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Deribit Receives Regulatory Approval in Dubai and Relocates Headquarters

Deribit Receives Regulatory Approval in Dubai and Relocates Headquarters

Deribit, a leading player in the crypto derivatives market, has achieved a significant milestone by securing a conditional Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) license from Dubai's Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA).

This marks a groundbreaking development as Deribit becomes the first crypto derivatives exchange to obtain regulatory approval in Dubai.

The VASP license encompasses both spot and derivatives trading activities, subject to the fulfillment of specific conditions and final operational approval, anticipated to be completed soon.

In tandem with obtaining regulatory approval, Deribit is embarking on a strategic relocation of its global headquarters to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This move underscores Deribit’s commitment to expanding its presence in the region and catering to the burgeoning demand from institutional investors seeking exposure to digital assets.

Meanwhile, retail services will remain accessible through Deribit’s established broker affiliate in Panama, ensuring continuity of services for retail investors.

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As part of its leadership transition, Luuk Strijers, the current chief commercial officer, has been appointed as the new CEO of Deribit. Alongside Strijers, industry veterans Dennis Dijkstra, former CEO of Flow Traders, and Willem Meijer, will assume roles as non-executive directors.

Their wealth of experience and strategic insights are expected to fortify Deribit’s long-term growth strategy and consolidate its position as a leading player in the crypto derivatives market.

Alexander Stefanov

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