VICTORIA, Seychelles, July 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Bitget, top crypto derivatives and copy trading platform, has unveiled its expansion plans into the Middle East region. This will involve hiring 60 new staff members as part of the exchange’s overall global scaling strategy, which entails the advancement of crypto penetration and adoption across new audiences.
Bitget is preparing to launch representative initiatives in the Middle East, considering the region’s attractiveness as a prime hotbed of crypto activity. Among the countries the exchange is intending to explore are Bahrain and the UAE, including such as the crypto-friendly emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Ras Al Khaimah. The expansion foresees the setting up regional headquarter, as well as the recruitment of new team members who will be assigned various mid-office and back-office functions.
Recent statistical data on MENA region crypto adoption indicates that it is home to the fastest-growing cryptocurrency industry, taking up a 9.2% share of global transactions in the period from 2021 to 2022. The UAE alone experienced 400% growth in the number of registered crypto businesses between 2020 and 2022, leading to a surge in global digital asset trading, accounting for 10% of global volume. In addition, the region saw a 300% increase in blockchain-related educational programs and accounts for as much as 8% of all mining hash rates.
“We hope to scale our Middle East team rapidly to support business growth, with between 30 to 60 hires over the next 2 years or more across the Middle East region. New team members will include various mid-office and back-office functions. We may consider selecting Dubai as an operational hub for the Middle East market. This move is not just about business, it is about our core values, which rest on advancing blockchain and crypto adoption worldwide,” as Gracy Chen, Managing Director of Bitget, commented on the announcement.
Bitget has already begun exploring license applications in order to operate in target Middle East markets. Gaining proper licenses and regulatory approval is a top priority to support expansion and allow the company to open regional offices.
Bitget has been scaling its operational reach globally in recent months, including the registration as VASP (Virtual Asset Service Provider) in Poland and similar crypto registration in Lithuania. The new expansion plan in the Middle East region comes on the heels of Bitget’s launch in Turkey earlier this year, which now boasts a full localization including its Turkish website, Bitget TR, to provide localized services for users in Turkey.
Established in 2018, Bitget is the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange that offers Copy Trading services as one of its key features. Serving over 8 million users in more than 100 countries and regions, the exchange is committed to helping users trade smarter by providing a secure, one-stop trading solution. Bitget inspires individuals to embrace crypto through collaborations with credible partners, including legendary Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi and official eSports events organizer PGL.