Bybit Moves HQ to Dubai World Trade Center

Bybit’s to Dubai’s World Trade Center reflects the growing importance of the city in the crypto industry.

Bybit CEO shaking hands with a Dubai official in the desert.
  • Bybit officially establishes its headquarters in the Dubai World Trade Center.
  • The move highlights the company’s dedication to fostering the MENA region’s crypto community.
  • Dubai hopes to attract blockchain companies with its crypto-friendly policies.  

As the crypto industry expands globally, major players want to tap into new markets. One major crypto exchange took a drastic step to help it cement its place in the emerging Middle Eastern market. 

Bybit, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, has announced moving its headquarters to the Dubai World Trade Center on Tuesday, April 17.

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This strategic relocation reflects the company’s commitment to the region. In fact, Bybit is the second-largest crypto exchange by trading volume in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, CEO Ben Zhou said. 

“In less than a year, our diverse teams from across the world have achieved $33.5b in trading volume in MENA,” Zhou said. ‘We are on track to double that in 2023,” he added. 

Dubai Aims to Become a Regional Crypto Capital

Bybit’s relocation to the Dubai World Trade Center also aligns with the UAE’s vision of becoming a leading crypto hub

The country has been actively fostering an environment conducive to the growth of blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses, especially in its largest city, Dubai. 

Dubai’s support for digital innovation and the development of its regulatory framework makes it an attractive destination for companies like Bybit. 

On the Flipside

  • Bybit’s move to Dubai could face challenges, such as adapting to local regulations and navigating the MENA crypto market. 
  • Despite its ambitions to become a blockchain hub, Dubai banned all privacy-focused cryptos in February. This impacted popular cryptos like Monero. 

Why You Should Care

Bybit’s relocation to Dubai highlights the growing importance of the MENA region for the future of crypto. 

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David Marsanic is a journalist for DailyCoin who covers the intersection of crypto, traditional finance, and government. He focuses on institutionalized crypto entities like major cryptocurrency exchanges and Solana, breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand writing. David's prior experience as a business journalist at various crypto and traditional news sites has enabled him to maintain a critical approach to news while adhering to high journalistic integrity standards.