announced on twitter that it has signed an MOU with Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority ( VARA)which they say means that soon both retail and institutional clients will be able to access through Dubai UAE.

The post goes on to add that crypto investors in Dubai and its surrounding regions will soon be able to experience’s full suite of retail and institutional brokerage tools including custodial services, an exchange, and OTC crypto brokerage services for institutional clients. also noted that they are opening a local office and will be hiring in the region. As they stated, “We are also actively pursuing a local Minimum Viable Product license, followed by a full license as soon as it becomes available.”

Already is licensed in the U.S. and several other European jurisdictions, and is actively pursuing a license in Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain and Ireland. is valued at $14 billion. 

To date VARA has licensed Binance and FTX with a fully regulated MVP License which is what is seeking to have. In addition VARA has provided BitOasis, ByBit, CoinMena, CoinMetro,, GCEX, Huobi, MidChains, Rain and OKX with preliminary licenses.

VARA has yet to make an announcement with regards to

As International crypto exchanges expand their regulatory territory with some hiring, others such as regional crypto exchange RAIN continue to reduce their employee base. RAIN announced a reduction of 20 percent of its workforce in the past weeks.