Bittrex launches crypto platform for the Middle East

The exchange partnered with service and custody provider Rain Management WLL to launch a digital asset trading platform for customers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

The new platform will combine Rain’s staff and experience in the MENA region with Bittrex’s technology and security infrastructure. The application will offer all tokens that are currently available in Bittrex and Bittrex International.

Similarly, it will offer four pairs of bitcoin (BTC) that trade with local fiat currencies, among which are the Bahraini dinar, the Kuwaiti dinar, the United Arab Emirates dirham and the Saudi riyal.

The initiative is the first to obtain a full license in the Middle East and North Africa. Rain apparently participated in the regulatory testing framework of the Central Bank of Bahrain which took place in February 2019.

The firm operates under the Crypto-Asset legal framework established by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB). For its part, Rain announced that it became the first cryptoexchange in the Middle East to receive regulation in the form of a Crypto-Asset Module license.

Rain’s purpose is to bring international standards for cryptocurrency exchanges to the Middle East. Meanwhile, Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara said he believes the partnership will help boost blockchain awareness and adoption.

L. Saenz

Source: Cointelegraph

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