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Dubai Becomes Home To Cryptocurrency Exchange Bybit

Bybit attracts cryptocurrency users with its intuitive trading platform and 99.9% availability track record.

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Bybit has just joined the growing list of cryptocurrency exchanges that have settled in Dubai after the emirate embarked on a path to becoming a crypto-friendly destination with a robust regulatory regime.

Founded in 2018, Bybit currently has over two million registered users, who use the exchange to buy, sell, trade, and earn with cryptocurrencies.

According to the official announcement, Bybit wants to move its headquarters to Dubai and offer a full suite of products and services in the UAE from April 2022 onwards.

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“We are pleased to announce that Bybit has received in-principle approval to conduct a full spectrum of virtual assets business in the UAE,” states the exchange in the official announcement.

Bybit attracts cryptocurrency users with its intuitive trading platform and 99.9 percent availability track record. In addition to spot trading, Bybit users can also speculate, hedge, and increase leverage with futures contracts.

Other cryptocurrency exchanges that have a virtual asset to operate in Dubai include Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, and Crypto.com, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange powered by the CRO token.

“Virtual assets such as cryptocurrency and blockchain have changed finance forever,” said H.E. Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade and Minister in Charge of Talent Attraction and Retention. “To stay ahead in this fast-changing industry, we are building a business-friendly ecosystem with robust regulations to attract, retain and enable high-growth companies.”

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So far, the effort is bearing fruit because the Middle East is one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency markets in the world, accounting for 6.6 percent of global cryptocurrency activity.

In the UAE alone, the digital economy contributes around 4.3 percent to the gross domestic product, and the number is expected to increase as more and more exchanges like Bybit take advantage of the favorable regulatory environment.

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Initial Trials Of Dubai’s Driverless Evocargo Trucks Completed

Testing was announced on July 17, and the completion is a major milestone towards upgrading the region’s logistics infrastructure.

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A Dubai-based company has completed the initial trials for the UAE’s first driverless trucks. The groundbreaking achievement by Evocargo, partnering with Dubai South, took place at Dubai South Logistics District, and marked a significant step towards incorporating autonomous technologies into the region’s wider logistics infrastructure.

Announced on Wednesday, July 17th, the trials featured the Evocargo N1 unmanned electric truck navigating a predetermined route within a controlled setting. The test involved interactions with common road obstacles such as cars, trucks, and pedestrians, aiming to evaluate the vehicle’s hardware and software reliability, accident prevention systems, and overall readiness for public road use.

Officials were keen to highlight that this accomplishment aligns with the UAE’s ambitious strategy to position itself as a global leader in innovation and technology adoption. The country aims to have 25% of all transportation in Dubai autonomous by 2030, underscoring its commitment to revolutionizing the logistics sector using advanced technologies.

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District at Dubai South, emphasized the importance of the collaboration with Evocargo in enhancing the region’s logistics capabilities. He noted that autonomous vehicles are set to increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and establish a sustainable logistics infrastructure that will benefit both Dubai and the wider UAE.

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Ahmed Al-Ansi, CEO of Evocargo Autonomous Logistic Services, also expressed optimism that the trials will draw new customers and investments across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The partnership aims to lead in innovative tech solutions, further establishing the UAE as a pioneer in autonomous transportation.

The successful completion of the trials marks a crucial step towards realizing the UAE’s vision for a technologically advanced and sustainable future in which autonomous vehicles are expected to play a pivotal role in global logistics.

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