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Hackers Hijacking Smart Fridges, TVs and Laptops in UAE to Mine Cryptocurrency

“(Cryptomining) Attackers are following the money to the UAE,” says Hussam Sedani, Middle East manager for the cybersecurity firm Symantec. And according to UAE media outlet The National, instances of malware-based cryptojacking, in which personal devices are “zombified” and forced to mine cryptocurrencies, are twice… Read More

New Partnership: INVAO to Advance UAE’s SEED Group Blockchain Strategy

INVAO, the blockchain asset pool for investors, has been selected as the exclusive international partner for blockchain investments by Dubai’s SEED Group, an association of diversified companies owned by The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum. “This [landmark partnership]represents a seal of… Read More

Saudi Arabia and UAE To Test Cryptocurrency for Cross Border Payments

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Following a meeting of The Executive Committee of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have announced plans to collaborate on a “joint pilot cryptocurrency” for possible use in cross border banking, Emerati state news agency WAM reports. The initiative is one of seven… Read More

Executive Committee of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council Holds First Meeting; Announces Launch of Saudi-Emirati Pilot Cryptocurrency

The Executive Committee of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council reportedly held its first meeting in Abu Dhabi with the participation of all 16 members from both sides to follow up on the execution of the joint initiatives outlined in the Strategy of Resolve. According to UAE’s… Read More

Dubai Police Commander Warns Citizens of Potential Crypto Fraud Risks

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Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, the Assistant-Commander of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Dubai Police, told attendees at a relevant forum in Dubai this weekend that a lack of awareness around possible criminal uses of cryptocurrencies in the UAE is putting citizens at risk,… Read More

Standard Chartered Joins Forces With Siemens Financial Services & TradeIX to Create End-to-End Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Platform

Standard Chartered announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with Siemens Financial Service and TradeIX to create an end-to-end blockchain-based trade finance guarantee platform. According to the trio, this new platform is to transform the traditionally paper-intensive bank guarantees business. The companies claim to be the first blockchain client… Read More

Securrency Set to File Application For Crypto-Asset License Under ADGM Crypto Regulatory

Securrency, a regtech firm that has created a platform designed to streamline regulatory compliance for token offerings, announced this week its intention to secure a license to operate a crypto-asset business with strategic partners under the  Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) crypto regulatory framework. The… Read More

Dublin / Dubai-Based Photography Marketplace Coinaphoto Now Seeking £500,000 Through Crowdcube

Coinaphoto, a Dublin /Dubai-based photography marketplace, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, seeking £500,000 in funding for growth and expansion of its platform. Founded in 2015, Coinaphoto explained it has built a global community of over 200,000 contributors and features 55 million images. The rewards-based… Read More

Al Hilal Bank Forms Partnership with Abu Dhabi Global Market to Promote Islamic Finance

Al Hilal Bank announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, aimed at promoting Islamic Finance in Abu Dhabi and across the UAE. According to Al Hilal Bank, the Memorandum of… Read More

FINTECH Circle Partners With Abu Dhabi Global Market to Launch Fintech Education Courses For the UAE

FINTECH Circle, a global community of fintech entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, financial services professionals and fintech thought-leaders, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to launch a range of FINTECH Education Courses for the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…. 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

ADGM Named “The Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)”… Again: A Recap of the Centre’s Numerous 2017 Fintech Contributions

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is awarded “The Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for 2nd consecutive year by the Global Investor/ISF publication at the annual MENA Capital Markets Summit & Awards in Dubai. This accolade, presided by… 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

ADGM Signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Promotes UAE Fintech Initiatives

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, partnered with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution in the UAE with more than AED 122 billion in assets, to seek opportunities to collaborate and consult on initiatives to promote… Read More

FSA Japan & FSRA of ADGM Join Forces to Promote Fintech Innovation

The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced the completion of a framework for cooperation to promote innovation in financial services in Japan and ADGM. This Cooperation Framework recognizes the global nature of… Read More

UAE Fintech NOW Money Receives $700,000 Investment From Accion Venture Lab & Newid Capital

UAE-based fintech startup NOW Money announced on Tuesday it secured an investment of $700,000 from venture capital investors Accion Venture Lab and Newid Capital. NOW Money claims to be the first fintech in the Gulf region to use mobile banking technology to provide accounts, financial inclusion and a range of… Read More

ADGM Aligns with KPMG, Swiss Finance + Technology Association and Responsible Finance & Investment Foundation

  It’s been quiet an exciting week for Abu Dhabi Global Market: global Fintech challenges, new alliances and partnerships. ADGM and KPMG have synced to launch the first ever FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge on 22 October 2017 in Abu Dhabi to enable startups to… Read More

Dubai Regulations for Crowdfunding: Issuers May Raise Up To $5 Million

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) announced the enactment of a regulatory regime designed to engender a robust crowdfunding ecosystem for the country. The new regulations are part of a strategy to foster an innovation driven economy. Empowering entrepreneurs and startups by providing the access… Read More

Dubai Announces Regulatory Framework for Crowdfunding

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has today launched a regulatory framework for loan and investment-based crowdfunding platforms. The DFSA noted this is the first such framework in the  Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries. The new crowdfunding regulatory approach is part of the DFSA’s… Read More

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