First Shariah-Compliant Crypto Exchange Set to Launch in the UAE

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The UAE continues its involvement in the field of digital currencies as a local company is set to launch the very first cryptocurrency exchange compliant with Shariah legislation.

Moving Forward

ADAB Solutions, a UAE-based company, is reportedly going to launch the very first cryptocurrency exchange compliant with Shariah law. The project is conveniently called the First Islamic Crypto Exchange (FICE).

The cryptocurrency exchange will operate globally, and it intends to further the involvement of Muslims and users of Islamic finance in the cryptocurrency market. Supposedly, this will become the first digital asset exchange which will be carrying out the transactions in accordance with the regulations of Islamic finance.

Timur Turzhan, founder and CEO at ADAB solutions, said:

Ideas that correspond to the norms of the Shariah are based on the understandable material value, have a clear business strategy, and this allows us to confidently assert that halal projects are incomparably safer successful than the many cryptocurrency initiatives.

The cryptocurrency exchange will employ an in-house Shariah Advisory Board which is comprised of international Shariah experts. They will be tasked with complying with the principles of the Islamic legislation.

Serious Progress

The United Arab Emirates is making serious progress when it comes to blockchain technologies.

Earlier in January Dubai announced that it intends to roll out at least 20 blockchain-based services in 2018 alone. The emirate’s biggest bank has embraced the innovative technology to reduce fraud related to checks. Going further, the transportation authority of Dubai has also unveiled plans to create a vehicle management system based on blockchain technology. It would allow owners to keep track of their vehicle throughout the entire time of its existence.

Abu Dhabi, the acting capital of the UAE, has also revealed a partnership with Ripple to begin cross-border remittances using distributed-ledger technology.

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