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The UAE Advantage: How Blockchain Startups Thrive in the Region | (with Saqr Ereiqat, Crypto Oasis)

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Join us for an exciting podcast as we explore the thriving world of blockchain startups in the UAE with Saqr M. Ereiqat, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Crypto Oasis. Discover how the UAE’s unique advantages provide entrepreneurs with a competitive edge in the industry.

Crypto Oasis, a leading company in the region, plays a vital role in supporting blockchain startups and driving innovation. We’ll delve into the range of initiatives and services offered by Crypto Oasis, acting as a catalyst for growth in the blockchain sector.

The UAE boasts a diverse and highly skilled talent pool, attracting experts from various fields. We’ll shed light on how the country’s commitment to education and innovation fosters a thriving community of blockchain professionals, creating an ideal environment for collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

In this episode, gain insights into:

  • UAE offers lucrative opportunities and a rich talent pool for blockchain startups.
  • Understand the concept of a crypto-oasis and its embodiment in the UAE.
  • Gain insights into the future of the blockchain and crypto ecosystem.

Don’t miss this insightful podcast as we uncover the secrets of blockchain entrepreneurship in the UAE. Gain valuable insights into the initiatives of Crypto Oasis and discover how their contributions have propelled numerous startups to success.

Episode Guest

Saqr Ereiqat

Co-Founder & Managing Director of Crypto Oasis

Saqr Mashhor Ereiqat is the Co-Founder / Managing Partner of Crypto Oasis Sentio, the ecosystem investment structure of Crypto Oasis. He is also the Co-Founder of Riddermark, a boutique advisory firm that invests and grows fintech, blockchain, healthtech, and govtech solutions. A thirteen-year veteran of IBM in Middle East and Africa, he is the former Head of Public Sector Consultancy in Dubai, where is recognized as a pioneer in enterprise blockchain, being a co-author of the first IBM blockchain for government methodology and helped define the official government blockchain strategy of Dubai.

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Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose is the lead author of Citi’s GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series – the first edition has had more than 250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is the Global Head of Future of Finance in Citi Research. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from the University of London and is a CFA charter holder.

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav Dhar is the CEO of the Payments Solution Provider Marshal in Dubai. Gaurav has been working at Marshal for over 19 years now He strives to continually be on the frontier of building FinTech ecosystems and solutions. His personal time is spent on working with and investing directly in innovators, with a view to the future of Fintech both locally and globally via his cache of relationships which include VCs, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups and Angel Syndicates. In his position as a board member of the MENA FinTech Association and several advisory positions to international family offices, start-ups, and funds, he looks to grow the relationships within the FinTech and start-up ecosystem to contribute towards the education of budding disruptors and eventually the growth of economies and the job market where possible in the MEA Region and abroad.

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