UAE Crypto Transactions Hit  Billion in 2022; DMCC Adopts Accommodative Regulatory Policies

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) saw $25 billion in crypto transactions in 2022, prompting the adoption of accommodative regulatory policies to attract further investment. A report by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) highlighted the potential and opportunities of Web3 applications, including cryptocurrencies, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), and the metaverse.

The metaverse market is projected to reach $3.4 trillion by 2027, driven by use cases and advancements in artificial intelligence. Similarly, the global DeFi market is expected to grow from $13.6 billion in 2022 to $600 billion by 2032, fueled by increasing demand for accessible financial services.

Despite recent market turbulence, the crypto industry is moving way for stability, with Bitcoin’s resurgence in 2023 signaling renewed interest from institutional circles. However, the future trajectory of these markets hinges on regulatory approaches that balance innovation, consumer protection, and fraud mitigation.

The DMCC Crypto Centre, established in 2021 in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers, aims to foster collaboration and networking opportunities for crypto and blockchain entrepreneurs. With over 600 members, including notable partners like Bybit and Solana, the centre plays a pivotal role in positioning the UAE as a leading global crypto hub.