Egypt News

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country located in the northeast corner of Africa and the southwest corner of Asia. Egypt has an area of one million square kilometers and a population of over 97 million people. Egypt has a stable mixed economy that suffered greatly from the revolution of 2011. Egypt’s main export goods are petroleum products, textiles, chemicals and agricultural goods. The most important trading partners of Egypt are the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom. There are no specific laws covering Bitcoin in Egypt. However, it is illegal to trade Bitcoin in Egypt and further cryptocurrency regulations may appear soon. Egyptian authorities have banned Bitcoin, as it is not covered by financial control laws. The technology of blockchain in Egypt is developing, with several startups, and is covered in IT media. Business incubators are working on blockchain products and aim to get them on the international level.
A new draft banking law will make it mandatory to obtain licenses in advance of operating platforms for issuing or trading crypto.
Egypt: Central Bank’s Draft Law Requires Licenses for Crypto-Related Activities
Marie Huillet
A sub-governor from the central bank of Egypt has said the entity is looking into issuing a blockchain-based digital currency.
Egypt’s Central Bank Conducting ‘Feasibility Studies’ Around Digital Currency Issuance
William Suberg
Bitcoin and blockchain tech are ripe for mainstream adoption in Africa, where the population is well positioned to embrace the innovative technologies.
Banks and Cryptocurrencies Global Evaluation: Africa
Christina Georgacopoulos
Both crypto mining and cryptojacking are more common on college campuses than in the five other industries studied, according to Vectra report
Report: Stealth Crypto Mining Much More Prevalent In Higher Ed Than Other Industries
Molly Jane Zuckerman
A study has shown that Egyptian Internet user traffic is being manipulated by gov’t-linked entities to redirect users to crypto mining sites and ads.
Telecom Egypt Covertly Redirecting Internet Users To Crypto Mining Sites, Report Says
Molly Jane Zuckerman
Grand Mufti Shawki Allam cited Bitcoin’s potential use in money laundering and supposed use in financing terrorism when issuing his ruling.
Egypt's Top Cleric Declares Bitcoin Trading 'Unlawful'
David Dinkins
Egypt’s first Bitcoin exchange prepares to launch this September, as the Egyptian pound continues its fall.
Egypt’s First Bitcoin Exchange Prepares For Lift-Off
William Suberg
Our London Correspondent Nick Ayton aka the Sage of Shoreditch interviews a professional scammer, comments on the latest Ethereum meetup, new Criminal Coin ICO,...
London Scene Round Up: Ethereum Meetup, Criminal Coin ICO & Satoshi in Wimbledon
Nick Ayton

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