DTTcoins Wins “Best White Label Solution 2022” at Crypto Expo Dubai 2022

DTTcoins, the global cryptocurrency exchange’s turnkey solution has won “Best White Label Solution 2022” at the 2nd edition of Crypto Expo Dubai, which was held October 5-6 at Festival Arena, Dubai Festival City. In addition to this prestigious accolade, DTTcoins was crowned “Best Crypto Exchange 2022” earlier this year.

DTTcoins’ Exchange White Label is an end-to-end solution designed to help startups launch their own cryptocurrency exchange business in less than one month with reduced costs and minimum effort.

Commenting on the award, Zaher Agha, DTTcoins Managing Director, said: “We are honored to receive the “Best White Label Solution 2022” award, voted by our peers in the industry as it affirms our leadership as a global fintech company. The award is a testament to the value our White Label solution brings to startups who are looking to build their own crypto exchange business and become part of one of the fastest growing markets that is expected to grow by 800% in just three years.”

Agha added: “DTTcoins’ turnkey solution is based on state of the art and tested technology with multiple layers of security. In addition, our solution is one of the few that offers clients high liquidity and marketing support to help ensure their successful launch and operations.”

The DTTcoins White Label solution comes packed with flagship products and value-added services including multiple platforms to meet the most demanding business environment; full Back Office functionalities and CRM integration to ensure operational efficient full-time; integration with DTT Plus that offers traders daily research and analytics, as well as intelligent trading tools; and exceptional 24/7 technical support.

DTTcoins is part of DTT Group, a regulated global leader in the financial markets industry offering beginner and advanced traders a comprehensive suite of products, solutions, and tools to help them embark on a successful and profitable trading journey. With more than 20 years of proven track record and successful experience, and a 100-strong team spanning across 12 offices worldwide, DTT Group is the trusted financial partner to tens of thousands of traders.

Mastercard Outlines 5 Key Areas to Turn Crypto Into 'an Everyday Way to Pay'

Mastercard highlighted on Wednesday five different areas it is working on in order to “turn cryptocurrencies into an everyday way to pay,” bitcoin.com report.

Raj Dhamodharan, executive vice president of Digital Asset and Blockchain Products & Digital Partnerships at Mastercard, explained:

Digital assets like cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies [CBDCs] have the potential to transform the financial system’s infrastructure.” He added that non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain gaming, and metaverse experiences “could change how consumers shop and communicate.

Dhamodharan proceeded to outline five key areas that Mastercard is working on to make this happen. The first area is crypto cards. He detailed that Mastercard already announced dozens of new crypto card programs globally this year. For example, in the U.S., the payments giant worked with Gemini on a credit card that pays rewards in cryptocurrencies. In Argentina, the company launched a prepaid card with Binance. In Europe, Mastercard recently announced the world’s first physical debit card that can be customized to include a customer’s NFT avatar.

The second area is services for crypto. Noting that “Mastercard is a provider of cybersecurity, digital ID, advisory and open banking services to tens of thousands of financial institutions,” Dhamodharan said the company is going to use the same tools “to provide more support to crypto players and issuers.” Mastercard has expanded its consulting work to include a dedicated crypto practice and it completed the purchase of Ciphertrace last year. The company will soon launch a new crypto monitoring product called Crypto Secure.

The third area is payments. “We’ve partnered with a handful of top-tier crypto-focused companies — including Paxos, Circle, Evolve and Uphold — to develop ways for people to quickly convert their crypto to fiat to make payments. This work will support current and future crypto card partnerships,” the executive detailed.

Noting that the fourth area focuses on crypto on the Mastercard networks, Dhamodharan emphasized:

An important way to expand choice for people is to bring certain Mastercard-approved digital assets onto our networks, a plan we announced last year that continues to move forward.

The fifth area concerns the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Mastercard is working to grow its partnerships to support NFTs and the metaverse, Dhamodharan explained. For example, Coinbase users can now pay for NFTs with Mastercard.

EU Lawmakers Pass Landmark Crypto Assets Regulation Bill

European Union lawmakers signed off the Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA) legislation that hopes to regulate the digital asset space within the union, Decrypt reports.

European Parliament officials voted 28 to 1 in favor of the legislation, which will, if passed in the next vote, require stricter rules for crypto companies.

The MiCA bill asks those issuing crypto to publish a “crypto-asset white paper” containing information about their project.

It also asks stablecoin companies to meet capital requirements: such entities will be restricted on how many tokens they can issue if they are not denominated in euros or other currencies used by E.U. member states.

MENA Region’s Crypto Markets Grow More Than Any Other Region in 2022

According to a new report by Chainanalysis, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) is the fastest growing region YoY. MENA-based users received $566 billion in cryptocurrency from July 2021 to June 2022, 48% more than they received the year prior.

In Turkey and Egypt, fluctuating cryptocurrency prices have coincided with rapid fiat currency devaluations, strengthening the appeal of crypto for savings preservation, the report reveals.

In Morocco, inflation rates have been contained to a more manageable 5.3%. In fact, the North African country’s notable levels of grassroots adoption seem to be more tied to the government’s newly permissive crypto stance than to any particular macroeconomic tailwinds.

Saudi Arabia is the third-largest crypto market in all of MENA, and UAE is fifth. They also have deep ties to the global crypto markets: in our Sub-saharan Africa and Central & Southern Asia sections, we find that Dubai has become a hub for crypto companies that serve customers all across Asia and Africa, not just in the Middle East.

Source: Chainanalysis

Kim Kardashian to Pay $1.3 Million Fine for Failure to Disclose Crypto Asset Promotion

Kim Kardashian agreed to pay a $1.26 million fine to the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle civil charges after the reality TV star touted a crypto asset, EthereumMax, on Instagram, CNN reports.

The SEC charged Kardashian with failure to disclose that she was paid $250,000 to publish her Instagram post. In addition to paying the fine, she agreed to cooperate with the SEC’s ongoing investigation.

In a statement, SEC Chair Gary Gensler, said:

This case is a reminder that, when celebrities or influencers endorse investment opportunities, including crypto asset securities, it doesn’t mean that those investment products are right for all investors. We encourage investors to consider an investment’s potential risks and opportunities in light of their own financial goals.

Kardashian also agreed to not promote any crypto securities for three years.


Lebanese Turn to Crypto Amid the Country’s Worsening Financial Situation

Tech-savvy youngsters in Lebanon have reportedly shifted their focus toward cryptocurrencies amid the current monetary crash, CryptoPotato reports via Reuters.

Mario Awad – a Lebanese HODLer – told the media that many politicians, security officers, TV personalities, and celebrities have also purchased bitcoin or altcoins lately.

Another individual, introducing himself as Ahmad, argued that cryptocurrencies are “100 times more real than the dollars” Lebanese keep in banks.

According to the coverage, the favorite digital asset of local investors is the world’s largest stablecoin – Tether (USDT). Its value is pegged to the American dollar, and, in theory, it should stay unaffected by the notorious volatility in the crypto market.

The Lebanese government has not yet put the digital asset sector under its supervision. However, the lack of regulations does not seem to be a problem for domestic investors, most of whom do not trust the actions of the ruling body.

Sources: Reuters and CryptoPotato