Since June 2021, exactly one year ago, the UAE DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Center) has been able to attract 373 crypto and blockchain companies into its ecosystem of 21,000 companies. Looking deeper this means the crypto and Blockchain companies already make up 1.6 percent of the total number of registered companies at DMCC. These crypto entities reside in DMCC’s crypto center. (figures provided to laraonetheblock by DMCC)

This information came to light when DMCC recently announced its half year 2022 results, which witnessed 1,469 new companies registering at DMCC of which 205 were in the crypto and Blockchain space. As such 14 percent of new companies registering at DMCC in 2022 so far have been from the crypto ecosystem.

While the total percentage of Blockchain and crypto companies registered in DMCC might look insignificant, it is a powerful testament to DMCC and the UAE. The UAE has become a home to major global crypto and Blockchain players especially after the activation of the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority in Dubai as well as the work being done by ADGM (Abu Dhabi Global Markets) in Abu Dhabi.

Notably UAE now is home to 1000 blockchain and crypto entities as per the stats provided by Crypto Oasis ecosystem. In response, UAE based Crypto Oasis recently updated its target for 2022 to 1500 crypto and Blockchain companies from its previous target of 1000. Given that UAE is home to 1000 blockchain and crypto companies, and DMCC houses a total of 373, this means DMCC is currently home to 37 percent of all the blockchain and crypto entities present in the UAE.

In DMCC press release they noted that part of the growth in the number of companies was due to the continued interest in the DMCC Crypto CENTER. The Crypto Centre offers a home to all types and sizes of crypto businesses, from companies developing blockchain-enabled platforms, NFTs and Metaverse environments, through to firms trading crypto assets.

In addition the UAE has attracted top crypto and blockchain companies, such as Binance, Crypto.com, FTX and others. For example Forbes recently published its top 50 Blockchain companies for 2022, noticeably companies such as FTX crypto exchange on this year’s list now has a presence in the UAE as a regulated entity.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see a larger number of crypto and Blockchain entities enter the UAE by the end of 2022.

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