Erdogan versus Bitcoin

    After a sweeping ban on the use of cryptocurrencies this April, Turkish President Recep Erdogan is aiming to assert financial control ahead of launching the digital Lira. Although the central bank is not opposed to using digital currency, Erdogan believes the digital Lira faces conflict with cryptocurrencies. During a national youth meeting with representatives from…

    Crypto adoption in the Middle East first comes from citizens of unstable countries

    The next wave of crypto adoption in the Middle East is likely to come from citizens in unstable countries facing crucial inflation like Iran and Lebanon. While some countries continue to restrict crypto trading and mining, digital transformation in the Middle East has proceeded at a rapid pace. Nimrod Lehavi, the founder of Simplex and…

    Turkey and its crypto inconsistency

    Though not one of the Gulf states, Turkey is a Muslim country with a significant influence over the entire region. And therefore, the cryptocurrency-related events there are also very important for all blockchain projects in the Middle East. On July 19, the Turkish Ministry of Treasury and Finance announced that the cryptocurrency bill is ready…