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Crypto is a broad term referring to cryptography currencies dominated by Bitcoin and Ethereum. Articles relating to Middle East & North Africa cryptocurrencies, blockchain, DeFi, dWeb, NFTs, dApps, tokens, exchanges and service providers with relations to MENA will be covered here.

Sina Estavi arrested
Sina Estavi, the Iranian CEO of BRG token and cryptoland exchange was arrested today by the Iranian authorities, branded as scam ponzi scheme by the countries semi official news agency Mehr News. Despite main stream media's insistence Sina Estavi is a Malaysian businessman, he is indeed Iranian born and...
Rain cryptocurrency platform
Bahrain-based RAIN, the country’s first cryptocurrency trading platform has announced that they’re completely set to be launched as the arrangements have been done completely in this regard. The platform claims to be the first crypto exchange platform to earn a regulatory license in the entire Middle East along with...
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Central Bank of Iran’s Shaparak announced on Wednesday all websites and payment processing application should ban all trade, selling and buying of all cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin with immediate effect. This news was published after National Virtual Space Center announcement that cryptocurrency trading firms are illegal and have no valid...
UAE Crypto Guide
The United Arab Emirates is quickly becoming one of the global leaders in cryptocurrency adoption. While most of the world’s governments either completely ignore Bitcoin and other digital assets or even are hostile towards the development of blockchain-based technological solutions, the UAE crypto market has been blooming for the...
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Introduction The concept of blockchains was combined with other technologies to create modern cryptocurrency by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. This technology gained widespread awareness and acceptance with the launch of Bitcoin in the year 2009. Blockchains are the foundation of cryptocurrencies and a simplified payment verification process. It’s expected blockchain technology will mature...
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The KSA based blockchain startup IR4LAB has managed to raise about $1.5M in an investment fund round. The round was led by Wa’ed which is the entrepreneurship arm of Aramco. IR4LAB was founded back in 2017 and they’ve been offering access to corporations to root out resumes and professional...
Morocco Bitcoin ban
It's been recently announced in Morocco that cryptocurrencies are restricted. But that didn't stop the soaring of purchases of shared bitcoin exchanging platform LocalBitcoins. Ironically, they are actually announcing record-breaking exchanging highs this year despite the bans on cryptocurrency. Back in February this year, was the best month for this...
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It was announced back on May 27 that the private loan specialist Işbank turned into the main Turkish bank to offer secure transactions in foreign exchanges via blockchain innovation. As per what the bank stated on this move, the exchange, wherein Turkish glass manufacturer Şişecam, German-based chemical organization Kuraray...
The Bitcoin fund
It was announced that MENA’s first listed digital asset-based fund has enlisted bitcoin-based exchange-traded products. 3iQ Corp, the largest Canada-based digital asset investment fund manager has officially listed the Bitcoin Fund on the Nasdaq Dubai. Even amidst the recent turbulence for the cryptocurrency all over the world which pretty...
Arteex Change founders
Russian entrepreneurs have managed to successfully open a crypto company at the Dubai World Trade Center free zone. ArteexChange have managed to gain an issued license for trading crypto goods which is the first of its kind. Arteex Change is a crypto and blockchain company founded by well-known Russian...