Thu, November 30

Nine Blocks Secures Crypto License from Dubai’s VARA

The crypto hedge fund Nine Blocks Capital Management claims to be the first to get a license from Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA). On Monday, the hedge fund also announced that it will be relocating its worldwide headquarters to Dubai. Nine Blocks co-founder Henri Arslanian stated: “I think what’s

November 27, 2023 1 min read

Dubai’s VARA Undergoes Leadership Change as CEO Steps Down

It was recently revealed that Henson Orser will be leaving his post as CEO of Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA). Meanwhile, VARA consultant and PwC partner Mathew White will be taking over as CEO. In a statement, VARA reportedly confirmed Henson Orser’s departure and stated their selection of Matthew

November 16, 2023 2 mins read

Crypto Custodian Hex Trust Secures Full VASP License in Dubai

Hex Trust, a cryptocurrency custodian based in Hong Kong, has been awarded approval to provide its services in Dubai to institutional customers and investors. On November 15, the company was granted a full Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) license by the Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) in Dubai. In February

November 15, 2023 1 min read

Dubai Issues a Deadline for Crypto Projects

Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) has declared a crucial deadline for cryptocurrency firms seeking to operate under its new regulatory framework. According to VARA’s announcement on Tuesday, all digital asset service providers in Dubai “must complete” their licensing applications by November 17, 2023. VARA revealed that it has already

November 8, 2023 1 min read

Backpack Receives Virtual Asset Service Provider License in Dubai

The cryptocurrency wallet Backpack has been granted a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) license by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA), leading to the introduction of the Backpack Exchange. Backpack is only able to provide cryptocurrency exchange services in Dubai under its VARA license; it is not able to

November 1, 2023 2 mins read

QuillCon CXO Dubai Edition: Continuing The Global Legacy

The global web3 community is abuzz with excitement as QuillAudits announces its upcoming event, the QuillCon CXO Mixer – Dubai Edition, set to kick off on October 19, 2023. Following the resounding successes of QuillCon Goa and QuillCon Singapore, this Dubai edition is set to be a landmark event in

October 17, 2023 3 mins read

CoinAgenda Partners With Cypher Capital in Return to Dubai for 10th Anniversary Conference

World’s longest-running crypto conference features 60+ leading blockchain speakers, including Dfinity/ICP founder Dominic Williams, Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal; bitcoin pioneer Nick Spanos; Alphabit Fund managing director Liam Robertson and Satoshi Roundtable founder Bruce Fenton CoinAgenda, the longest-running conference in the blockchain industry, returns to Dubai for a three-day, all-inclusive event

October 17, 2023 2 mins read

Dubai’s Techno-Legal Firms Take Center Stage in Virtual Asset Revolution

The legal advisory landscape is undergoing rapid transformation in the United Arab Emirates, particularly in Dubai, where a new generation of techno-legal firms is taking centre stage. These firms are embracing “Law 2.0,” a forward-looking approach, to provide crucial compliance and regulatory assistance.  Adding to it, Dubai’s proactive stance in

October 11, 2023 2 mins read

Iconic Web3 Conference TOKEN2049 Expands its Global Footprint with Dubai Edition

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#token2049—TOKEN2049, the leading global Web3 and crypto conference, announced today its inaugural Dubai edition, which will be taking place from 18-19 April 2024. Held at Madinat Jumeirah, a world-class, luxury five-star resort, TOKEN2049 Dubai is set to welcome entrepreneurs, investors, developers, industry leaders, and global media as it transforms

September 12, 2023 3 mins read

Nomura’s Crypto Joint Venture Receives Full Operating License in Dubai

The Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) in Dubai has issued a full operating license to Nomura’s cryptocurrency joint venture Komainu, which also includes crypto businesses CoinShares and Ledger. The government of the UAE is encouraging crypto startups by providing funding and enacting laws that are friendly to the industry. Provisional

August 22, 2023 1 min read