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Kalam Crypto #60: CoinMENA @ LEAP, NFTs on Bitcoin & more

Kalam Crypto #60: CoinMENA @ LEAP, NFTs on Bitcoin & more

This week, CoinMENA is at the LEAP conference in Riyadh and we list 21 new digital assets, NFTs on Bitcoin and what is Nostr?

CoinMENA Team
Author
06 Feb
Is the bear market finally over?

Is the bear market finally over?

Although price action gets the most attention, when dealing with emerging technology such as crypto, short-term price swings are not the key metrics we in the industry focus on.

Dina Sama'an
Dina Sama'an
Author
31 Jan
Kalam Crypto #59: Tesla Diamond Hands & 21 NEW digital assets

Kalam Crypto #59: Tesla Diamond Hands & 21 NEW digital assets

This week, Tesla’s diamond hands through Q4 2022, liquid ETH staking withdrawals on Lido, and CoinMENA lists 21 new digital assets including SOL and ALGO.

CoinMENA Team
Author
30 Jan
Kalam Crypto #58: UAE: Crypto to play a major role in trade 1,000 USDT Giveaway

Kalam Crypto #58: UAE: Crypto to play a major role in trade 1,000 USDT Giveaway

This week, UAE announces crypto will play a major role in foreign trade, Circle announces CCTP, Société Générale takes out a loan from MakerDAO, and Ethereum layer 2 activity rising.

CoinMENA Team
Author
23 Jan
🦊ETH Staking on MetaMask

🦊ETH Staking on MetaMask

Metamask enabling ETH staking could potentially lead to mainstream DeFi adoption similar to how Robinhood popularized stock trading. This will become even more convenient when Metamask adds reliable FIAT rails.

Talal Tabbaa
Talal Tabbaa
Author
22 Jan
Kalam Crypto #57: ETH staking on MetaMask, FTX drama, Swap USDT, and much more

Kalam Crypto #57: ETH staking on MetaMask, FTX drama, Swap USDT, and much more

This week, Metamask to enable ETH staking, new USDT swap feature, the Winklevoss Twins’ beef with DCG’s Barry Silbert escalates, and of course, more FTX drama.

CoinMENA Team
Author
16 Jan
Kalam Crypto #56: SBF pleads not guilty, Ethereum Shanghai Upgrade & more

Kalam Crypto #56: SBF pleads not guilty, Ethereum Shanghai Upgrade & more

This week, cautious optimism as markets are slightly in the green, but we won’t talk about it. In other news, SBF enters a not guilty plea, Ethereum Shanghai upgrade date, and beef of the week between Gemini’s Winklevoss twins and DCG’s Barry Silbert.

CoinMENA Team
Author
09 Jan
Kalam Crypto #55: 2022 Wrap-Up, Solana crashes, and Turkey tests CBDCs

Kalam Crypto #55: 2022 Wrap-Up, Solana crashes, and Turkey tests CBDCs

This week, we have a 2022 wrap-up video from CoinMENA, Solana is down badly, and Turkey tests CBDCs.

CoinMENA Team
Author
02 Jan
Crypto applications: Financial services

Crypto applications: Financial services

2022 was probably the most difficult year for crypto. A series of high-profile collapses such as UST/Luna, and Alameda/FTX, combined with a global economic recession has shaken investor confidence in our industry.

Dina Sama'an
Dina Sama'an
Author
01 Jan
2022 Year End Founders Letter

2022 Year End Founders Letter

As the founders of CoinMENA, we are pleased to report that despite the challenges faced by the cryptocurrency industry in 2022, CoinMENA has had its best year yet.

Dina Sam’an & Talal Tabbaa
Dina Sam’an & Talal Tabbaa
Author
31 Dec
Investing in GBTC (Grayscale Bitcoin Trust) is not the same as investing in BTC

Investing in GBTC (Grayscale Bitcoin Trust) is not the same as investing in BTC

GBTC is currently trading at a ~50% discount to NAV.

