Minterest Launches Exclusive Early Access for NFT Holders Ahead of Public Launch

The Minterest protocol is now fully live for early supporters and Minterest NFT holders, granting exclusive access to the full suite of Minterest tools ahead of public launch.

TALLINN, ESTONIA / ACCESSWIRE / March 1, 2023 / Minterest Labs announces the final stage of launch of the Minterest protocol, a revolutionary crypto lending platform built on the concept of real yield.

Minterest Dashboard – the most user friendly experience in DeFi
With a complete DeFi dashboard, Minterest users have an aesthetically unique and fully functioning area to view their asset information and risk exposure.

Launching on Ethereum, Minterest provides cutting-edge DeFi borrowing and lending services. Backed by four completed security audits and a world-class team of digital asset professionals, Minterest is now live!

During the Private Launch phase, access is limited for 4-6 weeks to Minterest NFT holders whose liquidity provision will benefit from early access, with a restricted user pool resulting in a greater share of protocol rewards.

For users seeking access who do not have an NFT, the collection has been registered on Open Sea to enable holders to trade.

What is Minterest?

“Minterest is a lending protocol able to capture 100% of its fees from its functions, which it then uses to buy back its own token and reward users who participate in its governance.” – Josh Rogers, founder and CEO of Minterest.

Minterest pushes new boundaries in DeFi lending protocols. It generates underlying value in its token economy far beyond the capability of any other, while rewarding its users who participate in governance. The fully-sustainable token model gets delivered through groundbreaking innovations like the first-of-its-kind on-chain liquidation engine coupled with its unique buyback mechanisms.

The result is a DeFi revolution – the highest long-term total APYs combined with the lowest possible borrow cost.

With Minterest, Yield Gets Real.

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Veiko Krünberg

SOURCE: Minterest

CARBOTRACE, Proppant Conveyed Inflow Production Tracers Are Being Launched Globally

CARBO Ceramics Inc. partners with GEOSPLIT Middle East FZE

HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / March 1, 2023 / CARBO and GEOSPLIT announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership that will enable energy operators to improve their reservoir performance by optimizing drilling & completions designs through understanding the production inflow profiling. The use of the technology reduces the overall cost of the well’s ownership, improves the carbon footprint for the well’s lifecycle, and boosts the decision-making of the E&Ps for their offset wells.


The agreement combines CARBO’s manufacturing, sales, and marketing expertise with the inflow production profiling capabilities of GEOSPLIT. CARBO is the market leader in proppant and proppant-delivered technologies, and GEOSPLIT is a developer of a proven long-term dynamic zonal inflow tracer technology evaluation service.

“CARBO’s portfolio of proppant delivered technologies continues to expand and provide customers with added value, enabling the most efficient completion and production strategies. CARBO has proven once more to be a technology leader in the space by creating an alliance with this Middle Eastern start-up for further geographical expansion,” said Max Nikolaev, Senior Vice President

Customers of CARBO will now be able to understand their reservoir performance through production monitoring better, marker/tracer monitoring of production inflow profiles, reservoir management, and digital oilfield services based on dynamic zonal inflow production profiling.

“Tracer-embedded coating for propping materials is one of the key solutions in our technological portfolio. Strategic partnership with Carbo Ceramics is a high recognition of technology capabilities and will allow the technology to reach out to more operators worldwide,” said Anna Belova, VP Global Business Development for GEOSPLIT.

About CARBO Ceramics Inc

CARBO® is a global technology company that provides products and services to several markets, including oil and gas, industrial, agricultural, and environmental markets, to enhance client value.

CARBO Energy – is a leading provider of market-leading technologies to create engineered production enhancements solutions that help E&P operators to design, build and optimize the frac – increasing well production and estimated ultimate recovery and lower finding and development cost per barrel of oil equivalent.

For more information, please visit or contact Joshua Leasure, Director Technology Sales


GeoSplit Middle East FZE is an international digital oilfield service company offering a tracer-based production profile surveillance technology for oil and gas wells. The GeoSplit technology portfolio provides a stream of data on the oil and gas well production pattern for years without well intervention. The data becomes a decision-making support tool and gives recommendations on addressing specific objectives of field operators and customers in such segments as hydrocarbon development, production, reservoir management, and optimization.

