How Bitcoin Fits Into Lebanon’s Banking Crisis
Lebanon's crisis has been raging for years, but the devaluation of the Lebanese pound and a global downturn has made stable financial services even more urgent.
The $6 million Series A round was led by Middle-Eastern VC firm MEVP Capital.
The blockchain company's new Middle East and North Africa headquarters will be within the DIFC financial hub.
Launching soon, CoinMENA said it will offer spot trading in five major cryptocurrencies.
The story of a Syrian migrant in Iraq shows how bitcoin can work as intended – as a global currency that transcends borders.
Will Hezbollah in Lebanon use bitcoin? The data suggests terror activity is uncommon despite surging crypto popularity across the Middle East.
CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by the Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein and Syrian entrepreneur Moe Ghashim to discuss how cultural context shapes the way people view bitcoin, including stories from the Middle East.