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Saqr Ereiqat - Why Dubai Has Become The Global Hub For The Crypto Industry

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Co-Founder of Crypto Oasis Ventures & Riddermark

“The significance of blockchain lies in its inherent transparency, trust and immutability.”

On today’s livestream I’ll be taking a deep dive into web3 innovation and investment with a man who is best described as a trailblazer in enterprise blockchain, firm in his belief that Dubai is fast becoming the global hub for cryptocurrency and blockchain development.

Saqr Ereiqat is a visionary entrepreneur and business leader who is reshaping the digital landscape with his pioneering ventures. He is the co-founder of both Crypto Oasis – a blockchain ecosystem focused on talent, capital, and infrastructure and Riddermark – a boutique advisory firm that invests and grows fintech, blockchain, healthtech, and govtech solutions.


Saqr’s illustrious career spans over thirteen years at IBM in the Middle East and Africa, where he served as the former Head of Public Sector Consultancy in Dubai.

During that time, Saqr played a pivotal role in shaping the official government blockchain strategy of Dubai, and his contributions included co-authoring the first IBM blockchain for government methodology, setting the stage for mass adoption in the public sector.

Saqr also led transformative projects in 23 countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, collaborating with esteemed clients such as DHL, Shell, Airtel, and Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA).

His expertise also extended to the healthcare sector, where he advised major hospital conglomerates and facilitated the establishment of the National Health Lab for Emerging Technology for the Saudi Arabian Government.

Fast forward to today and Saqr has led Crypto Oasis Ventures to become the fastest growing blockchain ecosystem globally. With over 1,800 organisations identified, Crypto Oasis fosters innovation and collaboration across various sectors, including finance, healthcare, and government.

It is in this burgeoning environment that Saqr has found his home, as his commitment to driving the industry forward is based on his belief that blockchain can revolutionise virtually every industry it touches and drive the world forward to a more prosperous future.

Crypto Oasis Ventures is not just a platform for investment; it is a catalyst for change in the blockchain industry. With a focus on transparency, trust, and immutability, the ecosystem embodies the core values of blockchain technology. Saqr’s vision for Crypto Oasis Ventures is to be the leading players in the game and help create the market leaders of tomorrow.

Saqr believes that the UAE is sat at the top table, with Dubai in particular the beating heart, as an unofficial capital of innovation in the region. To that end, Saqr is supporting initiatives at the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), the Arab Youth Center, and the Founder Institute, while being wholly committed to nurturing the next generation of blockchain leaders.

Saqr is a genuine expert and someone who is playing a major role in the blockchain industry. And with that, his visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to driving change is helping shape the future of this foundational technology.

Make sure you join us as we explore the limitless possibilities of blockchain and the transformative impact it will have on the world.

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  1. Is Dubai the #1 city in crypto
  2. Dubai vs the West
  3. Does technology make democracy obsolete
  4. Dubai is a product of bold visions
  5. The principles of Dubai
  6. What is Crypto Oasis
  7. The profile of the successful founder
  8. Education is at the heart of everything
  9. Gamming will be the trojan horse of crypto
  10. Blockchain has the possibility to change the world
  11. Everyone should own Bitcoin
  12. Digital property rights and the blockchain
  13. The dangers of Artificial Intelligence
  14. Next 10 years for Saqr
  15. Learn how to get things done

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