For more information, please visit or contact Anna Belova, VP Global Business Development

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Joshua Leasure
Director Technology Sales, CARBO

Anna Belova
VP Global Business Development, GEOSPLIT MIDDLE EAST FZE
+31 611 255342


Henley & Partners: Invest in Namibian Real Estate and Secure Residence Rights

LONDON, March 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world’s latest investment migration option — and Africa’s second — the Namibia Residence by Investment Program has been launched by Henley & Partners, the global leaders in residence and citizenship planning.

The Namibian government is actively seeking foreign investment to boost the country’s economic growth and diversify the economy. The program provides numerous opportunities for international investors seeking a foothold and growth on the African continent, including tax incentives, financing, and a one-stop bureau service for international companies. For a minimum real estate investment of USD 316,000 in the new luxury golf and eco-friendly President’s Links Estate in Walvis Bay, successful investors will receive a five-year, renewable work permit which gives them the right to live, do business, and study in Namibia.

Group Head of Private Clients at Henley & Partners, Dominic Volek, says, “We are delighted to announce this innovative new residence by investment offering in Africa. Namibia’s stunning landscape, attractive tax system, and business-friendly environment make it an ideal option for international entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, or retirees. There are fewer than 600 real estate units available in this exclusive coastal estate that qualifies for residence, so investors need to move quickly if they want to take advantage of this limited opportunity to secure residence rights in one of the most nature- and wildlife rich countries in the world.”

One of Africa’s fastest growing private wealth markets

The total private wealth currently held on the African continent is USD 2.1 trillion and is expected to rise by 38% over the next 10 years, according to the Africa Wealth Report, published by Henley & Partners in partnership with New World Wealth. Namibia is expected to be one of Africa’s fastest growing markets going forward, with high-net-worth individual (those with wealth of USD 1 million or more) growth of over 60% forecast for the next decade (until 2032). According to New World Wealth’s December 2022 statistics, Namibia holds USD 26 billion in total investable wealth. The average wealth of a resident of Namibia (wealth per capita) is USD 10,050, ranking as the third highest in Africa after Mauritius and South Africa. The nation is home to around 2,100 high-net-worth individuals and three centi-millionaires (with wealth of USD 100 million or more).

To attract inward investment, the government has made major improvements to its tax system in recent years. Namibia operates a source-based tax system, which means that foreign residents are generally only taxed on the income they generate in the country. What is more, tax rates are relatively competitive compared with many other emerging markets and particularly with neighboring countries such as South Africa. The top rate of income tax in Namibia is a modest 37%, but perhaps most notably there are no capital gains, estate, gift, inheritance, or net wealth/worth taxes.

Unprecedented interest in domicile diversification

Currently, the President’s Links Estate is the only investment route for the Namibia Residence by Investment Program. Group Head of Real Estate at Henley & Partners, Thomas Scott, says international real estate has always been a reliable asset class for global investors due to its long-term staying power. “Real estate–linked investment migration programs such as the offering in Namibia have the additional advantages of enhancing your global mobility and expanding your personal access rights as a resident or citizen of additional jurisdictions, creating optionality in terms of where you and your family can live, work, study, retire, and invest. The potential gains over the lifetime of this investment include the core value of the asset, rental yields, and global access as an ultimate hedge against both regional and global volatility.”

Volek points out that there has been significant and ongoing growth in the demand for residence and citizenship by investment options over the past few years. “The appeal of investment migration for affluent families is truly universal due to its many benefits, ranging from domicile diversification to global mobility enhancement, to accessing world-class education and healthcare, to having a plan B in times of turmoil. No matter where you were born, or where you currently reside, wealthy investors can futureproof themselves and their families for whatever might lie ahead through investment migration options such as the new Namibia Residence by Investment Program.”

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Investopia 2023 launches its ‘Marketplace’ Investment Platform to position UAE as leading investment destination in world

Investopia 2023 announced the launch of its newly innovative investment platform “Marketplace”, with the aim of enhancing the UAE attractiveness to foreign investments in various economic and commercial sectors, in particular the new economy sectors, and with the aim to position the UAE as a leading investment destination on the regional and global level.

The launch will take place during the 2nd edition of Investopia conference on the 2nd and 3rd of March in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.