Talal Tabbaa
Talal Tabbaa
Author
27 Dec
Kalam Crypto #54: SBF released on $250m bail & Polygon ends the year on a high

Kalam Crypto #54: SBF released on $250m bail & Polygon ends the year on a high

This week, SBF is extradited to the US and released on $250m bail, SBF associates turn on him and are cooperating with the authorities, and Polygon continues its impressive 2022.

CoinMENA Team
Author
26 Dec
Kalam Crypto #53: MetaMask x Paypal, Trump NFTs, and SBF charged with fraud

Kalam Crypto #53: MetaMask x Paypal, Trump NFTs, and SBF charged with fraud

This week, MetaMask partners with PayPal, SBF was charged with criminal and civil fraud, and Trump issues his NFT collection.

CoinMENA Team
Author
19 Dec
Crypto Use-Cases: Remittances

Crypto Use-Cases: Remittances

One of the first and most obvious use cases that crypto can disrupt is remittances.

Dina Samaan
Dina Samaan
Author
17 Dec
CoinMENA MAG Partnership

CoinMENA MAG Partnership

The developer aims to create new avenues for investors to diversify their investment portfolio via digital assets and further boost Dubai’s thriving economy

CoinMENA Team
Author
15 Dec
Kalam Crypto #52: SBF Arrested, USDT vs. USDC & Global BTC Payments on Lightning

Kalam Crypto #52: SBF Arrested, USDT vs. USDC & Global BTC Payments on Lightning

This week, SBF gets arrested, global payments via the Bitcoin Lightning Network, USDT vs. USDC Rivalry, and fears over GBTC’s BTC holdings.

CoinMENA Team
Author
12 Dec
Kalam Crypto #51: Latest on FTX, BTC correlation with tech stock drops & more

Kalam Crypto #51: Latest on FTX, BTC correlation with tech stock drops & more

This week, we update you on the latest happenings in the FTX saga, as well as go behind the headlines to reveal some interesting crypto adoption trends, and Ethereum reversing post-merge censorship trend.

CoinMENA Team
Author
05 Dec
Kalam Crypto #50: FTX license revoked, BitGo takes custody of FTX assets & more

Kalam Crypto #50: FTX license revoked, BitGo takes custody of FTX assets & more

This week, VARA revokes FTX license in UAE, BitGo takes custody of FTX assets, and Circle adds support for Apple Pay.

CoinMENA Team
Author
28 Nov
Not All Custody Is Created Equal: Why CoinMENA Chose BitGo

Not All Custody Is Created Equal: Why CoinMENA Chose BitGo

Since launching CoinMENA, we are proud to have BitGo as our custodian.

CoinMENA Team
Author
21 Nov
Kalam Crypto #49: FTX Fallout continues, World Cup #CoinMENA_Goal campaign!

Kalam Crypto #49: FTX Fallout continues, World Cup #CoinMENA_Goal campaign!

This week, we continue our coverage of the FTX fallout, but we also highlight some positive developments that have gone under the radar, as well as announce new campaigns like discounted card fees and our World Cup campaign, #CoinMENA_Goal!

CoinMENA Team
Author
21 Nov
FTX Fraud Highlights Need for Regulation

FTX Fraud Highlights Need for Regulation

Crypto is an industry in its infancy, and still not adequately regulated in most countries.

Dina Sama'an
Dina Sama'an
Author
16 Nov
Crypto didn't fail. A centralized entity that requires trust failed!

Crypto didn't fail. A centralized entity that requires trust failed!

No sugar coating here, FTX/Alameda blew ~10 Billion USD (to be confirmed) and this will impact investor confidence in crypto and the industry for some time.

Talal Tabbaa
Talal Tabbaa
Author
14 Nov
Kalam Crypto #48: FTX Collapse: What, Why, and What next?

Kalam Crypto #48: FTX Collapse: What, Why, and What next?

