Middle East Bitcoin News

News & Latest updates about Bitcoin in the Middle East.

October 22, 2018

Middle East’s First Central Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange to Launch in 2019

Two blockchain veterans are gearing up to launch what could be the first cryptocurrency exchange in the Persian Gulf to be licensed by a central bank. […]
September 3, 2018

Saudi Arabia bans cryptocurrency

SAUDI Arabia has banned the trading of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin in the kingdom as the government launched a major crackdown, warning against the “illusion and get-rich” […]
February 22, 2018

Dubai Issues License to Cryptocurrency Firm

The largest free economic zone in the UAE, with zero percent personal and corporate income tax, has started issuing licenses to firms trading cryptocurrencies. The first […]
February 22, 2018

Qatar bans Bitcoin

Qatar Central Bank (QCB) has announced that banks are prohibited from dealing in the virtual currency Bitcoin in any form or exchanging it with any other […]