July 30, 2018


LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT - BlockOn 2018 - Global Blockchain Conference, 30th July 2018, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of BlockOn 2018 organised by Bahrain FinTech Bay on November 22nd, 2018. BlockOn is a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency platform for corporate incubation projects consisting of seminars, panels, keynotes and fireside chats ac...

July 24, 2018

On Thursday 19th July I was a guest speaker at the UK Houses of Parliament for the Bahrain Opportunities Forum 2018.

I was invited by the Diplomat Business Club and Andrew Rosindell MP who is a Member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons of UK Parliament to give a short speech on Blockchain and Dash. The event was organised by the President of Diplomat B...

July 19, 2018

The inaugural Bahrain FinTech Ecosystem Report 2018 has been released this week with the aim to further solidify Bahrain’s position as a FinTech hub and shed more light on the ecosystem.

The report, which will be published annually by Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB), is set to serve as a reference point for educating people about developments and underpin the kingdom’s credentials as a...

July 17, 2018

MANAMA: Bahrain’s economic growth continues to be resilient, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) noting 3.8 per cent output growth in 2017.

In a report capturing the conclusions of its 2018 Article IV Consultation with the kingdom, the IMF’s executive board said the growth was underpinned by a resilient non-hydrocarbon sector, with robust implementation of GCC-funded projec...

July 15, 2018

Riyadh by night: The Kingdom is keen to nurture its native fintech ecosystem. (Shutterstock)

  • Discussions with central banks in the UAE and Bahrain would help to coordinate the fintech activities of financial centers around the Gulf region

  • The development of a fintech ecosystem is a significant component of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 economic diversification strategy


July 10, 2018

It was also revealed that the Financial Technology Laboratory License (FTLL) is one of the CMA’s strategic initiatives resulting from the CMA’s “Financial Leadership 2020” program, which works under the umbrella of the Financial Sector Development Program; one of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 execution programs. Dr. Bander Assad Alsajjan, CMA’s Deputy for Strategy and International A...

Polytechnic's School of ICT Project Exhibition 2018 coverage, held on 28th June 2018 in Bahrain FinTech Bay. 

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