discussion Forum Among Islamic Scholars) activity to discuss halal and haram crypto transactions. Quoted from https://www.nu.or.id/Yenny Wahid explained about crypto assets which are considered halal by some parties because the crypto asset system as a medium of exchange is actually more free from usury than fiat money and conventional banks, with a blockchain system, transactions occur peer-to-peer without intermediaries. Some parties also argue that crypto assets can be said to be halal as long as they are not prohibited by the state or government.

The ILF presented a number of scholars in the Bahtsul Masail which was held virtually on Saturday (19/6), including the caretaker of the Sukorejo Islamic boarding school KH Afifuddin Muhajir, the caretaker of the Al-Anwar Sarang Islamic boarding school KH Abdul Ghofur Maimun, the Deputy Chairperson of the PBNU LBM KH Abdul Moqsith Ghazali, and KH Asyhar Kholil and Habib Ali Bahar. Also present were general speakers who are competent in their fields, including the Head of the Commodity Futures Trading Supervisory Agency (BAPPEBTI) Indrasari Wisnu Wardhana, the Indonesia Stock Exchange – Pandu Patria Sjahrir, Founder and CEO of PT Pintu Kemana Saja – Jeth Soetoyo, and Co-Founder and CEO Indodax – Oscar Darmawan.

Bahtsul Masail produced several discussions regarding the halalness of crypto asset transactions, including: (1) crypto assets are wealth (mal) according to fiqh, so the crypto assets being discussed with Bahtsul Masail are assets in fiqh review. The definition is that if this property is stolen, the theft must be sanctioned, if it is damaged, it must be replaced, (2) because it is wealth, it is valid to exchange it as long as there is no gharar (uncertainty). Why was it decided that way? Because there is a difference in perspective between Musyawirin (former scholars) whether crypto asset transactions occur gharar or not. Some say crypto assets occur gharar, others say crypto assets do not occur gharar. The nature of this gharar is still debated, this is because each individual sees it from their own perspective. Nevertheless, the scholars of Bahtsul Masail agree that crypto transactions must not have gharar, it’s just that the scholars have different opinions regarding this. So, if it is said that in crypto assets there is gharar, then that is not allowed. For those who say that there is no gharar, as also supported by the cleric Bahtsul Masail, crypto assets may be exchanged, (3) The informants urge the public not to make this transaction carelessly if they do not have knowledge of crypto assets, (4) The informants encourage the government to immediately make strong regulations and strengthen guarantees to avoid misuse and irregularities in crypto transactions.

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Indodax as one of the Start-Up bitcoin and crypto exchanges and as a member of the Indonesian Blockchain Association represented by the CEO of Indodax, Oscar Darmawan positively welcomed Bahtsul Masail regarding Halal Haram Crypto Transactions, Oscar hopes that Bahtsul Masail’s recommendation is to allow the trading of crypto assets legally Islam can be an input for policymakers in Indonesia. Because according to him, crypto assets already have a legal basis, namely regulations, and are supervised by the Ministry of Trade and the Commodity Futures Trading Supervisory Agency (BAPPEBTI).

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RAK DAO Partners with Phoenix Group PLC (PHX) and Internet of People (IOPn) to Commit $100 Million Investment to Boost Web3 Innovation in Ras al Khaimah

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Phoenix Group PLC and IOPn commit to investing $100 million to drive innovation and attract top Web3 talent to Ras al Khaimah by 2030.

This partnership aims to create a thriving ecosystem for blockchain and digital assets in the region.

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RAK DAO, the world’s first and only Free Zone with Common Law features established to support digital assets companies, has entered into a strategic partnership with Phoenix Group and IOPn. This collaboration aims to drive innovation, foster economic growth, and further position Ras al Khaimah as a global hub for Web3 pioneers. Phoenix Group, an ADX-listed company, is a leader in web3 development in the UAE. IOPn is an integrated Web3 ecosystem that leverages blockchain, AI, and cutting-edge spatial computing.

As part of the partnership, Phoenix Group and IOPn have committed to investing $100 million into the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah by 2030 leveraging RAK DAO’s infrastructure. This substantial investment underscores Phoenix Group and IOPn’s dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals to the region within the Web3 space. The partnership seeks to target, encourage and attract highly-skilled individuals in Web3, crypto, blockchain, and developer domains to the region. Phoenix Group and IOPn aim to enrich the local talent pool by leveraging initiatives such as the Golden Visa programs and RAK DAO business licenses through investment. By nurturing top-tier talent, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPn seek to create a thriving ecosystem that harnesses cutting-edge technologies – including blockchain, spatial, and cognitive solutions for economic development and sustainability.

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO of RAK DAO has expressed, “We are thrilled to welcome Phoenix Group and IOPn as RAK DAO’s Ecosystem Partners. The $100 million investment marks a significant milestone in our mission to establish Ras al Khaimah as a premier destination for Web3 innovation and talent. By leveraging Phoenix Group and IOPn’s expertise and resources, we are poised to further enrich our dynamic ecosystem that fosters cutting-edge technologies and attracts the brightest minds in the blockchain and digital asset sectors.