This week we cover the FTX collapse: What happened? Why did it happen? Could this happen to CoinMENA? And where do we go from here?

CoinMENA Team
Author
14 Nov
Kalam Crypto #47: FTX vs Binance, Polygon Meta Partnership, & Ethereum L2 Rising

Kalam Crypto #47: FTX vs Binance, Polygon Meta Partnership, & Ethereum L2 Rising

This week, heavyweight clash between Binance and FTX as Binance announces they will liquidate all of their FTT Tokens, Polygon partners with Meta and executes its first DeFi trade for JP Morgan.

CoinMENA Team
Author
07 Nov
CoinMENA Partners with Carlton Real Estate

CoinMENA Partners with Carlton Real Estate

Under the partnership, the leading Bahrain-based real estate broker will accept stablecoins like USDT and USDC.

06 Nov
Kalam Crypto #46: Bitcoin Whitepaper Anniversary, Musk buys Twitter, & much more

Kalam Crypto #46: Bitcoin Whitepaper Anniversary, Musk buys Twitter, & much more

This week, the Bitcoin whitepaper anniversary, Elon Musk acquires Twitter, and more institutions planning on buying crypto.

CoinMENA Team
Author
31 Oct
MENA, the fastest-growing crypto region in the world

MENA, the fastest-growing crypto region in the world

It’s one of the world’s smallest crypto markets, but new data places the MENA region as the fastest growing crypto region in the world. Surprised? You shouldn’t be.

Dina Sama'an
Dina Sama'an
Author
26 Oct
KC #45: BTC less volatile than stocks, Circle & Block to onboard 1 billion users

KC #45: BTC less volatile than stocks, Circle & Block to onboard 1 billion users

This week, bitcoin is less volatile than the S&P500, hashrate reaches an all-time high, and Block teamed up with Circle to onboard 1 billion users to crypto!

CoinMENA Team
Author
24 Oct
Kalam Crypto #44: Google to accept crypto payments, ETH goes deflationary & more

Kalam Crypto #44: Google to accept crypto payments, ETH goes deflationary & more

This week, Google to accept cryptocurrency payments, Ethereum supply turns deflationary, and zero trading fees for life from CoinMENA.

CoinMENA Team
Author
17 Oct
Kalam Crypto #43: Fastest growing crypto region worldwide, Binance chain hacked

Kalam Crypto #43: Fastest growing crypto region worldwide, Binance chain hacked

This week, MENA is the fastest-growing crypto region in the world, Binance chain gets hacked, and NYDIG launched an institutional bitcoin fund.

CoinMENA Team
Author
10 Oct
Kalam Crypto 42: BoE pivots, UAE Metaverse Assembly, SWIFT Chainlink Partnership

Kalam Crypto 42: BoE pivots, UAE Metaverse Assembly, SWIFT Chainlink Partnership

This week, the UAE Ministry of Economy announced the launch of its headquarters in the metaverse, Bank of England becomes the first central bank to pivot away from quantitative tightening and extension of CoinMENA’s bitcoin giveaway.

CoinMENA Team
Author
04 Oct
Custody Solutions: Institutional Game Changer

Custody Solutions: Institutional Game Changer

There’s a running joke in crypto that goes, “just wait till the institutional money comes in, that's when crypto will really take off”.

Dina Sama'an
Dina Sama'an
Author
02 Oct
Kalam Crypto #41: SEED bitcoin partnership & rising institutional adoption

Kalam Crypto #41: SEED bitcoin partnership & rising institutional adoption

This week, despite fears of a global recession and the Fed increasing interest rates again, institutional adoption is on the rise, and bitcoin hodlers remain unwavering.

CoinMENA Team
Author
26 Sep
Kalam Crypto #40: Bahrain testing BTC payments, Ethereum Merged, & BTC giveaway

Kalam Crypto #40: Bahrain testing BTC payments, Ethereum Merged, & BTC giveaway

This week, Ethereum merged successfully, the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) is testing bitcoin payments, experts correct Whitehouse crypto climate change report, and a bitcoin giveaway from CoinMENA.

