In a recent blog post by CoinW, a crypto exchange, the company unilaterally announced that it has received an initial approval from Dubai Virtual Asset regulatory Authority. According to CoinW this is a significant step in their global expansion which will lead to substantial investments in the UAE market and MENA region.

As per the post the initial approval from VARA means that CoinW will be able to operate its regional business in Dubai within the newly announced regulatory framework and serve as its foundation for operation in the region.

Sonia Shaw the Global Cooperation Director of CoinW based out of UAE, commented that the UAE is growing into an important global cryptocurrency hub, with Dubai being the first global economy to establish a dedicated regulatory authority for the virtual asset industry. It is foreseeable that the cryptocurrency business in the Middle East will thrive in the coming years.

She states, “CoinW is optimistic about the potential of this city and the future opportunities it offers. We look forward to working with VARA and other local authorities to further invest in Dubai and promote the development of the virtual asset industry in the Middle East.”

CoinW has been dedicated to compliant operation since its inauguration in 2017. To date, CoinW has obtained various crypto-related compliant licenses in multiple countries and regions, including the US MSB financial license, Canadian MAB license, Lithuanian financial regulatory license, SVGFSA license, and others. This preliminary approval from VARA marks another important milestone for CoinW in terms of regulatory compliance and accelerates its strategic positioning for global expansion.