Tagged: abu dhabi

Changer.ae Receives License for Crypto Custody Services in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-based Changer.ae has been granted a license by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to operate as a cryptocurrency custodian service. As the first regionally built, independent virtual asset custody provider in the UAE, Changer addresses the increasing… Read More

Stablecoins: Paxos Secures In-Principle Approvals of Financial Services Regulatory Authority in Abu Dhabi Global Market

Paxos, the regulated blockchain & tokenization infrastructure platform, secured the in-principle approvals (IPAs) of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) for “the necessary Financial Services Permissions to issue US dollar and other currency-backed stablecoins, as well as to… Read More

Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi Beef Up Fintech Cooperation

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have announced a significant development in fintech collaboration through the exchange of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This agreement focuses on enhancing cross-border trade-related data… Read More

Abu Dhabi Strengthens Position as a Fintech, Financial Hub with Stellar Growth in 2023

ADGM (Abu Dhabi Global Market), the International Financial Centre in the UAE’s capital, has showcased impressive growth during the first half of 2023, solidifying Abu Dhabi’s position as a ‘falcon economy’ and a predominant financial powerhouse in the GCC region. The number of investment firms… Read More

UAE: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank to Offer Instant Account Opening for SMEs

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has reportedly become the first bank in the UAE to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) “with convenient remote account opening services through a mobile app by deploying Emirates Face Recognition (EFR) technology.” This new feature will “allow businesses to… Read More

Research, Web3 Development: ADIA Lab Market Prediction Competition Launched in Partnership with CrunchDAO

ADIA Lab, the Abu Dhabi-based institute dedicated to basic and applied research in data and computational sciences, has partnered with CrunchDAO, a research team of data scientists leveraging Web3 and machine learning to produce next-generation financial insights, “to launch the ADIA Lab Market Prediction competition… Read More

Sygnum, a Digital Asset Bank, Launches Business Operations in Abu Dhabi

Sygnum, the digital asset bank, announces the opening of its Middle East hub in the Abu Dhabi Global Market international financial centre “to provide a portfolio of Swiss-regulated crypto banking services.” This move should further strengthen Sygnum’s global reach, “following Sygnum Singapore’s growth via corporate… Read More

Central Bank of UAE, Reserve Bank of India to Support Innovation in Financial Services

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to enhance cooperation and jointly enable innovation in financial products and services. Under the MoU, the… Read More

Abu Dhabi Introduces ‘Hub71 + Digital Assets’ to Accelerate Growth of Web3 Startups

Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, announced the launch of Hub71+ Digital Assets, a dedicated Web3 specialist ecosystem, “with more than $2 billion of capital committed to fund Web3 startups and blockchain technologies from the UAE’s capital.” Hub71+ is “a specialist ecosystem dedicated to advancing… Read More

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Introduces ADIB PAY, Region’s First Token Payment Enabled Wearables

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a financial institution, announced the launch of the region’s first tokenized, contactless payment methods “through the options of clasp and ring ‘ADIB PAY’, in partnership with token enablement service provider Tappy Technologies and global digital payments leader, Visa.” ADIB Visa… Read More

Startups in Abu Dhabi to Receive Streamlined Banking Services with Assistance from Flat6Labs, Wio Bank

In a bid to further strengthen Abu Dhabi’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, Flat6Labs, the MENA region’s seed-stage program and early-stage venture capital firm, and Wio Bank, the region’s first platform bank, have “signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).” Under the agreement, startups from Flat6Labs Ignite, a specialized… Read More

Digital Asset Management Platform LumiShare Raises $3.2 Million in Funding led by Abu Dhabi Royal Family

LumiShare (previously IllumiShare), a digital asset management ecosystem, has raised $3.2 million in a funding round led by the Abu Dhabi royal family. According to a company statement, the funds were part of the early stages of its Abu-Dhabi-licensed $SRG token presale.  The funding will… Read More

OurCrowd CEO Reflects on Global Venture Market: 2021 was Record Year, 2022 Has Been Flat

Recently global investment platform OurCrowd announced that it had topped $2 billion in capital commitments on its platform. OurCrowd is based in Israel but caters to a global market of both investors and private firms in need of growth capital. When the milestone was announced,… Read More

Digital Asset Bank Sygnum Awarded Abu Dhabi In-Principle Approval

Sygnum, which claims to be the world’s first digital asset bank and first Swiss bank to open a hub in the metaverse, leverages its oversubscribed USD 90m Series B “to expand internationally into Abu Dhabi’s high-growth crypto-hub.” In addition to this, Sygnum is further strengthening… Read More

Israeli Fintech Firm Joins ADIO’s Innovation Program to Establish Financial Tech Research and Dev Center in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) Innovation Program is partnering with Fintech company Liquidity Group, the “first” Israeli company “to join the AED 2 billion (USD 545 million) program.” The partnership will “support Liquidity Group’s establishment of an R&D center in Abu Dhabi to develop… Read More

Abu Dhabi Crypto Hub, “Future of Finance Youth Circle” Launched

Holding its third day of sessions and panel discussions under the overarching theme of “Crypto Abu Dhabi”, Abu Dhabi Finance week witnessed the launch of Abu Dhabi Crypto Hub by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre (IFC) of the UAE’s capital. Given… Read More

OneConnect Financial Technology Launches Middle East Operations in Abu Dhabi Global Market

OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd, a Technology-as-a-Service provider for financial institutions, announced the official launch of its regional operations in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial center of the capital of the UAE. OneConnect’s addition to the ADGM family will “further support the… Read More

Abu Dhabi to Introduce Blockchain, Digital Assets Strategy

The Abu Dhabi Blockchain and Virtual Assets Committee (ADBVAC) held its first meeting, “under the chairmanship of H.E Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and Chairman Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), to discuss strategy for blockchain and… Read More

$100M Tech Fund Launched by ADQ and Jordan’s Ministry of Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship

ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, recently announced the launch of a $100 million technology-focused venture capital fund with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MoDEE) of Jordan, in the presence of His Excellency the Prime Minister of Jordan, Bisher Al Khasawneh…. Read More

Yoshi Markets, a Regulated Digital Assets Firm, Begins Onboarding Clients

Yoshi Markets Limited says it has started onboarding clients for its trading and custody platform for digital assets. Yoshi is an ADGM regulated  Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) and custodian. The announcement is described as a significant step towards offering services for customers from around the world…. Read More