Crypto Trading Platform Rain Gets Faster, Direct Payments
The partnership with Tarabut Gateway is the first “directly integrated” open banking API in the MENA crypto sector.
Tarabut Gateway, the largest open banking platform in the MENA region, has announced a new partnership with Rain, the region’s first fully-regulated crypto assets trading platform.
Rain is licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain as a crypto broker and offers users a safe, secure space to buy and sell crypto and store their assets. Meanwhile, Tarabut Gateway provides connectivity for payments between banks and fintech, offering a smooth, fast payment process for end users.
The partnership is the first of its kind in the MENA region. It will help to bring about faster, lower-cost fiat-to-crypto transfers to end-users in Bahrain, enabling direct payments from bank accounts without the need to leave Rain’s platform.
“We’re delighted to unveil a solution to make fiat-to-crypto transfers quicker, more secure, and cost-effective. Our partnership with Rain is a perfect cross-sector synergy, made possible by Bahrain’s advanced open banking ecosystem,” says Abdulla Almoayed, Founder and CEO of Tarabut Gateway.
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The new payment method utilizes Tarabut Gateway’s open banking solution to facilitate fiat-crypto-fiat transfers, reducing errors and unlocking significantly increased transfer speeds compared to traditional bank services. The upgrade is part of Rain’s strategy to provide users with a premium, seamless crypto wallet experience.
“Through quick and efficient deposit mechanisms, crypto traders on Rain’s platform will now be able to seamlessly fund their accounts and capitalize on market movements,” says Joseph Dallago, Chief Executive Officer of Rain.
The partnership comes as MENA’s crypto sector expands at a breakneck pace. According to Chainalysis, the region is the world’s fastest-growing crypto market, with trading volumes climbing nearly 50% in the year to June 2022.
NEOM Airlines Is Saudi Arabia’s New, Tech-Centric Carrier
The airline will embrace advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, and utilize high-tech propulsion systems by 2026.
Opening in 2025, NEOM is a $500 billion Saudi Arabian smart city that will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Now, Saudi authorities have announced that the futuristic metropolis will also be served by its own dedicated carrier — NEOM Airlines.
The service will begin operating in 2024 and embrace advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and biometric check in. Aircraft will fly to and from NEOM Bay before moving to the soon-to-be-built NEOM International Airport.
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NEOM Airlines will focus on tourist, commercial, and residential travel and incorporate plenty of cutting-edge technology. Klaus Goersch, the airline’s CEO, revealed that existing aircraft will be retrofitted with existing technology on launch, but by 2026, an ultra-modern fleet will be in operation, “whether electric, hydrogen-powered, or supersonic”.
As well as modern, low-emissions power airplanes, NEOM aircraft will also be fitted with sleek, modern interiors, 6G Wi-Fi, large screens for every seat, plus gaming and chat technology.