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BitOasis, the popular Dubai-based crypto exchange platform has managed to raise about $30M in a Series B funding round. The funding round was co-led by the Middle East region’s leading startup ecosystem enabler Wamda and US-based VC Jump Capital. The funding round was also joined by several new investors....
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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...
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Pravica, the Cairo-based blockchain startup that they’ve successfully managed to raise an undisclosed direct investment from the leading Swiss venture capital firm and incubator which are popular for specializing in global blockchain business investments, Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC). Pravica has been providing blockchain technology to offer better online...
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...
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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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,...
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...
Iran cryptocurrency mining rig farm
Iran announced yesterday it would ban all cryptocurrency mining for a period of 4 months to bring order in a fragile electric grid during peaks of summer heat causing hours of blackouts all over the country. This ban will be in effect until 22 September 2021. 2GW of electricity was...
Nima Tabari Fard
Unique Finance is the latest scam taking Iran by storm, taking advantage of economic difficulties in Iran and the desire of the youth to make quick gains having seen previous scams like the BRG token by Sina Estavi, Nima Tabari Fard, has come up with UNQT, Unique Finance Token...
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It was announced that the Dubai-based popular digitized resource exchanging platform BitOasis has been conceded a Financial Services Permission (FSP) from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). The firm said that it is presently pursuing the relocation of its tasks towards their launch...