‘Bitcoin of the Middle East’ Scam Lands Canadian Expat in Dubai Jail

A Dubai-based Canadian expat has been arrested for peddling an allegedly fraudulent “Sharia-compliant” cryptocurrency and a host of other get-rich-quick…

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The Future of Cryptocurrencies in the UK Hangs on FCA’s Decision

Since the days of the British Empire, the United Kingdom has been one of the world’s largest and most influential…

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UAE Accepts Crypto Regulation, Blockchain Projects Stand to Benefit

The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) in the United Arab Emirates has drafted a resolution on regulating crypto assets, providing…

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Blockchain Registers for Recording Ownership Rights Around the World

The use of blockchain to cement ownership rights for real estate and business has been ongoing since 2016, when the…

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Burj Khalifa Developer Emaar to Launch Tradeable Reward Token EMR

Dubai-based real estate giant Emaar Properties has released its new blockchain token-based referral and loyalty platform. Real monetary value Emaar,…

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UAE Financial Watchdog Asks for Public Feedback on Crypto Regulation

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has published draft regulations for crypto assets. Seeking feedback from…

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Dubai, Emirates NBD Sign MoU on Blockchain Trade Finance Solutions

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Emirates NBD. Middle Eastern…

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Economic Dept. of Dubai Unveils Blockchain-Based Business Registry

The Department of Economic Development in Dubai has announced its move to a blockchain-based unified business registry platform (UBRP). On…

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UAE’s Social Ministry to Grant $16K in Blockchain Contest

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) will host a competition for developing blockchain software in the social…

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Samsung-Backed Blockchain Firm Launches in UAE After Securing $16M

Blocko, a South Korean blockchain provider, launched in the United Arab Emirates after securing $16 million in funding. Building full-scale…

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