Saudi Aramco will explore co-developing blockchain-based technologies that could benefit its workers.

By Brandy Betz

AccessTimeIconFeb 20, 2023 at 8:30 p.m.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Ekrem Osmanoglu/Unsplash)
Saudi Aramco exploring Web3 tech with droppGroup (Ekrem Osmanoglu/Unsplash)

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Saudi Arabian Oil Group (Saudi Aramco), the nearly $2 trillion worth state-owned energy company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with droppGroup to explore co-developing a range of Web3 technologies, according to a press release shared with CoinDesk.

The Web3, the third generation of the internet-driven by blockchain technology, applications will be aimed at helping Aramco’s employees. This includes potential onboarding, training ecosystems, as well as a tokenized network and rewards program.

The collaboration isn’t Aramco’s first foray into blockchain technology In early 2020, the company invested $5 million into Vakt, a blockchain-based commodities post-trade processing platform.

droppGroup, a Web3 technology provider, has a tech stack that includes artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), extended reality (XR), tokenized networks, and metaverse environments.

The New York-headquartered firm droppGroup also has an operational office in Saudi Arabia.

Read more: What Is Web3? Understanding What Web3 Is… and Isn’t

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Brandy Betz

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