Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Invites Fintechs Aiming to Scale Globally to Apply for Their Sandbox

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is rallying FinTech and innovative firms who are ready to test their innovative financial solutions, services or business models across more than one country or jurisdiction to apply

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“Aber” Project, The Common Digital Currency Between SAMA and UAECB

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and the United Arab Emirates Central Bank (UAECB) clarified in a joint statement that one of the objectives of launching the common digital currency project ” Aber” is for use in financial settlements between the

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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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Crypto, ICO Regulations Coming to the UAE in 2019

The Security and Commodities Authority (SCA), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) financial regulator, will introduce regulations for initial coin offerings (ICOs) by the end of the first half of 2019, a move aimed at providing company with an alternative, regulated

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Blockchain-as-a-Service Launch In The Middle East

VeChain, a public blockchain platform focusing on enterprise adoption and BIOS Middle East, an UAE’s Managed Cloud Provider have signed a MoU to co-market and implement a framework of blockchain-as-a-service and blockchain-enabled cloud services. VeChain’s wide range of blockchain solutions

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The World’s First Fully Digital And State-Of-The-Art Courtroom

Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts presented their fully digital, bespoke courtroom at an exclusive launch event held in the ADGM Building on Al Maryah Island. The digital courtroom, first of its kind globally, is a testament to ADGM Courts’ commitment

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1st Industry e-KYC Utility Project With UAE Financial Institutions Concluded

Abu Dhabi Global Markets announces the successful conclusion of the first phase of the industry electronic-Know-Your-Customer (e-KYC) utility project. The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM, in collaboration with its project advisor, KPMG, have published a high-level summary of

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UAE Government to Strengthen Global Position in AI, Blockchain Technologies

The Second UAE Government Annual Meetings, held in Abu Dhabi, witnessed the launch of two national initiatives aimed at reinforcing the artificial intelligence, AI, and Blockchain sector to strengthen the UAE leading position globally. During the meeting held by the

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Al Hilal Bank Just Made Their First Islamic Sukuk Sale on Blockchain, Worth US$1 Mil

Al Hilal Bank has executed the world’s first sukuk transaction on a blockchain ledger. The state-owned Islamic bank used a DLT ledger for the resale and settlement of an Islamic sukuk—a small portion of a US$500 million five-year sukuk that

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Google Pay Is Now Available In Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Google announced the launch of Google Pay in the UAE, allowing people to pay simply and securely with their Android phones. It simplifies shopping by helping you pay safely in apps and on websites, in stores that support contactless payment, and across

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