Will the Crypto winter cool the Middle East?

Date June 28, 2022, 9:00 am

ABANA and the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative are pleased to host a conversation on cryptocurrency – its landscape, challenges, risks and opportunities – with Dante Disparte, the CSO & Head of Global Policy at Circle; Craig Lund, Chief Operating Officer of MidChains; Gokce Ozcan, a Partner at Oliver Wyman Financial Services; Samir Satchu, the Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Expansion at BitOasis; and moderated by Michael Greenwald, Global Lead, Digital Assets at Amazon Web Services. With the recent crash in cryptocurrencies, our panelists will explore the impact on the Middle East and the wider investment landscape.

This is the last webinar in a joint event series that serves to shed light on the changing FinTech landscape in the MENA region, through identifying challenges and opportunities, and exploring policy recommendations. It will feature Anthony Hussain, FinTech Investment Banking Specialist in Blockchain & DeFi Protocols at seriesOne and Racha Helwa the director of the empowerME Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East for opening and closing remarks.

Tuesday, June 28
9 am EDT | 5 pm GST

Zoom Registration Link


Dante Disparte

Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Policy

Samir Satchu

Senior VP – Public Policy & Expansion