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Lebanon
Bitcoin in Emerging Markets: The Middle East
Regions with weak states and educated diasporas are seeing a rising demand for cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and decentralized applications.
Lebanon

Middle East
Despite Bitcoin Price Dips, Crypto Is a Safe Haven in the Middle East
Bitcoin fell 40 percent this week from coronavirus shocks, but it's still seen as a safe haven in the Middle East.
Middle East

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How Bitcoin Is Used to Promote Human Rights: Stories From Activists and Refugees
CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by the Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein and Syrian entrepreneur Moe Ghashim to discuss how cultural context shapes the way people view bitcoin, including stories from the Middle East.
human rights

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Palestinian Militant Group Has Received 3,370 Bitcoins in Donations Since 2015: Report
The report from an Israeli organisation claims the group used bitcoin to avoid sanctions, offer a degree of anonymity to donors and enable cross-border money transfers.
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Crypto Exchange Rain Raises from BitMEX, Opens Trading In Middle East
BitMEX Ventures-backed crypto exchange Rain opens for business following a two-year sandbox program under Bahraini central bank
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Egypt Lifts Ban, Will Allow Licensed Cryptocurrency Companies
Egypt is considering legislation that would let the central bank issue licenses for cryptocurrency-related activities.
Pyramids

Kuwait
National Bank of Kuwait Taps Ripple for New Remittance Service
National Bank of Kuwait has joined Ripple’s blockchain-based payments network seeking faster cross-border money transfers.
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UAE Remittance Firm Launching Ripple-Based Payments in Q1 2019
Abu Dhabi-based money transmitter UAE Exchange is working with Ripple to launch blockchain remittances to Asia early next year.
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Middle East's First Central Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange to Launch in 2019
After a year in the Central Bank of Bahrain's regulatory sandbox, Rain Financial is gearing up to offer crypto on-ramps from all regional currencies.
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Abu Dhabi Markets Watchdog Mulls Crypto Exchange Regulations
Abu Dhabi's markets regulator is considering drawing up a supervisory framework for cryptocurrency exchange operations.
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