Oman Creates Blockchain Club

A Blockchain Club has been established in Oman to explore financial technologies and potential of blockchain technology
27 November 2017   1134

The announcement stems from the recently held Blockchain Symposium, organised by a number of government institutions among which were the Central Bank of Oman (CBO), the Capital Markets Authority (CMA), the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) and many others.

The founding meeting was held at the Cultural Club, which was attended by the founding members and other interested parties. The meeting aimed at development the club’s organizational framework and exploring the ways in which the new body can become an educational center and platform for sharing the latest developments in this realm.

We have started the process of establishing the first blockchain company, and while Oman Blockchain Solutions and Applications is a company that will not undertake projects itself, it will be a vehicle where every person who would like to test an application can come on board and probably find the right financing, and the right access to regulators and decision-makers in Oman.

 

Abdulsalam bin Mohammed al Murshidi

Executive-president of the SGRF

The club will work under the Cultural Club and is expected to initiate its activities in the near future.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   933

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.