Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The launch of a new utility token in Dubai next week will create a community that can help shape the future of nickel, and capitalise on its growing importance in the global economy.
The new Nikel token is the first initiative from NewTek in its mission to open one of the biggest asset classes to the masses by building blockchain-enabled commodity businesses.
On 6 December, the utility token will be listed on the EU-based centralized exchange, Digital Financial Exchange (DIFX), and on Coinstore, the centralized cryptocurrency exchange registered in Singapore. This will give the Nikel token immediate exposure to more than 1.8 million registered users in 175 countries.
“The token will build a community with the ability to impact, and shape, the exploration, mining, product manufacturing and research and development for all things nickel,” said Safi Qurashi, CEO of NewTek.
“We decided to launch the token first in Dubai in view of the Emirate’s status as an emerging crypto hub dedicated to developing a regulatory ecosystem for the growth of the domestic crypto sector.”
“Our objectives are to inspire those who wish to ensure that commodities impact our planet in a greener, more sustainable way, and create wealth distribution to a larger proportion of the population.”
“Harnessing the power of blockchain and cryptography makes this process much easier, more open and transparent, and puts it in the hands of the community.”
The Nikel token’s listing on the DIFX exchange will give its community access to a fully-insured cross-asset trading platform that allows its users to trade assets like stocks, forex, commodities, indices etc along with digital assets like cryptocurrencies.
Nikel Technology Company, NewTek’s operating arm for the Nikel token, is registered and domiciled in Singapore, where Coinstore was established in 2020 to meet the requirements of Asian crypto-assets users.
Nickel’s physical and chemical properties make it essential in hundreds of thousands of products. Its growing importance is based on it being the preferred metal by mass in the lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles.
NewTek has built an ecosystem of partnerships with leading blockchain technology providers NMKR and Cardano to offer strong expertise in developments on the blockchain.
Earlier this year, the company entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Singapore-based asset managers, Stratez Ventures.
NewTek is a newly-formed company set up by Safi Qurashi, a serial entrepreneur. Over the last 25 years, Qurashi has founded several successful startups, including one of the first internet cafes in London in 1996 and a successful real estate company in Dubai. Other ventures included an armoured vehicle manufacturing company and a facility management firm in the UAE. Qurashi is the co-owner of Great Britain Island in Dubai’s World Islands project.
Founded in 2020 by well-experienced Fintech professionals from some of the most renowned crypto exchanges, Coinstore.com has amassed over 180 employees worldwide. Coinstore.com provides global users with speedy, smooth, and secure cryptocurrency trading services, derivative business, OTC services, and NFT services.
About Digital Financial Exchange
Digital Financial Exchange (DIFX) is a centralized cross-asset crypto exchange that allows users to trade between multiple asset classes that include indices, forex, crypto, metals, and commodities, just to name a few. The DIFX fully-insured crypto wallet comes from a partnership with Fireblocks, one of the leading crypto custodians in the world.
DIFX was presented with the “Most Trusted Cross-Asset Trading Platform-2022” by the Crypto Expo Dubai and the “Best New Trading Platform Award” at the E-Business Awards 2021 by Entrepreneur Middle East and the Forex Expo 2021.