Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) and Universa Hub Africa Sign Strategic Partnership for National Blockchain
On July 7 2020, during the presentation of partnership outcomes by ATI (the leading public company in Internet services and technological solutions in Tunisia) and Universa Hub Africa, held by the top-level representatives of the involved parties, the launch of global Tunisian national blockchain network was publicly signed.
In the process of formally confirming the launch during the live video stream (available at https://lnd.im/2020TunisianNationalBlockchainLaunch
), the official representatives (Moez Maaref, PDG of ATI, Omar Bouattay, head of Universa Hub Africa and Alexander Borodich, Universa CEO), have signed the Public Private Partnership (PPP) using one of the just launched blockchain-based services, MyDocuments.tn e-sig certified service, deployed in Tunisia and available to regular Tunisian citizens to sign their papers officially. The future planned developments are directed at Smart Cities, e-gov and citizen-oriented solutions.
Speaking at the ATI Meetup, CEO of Universa Blockchain Alexander Borodich stated:
“Any developers, startups, entrepreneurs will be able to create any kind of blockchain-solutions: digital ID, smart contracts for loans, insurance, supply chain management, quality label compliance”.
The national Tunisian blockchain network is based on latest Universa Blockchain technology developments, and is available to the general public in Tunisia, for end-user usage as well as for future integration with more and more government operations and business processes. The next milestones in deployment and launch are to be national DNS over blockchain, decentralized ID system, Blockchain Web services and some others, roughly expected around September 2020 – January 2021 period.
This effectively makes Tunisia the first country with national blockchain, specifying a new definition of totally decentralized Internet, and opening new opportunities in supporting e-gov and private services never possible before.
Earlier in 2018, the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) signed a 10-year renewable strategic partnership to provide hosting services for the platform and facilitate its further development.
Smart Cities: https://universablockchain.com/files/smartcity.pdf
Developer Central: https://kb.universablockchain.com/software_developer_central/32
Universa First Steps: https://universablockchain.com/files/faq.pdf