Tunisian Internet Agency To Develop Blockchain Technologies
The Tunisia Internet Agency (ATI) has entered into an agreement with a blockchain startup Universa from Russia, according to which it will provide hosting services to the company, Cointelegraph reports, referring to the company's press release.
The agency reported that a strategic agreement with Universa was concluded for ten years with the possibility of renewal. Apart from providing hosting services, ATI will help the successful development of the startup.
The contract specifies several major areas of work, including the improvement of blockchain, the digital economy and digitization of documents. In particular, Universa will develop new apps and services that will be implemented in technology platforms and other projects.
In addition to solutions for the digital economy and the issuance of electronic certificates, these projects are aimed at blockchain as a service (BaaS), including cryptocurrency, digital verification, the creation of smart cities, and electronic governance.
ATI was established in 1996, it is subordinated to the government of the country and is managed directly by the Ministry of Communications. The ATI's main objective is the ubiquitous development of the Internet.
Tunisia has created favorable conditions for the development of blockchain technology. In December 2018, the IsDB from Saudi Arabia entered into an agreement with iFinTech Solutions, a Tunisian startup, to launch the inter-bank blockchain.
As previously reported, the UNICEF Innovation Fund will invest $100,000 in six startups, including in Utopixar, the app development company from Tunisia.