“The United Arab Emirates is preparing to issue federal licenses for virtual assets service providers by the end of this Quarter in a bid to attract crypto companies to the country“–Paul Ebeling
- The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) is in the final stage of setting up a framework allowing VASPs to set up shop in the country, the official said.
- Having considered the approaches of the US, UK and Sing., the UAE will take a hybrid approach: The SCA and central bank will be responsible for regulation, with regional financial centers determining their day-to-day procedures on licenses the official told us.
- The government also wants to create a favorable environment for crypto mining, the report said.
- The government of Dubai, one of the 7 constituent emirates, said in December it will create a favorable regulated zone for crypto service providers in the Dubai World Trade Center, a skyscraper in the city. The next day, Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, signed a cooperation agreement with the trade center.
- Abu Dhabi Global Market, an international finance hub and free-trade zone, issued its 1st crypto exchange license, to Matrix, in May 2020. In November 2021, three exchanges headquartered at the center were fully operational while another three were in the process of launching, the finance hub’s regulation chief told local news site The National.
- The Dubai Multi Commodities Center, the largest free-trade zone in the UAE set up a regulatory framework for crypto firms in March 2021. It has already licensed 22 companies
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