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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.

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Aramco, the popular lead oil company from Saudi is investing some serious money with a goal to become the lead digitalized energy company in the world. They’re focused on leveraging and improving innovative technologies to help them increase their efficiency, sustainability, and safety. Aramco is aimed at using blockchain to...
Riyadh
Over the past few years, the Middle East has become one of the global hubs of cryptocurrency adoption. Some countries in the Gulf Area have taken a strong stance in promoting the use of digital assets and blockchain innovation. However, not all governments in the region are equally welcoming...
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Crypto-assets, as well as blockchain, have seen a massive boost in popularity over the last 10 years. Owing to the decentralized characteristics of blockchain, the payments and delivery industries have changed significantly. In the MENA region, crypto-assets are now a powerful force, allowing both institutions and individuals alike to change...
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There are a continuous barrage of DeFi projects sprouting from UAE. We have selected 5 which we think are of interest. ZPAYae ZPAYae, which is leading the way in DeFi. The platform is decentralized and simpler to store, exchange, or use assets such as cryptocurrencies. ZPAYae enables you to pass AED...
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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...
Dubai - UAE
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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For most people interested in Bitcoin and other digital assets, Iran remains a very exotic country. The situation of Iranian blockchain enthusiasts is mostly unknown to the general public in foreign countries. But people who would think that Bitcoin is not popular in Iran would be greatly mistaken -...
Istanbul - Turkey
When it comes to the blockchain adoption in the Middle East & North Africa region, Turkey is one of the undisputed leaders. The welcoming legal climate, attractive tax approach to crypto assets, as well as the heavy government involvement in blockchain technology make the Turkish crypto market one of...
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Although not many blockchain or DeFi projects have arisen from Saudi Arabia, the country has been partnering with many industry players and is working hard to develop homegrown trials in integrating the technology into their economy. Saudi Arabia CBDC The central bank of Saudi Arabia has launch the country's first digital...
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...