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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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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...
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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...
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Egypt-based fintech and online payment solution provider Sympl that they have managed to raise their first funds from local VC which has a regional focus of A15 and that’s not all. By raising this first fund, this particular investment has managed to mark the platform launcher for the fintech,...
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The UAE minister of economy said at a panel for the World Economic Forum’s Global Technology Governance Summit that utilizing cryptocurrency along with asset tokenization will be the key to double up the country’s economy. The future economy of the country in 10 years is estimated to be the...
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The DFSA or the Dubai Financial Services Authority is putting on extra efforts to provide more standardized framework solutions for their regulations toward cryptocurrency. Dubai’s financial regulators have already called on members of the public on 5th April to submit their comments on the proposed regulatory changes for cryptocurrency. The...
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It was announced that the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) is working together with J.P. Morgan and Bank ABC to present an ongoing cross-line transaction arrangement in advanced cash repayment pilot methods. Bank ABC alongside J.P. Morgan will guide the moving of assets from and to the Kingdom of...
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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...
UAE crypto
As of now, the crypto trading adoption in the Middle East is higher than it has ever been before and that’s not all. And right now, the regulatory system is in its process to support crypto-related financial services and it’s growing day by day. Very recently, the UAE’s Securities and...
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...
Dubai police
Dubai police have strategically teamed up with crypto trading platforms to help investors and traders to keep away from crypto fraud that has been happening a lot recently. “We have been working with key policymakers to help them build regulation that will make crypto safe for investors. The string of...