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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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UAE Comes Out Strongly In Guinness World Records 2023

Guinness, the renowned cataloger of record-breaking events, has released its latest annual, after sifting through 40,000 applications — and the Arab world is heavily featured.

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Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking global achievements, has just announced its latest release, “Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023),” which will be available online and in physical stores across the Arab region from today.

As usual, GWR 2023 features all of the latest achievements from around the world (and space!), with special features and updated graphics to bring the stories to life.

So why the interest in the latest Guinness installment? Well, it turns out the Arab Region is strongly represented in the book, with more than 50 records featured in the new edition, which is no mean feat considering the volume of competition.

“We’ve sifted through nearly 40,000 record applications over the past year to bring you Guinness World Records 2023. People from all walks of life continue to be fascinated by extremes, and we’ve received claims from across the planet – indeed, even from space! This is why I’ve said the new edition is out of this world,” says Craig Glenday, Guinness Editor in Chief.

Of interest to readers of this platform, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates both get to flex their record-breaking muscles.

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World’s Deepest Swimming Pool

Saudi Arabia claims the title of “Largest LED Structure and Suspended Ornament” courtesy of the Noor Riyadh Festival, as well as other weird and wonderful titles, including the “Largest Lego Formula 1 Car”, as well as perhaps more prestigious honors, such as “Largest Mirrored Building”, “Largest Clock Face”, “Tallest Lighthouse” and the “Largest Geodesic Dome”.

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World’s Largest Mirrored Building

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Not to be outdone, the UAE has claimed several humanitarian record-breaking titles, including the “Longest Video Livestream” (by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and pan Arab influencer Hassan Suleiman), the “Largest Donation for Medical Treatment”, and the “Most Awareness Ribbons Made in One Hour”.

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World’s Longest Video Livestream

On the tech front, the UAE also claims several prestigious firsts, including “First 3D-Printed Laboratory”, while the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hangs on to its title of “World’s Tallest Building”.

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