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ADGM Launches New Commercial License For Tech Startups and Entrepreneurs

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre (IFC) of Abu Dhabi announces the launch of the new commercial license for ADGM Tech Start-ups for entrepreneurs. The start-up license is sector-agnostic and enables entrepreneurs to obtain an ADGM operational license,

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Fintech Hive Welcomes 22 Innovative Startups for its 2018 Accelerator Programme

FinTech Hive, the first and largest financial technology accelerator in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced the commencement of the 2018 edition of its accelerator programme, in partnership with Accenture. The second edition received an overwhelming

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Top 10 Most Well-Funded Fintech, Insurtech Startups in the Middle East

In the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, the fintech industry is rapidly growing with the number of fintech startups in the region more than doubling between 2013 and 2015. According to experts and industry observers, the staggering 86%

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Fintech Accelerators and Incubators in the Middle East

Across the Middle East, fintech is transforming the delivery of financial services. In recent years, many acceleration and incubation programs have emerged to nurture local fintech startups and develop a thriving ecosystem. Here are some of the Middle East’s most

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Robo-Advisor Sarwa Raises New Round of Funding

Sarwa, the first regulated automated investment advisory platform in the region, announced that it received over $1.3M in its pre-series A round of financing. The funds raised include investments from major international and regional venture capital firms. Shorooq Investments from

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Iran’s Central Bank: Cryptocurrency Ban May Be Lifted In September

A national draft project is aiming at introducing a state-backed digital currency. Iran’s Central Bank deputy for innovative technologies, Nasser Hakimi, advances the regulatory apparatus should be finalized within one month. Ban crypto or create crypto? A previous post already

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Iran: Cryptocurrencies Could Be A Way To Circumvent U.S. Sanctions

A High Representative of the Iranian government has once again expressed how cryptocurrency could play a vital and major role for the country’s economy. It gradually seems that Iran is at all costs seeking an alternative to the current and

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Fintech Agreement Between Dubai and Singapore Financial Services Authority

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) have signed a FinTech Agreement that allows referrals of innovative businesses between the two authorities. The Agreement reflects the commitment of both authorities to support the continuous

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Blockon Bahrain: A Blockchain Conference and Platform for Bahrain

Bahrain FinTech Bay announces the launch of BlockOn 2018 Conference which will take November 22nd. BlockOn is a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency platform for corporate incubation projects consisting of seminars, panels, keynotes and fireside chats accompanied by roundtables and demos to and

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Middle East: Where To Stay At While Attending these 7 Fintech Events

Whether you’ve registered your  for these upcoming fintech events, or are still considering whether to attend, booking your accommodation early is always advisable in order to ensure a hassle-free trip. Here are some of the closest hotels to the conference venues;

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