Dubai

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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7 New Fintechs to Join Dubai’s Regulatory Sandbox

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) announced the acceptance of seven new firms into its cohort process, which permits companies to apply for an Innovation Testing Licence (“ITL”). The ITL forms part of the DFSA’s commitment to support innovation and the development

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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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FundedByMe Granted Approval to Start Operating in Dubai

Following the strategic growth of FundedByMe, aiming at becoming the most global crowdfunding platform, the platform announced today the final steps to launch its operations in Dubai for the UAE and the MENA region. An in-principle license has been granted conditional

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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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IFC Turns Their Focus to Dubai with its Fintech Conference

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) hosted its 6th annual International Finance Corporation (IFC) FinTech CEO Summit.  This is the first time IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has held the event outside its Washington D.C. headquarters. The event gathered

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