saudi arabia

CDCROP: King Saud University (ksu.edu)
Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: King Saud University
The only university representing the Middle East takes the No. 48 spot. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.
CDCROP: King Saud University (ksu.edu)

Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during a state visit to China in 2017. (Getty Images)
A 'Petroyuan' Could Further Shake the Dollar's Dominance
Saudi-Chinese talks "accelerate" just as unprecedented sanctions against Russia whet global appetites for greenback alternatives.
Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during a state visit to China in 2017. (Getty Images)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Ekrem Osmanoglu/Unsplash)
Saudi Central Bank Mulls Blockchain for Finance, Rejects Phasing Out Cash: Report
Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries to experiment with a CBDC.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Ekrem Osmanoglu/Unsplash)

Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Crypto Exchange With No Trading Fees to Launch in Middle East
Announced on Thursday, the Fasset Exchange (FEX) is open for private beta enrollment and is planning a public launch later this year.
Riyadh Saudi Arabia

Yousef Al-Benyan
Saudi Arabia Pitches Blockchain-Based Business Passport to Boost Trade Finance
The passport would help businesses cut through redundant red tape and flourish across borders, Saudis said.
Yousef Al-Benyan

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What the Stock Market's 'Robinhood Rally' Means for Bitcoin
The largest 50-day rally in stock market history and even shares of bankrupt companies are up more than 100%. What is going on?
Breakdown 6.9 (1)

Middle East
Despite Bitcoin Price Dips, Crypto Is a Safe Haven in the Middle East
Bitcoin fell 40 percent this week from coronavirus shocks, but it's still seen as a safe haven in the Middle East.
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Why Energy Experts Are Watching Crypto as Oil Wars Emerge
Energy experts say incumbents are complacent about the dominance of the U.S. dollar in oil markets while China and Russia may try to force change.
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oil pumps
What the Oil Market Says About Bitcoin's 'Safe Haven' Status
“I don’t think any asset is safe right now – except cash, U.S. dollars.”
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One of World's Richest Firms Joins Blockchain Trade Platform Vakt After $5M Investment
Oil-giant subsidiary Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures has made a $5 million investment in Vakt, a commodities post-trade processing platform built with blockchain tech.
North Sea oil rig