Crypto Oasis sees ecosystem grow to 2,040 active firms in Q1 2024

Crypto Oasis sees ecosystem grow to 2,040 active firms in Q1 2024

Crypto Oasis said the 13.3 per cent year-on-year increase reflected the overall growth of the industry in the UAE

Bitcoin ‘halving’ has taken place, CoinGecko says

Bitcoin ‘halving’ has taken place, CoinGecko says

Cryptocurrencies have been supported by excitement around the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s move to approve bitcoin exchange-traded funds

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What is Bitcoin halving and when will it take place?

Bitcoin halving is a technical event that occurs approximately every four years, reducing the reward for mining new Bitcoin by half

Binance secures full VASP crypto licence in Dubai

CEO Richard Teng says Binance has secured a full licence to serve both institutional and retail investors out of Dubai

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried

FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried sentenced to 25 years for multi-billion dollar fraud

The judge called Bankman-Fried’s efforts to present himself as a “good guy” an act, adding, “The goal was power and influence”

DIFC enacts comprehensive digital assets law Image-DIFC

Dubai’s DIFC enacts world’s first comprehensive digital assets law

The new legislation came into effect on March 8 and is available for public access through the DIFC’s Legislative Database

Bitcoin surges past $68,000, in sight of record high

Bitcoin soars above $68,000 as it nears 2021 all-time high

The cryptocurrency has gained 50 per cent this year amid a surge in inflows into US-listed bitcoin funds

Bitcoin breaches $64,000 as records beckon

Bitcoin bounces beyond $64,000 as records beckon

The cryptocurrency has gained 50 per cent this year and most of the rise come in the last few weeks where trading volume has surged for US-listed bitcoin funds

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Bitcoin bulls are back as cryptocurrency shoots past $61k

The approval and launch of spot bitcoin ETFs in the US this year has opened the asset class to new investors and reignited the excitement that was sapped in the “crypto winter” of 2022

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Fastex announces opening of its new office at Dubai World Trade Center’s One Central

The expansion and the location demonstrate Fastex’s dedication to growth and integration within the Dubai business landscape

American University of Sharjah, Sui join forces to launch blockchain academy Getty Images for illustrative purposes

American University of Sharjah, Sui join forces to launch blockchain academy

Sui has also established a Web3 programme at the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development at London Business School

Bitcoin hits $50,000 level for first time in more than two years

Bitcoin hits $50,000 level for first time in more than two years

The cryptocurrency has risen 16.3 per cent so far this year, on Monday touching its highest since December 27, 2021

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Bitcoin blasts above $45,000 for first time since April 2022

Cryptocurrency markets are abuzz with the prices of Bitcoin and Ether rising sharply in the first few days of 2024

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Bitcoin surges above $42,000 for first time since April 2022

The cryptocurrency is up more than 150 per cent in 2022 alone and there’s now further momentum in this market amid hopes around future interest rates.

Binance’s $956m exodus: CZ exit sparks outflows

Crypto currency exchange Binance has seen almost $1bn in outflows after Changpeng Zhao stepped down to settle a US probe.

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried convicted of multi-billion dollar FTX fraud

The jury reached the verdict after just over four hours of deliberations

Phoenix Group gears up for Abu Dhabi IPO

UAE’s Phoenix Group gears up for IPO in Abu Dhabi

Founded in 2017, the company is set to be the first privately owned crypto and blockchain entity to be listed on a Middle East stock market

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Cover story: Pioneering proptech: Transforming real estate through blockchain

Robin Ubaghs, co-founder of Propchain and the Welfare Group shares how his ventures are using blockchain technology to transform the real estate industry

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried heads to trial in the US: A timeline

Sam Bankman-Fried’s fraud trial kicked off on Tuesday and marks the culmination of a year-long legal saga

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Cryptoverse: ‘It’s a knife fight’ as traders get tokenised

As crypto prices see-saw ahead of their next swerve, the market for “tokenisation” may finally be reaching a critical mass

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Farm to fork: Abu Dhabi’s Silal launches blockchain-powered food tracking system

The traceability feature is accessible by scanning the QR code of a Silal Fresh product through the Silal App

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Alpine F1 Helmet Design

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Binance, Alpine F1 launch helmet design contest

The contest is open to all existing and new Binance users as well as F1 enthusiasts worldwide

Dubai South

Dubai South completes blockchain integration system in partnership with Dubai Customs

Dubai South becomes the first free zone in Dubai to complete this integration

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Revealed: GB Tech Web3 Awards 2023 shortlists

The shortlists reflect the innovation, creativity and dedication of individuals and projects shaping the Web3 ecosystem

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Bybit’s TradeGPT to offer AI-powered trading assistant

The platform can offer market strategies in terms of percentage chance and also recommend the right products

Binance Bahrain

Binance launches crypto futures in Bahrain

Binance Bahrain BSC is the first regulated exchange in the region to offer these services and the only exchange with a CAT4 licence

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BitOasis secures new investment from India’s crypto exchange CoinDCX

This is CoinDCX’s first investment into the MENA region

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Music producers Arabian Prince, Fernando Garibay are coming to Dubai

The producers share their passion for music, the creative process and their participation at the Future Blockchain Summit, which is taking place from October 15-18 at Dubai Harbour

VARA fines OPNX

Dubai’s VARA fines Three Arrows founders over OPNX crypto project

VARA became aware in February that OPNX was soliciting customers for its platform and collecting personal data

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Dubai’s DIFC to issue artificial intelligence and Web3 licences

The Dubai AI and Web 3.0 Campus is a dedicated campus for AI and Web3 innovation and will provide physical and digital infrastructure within the DIFC Innovation One new premises