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Tether Signs MOU with Republic of Uzbekistan to Develop Blockchain and Peer-to-Peer TeleCommunication Infrastructure, Foster Innovation

7 March 2024 – Tether, the largest company in the cryptocurrency industry, announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Agency of Perspective Projects (NAPP), responsible for crypto regulation and development in the Republic of Uzbekistan. This strategic collaboration aims to position Uzbekistan as a central hub for peer-to-peer and blockchain technology, igniting a revolution of innovation and economic growth. It also highlights Tether’s commitment to advancing its global strategy of building resilient cities and nations worldwide.

This collaboration aims to explore and promote the development and adoption of blockchain technology, stablecoins, and digital asset tokenization in Uzbekistan but also stimulate economic growth and innovation in the region.

“We are excited to collaborate with the National Agency of Perspective Ргоjесt of the Republic of Uzbekistan (NAPP) to explore the vast potential of blockchain, stablecoins, and peer-to-peer telecommunication technology in Uzbekistan," said Paolo Ardoino, CEO of Tether. “This collaboration demonstrates Tether's commitment to fostering innovation and responsible development of the digital asset ecosystem globally.”

In order to create a conducive environment for blockchain solutions and adoption, Tether will focus on supporting the development of a legal framework and regulatory policy for crypto assets in Uzbekistan, facilitating the development and implementation of Uzbekistan's digital currency, exploring the potential of asset tokenization mechanisms, analyzing and improving Uzbekistan's digital currency payment infrastructure and collaborating on educational initiatives to raise awareness and understanding of blockchain technology and stablecoins.

Recognizing the importance of a resilient digital infrastructure, Tether and NAPP will also explore the development and implementation of a robust and independent communication and financial system. Tether and NAPP will work together to analyze and improve Uzbekistan's digital currency payment infrastructure for faster, secure, and cost-effective transactions.

Amidst the ongoing digital transformation of both private and public sectors, Uzbekistan aims to collaborate with Tether and engage local academic institutions. The objective is to prioritize the creation and execution of educational programs aimed at enhancing public comprehension of blockchain technology, stablecoins, peer-to-peer telecommunications, and their practical uses. These initiatives seek to equip students and professionals with the necessary knowledge and proficiencies to thrive in the cryptocurrency sphere, encompassing vital areas like blockchain technology, stablecoins, and peer-to-peer systems.

The Director of NAPP, Lee Dmitriy Romanovich stated, "NAPP is dedicated to exploring the power of emerging technologies to propel Uzbekistan's economic development. This collaboration represents a significant step in harnessing the enormous potential of blockchain technology and crypto-assets in general. Combined with other ongoing initiatives aimed at improving public services, a well-integrated and responsibly introduced blockchain ecosystem can have a profound impact on improving the lives of all Uzbekistan citizens.”

By joining forces with the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tether aims to strengthen the blockchain ecosystem, foster innovation, and promote the country as a global leader in blockchain and peer-to-peer technologies. This collaboration will not only benefit the local startup community but also elevate Uzbekistan's reputation as an attractive destination for companies and professionals worldwide.

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