BitOasis executive: Crypto asset deals in Saudi Arabia top $20 billion in 2021
    17 May 2022

    Ali Alobaid, the managing director of trading platform BitOasis in Saudi Arabia, expects cryptocurrency use in the MENA region to grow fast over the next few years. He said the value of virtual asset transactions in the Kingdom was worth around $20 billion, with over 800,000 Saudis using digital currencies last year. This year, Ali…

    Robinhood shares up over 30% after FTX CEO buys 7.6% stake
    16 May 2022

    Robinhood Markets shares surged more than 30% after crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried disclosed a 7.6% stake in the online brokerage. Bankman-Fried is the founder and CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX. On Thursday, Bankman-Fried acquired about 56.3 million shares in Robinhood Markets through his investment firm, Emergent Fidelity Technologies, according to a regulatory filing with the…

    Emirates Airlines to accept Bitcoin payments in addition to NFT and metaverse plans
    14 May 2022

    Emirates Airlines, UAE’s leading airline, said it has plans to add “Bitcoin as a payment service,” the company’s chief operating officer (COO), Adel Ahmed Al-Redha, said. In addition to the company’s disclosed NFT and metaverse plans, the airline is also planning to hire personnel to create applications that monitor client needs.   As part of…

    USDD: Tron’s New Stablecoin
    14 May 2022

    Tron founder Justin Sun kept his promise and introduced the project’s own algorithmic stablecoin, designated USDD. The unique thing about the new token is that it is backed entirely by cryptocurrency. There seems to be a new trend going around. The moment Terra launched its UST stablecoin (having issued over $18 billion), the Tron blockchain…

    KuCoin raises $150 million with a market cap of $10 billion to grow its Web3 platform
    12 May 2022

    KuCoin, a global crypto exchange, announced a $150 million pre-Series B funding round, bringing its valuation to $10 billion. Led by Jump Crypto, the round saw the participation of multiple investment funds, including Circle Ventures, IDG Capital, and Matrix Partners. The exchange wants to use funds to further expand its Web3 ecosystem. According to Johnny…

    Bentley University in the US starts accepting tuition payments in crypto
    12 May 2022

    Bentley University in the US state of Massachusetts is one of the first educational institutions in the country to accept tuition fee payments made in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and the stablecoin USD Coin (USDC). The school is also highlighting the increasing importance of digital assets in the global economy. Despite the current bearish decline…