Cryptocurrency Exchange

for The Middle East & North Africa

To enquire about your participation status, contact us at

SaharaChain ICO Page

We are setting the foundation to enable blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies in the Middle East and North Africa.

Dubai 2020

Dubai is one of the leading business centres in the Arab world and the region. Dubai government plans to be one of the first cities to fully adopt blockchain technology by 2020. The government of Dubai announced that all its government entities will conduct their business using the blockchain technology. The decision of Dubai government is destined to fuel innovation and mass adoption of the blockchain technology in UAE and the region.

SaharaChain Ecosystem

Our building blocks consists of Cryptocurrency exchange - SaharaEx, a cryptocurrency Payment Gateway - SaharaGate, SaharaWallets and SaharaAnalytics.

All services are offered in English, Arabic and other local languages.


SaharaEx is a cryptocurrency exchange where cryptocurrencies can be exchanged with each other. To increase security, SaharaEx uses third party verification to verify all transactions.


SaharaGate is a full payment solution enabling corporate & individual sellers to trade their products and services against cryptocurrencies.

Buyers use a Daily Wallet to pay for goods and services while the seller accepts the payments using the Business Wallet in cryptocurrency.


SaharaWallets handle multi-cryptocurrency to ensure best user experience. Tokens can be moved between wallets in a user friendly way. The wallets are designed to enable non technical users to use tokens without the hassle of knowing how to use public and private keys.

Daily Wallet

As the name implies, it is a hot wallet designed for day-to-day customer purchases and trading. The daily wallet can be used at designated merchants using SaharaGate payment gateway.

Saving Wallet

A cold wallet. You can think of it as cryptocurrency savings account with no limitations on token movement. The Savings Wallet is used to store tokens the user wishes to hold on for an extended period of time.

ICO Wallet

Enables all customers to participate in ICOs. Those who are not technically savvy and have limited knowledge in using public and private keys will find this to be simple and user-friendly. The ICO Wallet user will select the ICO they wish to participate and the amount of participation. SaharaChain customers can recommend ICOs to be added to the ICO Wallet. All ICOs added to the ICO wallet are crowd sourced and selected as SaharaChain stakeholders.

Business Wallet

SaharaChain Business Wallet handles multiple cryptocurrencies to ensure best user experience. The fiat prices of items sold, will be converted to cryptocurrency at the SaharaGate Gateway exchange rate.

Online Store and Website integration will enable sellers to use their website to accept cryptocurrency payments.

We will also provide Merchant POS Integration and API to integrate with the other systems.

SaharaAnalytics Engine

SaharaAnalytics is an intelligent, data-driven Analytics Engine. SaharaAnalytics is designed using various machine learning techniques including deep-learning and reinforcement learning. SaharaAnalytics is architected using two core modules, UpperAI and LowerAI. SaharaAnalytics components provide real-time and comprehensive insights of the dynamics and trends of cryptocurrencies across several exchanges.

SAND Tokens

The SAND Token is a utility token for SaharaChain services; especially the SaharaEx exchange. Services can be paid for using ETH or SAND tokens. When paying with SAND tokens, the user is entitled to a 50% discount on transaction fees. The SAND tokens utilized to access services will be burned by one half and the other half will be resold to cover operational expenses of the company. When SAND tokens run out, paying for services on SaharaChain will be possible using ETH or other cryptocurrencies (BTC, LTC).


2017: Quarter 4

Initial Coin Offering
Strategic Partnerships
Exchange Architecture
Acquiring License

2018: Quarter 1

Development of SaharaEx
Development of Daily Wallet
Development of LowerAI

2018: Quarter 2

SaharaEx: Alpha release
Daily Wallet: Alpha release
LowerAI: First-models release
Development of SaharaEx
Development of Daily & ICO Wallets
Development of LowerAI

2018: Quarter 3

SaharaEx: Beta release
Daily Wallet release
ICO Wallet: Beta release
LowerAI: Second-models release
Development of SaharaEx
Development of ICO & Savings Wallets
Development of UpperAI
Payment Gateway Architecture

2018: Quarter 4

SaharaEx release
ICO Wallet release
Savings Wallet release
UpperAI: Alpha release
Development of Payment Gateway
Development of Business Wallet
Development of UpperAI

2019: Quarter 1

SaharaGate: Beta release
Business Wallet: Alpha release
UpperAI: Beta release
Development of UpperAI & LowerAI
Development of Payment gateway & Business Wallet

2019: Quarter 2

SaharaGate release
Business Wallet release
UpperAI: Deep-agent release
Plans for growth