IMF director expects more crypto drop amid a recession
    31 Jul 2022

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) director Tobias Adrian has warned of further selloffs in crypto assets and equities. He also expects crypto to drop even more amid a recession. Tobias Adrian, director of Monetary and Capital Markets for the IMF, warned about further selling pressure in the crypto market and more crypto token failures in…

    UAE’s financial wealth is set to grow to $1 trillion by 2026, benefiting from crypto

    According to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the UAE’s financial wealth will grow from $700 billion currently to $1 trillion during the 2021-2026 period. BCG’s chief believes that UAE is very well positioned to benefit from crypto opportunities, thanks to the crypto-friendly regulatory environment and an emerging regulatory setup. Mustafa Bosca, BCG’s…

    Chaintech joins DBCC in Dubai to foster blockchain technology in the Gulf countries
    31 Jul 2022

    The Dubai Blockchain Centre and Chaintech joined efforts to foster long-term blockchain technology research and development for enterprises and governments in the Gulf region, using private blockchains, smart contracts, and tokens. The Dubai Blockchain Centre (DBCC), a training and consulting Blockchain firm in UAE, and Chaintech Labs Ltd (CTL), a blockchain research and development house…

    Variant launches two new venture funds with $450 million to invest in Web3
    30 Jul 2022

    Crypto venture investment firm Variant has raised $450 million across two new funds targeting the Web3 and decentralized finance market, which include $300 million for a so-called opportunity fund and $150 million to invest in nascent startups. According to Thursday’s announcement, the company raised $300 million for a so-called opportunity fund as well as a…

    Ethereum sees a massive spike in address activity, surpassing the all-time high

    The number of active addresses on the Ethereum network has suddenly jumped to a new all-time high of about 1.1 million ETH daily active addresses making a total of 1.64 million transactions. Coinbase’s Conor Grogan suggested that the increase in activity comes from a high number of token transfers per unit of gas rather than…

    FTX obtains full approval to operate in Dubai with a crypto license from VARA
    30 Jul 2022

    FTX, a Bahamas-based crypto exchange, has received approval to operate as an exchange and clearinghouse in Dubai. The company will build a headquarters in Dubai through a subsidiary. Also, FTX subsidiary operating in Europe and the Middle East will facilitate product offerings in the region. According to a report by Reuters, FTX will begin offering…