Islamic finance
News

Swiss AI-Powered Stablecoin Becomes Halal to Attract Muslim Investors

Sharia-compliance finance is becoming a field of choice for several fintech companies as regulators and market participants in the Middle East seem keen on attracting new business...

Georgi Georgiev | Nov 12, 2018 | 22:00
News

Dubai Set to Introduce Cryptocurrency Payments

Dubai will enable its citizens and residents to make digital payments for retail purchases, bills, and even school fees with a state-backed cryptocurrency thanks to a partnership...

Georgi Georgiev | Oct 09, 2018 | 06:00
Dubai
News

Dubai is Building a Blockchain-Powered Government

Smart Dubai is a government and city-led initiative to make Dubai the “smartest and happiest” city in the world. This week saw Dubai’s the government’s payment portal...

Melanie Kramer | Sep 24, 2018 | 02:00
News

First Shariah-Compliant Crypto Exchange Set to Launch in the UAE

The UAE continues its involvement in the field of digital currencies as a local company is set to launch the very first cryptocurrency exchange compliant with Shariah legislation...

Georgi Georgiev | Aug 22, 2018 | 03:00
Dubai police robbery
Bitcoin

Dubai Police Catch 10-Man Gang Responsible for Bitcoin Robbery

The Dubai police have arrested a 10-man gang that stole AED7 million (about $1.9 million USD) from a prospective bitcoin buyer. The arrest comes less than 48 hours after the police...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Apr 29, 2018 | 16:00
Blockchain

Dubai’s Biggest Bank Officially Adopts Blockchain to ‘Cut...

The biggest bank of Dubai – Emirates NBD, has gone live at scale with a blockchain-based project called “Cheque Chain” to substantially cut off check-related fraud. Dubai has...

Georgi Georgiev | Apr 22, 2018 | 14:00
South Korean Capital Looks to Launch City-Wide Cryptocurrency S-Coin
News

South Korean Capital Looks to Launch City-Wide Cryptocurrency S-Coin

Following suit with various other cities around the globe, South Korea’s capital city is looking to become one of the largest cities in the world with its own official...

Adam James | Apr 05, 2018 | 01:00
Dubai to Launch Blockchain-Powered Automobile Tracking Service
Blockchain

Dubai Continues to Embrace the Blockchain, Announces Plans to...

Dubai continues to lead the way in adopting blockchain technology, as the city seeks to keep itself 10 years ahead of the rest of the world. Democratizing Tourism in Dubai Dubai has...

Adam James | Mar 04, 2018 | 03:00
Dubai to Launch Blockchain-Powered Automobile Tracking Service
News

Dubai to Launch Blockchain-Powered Automobile Tracking Service

Car owners in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates will soon be able to track their vehicles entire life history, thanks to a government-backed blockchain platform. What’s Your...

Adam James | Feb 28, 2018 | 19:00
Dubai to Launch Blockchain-Powered Automobile Tracking Service
News

Lingerie Tycoon Sells 50 Dubai Apartments for Bitcoin

As Bitcoin and cryptocurrency continues to become more and more viable by the week, one lingerie tycoon and her billionaire boyfriend have recently sold out 50 Dubai developments for...

Adam James | Feb 11, 2018 | 04:00
Tokenization of Shares - VC Firm Converts Company Stock to Cryptocurrency Token
Altcoins

BitPado: Dubai’s Latest Crypto Exchange

Dubai continues to embrace blockchain technology through the latest addition to its available exchanges, BitPado. We recently reported on how Dubai was well on its way to becoming the...

Nikita Blows | Jan 23, 2018 | 22:30
Dubai
Blockchain

Dubai Plans to Launch 20 Blockchain-Based Services in 2018

Dubai is already running pilot programs in a few government departments but hopes to implement 20 blockchain-based initiatives in this year. Dubai is making good on its nickname as the...

Nikita Blows | Jan 16, 2018 | 01:15

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