The cryptocurrency market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to grow 10 times, according to a new report from MENA blockchain ecosystem, Crypto Oasis, released Monday at a blockchain conference organized by the Dubai World Trade Centre

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Fast facts

  • There were over 1,400 active organizations and 7,000 individuals working with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the UAE by September 2022, according to the report. 
  • “The regional market is expected to grow ten times with access to the financial resources and opportunities in the UAE,” Ralf Glabischnig, the founder of Crypto Oasis, said in a press release.
  • Dubai aims to be among the world’s top 10 cities in the metaverse economy, creating 40,000 virtual jobs and adding US$4 billion to its economy in five years.
  • The World Trade Centre is expected to play a critical role in realizing Dubai’s Web 3.0 ambitions by becoming a comprehensive zone and regulator for digital assets firms.

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