Middle East

Así blockchain está empoderando a las mujeres en Medio Oriente

La cadena de bloques ofrece herramientas para que las mujeres se involucren en una industria donde las reglas no han sido definidas y puedan controlar sus vidas financieras.

People  ·  20 August 2021

How Blockchain Empowers Women in the Middle East

Blockchain offers a way for women to get involved in an industry where the rules haven't been defined and control their financial lives.

People  ·  17 August 2021

The Inevitability of Crypto in Iraq

Despite roadblocks, crypto is becoming increasingly popular in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

Opinion  ·  11 August 2021

Crypto Adoption in Middle East Will Come From Unstable Nations

The next wave of crypto adoption in the region is likely to come from citizens in unstable autocracies or those facing crushing inflation in countries like Iran and Lebanon.

Opinion  ·  10 August 2021

Israeli Seizure Order Shows Hamas Holds USDT, TRX, DOGE

The wallets, 84 in all, show the terrorist group has diversified its holdings far beyond bitcoin.

Policy & regulation  ·  7 July 2021

Shariah-Compliant Crypto Exchange Wins License From Bahrain Central Bank

Launching soon, CoinMENA said it will offer spot trading in five major cryptocurrencies.

Policy & regulation  ·  25 January 2021

Coinbase Joins $6M Funding Round for Licensed Middle-East Exchange Rain Financial

The $6 million Series A round was led by Middle-Eastern VC firm MEVP Capital.

Business  ·  18 January 2021

Ripple Opens Dubai HQ as Blockchain Firm Mulls Leaving US

The blockchain company's new Middle East and North Africa headquarters will be within the DIFC financial hub.

Business  ·  8 November 2020

What It’s Really Like to Live on Bitcoin in the Middle East

The story of a Syrian migrant in Iraq shows how bitcoin can work as intended – as a global currency that transcends borders.

People  ·  14 July 2020

How Bitcoin Fits Into Lebanon’s Banking Crisis

Lebanon's crisis has been raging for years, but the devaluation of the Lebanese pound and a global downturn has made stable financial services even more urgent.

Business  ·  5 June 2020

Iran Issues License for Nation’s Biggest Bitcoin Mining Operation

A Turkish firm has been granted a license to operate a data center with up to 6,000 bitcoin mining machines.

Business  ·  5 May 2020

Bitcoin in Emerging Markets: The Middle East

Regions with weak states and educated diasporas are seeing a rising demand for cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and decentralized applications.

People  ·  4 May 2020

Despite Bitcoin Price Dips, Crypto Is a Safe Haven in the Middle East

Bitcoin fell 40 percent this week from coronavirus shocks, but it's still seen as a safe haven in the Middle East.

Policy & regulation  ·  13 March 2020
Middle East

Palestinian Militant Group Has Received 3,370 Bitcoins in Donations Since 2015: Report

The report from an Israeli organisation claims the group used bitcoin to avoid sanctions, offer a degree of anonymity to donors and enable cross-border money transfers.

News  ·  20 January 2020

Crypto Exchange Rain Raises from BitMEX, Opens Trading In Middle East

BitMEX Ventures-backed crypto exchange Rain opens for business following a two-year sandbox program under Bahraini central bank

Policy & regulation  ·  31 July 2019