A partnership with DMCC in January 2020 during the World Economic Forum in Davos was the precursor to the establishment of the regional Ecosystem now known as the ‘Crypto Oasis’. During the May 2022 World Economic Forum in Davos, the Crypto Oasis team proudly announced that the Ecosystem has already identified 1,000+ Blockchain Organisations ahead of the 2022 target.
- The Crypto Oasis Ecosystem has identified over 1,000 organisations in the UAE, a milestone that had initially been forecasted for the end of 2022.
- The updated target is to have over 1,500 organisations identified in the Ecosystem by end of the year.
- The Middle East is proving to be a hub for Blockchain activity and it has attracted major international Crypto Exchanges in recent months.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates–(Newsfile Corp. – May 25, 2022) – Crypto Oasis, the expansive ecosystem of Blockchain-related organisations initiated out of the UAE, is growing faster than anticipated. The benchmark of 1,000 Blockchain organisations in the ecosystem, which had been the original expectation for the end of 2022, has already been achieved ahead of time. Reaching this milestone 7 months in advance stands representative for the growth rate across the Blockchain landscape in the Middle East.
The strength of the Crypto Oasis Ecosystem and its growth can also be attributed to excellent initiatives taken by the UAE Government, which has been welcoming and fostering the development of this new industry for many years. From the Dubai Blockchain strategy initiated back in 2016 until this year, when His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced The Dubai Metaverse Strategy last month. This latest initiative aims to increase the contribution of the metaverse sector to the Emirate’s economy to $4 billion by 2030. Headed by Dubai’s Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai Metaverse Strategy also intends to ensure that the metaverse increases its contribution to 1 percent of the Emirate’s GDP.
The organisations that are active in the Blockchain space can be broken down into two different kinds. Native Blockchain organisations, that have Blockchain technology as their primary focus and reason of origin, and non-native Blockchain organisations which offer services or products related to Blockchain but do not have Blockchain as their primary focus. Native organisations account for 53% of the total number and non-native organisations that have adopted Blockchain are 47%.
From Binance, Crypto.com, Kraken to XT.com, some of the largest players in the Blockchain world are now setting up in the Middle East. The entry of various major international crypto exchanges proves the region has become an international hub for Blockchain.
Ralf Glabischnig, Founder of Crypto Oasis said about crossing the 1,000 organisations threshold, “This is an exciting time for us as we exceed expectations considerably month after month. Our target for…