IBF-Universities Partnership

Objectives

The IBF-Universities Partnership (IUP) program has the following objectives:

  1. To form research teams with representation from partner-universities to undertake cutting-edge research studies in the field of blockchain and other emerging technologies and their applications in business and economy
  2. To provide to students in their advanced years of education at partner universities an opportunity to pursue at their option, further education, training and certification in blockchain and related technologies and their applications in business and economy with fully/ partially funded tuition fees
  3. To help graduating students obtain internships or placements in the field of blockchain technology using IBF network and ecosystem. 
  4. To organize regular webinars/ seminars on and off campus and facilitate interaction and experience sharing by industry professionals with university students, and researchers
  5. To build, incentivize and maintain a network of student chapters at university campuses in Islamic economy, finance and blockchain technology field under supervision of campus representatives
  6. To encourage students and researchers from partner-universities develop technology-driven and Islamic solutions for various sectors of the economy – agriculture, healthcare and sanitation, education and skills, financial services etc. 
  7. To help academia and researchers obtain patents or publish in reputed journals the results of their research studies through partial financial support
  8. To make available useful learning resources in Bahasa Indonesia language 
Scope

The scope of the program is initially limited to universities in the Nusantara region. Among alternative blockchain protocols, we prefer Algorand, and for good reasons (see “Why I Voted for Algorand” series of blogs) If you are any of the 300+ universities in Indonesia and 40+ universities in Malaysia with an department/ kulliyah in IT and/or Business, you may join this program. There are no financial implications of any kind for you to be our partner. We will need a formal agreement of partnership and a focal point (preferably from among lecturers) to engage with us. Write to us today with a letter expressing your interest in joining the partnership program at [email protected] 

 
 

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Project Algotrain aims to build a community of professionals well-versed in  blockchain and other emerging technologies in SE Asia with a sharp focus on the Algorand  protocol, train software professionals,  full-stack developers in Algorand protocol and offer short-term certification programs;  and conduct webinars, workshops on a regular basis.

Xcellence is currently under development as a use case of the Benevolence initiative and to demonstrate the use of emerging technologies – blockchain, AI etc. – for all-round child development and foster care.

In phase one, it involves developing a platform to cater to the needs of orphanages and foster care homes in Indonesia and demonstrate the use technology to link such institutions as part of a network to other actors, such as, donors, vendors, service providers and to improve and automate specific processes for enhancing efficiency and impact .

Deliverance is under development as a use case of the Benevolence initiative that aims to rejuvenate the Islamic endowment (Waqf) sector in countries, such as, India and Indonesia.

 It undertakes a process of verification and validation of the existing data on waqf assets through voluntary action by members of the community and preserves the validated database on blockchain. Deliverance in the next phase would host a dedicated crowdfund for “selected” waqf development projects.

This product currently under development combines a blockchain based platform with RFID tagging (designed to be both tamper and theft-proof) to ensure provenance of the sacrificial animals for the annual festival of Eid al-Adha. 

The product also includes a Qurbani-Linked-Sukuk (QLS) token for raising funds from investors and waqf contributors worldwide to scale up and widen the portfolio of livestock that undergo the process of augmenting value. The QLS tokens of two types involve smart contracts based on fixed-term mudharabah muqayyadah (restricted mudarabah) and temporary waqf respectively. 

Provenance of livestock via a digital system also opens the door to develop new use cases enabling farmers to unlock the value of their livestock for insurance and collateralizable loans.

Project Benevolence seeks to mainstream and institutionalize charitable and benevolent action (Sadaqah) – contribution of Efforts (SE) and of Assets (SA) – through its objective measurement and conversion into tokens of value or social cryptos called IBFs

It uses Algorand blockchain protocol to build an integrated platform for SA and SE with a view to enhancing the efficiency and effectivensess of the twin processes of mobilization and allocation of the scarce sadaqah or “benevolence-driven” resources. The first use case under this framework to go onstream is a plaform to facilitate Qard al-Hasan (Benevolent Loan).

Recurrence is a blockchain-based platform under development for Relationship-Based Transactions (RBT) in the Islamic framework based on original in-house research at IBF Net.

The Platform is being developed with support from the Tezos Foundation at varying levels of complexity – (1) for micro-charity recurring payments (2) for facilitating micro-trade for recurring and transparent transactions for halal businesses. Recurrence-I dealing with charity is now ready to be launched. Download the Concept Paper on Relationship-Based Transactions (RBTs) here.

IBFx is being designed to be the crypto currency of the virtual Islamic Business and Finance Network. During the process of building up the virtual network, IBFx serves as a closed-loop virtual currency used for payment in intra-network transactions. 

IBF Net is currently implementing a range of programs and activities that will facilitate exchange of values in addition to ideas, views and throughts among members, This is expected to lead to a steady increase in volume of transactions, and enhancement in the “intrinsic value” of the currency. Given the closed-loop nature, the currency will contrinue to be unregulated. 

At a cut-off level of fundamental value, expected to materialize in 2022-23, IBFx would be converted to a regulated open crypto.