Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency platform, has joined Aliança Portuguesa de Blockchain, a non-profit association that includes, among other companies, Microsoft, Vodafone, BBVA, Everis and more than 20 major law firms operating in Portugal.
For Binance, “Portugal is a technology hub for all of Europe and we want to contribute to the development of this cutting-edge ecosystem”, reads the statement sent to Negócios.
In the same document, Alberto Ortiz, Country Head of Binance from Iberia, assures that the company is determined “to invest in Portugal, a local talent and blockchain promoter launched by Portuguese entrepreneurs”. Rui, president of Aliança Portuguesa de Blockchain, guarantees in the same press release that the organization is ready to “introduce all the ‘stakeholders’ of the local blockchain market to Binance and also to collaborate with them in the launch of some blockchain training programs and crypto”.
With the entry into this platform of the alliance that has great sharks in the Portuguese market, Binance will start immediately and in the near future to “training programs in blockchain and crypto, hand in hand with the Portuguese Blockchain Alliance and the most prestigious Universities and Business Schools in the Country”.
It should be remembered that the most outstanding Portuguese academic institutions are associated with this organization, such as the Catholic University, the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG) and the Universidade Noba de Lisboa.
In taking this step, Binance will do an interview with its CEO Zhao, who at the end of last year assured, that “that we will expand a very brief interview”.
“We would love to physically establish ourselves here, to have a local presence and licenses. We want to offer ours locally and have a local currency.
This positioning occurs at a time when the platform is looking for its headquarters worldwide. Whether Portugal can be a possibility is something that Binance does not reveal. The international press has, however, pointed to Dubai as CZ’s choice, as the CEO recently bought his first home in the region, justifying that it is “crypto-friendly”.