In this regard, Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of Investopia, said that due to the directives and the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership, the UAE has pursued competitive and flexible investment policies that have been instrumental in enhancing its investment climate and positioning it as a prominent player on the global investment map.

Al Marri highlighted that the “Marketplace” platform supports the UAE’s ambitious vision “We the UAE 2031″, which aims to establish the country as a leading global partner and a desirable and influential economic centre by providing new investment opportunities and enablers to business communities through a single portal, which enhances the country’s appeal to potential investors and supports the national target of doubling the country’s gross domestic product to reach 3 trillion AED by 2031.”

Investopia Marketplace is open to members of the Investopia community, including local, regional, and global partners, venture capitalists and angel investors, institutional investors, large investment funds, sovereign wealth funds, family investment offices, and banks.

The platform provides opportunities in all promising sectors of the new economy such as renewable energy, healthcare, transportation, logistics, agricultural and financial technology, and other promising new sectors that benefit from technology and innovation and lead growth in the next decade in the UAE, which contributes to increasing the flow of investments towards future projects and sectors.

Investopia will also support the UAE objectives on the international level, in particular through supporting its green growth agenda, and work on spurring international investments in sustainable and environment-friendly projects.

Investopia will engage and work closely with its strategic partners and industry leaders, including the International Finance Corporation (IFC), SALT,, and iConnections to develop this newly launched platform. All details on how to register and participate in this platform will be announced in the next stage.

The platform’s will allow companies from the public and private sectors, institutions, governments, and investors from Investopia communities worldwide to explore and invest in opportunities, including the cities which hosted Investopia’s Global Talks like New York, Milan, Rabat, New Delhi, Mumbai, Cairo, Havana, and others, in addition to the strong bilateral economic relations between the UAE and these destinations, in which the platform can source investment opportunities from these different countries and others.

Within the platform’s working mechanism, companies, institutions, and governments are guaranteed to present their investment projects and opportunities, sectors, locations, stages, goals, and the capital needed for the project. In turn, Investopia communities of investors and partners review projects and choose the ones that are suitable for their portfolios and investment strategies.

Adding to the platform’s work mechanism and subsequent steps, Investopia actively seeks to collaborate with partners from all over the world to attract more investment projects that can play a vital and strategic role in the global economy.

Additionally, Investopia is reaching out to investor communities to provide them with an opportunity to view the projects’ evaluations according to their strategies and investment portfolios. By building comprehensive information that is permanently accessible to the Investopia community, The Marketplace is aiming to be the go-to platform for investment projects.

The “Marketplace” currently includes various investment projects proposed by many countries around the world, particularly in the energy sector such as hydropower, and projects in agriculture from Kyrgyzstan. In addition, there are projects in sectors such as energy and electricity from Romania.

Investopia adopts an ambitious target of accelerating the pace of attracting investments to the country and attracting AED 550 billion of inward foreign direct investment to the country by 2031, reaching AED one trillion by 2051.

Foreign direct investments in the country are witnessing continuous growth, as the UAE attracted foreign direct investments worth US$20.7 billion in 2021, with a growth rate of 4 percent from 2020, positioning the UAE in the first place in West Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

It is expected that foreign direct investment inflows to the country will reach 22 billion in 2022, which represents 4.3 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the national economy, according to a report issued by the Institute of International Finance. This reflects the confidence of investors and businessmen in the UAE as a global destination for investment and trade.

Source: WAM – Emirates News Agency

UAE government participates in digital economy working group within G20

Saqr Binghalib, Executive Director of the Office of Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications in the UAE Government, stated that the UAE is keen to adopt the latest digital technologies, invest in digital skills, and apply artificial intelligence mechanisms in various fields to ensure a world-leading digital economy.

This came, during the participation of the Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications Office’s, as a representative of the UAE Government in the first meeting of the Digital Economy Working Group within G20, which includes most of the largest economies in the world, part of the UAE’s participation as a guest country in work-groups held in Lucknow City Presidency of the Republic of India.

The meeting discussed the importance of sharing experiences of the G20 countries in enhancing digital transformation and utilising various digital technologies in all priority areas, the practices to achieve the best digital infrastructure.

Saqr Binghalib said that the UAE government employs modern technologies to explore opportunities and find innovative solutions to critical challenges.

