Advancing Cryptocurrency use in the Middle East

IBB supports the use of cryptocurrencies, encrypted messaging services, and online privacy protection. We believe encouraging their use can not only help protect and support the free exchange of ideas, they will empower women and minorities, promote entrepreneurship, and provide banking to the unbanked throughout the Middle East.

Download the Little Bitcoin Book

Translated into Arabic by Ideas Beyond Borders, The Little Bitcoin Book tells the story of what’s wrong with money today, and why Bitcoin was invented to provide an alternative to the current system. It describes in simple terms what Bitcoin is, how it works, why it’s valuable, and how it affects individual freedom and opportunities of people everywhere — from Nigeria to the Philippines to Venezuela to the United States. This book also includes a Q & A section with some of the most frequently asked questions about Bitcoin.

Download the free Arabic version today!



Ideas Beyond Borders (IBB) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that translates books, articles, videos, and audiobooks about human rights, critical thinking, and science into Arabic. We distribute this content for free via our online distribution platform, Bayt Al Hikma 2.0, and our robust social media channels to make inaccessible content accessible to Arabic speakers world wide. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

IBB partners with companies in the space with an interest in promoting active use cases for cryptocurrency, especially among influencers in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon and more. Activities include:

  • Social media campaign featuring five short, engaging videos in Arabic, including:

    • What is Cryptocurrency?

    • How to Open a Wallet

    • Communicating Safely

    • Best Practice VPN Strategies

    • Using Exchanges to Make Use of Your Cryptocurrency

  • Digital “hands-on” workshops providing practical experience in using cryptocurrency, one for activists and a second for business owners


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Individual donor opportunities

  • $25,000 Create five high-quality Arabic-language videos about using Bitcoin and defeating censors. 250,000 views per video.

  • $10,000 Provide 100 activists with a Bitcoin wallet and balance. 

  • $5,000 Translate a book, such as J.S. Mill’s On Liberty or Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now.

  • $2,500 Support Middle East activists. Help a satirist critical of authoritarians spread their work or a journalist provide media literacy education.

  • $1,000 Sponsor a translator and enable IBB to share new content about human rights, freedom, and economic opportunity.