Why the crypto craze hasn’t hit the Middle East

An illustration picture taken in London on May 8, 2022, shows gold plated souvenir cryptocurrency Tether (USDT), Bitcoin and Etherium coins arranged beside a screen displaying a trading chart.
An illustration taken in London, shows gold-plated souvenir cryptocurrency Tether, Bitcoin and Etherium coins arranged beside a trading chart [Justin Tallis/AFP]

Cryptocurrencies have defied a lot of norms around the world. Their value climbed last year to more than $2.3 trillion. But in the Middle East, cryptocurrency trading is not as popular.

In this episode:

Glen Goodman (@glengoodman), Crypto expert and author of The Crytpo Trader


This episode was produced by Khaled Soltan, Hayat Mongodin, and host Sami Zeidan. George Alwer is our sound designer. Aya Elmileik is our lead engagement producer and Munera AlDosari is our assistant engagement producer. Omar al-Saleh is our executive producer.

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Source: Al Jazeera