He reiterated that the UAE reached first place regionally and 13th globally in the e-government development index in 2022, a leap forward reflecting its endeavours to strengthen its digital infrastructure and continue the development process in achieving the best results.

He referred to the country’s experiences in launching the Emirates Digital Wallet (EDW), eSignature and digital certification, and UAE pass, which reinforced digital transformation efforts, adopted digitisation-based solutions and provided the community with secure access to various government and private applications and websites; benefiting more than 6,000 services provided by more than 130 federal, local government entities, semi-government entities as well as private corporates.

Binghalib stated, “Having more than 400 government employees, decision-makers, and experts versed in artificial intelligence technologies through the participation of more than 22,000 people in the UAE AI Camp and CodersHQ, one of the initiatives of the National Programme for Coders, reflects the leadership’s vision of the importance of empowering Digital skills to consolidate the UAE’s global position in as a pioneer in exploring and employing AI.”

He explained that the UAE seeks to enhance the capabilities of cadres in the field of digitisation, building upon their skills and talents and creating a digital environment to design smart solutions and support the digital economy, pointing to the role of the digital school, one of Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives in spreading knowledge and education in various countries since its launch in 2020.

Binghalib added, “The digital school initiative reached seven countries and provided education to over 40,000 students, leveraging the experiences of more than 1,000 teachers digitally. Other initiatives have had a tremendous impact globally, such as the One Million Arab Coders and the launch of the National Qualifications Authority that aims to develop talent qualifications promoting it to international standards, aiming to support the changing workforce market requirements and build a promising generation able to lead the best future of the digital economy.”

The Artificial Intelligence Office showcased the objectives’ achieved under the umbrella of the Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021, launched in 2018, and the UAE National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence 2031, the first of its kind in the region, aiming to enhance the UAE’s leadership in the fields of artificial intelligence and digital skills through launching various national programmes, namely; the Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, AI labs at the United Arab Emirates University, Khalifa University, New York University Abu Dhabi and Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi.

The AI Office also touched upon the upcoming launch of the Indian Institutes of Technology, one of the most prestigious universities in the Republic of India, the first headquarters outside India in the UAE, enhancing the focus in NLP research and various digital technologies and nurturing talent to build the best digital future for the next generation.

The Artificial Intelligence Office also showcased the most important objectives of the UAE Digital Economy strategy launched in 2022, with the aim of doubling the contribution of the digital economy to GDP up to 20 percent over the next ten years.

Source: WAM – Emirates News Agency

Ajman DED concludes 2nd edition of ‘Entrepreneurship Week’

The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (Ajman DED) concluded the activities of the “Entrepreneurship Week 2023” held in Ajman, which witnessed the participation of 25 exhibitors from the entrepreneurs of various commercial projects.

During the event, the exhibitors displayed their distinguished commercial products including areas of family interest, such as clothing, fashion, perfumes, incense, handicrafts, handicrafts, and food.

The exhibition is an integrated business platform for SME entrepreneurs in the Emirate of Ajman.

It also sheds light on successful business experiences and innovative projects that contribute to supporting the economic sector of Ajman and motivating entrepreneurs to innovate by establishing their own brands.

The exhibition presented a variety of activities for all family members of different age groups, which included, with the participation of our partners, the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), the Municipality and Planning Department, the Tourism Development Department, and Ajman Business Women Council (AJBWC), by organising various manual workshops for the public over a period of five days.

Commenting on this event, Abdullah Ahmed Al Hemrani, Director-General of Ajman DED, confirmed that the “Entrepreneurship Week” achieved the goals for which it was established in identifying methods of service development, acquiring skills and experiences, exchanging knowledge and visions through addressing customers and sharing their ideas and aspirations.

Ajman DED contributes to advancing the economic development progress in the emirate, stimulating commercial transactions, and encouraging young entrepreneurs to compete, whether at the local or international level, he added.

He also stressed the necessity of strengthening partnerships between the public and private sectors, providing an incubating and supportive environment for the entrepreneurial sector, investing in entrepreneurial ideas and converting them into productive projects, and spreading the entrepreneurial culture and creativity.

The closing day of the “Entrepreneurship Week” witnessed the honouring of the participating entrepreneurs and the work team organising this week.

Source: WAM – Emirates News Agency