Posts Tagged ‘UAE’

Visa to showcase Developer Platform and Fintech startups at GITEX Future Stars

Visa will showcase its Visa Developer platform and fintech partners from regional programs including winners of its ‘Everywhere Initiative’ and participants of DIFC’s Fintech Hive accelerator program, at the GITEX Future Stars. GITEX Future Stars is the largest startup event in the Middle East, Africa & South-East Asia, where startups, potential investors, corporate and government buyers […]

UAE-based FinTech startup Monami Tech just closed a $1 Million Series A Round

Monami Tech, the UAE-based Fintech payments company, has successfully closed seed funding of USD$1 million. This is the first tranche of a total Series A round which is expected to raise over USD$3 million and will close over the next 90 days. The lead investor is PGH Holdings. Monami Tech will be using this cross-border investment […]

UAE’s Adab Solutions Launches First Islamic Crypto Exchange

Adab Solutions has launched the First Islamic Crypto Exchange (FICE) and will be launching an ICO in September 2018. The exchange is going to run on the standards set by the Shariah Advisory Board. The company believes that the new crypto exchange will solve the problem of halal cryptocurrency transactions as well as provide entry into […]

Q&A: Raja Al Mazrouei on how Dubai’s FinTech Hive supports Islamic fintech and UAE’s changing economic landscape

At the end of June, FinTech Hive at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) closed applications for its second accelerator programme. FinTech Hive at DIFC is the Middle East and North Africa’s first fintech accelerator and it supports growth stage start-ups. FinTech Hive’s Executive Vice President, Raja Al Mazrouei, gives Salaam Gateway insight into how the programme […]

EIBFS launches FinTech training lab

Emirates Institute of Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) has launched a fintech training lab to provide digital technology skills to the financial sector in areas such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, IoT, Big Data, cloud, application program interfaces and digital governance. The EIBFS Fintech Training Lab has planned its first training module as part of the Annual Training […]

ADGM Invites Startups For Its Annual FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and KPMG Lower Gulf Limited (KPMG LG) are launching the FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge to further stimulate new solutions and ideas to the fintech industry. This year’s challenge will focus on generating real case studies in the use of fintech solutions across UAE institutions, including government entities and regulators. The […]

FinTech Hive at DIFC Opens Applications For 2018 Accelerator Program

FinTech Hive at DIFC, a fintech accelerator that was established by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has announced that it is now accepting applications for its 2018 program, kicking off a competitive search for the top fintech and insurtech innovators in the region. FinTech Hive at DIFC will feature the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) […]

Blockchain startups to attract $3 billion in investments

Future Blockchain Summit has announced that the event will host the Global Blockchain Startups Marketplace at its inaugural edition from 2nd to 3rd May 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The event, hosted by the Smart Dubai Office and organised by Dubai World Trade Centre, is slated to be the world’s most influential and creative blockchain festival. With 47 […]

This April the World Blockchain Forum Returns to Dubai

On April 16-17 at the World Blockchain Forum (WBF) in Dubai, many individuals and businesses will gather in the Gulf region to discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency solutions. Dubai hopes to be a leader within the blockchain realm worldwide, and by 2020 it will attempt to be the first blockchain powered government. This year the event will […]

Dubai offers springboard for blockchain and AI startups

Dubai is opening new opportunities for start-ups and entrepreneurs to become part of Dubai Government’s Strategy to elevate the city into a global platform for innovation-focused businesses. The Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has launched the third edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition in partnership with Smart Dubai. This […]