Dubai

FundedByMe Granted License to Operate Crowdfunding Platform in UAE

FundedByMe, an equity crowdfunding platform, has recently launched operations at the DIFC after obtaining full equity crowdfunding license from the DFSA. FundedByMe MENA aims at launching its first campaign on the local platform early in Q2 of 2019. “With the

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The Folks Behind Burj Khalifa is Looking at an ICO

Emaar group, the developer behind the iconic Burj Khalifa among others is looking at developing their own crypto token. It plans to offer the Emaar community token for customers and partners by end of this year. According to the press

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DIFC Appoints Stewards for a Portion of its US$100 Fintech Fund

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a fintech friendly financial hub announced the appointment of Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) and Wamda Capital to manage US$ 10 million of the DIFC FinTech Fund. The DIFC Fintech Fund sized at US$ 100

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5 UAE Regulator Initiatives to Bring Fintech to The Next Level

The Bahrain Fintech Regulations Report 2019, partly produced by the Central Bank of Bahrain, showcases some of the regulations and initatives set up to cultivate the growth of fintech in their regions. Each region with a strong fintech scene has their own way

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UAE Leads the Digital Banking Scene in Middle East

A combination of changing consumer preferences, competition from fintech startups and changing regulations have been forcing banks around the world to develop their digital capabilities. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, banks are quickly rising to the

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Middle East’s Digital Pioneers Honored

With more than 350 of the region’s most influential ICT leaders in attendance, the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2019 closed last week with a ceremony to mark the second edition of the IDC CIO Excellence Awards. At a time

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It’s Crypto-Winter, but Here’s Why One of Dubai’s Royalty Bets on This Crypto Fund

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s The Private Office has been on the hunt for a blockchain investment as part of the Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021, and the company has finally landed on a recipient—Liechtenstein-based Invao, that will serve as an exclusive

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His Excellency Wesam Lootah to Present Keynote at IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2019 in Dubai

International Data Corporation (IDC) is delighted to announce that His Excellency Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government Establishment and founding member of IDC’s CIO Advisory Council for the Gulf region, will deliver an honorary keynote address at the upcoming

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Armed with $8 Million in Funding, yallacompare Launches Affordable Insurance

yallacompare, comparison site for financial products based in UAE and Dubai has recently announced the launch of their affordable life insurance product. According to the company, the product dubbed “Smart Term Life Insurance” can be purchased online within 5 minutes

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Where to Buy Cryptocurrencies in the UAE

Since the launch of the Bitcoin network in 2009, cryptocurrencies have evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry. With around 12,000 exchange marketplaces where cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, ether and others are traded, according to cybersecurity company Carbon Black, the cryptocurrency market

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