This collaboration underscores our commitment to driving economic growth and sustainability through technological advancements. We look forward to welcoming top-tier professionals and pioneering initiatives that will redefine the digital landscape of Ras al Khaimah.”

Mr. Seyed Mohammad Alizadehfard (Bijan), Co-founder & Group CEO of Phoenix Group, elaborated on the new strategic dimensions of the partnership, stating, “Our joint venture marks a pivotal expansion of our commitment to blockchain infrastructure aimed at enhancing the technological landscape in Ras al Khaimah. Our partnership will not only drive innovation but also strategically position the Emirate as a leading center for blockchain excellence globally.”

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Mr. Mojtaba Asadian, Founder and CEO of IOPn, added: “IOPn builds on the visionary leadership of Ras Al Khaimah and the supporting environment created by RAK DAO to provide a unique opportunity for top-rated world talent to innovate and create value. IOPn is doing this by offering a powerful new Web 3.0 ecosystem and using the significant proven capabilities of Phoenix Group. We’re thrilled to be embarking upon this partnership with RAK DAO in collaboration with Phoenix Group.”

At the heart of this collaboration lies a commitment to access and nurture top-tier talent within the blockchain and Web3 industries. By enriching the local talent pool and fostering an environment conducive to innovation, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPN aim to drive forward-thinking initiatives that redefine the landscape and highlight the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah as an attractive destination for top talent. This six-year partnership and substantial investment underscore their dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals.

 

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xPortal Enhances Solana Crypto-to-Cash Experience with New Ecosystem Integrations

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 xPortal, the ultimate financial super app for everything money, developed by the MultiversX team, is thrilled to announce significant enhancements to its platform, aimed at elevating the Solana ecosystem experience for both new and existing users.

These updates include the ability to top up xPortal Debit Cards with SOL, the listing of numerous SPL tokens, and the integration of leading SOL dApps in xPortal’s Discover section, the app’s multi-chain dApp hub. This development further cements xPortal’s role as a unique bridge between the digital and physical worlds, facilitating seamless transitions from crypto to cash for holders of top cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), MultiversX (EGLD), Solana (SOL), and Polygon (MATIC).

Starting today, xPortal users can effortlessly top-up their xPortal Debit Cards with their SOL holdings. This new feature allows Solana enthusiasts to use their crypto for shopping easily and manage their finances quickly, making it simpler than ever to transition from digital assets to real-world spending power.

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Additionally, xPortal now supports over 20 Solana-based SPL tokens, providing users with expanded opportunities to manage and interact with their favorite Solana assets. The new tokens available on xPortal include $PYTH, $IO, $JTO, $WIF, $BONK, $JUP, $RAY, $BOME, $HNT, $POPCAT, $BEER, $USDT, $USDC, $LINK, $LDO, $FTM, $RPL, $SUSHI, $DADDY, and $BODEN. This extensive list ensures that users can now enjoy a comprehensive Solana experience directly from the xPortal app, with more tokens being activated weekly.

The xPortal Discover section has also been enhanced with the addition of top-tier Solana decentralized applications (dApps). Users can now explore and interact with premier Solana dApps, including Jupiter Exchange, Raydium Protocol, and Kamino Finance.

Sergiu Biris, Head of Product at MultiversX and xPortal Lead, commented on the update: “These latest developments are a testament to our dedication to providing a complete experience for our users and represent a significant step forward in our mission to bring blockchain technology into the mainstream and make crypto payments the norm.”

“We’ve spent considerable time equipping xPortal with a unique set of features that make it stand out: unmatched simplicity and ease of use, beautifully abstracted complexity, the ability to bridge physical and digital realms, and many others. We’re excited to make access to all these features ecosystem-agnostic,” Biris added.

 

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ChainSwap Adds BNB Chain to Their Decentralised Exchange

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ChainSwap, a multi-chain decentralized exchange (DEX), has integrated BNB Chain into its platform, adding to its growing list of supported networks. The new integration will enable users to conduct transactions on the BNB network, with plans for cross-chain transactions in the near future.

The incorporation of BNB Chain has seen ChainSwap continue to expand its multi-chain DEX, cementing its commitment to provide users with a secure platform for seamless cross-chain transactions. This is enabled by Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP), delivering unparalleled security and privacy for transactions taking place on the platform.

Fitzy, Founder and CEO of ChainSwap, was emphatic on the importance of the new integration: “Integrating the BNB chain on our network will help our users navigate Web 3 space, and plays into our mission of growing, and becoming increasingly interoperable”.

With plans to enable cross-chain transactions between BNB Chain and other leading blockchain networks, ChainSwap aims to further expand the utility of its seamless cross-chain transactions for users.

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