Chainalysis to train UAE state employees for blockchain tech adoption

    The UAE has signed a memorandum of understanding with blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis. The agreement will see Chainalysis train employees of government institutions in the areas of blockchain technology and digital assets. According to a report by UAE’s official news agency Emirates News Agency (WAM), the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Omar bin…

    Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z launch ‘Bitcoin Academy’ in Brooklyn

    Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and rapper Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will fund a Bitcoin education program for residents of Marcy Houses, a public housing complex in Brooklyn where Jay-Z grew up. Dorsey said he thinks Bitcoin can be an important tool in empowering marginalized communities. Starting this summer, residents of Marcy Houses in Brooklyn will be…

    MBC Group partners with BitOasis to push crypto education across MENA

    MBC Group has signed a strategic partnership with the region’s largest crypto-asset exchange BitOasis to drive customer awareness and adoption using MBC Group’s TV channels and digital platforms. “We’re witnessing the fast speed at which our region is embracing and adopting the blockchain and Web 3 technologies,” Fadel Zahreddine, group director of emerging media at…

    Crypto Credibility campaign aims to increase awareness among students in Dubai

    Some Dubai universities are joining crypto credibility campaigns designed to help UAE students be aware of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. It will positively engage students to help them gain a stronger understanding of the technology and lift their confidence in using crypto. According to YouGov’s report, 68% of young adults within the age group of 18-24…

    Bentley University in the US starts accepting tuition payments in crypto

    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…

    Lebanese-Canadian ex-pat restarts startup in Dubai eyeing a crypto and metaverse future

    Lebanese-Canadian ex-pat resident Rayan Najdi, 29, relaunched his business in the UAE in 2020 after an economic collapse at home forced him to look for an alternative. A personal story about a former electrical design engineer who now designs online courses for students in the UAE, published on Gulf News. ‘Cost efficiency is a mentality…