CoinMENA Team
Author
19 Sep
Behind the scenes, crypto regulators are hard at work

Behind the scenes, crypto regulators are hard at work

During bear markets, the crypto industry gets a disproportionate amount of press given its relative size in the financial markets.

 Dina Sama'an
Dina Sama'an
Author
18 Sep
Kalam Crypto #39: Two days from the Merge, Saudi Arabia hires crypto chief

Kalam Crypto #39: Two days from the Merge, Saudi Arabia hires crypto chief

This week, the Ethereum Merge is just two days away, Saudi Arabia hires a crypto chief & special offers from CoinMENA.

CoinMENA Team
Author
12 Sep
Kalam Crypto #38: Merge-tember, Ethereum Merge starts today!

Kalam Crypto #38: Merge-tember, Ethereum Merge starts today!

This week, Merge-tember! Phase 1 of the Ethereum Merge starts today, we have all you need to know about one of the most anticipated events in the history of crypto.

CoinMENA Team
Author
05 Sep
Is the worst behind us?

Is the worst behind us?

Bitcoin price dipped below $18k in June, lower than the previous cycle’s top, and has since settled in the low $20-23 thousand range. Does this mean the worst is behind us? Or is this just a bear market rally?

Dina Sama'an
Dina Sama'an
Author
28 Aug
The Merge

The Merge

Ethereum’s long-awaited upgrade to Ethereum 2.0 is finally here. The third and final Goerli testnet successfully migrated to the proof-of-stake (PoS) chain at the beginning of August 2022. The mainnet upgrade is scheduled to take place on 15/16 September.

Talal Tabbaa
Talal Tabbaa
Author
21 Aug
Kalam Crypto #23: UST/LUNA collapse, Emirates to accept BTC payments ...

Kalam Crypto #23: UST/LUNA collapse, Emirates to accept BTC payments ...

Ahlan wa sahlan, and welcome to the 23rd edition of CoinMENA’s weekly newsletter, Kalam Crypto. Every week we will bring you the latest news and developments from the exciting world of cryptocurrencies.

CoinMENA Team
Author
16 May
Kalam Crypto #37: New Ethereum Merge details & ETH giveaway+25% off trading fees

Kalam Crypto #37: New Ethereum Merge details & ETH giveaway+25% off trading fees

This week, markets slide after the U.S Fed Chair speech, new details on the Ethereum Merge upgrade, and trading discounts from CoinMENA.

CoinMENA team
Author
BlackRock has entered the chat

BlackRock has entered the chat

We were in the middle of an all-time bull market, and there was a sense that this would trigger a cascade of institutional money getting into bitcoin, but it didn't, until now. Enter BlackRock.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
23 Aug
Kalam Crypto #36: Google invests $1.5b in crypto, Stablecoins back ETH Merge

Kalam Crypto #36: Google invests $1.5b in crypto, Stablecoins back ETH Merge

This week, Google invests heavily in crypto, stablecoins back ETH PoS merge, and ETH giveaway from CoinMENA.

CoinMENA Team
Author
21 Aug
Kalam Crypto 35: Ethereum Merge date announced, BlackRock launch bitcoin product

Kalam Crypto 35: Ethereum Merge date announced, BlackRock launch bitcoin product

This week, a successful final Ethereum dress rehearsal, BlackRock launch spot bitcoin product, and Tornado Cash banned.

CoinMENA Team
Author
14 Aug
Kalam Crypto #34: BlackRock enters crypto, Solana wallet hack, and more.

Kalam Crypto #34: BlackRock enters crypto, Solana wallet hack, and more.

This week, Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager partners with Coinbase to offer institutional clients exposure to digital assets, Michael Saylor to focus more on bitcoin, and the launch of the Dubai Digital Assets Business Group (D2A2).

