Bitcoin in MENA Market


Bitcoin in MENA Market

  • Financial Institutions in the MENA region remain skeptical about bitcoins, despite a slow but steady growth in bitcoin adoption.
  • Small groups and Entrepreneurs are developing platforms to promote the digital currency, which can address the long-standing problem of financial inclusion in the region.
  • Low credit card penetration and difficulty to acquire a credit card or a bank account in the MENA region will drive the demand for the Bitcoins in the region. However, cultural and technological challenges exist.

Bitcoin was created in 2009 by an unknown person, or group of people, using pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. It is a decentralized (digital) currency, without any authority, company, website or symbol.

Bitcoins are created by a slow and highly iterative computing process called ‘bitcoin mining’, enabling individuals or companies engage in this activity in exchange for transaction fees and newly created bitcoins. Besides mining, bitcoins can be obtained in exchange for fiat money…

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