Encrypted Email Service Dmail Expands Into The Middle East Crypto Market With New Bitcoin Tools
Encrypted Email Service Dmail, Expand Into The Middle East Crypto Market
An encrypted email service Dmail, launched on beta on June I is hoping to make online privacy tools more accessible in the Middle East.
The email service which uses Blockstack IDs is a product of Egyptian web firm Intelli Coders. Before the service went live, about 500 people from Saudi Arabia and India tested the service to prove its authenticity.
A New Privacy Tool
According to the CEO, Mohammed Abdou, since the service went live on Saturday, about 151 emails have been sent between the users of the new mailing service.
Commenting on the Unique selling point of Dmail, Abdou is of the opinion that with limited access to cryptocurrency exchanges being a common feature in the Middle East, the ability to receive and send bitcoin directly to the Blockstack ID’s external cryptocurrency wallet will be a major push and attract quite a lot of people to the mailing service.
He stated that:
“There is social information, and payment information, already attached to the message, especially in Egypt, I’m trying to do my best to spread the culture of privacy.”
Bitcoin is a rare commodity in Egypt, this is basically due to the fact that the electricity for mining is quite expensive and services like exchanges exclude the jurisdiction. The Egyptian government is also not helping the situation, as it has placed a ban on both the trading and the commercial usage of bitcoin in the country.
Abdou stressed further that communication is a basic right and every individual deserve the right to speak freely and securely with whomever they please. He also pointed out that:
“This is also associated with human rights because you have the right to communicate with others in a private and secure way. Bitcoin could be useful to software developers who are into freelancing.’’
Stakeholders in the crypto industry in the country are also of the opinion that Blockchain and crypto might help to reduce the high level of unemployment in Egypt. Vocal among them is a Blockstack investor and Dmail advisor Mohammed Elkasstawi, who maintained that global blockchain companies might just tap into the emerging sector in the country.
Users autonomy is key when it comes to Dmail. The messaging service uses Blockstack decentralized identities which can also be linked to Github and social profiles as well as cryptocurrency addresses.
In related news, the middle east is gradually opening up and embracing crypto and blockchain technology. Bitcoin Exchange Guide reported in April that Roel Wolfert, a managing director at
VGrip published a new article titled:
“How Blockchain Will Help Banks Tap New Markets in MENA.”
The whole idea behind the document is to advise investors on how to use the technology in order to improve several aspects of life in both the Middle East and Northern Africa.
The document stressed that the technology can help the region in so many ways, including aiding in cross –border transactions, and in other aspects of the economy.