CoinMENA Team
Author
08 Aug
CeFi Is Not DeFi!

CeFi Is Not DeFi!

It's been an eventful month in crypto, 3AC, Voyager, and Celsius all filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Lost in all the noise and chaos of the past month is the fact that decentralized finance (DeFi) actually worked perfectly!

Talal Tabbaa
Talal Tabbaa
Author
06 Aug
Solana Wallet Hack

Solana Wallet Hack

The root cause identified is a wallet software compromise rather than a vulnerability in the Solana blockchain. 

CoinMENA Team
CoinMENA Team
Author
05 Aug
Kalam Crypto #33: On the verge of Ethereum Merge, USDC closes gap to USDT & more

Kalam Crypto #33: On the verge of Ethereum Merge, USDC closes gap to USDT & more

This week, on the verge of the Ethereum Merge, USDC closes the gap to USDT, and more ways to earn BTC with CoinMENA.

CoinMENA Team
Author
02 Aug
Kalam Crypto #32: Tesla sells BTC, USDC reserves revealed, and ZkEVM by Polygon

Kalam Crypto #32: Tesla sells BTC, USDC reserves revealed, and ZkEVM by Polygon

This week, Tesla liquidates 75% of their BTC, Circle reveals details of USDC reserve assets, Polygon announces ZkEVM, and Bitcoin mining becomes more sustainable!

CoinMENA Team
Author
26 Jul
CoinMENA Extends Crypto Services to Egypt

CoinMENA Extends Crypto Services to Egypt

Users in Egypt can now open accounts on the platform and access all its services, including connecting their bank accounts to their CoinMENA wallets, allowing them to deposit and withdraw funds directly and safely.

CoinMENA Team
Author
23 Jul
Kalam Crypto #31: BTC and ETH addresses reach ATH, and Hello Egypt!

Kalam Crypto #31: BTC and ETH addresses reach ATH, and Hello Egypt!

This week, we have positive price action on Ethereum, addresses holding BTC and ETH reach all-time highs, and CoinMENA can now onboard residents of Egypt from our base in Bahrain!

CoinMENA Team
Author
18 Jul
Kalam Crypto #30: CoinMENA VISA Partnership, FTX buys BlockFi, and more

Kalam Crypto #30: CoinMENA VISA Partnership, FTX buys BlockFi, and more

This week, FTX acquires BlockFi, 3AC files for bankruptcy, and CoinMENA announces a partnership with VISA. All that and more, so let's dive into this week's letter, and talk crypto.

CoinMENA Team
Author
04 Jul
CoinMENA Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

CoinMENA Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

CoinMENA announced that it has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program. It will allow CoinMENA to more easily leverage the reach, capabilities, and security of VisaNet, and launch a host of Visa-exclusive services, including the CoinMENA VISA Card.

CoinMENA Team
Author
03 Jul
Opportunities in a Recession

Opportunities in a Recession

It's official. We are in crypto winter. Every four years, the market goes through bull and bear cycles. We think it might be different “this time,” but apparently, it’s not. However, this is the first time crypto has experienced an economic recession.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
28 Jun
Kalam Crypto #29: Crypto bailouts, Tencent launch metaverse division, and more

Kalam Crypto #29: Crypto bailouts, Tencent launch metaverse division, and more

This week, liquidity issues lead to crypto bailouts, Tencent launch metaverse division, Solana Labs to launch a web3 phone, and more chances to double your ETH and XRP trades on CoinMENA.

CoinMENA Team
Author
27 Jun
Kalam Crypto #28: Crypto Winter, VARA License, and more

Kalam Crypto #28: Crypto Winter, VARA License, and more

Ahlan wa sahlan and welcome to Crypto winter. If this is your first time here, welcome! Not an ideal place to be, but not the end of crypto as some mainstream media outlets would have you believe.

