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Aleph Zero partners with stc Bahrain to Advance Blockchain DePIN Across the Gulf Region

Apr 16, 2024

Aleph Zero becomes a Pearling Path Partner of stc Bahrain, the leading telecom of the Gulf region, to explore DePIN use cases.

Aleph Zero has formed an alliance with stc Bahrain—the fastest-growing and most innovative Telecom operator in Bahrain. The company is a trailblazer that is already renowned for their innovative digital advancements–and this collaboration with Aleph Zero is set to bolster stc Bahrain’s Web3 initiatives that will improve the breadth and depth of the experiences that are offered to stc’s customers.

The first step of the collaboration is for stc Bahrain to deploy validator nodes on Aleph Zero. At the same time, Aleph Zero will join stc’s Pearling Path initiative, a Web3 Launchpad Program designed to accelerate Web3 adoption in the Middle East. Pearling Path focuses on integrating blockchain infrastructure to address regional challenges and enhance economic growth.

This partnership will not only broaden stc Bahrain’s infrastructure portfolio, but will also bolster Aleph Zero’s network and adoption—which stc Bahrain recognized for characteristics such as privacy, scalability, security, and speed. Aleph Zero also stood out to stc Group’s subsidiary thanks to the team’s technological prowess and unique approach to tackling on-chain privacy and enterprise-grade scalability challenges. 

stc Bahrain is delighted to welcome Aleph Zero as a Pearling Path Partner within our Web3 Launchpad Program. This collaboration brings us closer to establishing a secure and integrated digital ecosystem in the Gulf region. Aleph Zero brings invaluable privacy-enhancing technology and a scalable, decentralized network that resonates with our vision for a seamless digital future.

Saad Odeh, stc Bahrain Chief Wholesale Officer

Privacy-enhancing web3 protocols and Telecoms are a perfect match 

stc Bahrain also highlighted Aleph Zero’s innovative consensus protocol, AlephBFT, and the fact that it is a public network offering robust privacy technology through a blend of Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZK-SNARKs) and Secure Multi-Party Computation (sMPC). The company is confident in Aleph Zero’s ability to deliver a secure, scalable solution, and lay the groundwork for private, verifiable transactions–without compromising sensitive data.

As the Web3 ecosystem continues to expand, the demand for robust privacy, security, and decentralization becomes increasingly imperative. This partnership with Aleph Zero aligns seamlessly with stc Bahrain’s vision of propelling a secure, decentralized Internet of Values forward. By bolstering Aleph Zero’s infrastructure, stc Bahrain positions itself at the forefront, fostering a digital ecosystem that prioritizes security and privacy.

stc Bahrain stands as a pioneer in the Gulf region, leading the charge in introducing Web3 and blockchain solutions to its extensive customer base. Aleph Zero is thrilled to collaborate with such a prominent player in the telecommunications arena, that shares our dedication to secure, scalable, and privacy-focused blockchain infrastructure. We look forward to seeing how our combined efforts will contribute to advancing a more secure, decentralized DePIN digital ecosystem across the Gulf region and beyond.

Antoni Zolciak, Aleph Zero Co-founder

As mentioned in PwC’s insight, web3 is an important opportunity for telecom operators and Aleph Zero is at the forefront of it, coupled with its growing focus on the DePin and Telecom industry, making it an ideal ally for stc Bahrain, as well as our established partners at Deutsche Telekom. There is a growing list of prospective partners from the vertical–and Aleph Zero is poised to drive significant advancements across this entire industry. Stay tuned for more news on that front!

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