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Dubai Enforces Nov. 17 Deadline for Crypto Licensing

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Dubai's Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) is taking a proactive stance in the rapidly evolving virtual asset market. By setting a clear deadline for crypto-related businesses to obtain licenses, VARA aims to ensure the security of the market and protect investors. The November 17, 2023, deadline serves as a final call, emphasizing the urgency for digital asset service providers (VASPs) within Dubai's jurisdiction to complete the necessary licensing process promptly. Failure to comply within the specified timeframe could result in severe regulatory consequences.


VARA's unwavering commitment to transparency and robustness in the virtual asset ecosystem is evident in its comprehensive regulatory framework and rigorous enforcement measures. The authority has actively engaged with legacy firms, fostering an environment where over a thousand businesses are eager to align with Dubai's pioneering regulatory standards. This proactive approach ensures that Dubai remains at the forefront of financial innovation and security in the virtual asset market. The clear message to businesses is to act swiftly to secure their licenses, as VARA's stance on enforcement remains firm as the deadline approaches.