CoinMENA Team
Author
20 Jun
CoinMENA receives provisional license from Dubai’s VARA

CoinMENA receives provisional license from Dubai’s VARA

CoinMENA has obtained a provisional virtual assets license from Dubai’s VARA to continue its business operations in Dubai while it undertakes the in-depth process of applying for a license, in accordance with VARA requirements. 

CoinMENA Team
Author
15 Jun
What Is Happening in the Markets?

What Is Happening in the Markets?

Bear markets are tough, we know because this is our third one. We’re sure many of you are wondering: is it different this time? The short answer is no, but there are some slight differences this time around.

Talal Tabbaa & Dina Sam’an
Talal Tabbaa & Dina Sam’an
Author
15 Jun
Kalam Crypto #27: Web 5, successful Ethereum “merge” test, and more

Kalam Crypto #27: Web 5, successful Ethereum “merge” test, and more

This week, Web 5, successful Ethereum merge test, notable findings from bullish crypto surveys, and Bin Zayed Group’s Dubai Metaverse Experience. All that and more, so let's dive into this week's letter, and talk crypto.

CoinMENA Team
Author
13 Jun
Kalam Crypto #26: Bitcoin remains king, Bored Ape’s Discord exploit, and more

Kalam Crypto #26: Bitcoin remains king, Bored Ape’s Discord exploit, and more

This week, Bitcoin remains king, Bored Ape’s Discord exploit, Oman backs Crusoe Energy, and some exciting announcements and offers from CoinMENA. All that and more, so let's dive into this week's letter, and talk crypto.

CoinMENA Team
Author
06 Jun
Calm Down and DCA

Calm Down and DCA

There is a lot of fear in the market now. This is a reality check that markets do not always go up, and that's okay. They are not supposed to. So what's really causing all this, and what to do now.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
06 Jun
Despite Downturn, Crypto Adoption on the Rise

Despite Downturn, Crypto Adoption on the Rise

With the global value of crypto almost halving since its November 2021 peak, taking us officially into a bear market, one might assume investment would slow. Instead, established players are doubling down on crypto-related investments.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
05 Jun
Kalam Crypto #25: Terra 2.0 is born, a16z launches largest crypto fund, and more

Kalam Crypto #25: Terra 2.0 is born, a16z launches largest crypto fund, and more

This week, Terraform Labs launches Terra 2.0, a16z launches largest crypto fund ever, MetaMask rescuing crypto scam victims, and exciting offers from CoinMENA. All that and more, so let's dive into this week's letter, and talk crypto.

CoinMENA Team
Author
30 May
Kalam Crypto #24: Robinhood and Revolut enter Web3, new Ethereum "merge" date...

Kalam Crypto #24: Robinhood and Revolut enter Web3, new Ethereum "merge" date...

This week, highlights from Blockwork's Permissionless conference, including the new Ethereum "Merge" date, Fintechs Robinhood & Revolut entering Web3, Ernst & Young going on-chain, and CoinMENA expands services to Qatar residents.

CoinMENA Team
Author
23 May
Crypto Crash Highlights Need for Regulation

Crypto Crash Highlights Need for Regulation

UST LUNA was the largest collapse in crypto history. The recent events have not changed my opinion on the long-term value proposition of crypto, but it has highlighted the need for more regulation in the sector.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
23 May
CoinMENA becomes first regional crypto exchange to enter Qatar

CoinMENA becomes first regional crypto exchange to enter Qatar

CoinMENA has become the first regional digital assets exchange to offer its services in Qatar, meaning that users across the Gulf state can now easily and safely invest in cryptocurrencies for the first time.

CoinMENA Team
Author
18 May
CoinMENA adds a range of first-in-region features for cryptocurrency traders

CoinMENA adds a range of first-in-region features for cryptocurrency traders

CoinMENA has become the first onshore licensed crypto exchange to introduce limit trading and the first and only licensed crypto platform in the MENA region to allow users to withdraw USDT (Tether) stablecoins via the TRON TRC20 network.

