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As one of the quickest ways to transfer physical cash into cryptocurrencies, crypto ATMs or BTMs continued their impressive growth in 2021.

10,500 New Crypto ATMs Installed in 2021, 55% More than in...

As one of the quickest and most convenient ways to transfer physical cash into Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, crypto ATMs or BTMs continued their...
Idoneus & Skin111 ink historic deal making it the first clinic to accept the cryptocurrency.

Premier UAE Aesthetics Clinic to Accept Payment in Cryptocurrency

Idoneus & Skin111 ink historic deal making it the first clinic to accept the cryptocurrency. Industry-leading blockchain-based luxury asset ecosystem Idoneus announced today a strategic...
Consumer appetite for digital banking services continues to grow in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

GCC Consumers Opt for Digital Banking Services Post Covid-19

77% of respondents in the GCC access digital banking services at least once a week. 44% are willing to switch to a different bank due...
The global contactless economy is booming

Dubai Poised For Rapid Contactless Economy Growth

Dubai Internet City business partners driving mass adoption of contactless payment technologies in the region. Visa’s innovation centre at Dubai Internet City supports the company’s...

Visa, Airbnb Partner to Get Hosts Paid Faster with Visa Direct

Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, and Airbnb, a leading online marketplace for lodging and experiences, today announced Airbnb Hosts in select markets...

TransferWise and Visa Announce Global Partnership on Cloud

TransferWise to expand debit card program accompanying its multi-currency account into dozens of new markets using new Visa Cloud Connect infrastructure Visa (NYSE: V) and...

Dubai’s RTA Launches Region’s First Digital NOL Cards

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Huawei Consumer Business Group have announced the exclusive launch of the GCC’s first digital nol cards and...

Top Digital Experience Trends for 2020

Nine digital experience trends that organizations should consider in their strategic planning in the next 12 months Gartner, Inc. has identified nine digital experience trends...

20% annual increase in mobile money accounts reported worldwide

Mobile Money Industry Processed US$1.3 Billion in Transactions Per Day in 2018 The GSMA today unveiled its eighth annual ‘State of the Industry Report on...

Western Union and Amazon to Launch New Way to Pay

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, today announced it is has been engaged by Amazon to launch...

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain Are a Rerun of The Dotcom Mania

A new Technology Quarterly report from The Economist published in the September edition examines blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Tim Cross, The Economist’s science correspondent, takes...

Dubai to Offer Digital Currency Payments

Citizens and residents of Dubai will be able to make digital currency payments for school fees, bills and retail purchases with a stable cryptocurrency...

What Are Cryptocurrencies?

A potential new form of money that offers benefits while posing risks Hundreds of them have sprouted, with fanciful names like Primecoin, Dash, and Verge....

‘No Coffee for Bitcoin’ Starbucks Clarifies

Starbucks has clarified that it will not be accepting Bitcoin (BTC) or other cryptocurrencies as payment, despite misleading reports from mainstream media. Earlier last Friday,...

How Will a State-issued Cryptocurrency Affect Market?

The history of the cryptocurrency is a short, but eventful, one. It was in 2009 that Bitcoin first appeared on the scene, the brainchild...

How to Shop Online Safely during Ramadan and Avoid Being Hacked

Facebook released a case study that says Facebook users in the Middle East and North Africa spend extra 57.6 hours using the platform during...

FAB Launches ‘Payit, UAE’s First Fully-featured Digital Wallet

In support of the UAE’s goal to become a cashless economy, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE’s largest bank and one of the...

Apple Pay Now Available in UAE

Apple's plans for global contactless payments domination have taken another step forward with the arrival of Apple Pay in the UAE today. The service is...