BlockQuake regulated crypto exchange sets sights on MENA with UAE appointment

BlockQuake, regulated crypto exchange has set its sights on the MENA region. It has appointed Faris Al Tahtamooni, a dynamic, influential, and highly resourceful business & marketing advisor within the UAE and greater GCC areas, as an advisor to its board.

With his proactive and forward-thinking views around cryptocurrencies and blockchain, Al Tahtamooni will work closely with BlockQuake to create relationships and synergies with regional businesses to further utilize the crypto and blockchain footprint and assist retail and institutional traders in using the BlockQuake regulated crypto Exchange for global payment rails, tokenized real estate projects and more.

“Faris clearly sees the value for cryptocurrencies and blockchain for the future of finance and business within the UAE and greater GCC areas and understands how this industry can speed up payments in and out of the region,” said Antonio Brasse, CEO and Co-Founder of BlockQuake. “He has a network of business relationships looking to utilize the crypto and blockchain space, and it is through BlockQuake’s relationship with Faris that mutually beneficial synergies can be created.”

Al Tahtamooni, former Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships for The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, will assist the BlockQuake team in navigating the cultural and regulatory landscapes and prepare the company to make a smooth transition into the middle east region.

“Working with BlockQuake is an exciting opportunity,” said Al Tahtamooni. “Their global reach and compliance and regulatory-driven platform offers tremendous value. Being an enthusiast in exploring evolutionary eras within the fintech and cryptocurrency domains, I look forward to the challenges ahead, getting people to the table and helping them understand the opportunities BlockQuake has to offer.”   

Al Tahtamooni held several senior positions within the United Arab Emirates royal family offices. He has also been appointed as business and financial advisor to the board of multiple establishments operating in the fintech, investment, blockchain and edtech domains. Al Tahtamooni is currently a member of the Advisory Board on Sir Anthony Ritossa’s Global Family Office Investment Summits.

Blockquake launched its regulated crypto and digital assets exchange in 2021.

Blockquake crypto exchange is one of many exchanges interested in the MENA region taking UAE as a base, Binance, Kraken, CoinMENA and others have been seeking to get regulated in the UAE.

This seems to becoming more possible as the UAE opens its friendly regulations to the crypto ecosystem. Most recently UAE Securities and Commodities Authority announced it had finalized its crypto regulatory consultations edging towards their issuance soon in mainland UAE. In addition DIFC ( Dubai International Financial Center) regulatory arm has released a consultation paper on cryptocurrencies.

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