CoinMENA Team
Author
11 May
Financial Inclusivity

Financial Inclusivity

Although still in its infancy, crypto and crypto banking services are expanding rapidly. Crypto’s potential to close the inclusion gap lies in its ability to empower the ‘unbanked’ and ‘underbanked’, which represent some 1.7 billion adults globally.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
04 May
GBTC vs Bitcoin

GBTC vs Bitcoin

Crypto is new, and most people don’t understand it yet. As crypto adoption grows, investors and money managers will realize the best way to get exposure to digital assets is to simply buy digital assets.

Talal Tabbaa & Dina Sam'an
Talal Tabbaa & Dina Sam'an
Author
25 Apr
Stablecoins and Why They Matter

Stablecoins and Why They Matter

What are stablecoins and why are they important? I get asked these two questions quite a lot, especially by those who are new to the world of crypto.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
20 Apr
CoinMENA launches region’s first cashback offer for cryptocurrency deposits

CoinMENA launches region’s first cashback offer for cryptocurrency deposits

CoinMENA announced it has partnered with Beyon Money to give users across the Kingdom the chance to earn up to 5% cashback when depositing money into their CoinMENA crypto assets wallets, a first of its kind service in the region.

CoinMENA Team
Author
01 Apr
Regulation in the Region

Regulation in the Region

We are used to crypto markets moving fast, but this level of positive regulatory movement is unprecedented. In the past two weeks, there were several important announcements about cryptocurrency regulations from around the world, including the MENA region.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
20 Mar
Crypto is Regulated

Crypto is Regulated

One of the oldest, and frankly, laziest critiques of crypto is that it is not regulated. Another misconception is that crypto’s purpose is to be an unregulated alternative to the traditional financial system. Let's talk about that.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
01 Mar
What the NFT

What the NFT

Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are probably the most divisive topic in crypto these days. As with most new technologies, we have diametrically opposing views about them. The truth, as always, is somewhere in between.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
24 Feb
Crypto Take Over Is Happening

Crypto Take Over Is Happening

Crypto is becoming more mainstream every day as more institutions and countries adopt it. We are seeing a convergence of technology and money, and this is why I think there is still a lot of value to be captured.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
22 Feb
Thoughts on the “Bear Market”

Thoughts on the “Bear Market”

Crypto market cycles happen every 4 years, and in each cycle, we see bull runs followed by significant price pullbacks during bear markets. If you have been in the crypto space for more than one cycle, then “bear markets” represent a great opportunity.

Dina Sam'an
Dina Sam'an
Author
10 Feb
Bahrain’s CoinMENA obtains second cryptocurrency license in the European Union

Bahrain’s CoinMENA obtains second cryptocurrency license in the European Union

CoinMENA will now be able to expand to new jurisdictions in the MENA region and beyond with its second cryptocurrency license in the European Union, as well as increase the number of crypto assets and crypto financial services on the platform. 

CoinMENA Team
Author
24 Jan
CoinMENA Integrates Chainlink to Bring Enhanced Transparency to Its Exchange

CoinMENA Integrates Chainlink to Bring Enhanced Transparency to Its Exchange

CoinMENA announced its live integration of the industry leading Chainlink Price Feeds. CoinMENA is referencing Chainlink Price Feeds during all fiat-to-crypto transactions on the exchange, ensuring users are getting fair-market exchange rates. 

CoinMENA Team
Author
14 Dec
 CoinMENA Secures $9.5M in Seed Round to Accelerate Regional Expansion

CoinMENA Secures $9.5M in Seed Round to Accelerate Regional Expansion

Bahrain-headquartered CoinMENA has secured $9.5M in its first seed funding round from BECO Capital, Kenetic, Arab Bank Switzerland, Bunat Ventures, Alameda Research, Rua Growth Fund and Girnas Capital alongside a number of select global angel investors.

CoinMENA Team
Author
07 Nov