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Bybit Opens Global Headquarters In Dubai’s World Trade Center

The cryptocurrency exchange has massive plans for regional and world domination after doubling trading volumes in the MENA region and increasing its user base to 15 million.

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Established in 2018, Bybit is an ultra-fast, professional cryptocurrency exchange with 15 million users worldwide. Today, the company has announced the opening of a new global headquarters in Dubai. The MENA region’s second-largest crypto exchange also revealed plans to further strengthen its position in the Middle East.

Bybit’s 16,000-square-foot office occupies an entire floor at One Central, Dubai World Trade Center, overlooking the world-famous Burj Khalifa and the Museum of the Future.

The crypto company was one of the first exchange services to be approved to operate in Dubai and is on track to double trading volumes in the region.

Bybit has lofty ambitions for world domination. The company aims to facilitate mass adoption of digital assets and will use its new Dubai base to host professional meet-ups and live streaming events, as well as offering members of the Bybit network access to exclusive spaces and support.

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Bybit also plans to host workshops at the new headquarters to gather user feedback, showcase its product design and commercialization processes, and share news and insights on the latest market trends.

bybit ceo and co-founder ben zhou

“The digital economy is advancing at incredible speed, and crypto and blockchain technology will be the mainstay and the connective tissues. As one of the most progressive digital assets hubs in MENA and the world, Dubai is optimally positioned to capture the opportunities in the sector by bringing together state-of-the-art tech and infrastructure, international talent, and vision,” says Ben Zhou, CEO and co-founder of Bybit.

Zhou also noted that the new office space was designed to emphasize Bybit’s commitment to openness and creativity: “We are excited to be part of Dubai’s futuristic skyline. The new office will be an innovative hub for dreamers and creators to exchange ideas and unlock next-level opportunities of Web3”.

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Binance Receives Virtual Assets License To Operate In Dubai

As its user base nears 200 million, CEO Richard Teng believes crypto adoption will soar over the next half of the decade.

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Global crypto exchange Binance has been granted a full operational license in Dubai, in a move that’s expected to accelerate digital asset adoption and strengthen the UAE’s regulatory landscape.

The virtual asset service provider license (VASP) was granted by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) and will allow Binance to extend its current range of services to retail investors, the company announced yesterday.

The move by Dubai authorities will be critical to Binance’s strategy of growing its user base globally. The crypto exchange expects to pass the 200 million user mark “quite shortly”, according to Richard Teng, the company’s CEO.

Once that milestone is achieved, Binance will have around twice as many users as rival platform Coinbase. Meanwhile, Crypto.com, another popular exchange with 80 million users, received a Dubai VASP license last week.

“We’re seeing much greater institutional adoption and institutional money coming into this space [along with] much greater regulatory clarity and a lot more jurisdictions approving [digital asset] products that bring in new investor classes,” Binance’s Richard Tang explained, adding: “As of now, we stand at about 5% crypto adoption globally, but that will become much faster moving forward”.

Also Read: Microsoft Invests $1.5 Billion In Abu Dhabi AI Tech Firm G42

Dubai and the UAE are extremely supportive of technologies like digital assets, and have already launched initiatives to boost adoption. The UAE has ambitious plans to become a world leader in the crypto economy of the future, with Dubai in particular being noteworthy for passing a new law to regulate virtual assets to support investors and exchanges.

“Global crypto regulation is currently showing diverging signs. Some developed countries have long suffered from crypto-related frauds and illegal exchanges. On the other hand, emerging nations like the UAE and Singapore have enacted crypto laws at faced pace,” said Vijay Valecha, chief investment officer of Dubai-based Century Financial.

As the UAE gears up to become one of the fastest-growing crypto capitals worldwide, investors and talent are flocking to places like Dubai. During 2023, the Emirates as a whole realized $204 million in capital gains from cryptocurrency investments, according to blockchain data analysts Chainalysis.

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