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FinTech Hive Reports More Than 300 Applications Were Submitted For 2018 Accelerator Program Edition

FinTech Hive at DIFC, a fintech accelerator that was established by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced on Wednesday that more than 300 applications were submitted for the program’s 2018 edition. The accelerator began accepting application in May. As previously reported, FinTech Hive was… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre Announces New Fintech Partnership With Startupbootcamp

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Startupbootcamp to support the development of the growing fintech and venture capital ecosystem in the Centre as well as promote entrepreneurship in the region. According to the organization, this partnership… Read More

FinTech Hive at DIFC Opens Applications For 2018 Accelerator Program

FinTech Hive at DIFC, a fintech accelerator that was established by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced over the weekend that it is now accepting applications for its 2018 program, kicking off a competitive search for the top fintech and insurtech innovators in the region…. Read More

Emirates NBD Teams Up With Fintech Platform CCRManager to Strengthen Trade Finance Capabilities

India-based banking group Emirates NBD announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with fintech platform CCRManager to further strengthen trade finance capabilities. According to the bank, the partnership announcement aligns with its digital strategy as it seeks to lead innovation in digital banking in the… Read More

Dubai Financial Services Authority Announces Fintech Innovation Testing Program Expansion

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) announced on Wednesday the expansion of its Innovation Testing Licence (ITL) programme in response to continued interest in fintech and the digital economy. According to DFSA, the ITL program enables firms to test innovations in fintech in or from the… Read More

Department of Economic Development & Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Announces Blockchain Commercial Registry Project

On Tuesday, the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) unveiled a joint blockchain project that was developed in collaboration with Smart Dubai and IBM to improve ease of doing business in Dubai and facilitate foreign direct investments. According… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre Reports Fintech Ecosystem Gains Further Momentum in 2018

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), an international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced on Monday important developments in its Fintech ecosystem that further strengthen its position as MEASA’s number one and one of the world’s top ten FinTech… Read More

UK Based Property Crowdfunding Platform Propnology Crowdfunds on Dubai based Eureeca

Propnology, a property crowdfunding platform that is based in the UK and has been in operation since 2015, is equity crowdfunding on Dubai-based Eureeca. One of the first FCA approved property investment  platforms, Propnology is seeking £300,000 for a 14% equity stake in the firm…. Read More

Cryptocurrencies are Here to Stay: Dubai Has Spoken

“Is the future of cryptocurrencies gold or dust?” That million-BTC question was debated at one of the sessions of the recent World Government Summit – a “Davos forum” based in Dubai which is often called the City of the Future. More than 4,000 participants from… Read More

Telegram’s ICO Raises $850 Million (So Far) According to Form D Filed with SEC

Telegram or “TON Issuer Inc,” (TON = Telegram Open Network) has filed a Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating Telegram has raised $850 million making it the largest initial coin offering ever. The date of the first sale was on January 29,… Read More

Why Not? Telegram is Planning a Massive Initial Coin Offering

Telegram, the social messaging app that every single ICO uses to share information and answer questions, is reportedly planning a massive ICO. The story was first picked up by Cyptovest referencing a post by former director Anton Rozenberg and a leaked roadmap. Rozenberg speculated that… Read More

Dubai Financial Services Authority & Hong Kong Monetary Authority Sign Fintech Cooperation Agreement

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) have signed a Fintech Co-operation Agreement today to boost collaboration between the two regulatory authorities, with a view to facilitating financial innovation in the two jurisdictions. The Co-operation Agreement was signed by… Read More

Australian Securities & Investments Commissions Signs New Fintech Cooperate Agreement With Dubai Financial Services Authority

This week, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced it has signed a new fintech cooperate agreement With Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). According to the ASIC, this new agreement will enable it and the DFSA to refer innovative fintech businesses to each other… Read More

FinTech Hive Member Sarwa Digital Wealth Receives In-Principle Approval For Innovation Testing License From Dubai Financial Services Authority

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) today granted Sarwa Digital Wealth Limited (Sarwa), an automated investment advice service, in-principle approval for its Innovation Testing Licence (ITL). According to the organization, Sarwa Digital Wealth is considered the first fintech operator to receive approval for this special… Read More

Largest Equity Crowdfunding Round in the MENA Region: Enerwhere Lists on Eureeca

Enerwhere, the “world’s first” distributed solar utility company, has become the region’s largest equity crowdfunding round. Listed on Eureeca, Enerwhere has already seen almost $700,000 committed. Eureeca is the first multi-regulated global Equity Crowdfunding platform based in MENA. Chris Thomas, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Eureeca, commented; “The… Read More

Digital Wallet Summit 2017 – Dubai

Transforming the Middle East into a leading Cashless Economy 30+ Speakers                     200+ Delegates                 20+ Exhibitor                     8+Workshops Towards Dubai government’s aim to make the UAE among the best countries in the world by the Golden Jubilee of the Union, we have launched the… Read More

FundedByMe Expansion: Launches Operations in Dubai & UAE

On Thursday, FundedByMe announced it has launched operations in both Dubai and the UAE. This news comes less than two months after FundedByMe launched its operations in Mexico FundedByMe stated it has the ambition to be a true global player in the equity crowdfunding scene. The… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Beehive Raises $5 Million Series A

  Beehive, based in Dubai and MENA’s leading peer to peer lending platform, has raised $5 million in funding as part of a Series A round led by Riyad TAQNIA Fund along with participation by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund (MBRF), the financial arm of… Read More

Eureeca Self Crowdfunding Round Raises $400,000 in Just 6 Hours, Plans Expansion & New Services

Eureeca, a Dubai based multi-regulated global Equity Crowdfunding platform, has shared that it has successfully reached its funding target during its second self-crowdfunding round having raised over $400,000 in just 6 hours. The self-funding campaign represents a portion of an ongoing Series A round, which… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Comments on Fintech Bridges

Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has released a statement on the recently signed cooperation agreements with major financial centers. These “Fintech bridges” are described as a move to spur greater cooperation in facilitating and regulating innovations emerging within the digital finance industry. Recently, SC has established… Read More