Crypto.com app to allow users to buy crypto with Apple Pay

    Crypto.com has announced the integration of Apple Pay into its mobile app and website. Apple does not support the crypto payment directly, but Crypto.com users in the US would be given an option to make the in-app purchases. Purchases can be made with both credit and debit cards through Apple Pay. Crypto.com specifically was onboard…

    HTC presents the metaverse phone with crypto and NFT wallet

    Electronic manufacturer HTC has announced the “Viverse” phone, its first smartphone, designed to navigate the metaverse with incorporated crypto and NFT functionality. The HTC Desire 22 Pro model includes preloaded apps compatible with its own metaverse “Viverse.” As per an announcement, the new phone comes preloaded with apps that allow access to and manage your…

    Dubai Blockchain Center creates metaverse for UAE’s digital economy taskforce

    Dubai Blockchain Center (DBCC), a strategic partner to the government agency Dubai Future Foundation, revealed its plans to create a metaverse for the government task force impaneled to develop and oversee the digital economy policies in the region. During the DIFC Fintech Week in Dubai, Marwan Al-Zarouni, DBCC CEO, told Arab News on the sidelines…

    What can the FT archive tell us about the future of Bitcoin?

    A deep dive into the FT archive reveals what has driven the cryptocurrency’s falls and rises. Bitcoin has crashed in value by more than 50% in the past six months, but holders of the cryptocurrency are used to volatility. Here we look at how the FT covered Bitcoin’s previous booms and busts to see if…

    Qatar doubles down to develop its CBDC

    Qatar is actively exploring the possibilities of launching its first central bank digital currency (CBDC). If this happens, the country will become the first Arab nation to launch a CBDC. Meanwhile, the central banks in Saudi Arabia and UAE are collaborating on blockchain projects in the financial sector. Speaking at the recently concluded Bloomberg-powered Qatar…

    Shariah-compliant Islamic Coin launches a private sale in Dubai

    Islamic Coin (ISLM) claims to be the first Shariah-compliant digital currency. The Dubai-based coin has recently got itself a Fatwa from Muslim authorities and is preparing to launch a private sale soon. As Be[In]Crypto reported, Shariah compliance has been a recurring issue in crypto. Islamic Coin claims to be a world-first by sticking to the…

    DappRadar: GameFi continues to grow despite crypto market turmoil

    According to the new DappRadar study, the latest turbulence in the crypto markets has not stopped investments and forward movement of the GameFi and metaverse sector. The report has also shown continued funds inflow into several major projects, such as Splinterlands, Illuvium, Galaverse, and STEPN. Published on June 21, the latest DappRadar x BGA Games…

    Crypto Trends Weekly June 18 – 24

    Breaking crypto news from the last week (June 18 – 24, 2022): June 18: On Saturday evening, Bitcoin plunged to about $17,749, and Ether fell to about $897 as the sell-off in the crypto market accelerated. The world’s two most popular cryptocurrencies are down more than 35% over the last week, as both breach symbolic…

    Axie Infinity’s Ronin Bridge to relaunch after $625 million hack

    Months after getting exploited in one of the largest crypto-related hacks, the team behind Ronin announced the restart date. Axie Infinity’s Ronin sidechain is expected to be relaunched next week after the $625 million exploit, ‘with all user funds returned.’ Ronin Network, an EVM blockchain powering popular play-to-earn game Axie Infinity, has announced the reopening…

    Crypto jobs in UAE: BitOasis cuts its staff, while Binance hires dozens

    BitOasis, a UAE-based Middle East crypto exchange, said it laid off nine of its staff in the face of a downturn and market turmoil. Contrary, Binance has listed over two dozen openings in the Emirates. Founded in Dubai in 2015, BitOasis serves English and Arabic-speaking customers in the Gulf. “Earlier this week, nine employees were…