The Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) has signed a cooperation agreement with Binance, the world’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, to establish a new international Virtual Asset ecosystem that enhances Dubai’s position as a global hub for the industry and generates long-term economic growth through digital innovation.
The agreement follows a recent announcement establishing DWTCA as the comprehensive zone and regulator for virtual assets and reflects Dubai’s continuous efforts to adopt advanced technologies, especially in the fintech sector.
Binance is one the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, responsible for $7.7 trillion crypto exchange volume in 2021, while the daily trading volume is around $80 billion, and the number of users is estimated at 28 million.
Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General of DWTCA, said: “Innovation is a byword for Dubai and this ‘Future-Economy’ environment is designed to catalyse collaboration, stimulate innovation and most importantly assure protection.
“In line with Dubai’s vision for a fully digital and inclusive society, this world’s first specialist Authority is Dubai’s active response to the industry’s call for support – so that service providers, technology enablers, and governments can co-create the next generation ecosystem for the global Virtual Asset Economy.”
DWTCA’s agreement with Binance to be one of the anchors in this new ecosystem is a pioneering move that aims to strike a balance between value creation and risk mitigation, prioritising equal investment enhancement opportunities for society while protecting the most financially vulnerable as priority.