Over 400 fintech leaders to descend on Dubai

More than 400 leaders in the fintech industry will gather in Dubai this month to showcase innovation in the sector, highlighting the future of fintech for the global and regional markets. Finovate Middle East will take place on February 26 and 27 at the Madinat Jumierah Conference Centre. The event will bring together early-stage start-ups, leading established companies, media, financial service institutions and funders drawn by the opportunity to see the future of fintech both regionally and globally. Exploring three principal areas in fintech including financial inclusion, emerging technologies — the application of AI and Blockchain technology — and how banks and fintechs can work better together, the event will focus on how the UAE is transforming from an oil-dependent economy to one led by fintech.

Which digital wallet is right for you in UAE?

Which digital wallet is right for you in UAE?

Apple Pay is — obviously — the payment system put together by Apple. It runs on iOS and Mac devices, as well as in the Safari web browser. Apple Pay requires you to input your credit card details into your phone, a process that requires your bank’s verification.

How do you use it? You double-tap the side button, enter your password (or use Apple’s facial recognition software or its fingerprint scanner), and you’re done. At a pay point, tap your phone to a contactless card reader, and once you hear the ‘ding,’ you’re finished. Move on with your busy life. FYI, there is a similar process for using Apple Pay online and in apps.

Is it secure? Despite the fact that Apple requires you to enter your details, it does not store your credit card information. Instead, Apple uses a token, which is a device-specific code. Apple Pay also requires you to use a passcode, facial recognition, or a fingerprint scan for verification during each purchase.

Apple Pay does have an option for sending money to other people, but this option is currently unavailable in the UAE.

UAE accelerator targets about 30 entrepreneurs in first year

Dubai: The UAE has opened a new accelerator programme for entrepreneurs with a private-public partnership — Mohammad Bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator — aimed at supporting innovators locally and internationally.

The Mohammad Bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator is part of Mohammad Bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF), an initiative sponsored by the UAE Ministry of Finance to support local innovators in accessing affordable finance through the provision of a government-backed guarantee.

The fund of Dh2 billion was announced in November 2015 and it now offers two services — providing access to money and access to the accelerator.

The accelerator was inaugurated by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance of the UAE, along with Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and other dignitaries.


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Samsung’s 2018 and 2019 TV models will be able to access iTunes content directly via a dedicated app and support Apple’s AirPlay 2 wireless streaming standard

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XCP-ng R&D initiative

This is the end of the year and we have a lot to say about the future of XCP-ng. A lot has been done during this first year, and it was only the beginning. If you want to take a look back on this first year of activity, you should take a look at our infographic!

Before introducing 2019, we wanted to present to you the XCP-ng Research and Development initiative. Our commitment and agreement with universities and laboratories, performing research on Xen in France and in Europe. This means a LOT of fire power invested directly toward Xen and its related projects!