Blocko, a blockchain services provider, has launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The company partnered with SEED Group, a member of the private office of the country\u2019s royal family member, Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum\u2019s. Blocko is expected to play a big role in the country\u2019s push to integrate blockchain technology into at least 50% of its processes by 2021. Based in South Korea, Blocko has grown rapidly and now counts Cisco, Samsung, Hyundai Motors and South Korea\u2019s Gyeonggi-do province as some of its clients. Having found success in Asia and Europe, Blocko is seeking to replicate this in the Middle East. The company\u2019s Aergo blockchain platform has been applied by its clients for several purposes, the company\u2019s CEO Phil Zamani told Arabian Business. He explained, \u201cWe launched Aergo in response to the growing need for data sharing between industries and companies in areas such as identity verification, document management and the Internet of Things - the same areas in which the Middle East in particular is seeking practical solutions.\u201d Backed by Samsung, Blocko\u2019s success has attracted plenty of investors. As CoinGeek reported in August, the company raised $7.5 million in Series B+ funding round led by Korea\u2019s oldest bank Shinhan. Other participants in the round included KEB Hana Bank, LB Investment, Big Hit Entertainment and Dadam Investment. In a previous round in June last year, the company had secured $8.9 million in funding from Samsung, SparkLabs Ventures, Daesung Private Equity and more. Blocko\u2019s solutions have been applied by the Korea Exchange, Shinhan Financial Group, the Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Hyundai Motors, Cisco, Samsung and more. The company\u2019s solutions are in great demand in the Middle East, the CEO of SEED Group Hisham Al Gurg believes, He stated, \u201cThe UAE and the wider Middle East region are constantly seeking advanced blockchain solutions for government and digital services. And so, we recognised the partnership with Blocko and Aergo as a solution to satisfy the increasing need for companies working at the highest level of scale and security.\u201d The UAE has continued to push for blockchain integration, recently rolling out a blockchain-powered system for its healthcare data. Launched by the country\u2019s Ministry of Health and Prevention, the system is expected to cut down on associated costs and time, while improving efficiency and data integrity.