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Binance Obtains MVP License from Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority

Binance, the global blockchain services provider, has received the Minimal Viable Product (MVP) license from Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA), following the issuance of its provisional license in March 2022. The MVP license “means that Binance can offer an approved range of virtual asset-related… Read More

Blockchain.com Obtains Provisional Approval to Operate in Dubai

As Dubai seeks to support crypto and blockchain innovation, Blockchain.com has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA). That means that soon both retail and institutional clients will be able “to access the financial system of the future… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Gate.io Group Is Offering OTC Block Trading Service in Dubai

Gate.io Group has announced the launch of its over-the-counter trading platform Gate OTC, which will “provide fully-licensed OTC crypto trading services catered to institutions and high-net-worth individuals.” Services are “offered in various countries around the world, supporting several mainstream cryptocurrencies.” The launch of Gate OTC… Read More

Komainu, a Nomura-backed Crypto Custodian, Granted Provisional Regulatory Approval in Dubai

Komainu, a regulated digital asset custody provider built by institutions for institutions, today announced provisional regulatory approval from the Government of Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority [VARA] to “commence operational readiness even as the application goes through the warranted due diligence in accordance with VARA… Read More

FTX Exchange FZE Obtains Dubai’s First Virtual Asset Service Provider MVP License

FTX Exchange FZE announced that it has received approval “to enter Dubai’s ‘Minimum Viable Product’ (MVP) program for Virtual Assets under the world’s only specialist regime for this sector operated by the Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA).” As a subsidiary of FTX Europe, FTX Exchange… Read More

Huobi Group Given MVP Provisional Approval from Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority

Huobi Group, which claims to be one of the world’s leading financial services providers specializing in cryptocurrencies and related products, recently announced that it has been granted MVP provisional approval by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) on July 15, 2022, while it “undertakes… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange OKX Obtains Dubai VARA Provisional License

OKX, which claims to be one of the leading crypto trading apps, recently announced that it has been granted a provisional virtual assets (VA) license “to provide services to qualified investors in the UAE.” Granted by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA), OKX’s provisional… Read More

On the Lam? Report States that Three Arrows Capital Founders Have Disappeared [u]

Three Arrows Capital (3AC), a crypto hedge fund that was recently ordered to liquidate its holdings following the impact of crypto contagion, is in the news once again as a report indicates its founders have disappeared. Meanwhile, one founder has reappeared on Twitter, indicating they… Read More

Three Arrows Capital Defaults on Payments, Voyager Digital Says it Will Pursue Recovery

Three Arrows Capital (3AC) has defaulted on a $670 million loan. Voyager Digital  (TSX: VOYG) (OTCQX: VYGVF) , a digital asset firm that had previously warned it had exposure to 3AC in regards to 15,250 Bitcoin (~$308 million) and $350 million (USDC) for over $650… Read More

Hex Trust Gains Provisional License as Virtual Asset Provider in Dubai

Hex Trust, Hong Kong-based digital asset custody provider providing services across Asia, has gained provisional approval for a Virtual Asset MVP license in Dubai. According to a statement by Hex Trust, the Government of Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) has approved it to operate… Read More

CoinMENA Obtains Provisional License from Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority

Dina Sam’an, the Founder and Managing Director of CoinMENA, notes that she’s very excited to share that CoinMENA has obtained a provisional license from Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA). Sam’an adds that regulatory compliance has been a “top priority” for CoinMENA from day one…. Read More

Huobi Gains Regulatory Approval in New Zealand, Dubai

Huobi Group, an operator of a crypto exchange, says it has received regulatory approval in two new jurisdictions: Dubai and New Zealand. In Dubai, Huobi obtained a DIFC Innovation License. In New Zealand, Huobi has been added to the Financial Services Provider Register. Huobi said these… Read More

Waves Reveals Plan for Troubled Stablecoin Neutrino USD (USDN)

Waves, an issuer of another algorithmic stablecoin Neutrino USD (USDN) has distributed a plan to reanimate its troubled stablecoin. USDN lost its “peg” back in April tanking to around $0.66 and while it has bounced back a bit – now around $0.97 – USDN has… Read More

Former Singapore Parliamentarian Calvin Cheng Gains Virtual Asset License in Dubai

Calvin Cheng, a former Singapore member of Parliament, investor, and entrepreneur, has gained a provisional Virtual Asset License in Dubai, according to a statement from the company. Cheng has reportedly formed the first regulated non-fungible token (NFT) and fan token investment holding company in Dubai…. Read More

DIFC Introduces Suggested Amendments to Real Property Law for Consultation

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a global financial center situated in the MENA and South Asia region, has issued a consultation paper “proposing to amend the Real Property Law, DIFC Law No. 10 of 2018.” The Proposed amendments will aim to “facilitate the administration… Read More

UAE Fintech Alaan Acquires $2.5M to Expand Multi-Currency Spend Management Platform

Dubai-headquartered Fintech firm Alaan has acquired $2.5 million in capital via an investment round. The firm is now coming out of stealth mode. The multi-currency spend management platform developers noted that they would use the proceeds to hire new talent and scale operations across the… Read More

KARM Legal Consultant Partners with ScaleCompliance to Provide Crypto Compliance Services

KARM Legal Consultant PVT Limited, a UAE legal consultancy firm specialized in blockchain, Fintech and Data Protection/Cyber laws, has announced a partnership with Switzerland-based ScaleCompliance GmbH to provide crypto compliance services. Kokila Alagh, founder and CEO KARM Legal, commented: “We believe in cultivating a divergent… Read More

Dubai based ICICB Group to Offer Digital Banking Services in Brazil

The ICICB Group claims that it has an established track record of launching innovative businesses and propositions with consistency. The Group is known for reviewing the scope of possibilities, from initial strategy to technical development. As mentioned in an update shared by the ICICB Group,… Read More

Luna PR Launches Luna VC to Invest in Early Stage Crypto Firms

Luna PR, a digital asset-focused marketing firm, has announced the creation of Luna VC – a venture company launched to invest in early-stage crypto companies. Apparently, Luna VC has already invested in ten crypto firms claiming a 4000% return during the first quarter of its… Read More

Saudi Arabia based Fintech Lean Technologies Acquires $33M from Sequoia Capital, Others

Sequoia Capital has reportedly made its first investment in the Gulf / MENA region by leading an investment round for Lean Technologies, a Saudi Arabia-based Fintech company whose founders include the son of the kingdom’s former oil minister, Khalid Al-Falih. Lean Technologies, which allows firms… Read More

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