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Luno Africa Says Customers and Operations Not Affected by Turmoil at Genesis Capital – Exchanges Bitcoin News

Just days after reassuring concerned customers, Marius Reitz, the general manager of crypto exchange Luno Africa, recently reiterated the company has not been impacted by Genesis Capital’s decision to pause withdrawals. He added Luno customers still have access to funds in the savings wallet despite its lending partner’s decision to

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IMF calls for tighter crypto regulation in Africa as the industry unfolds

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is calling for increased regulation of Africa's crypto markets, one of the fastest-growing markets in the world, the global institution blog reported on Nov. 22. Among the reasons why countries in the region should embrace regulation, the monetary fund cited the collapse of FTX and its

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Better Regulation of Africa’s Growing Crypto Market Urgently Needed – Africa Bitcoin News

A well-regulated African cryptocurrency market is needed in order to protect users as well as help countries stop bad actors from using digital assets to circumvent capital controls, the latest post on the IMF blog has said. The blog post reiterated the IMF’s belief that risks to a country are

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LBank Labs Establishes Blockchain and Crypto Investment Fund to Support the Development of Web3 in Africa – Press release Bitcoin News

press release PRESS RELEASE. Internet City, Dubai, Nov. 11th, 2022 — Blockchain Crypto Investment Group, LBank Labs, announces the establishment of their new crypto investment fund targeted towards web3 development in Africa. LBank Labs plans to establish a series of regional development funds, including regions such as Korea, South East

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Nigerian Currency Gains Versus US Dollar Days After Tapping All-Time Low – Africa Bitcoin News

Just a few days after plummeting to its worst exchange rate against the U.S. dollar ever, the Nigerian currency was trading at around 820 units for every dollar on Nov. 8, a report has said. An economist has suggested that the Central Bank of Nigeria’s controversial currency plan is unlikely

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Middle East, Asia and Africa blockchain association launches in Abu Dhabi

A new blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused association has been launched within Abu Dhabi's free economic zone that aims to further the development of blockchain and crypto ecosystems across the Middle Eastern, North Africa, and Asian regions.The Middle East, Africa & Asia Crypto & Blockchain Association (MEAACBA) was officially launched on Nov.

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Zimbabwe Proceeding With Digital Currency Plans, Central Bank Undeterred By Slow Adoption of Nigerian CBDC – Africa Bitcoin News

Undeterred by the reported slow adoption of the Nigerian central bank digital currency, the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Innocent Matshe recently said his institution will proceed with plans to launch its own digital currency. In addition to sending a team to learn from the Central Bank

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South Africa Retailer Pick n Pay Now Accepts Payment in Bitcoin at 39 Outlets – Africa Bitcoin News

Pick n Pay, the South African retailer, has revealed that some of its grocery stores are now accepting bitcoin payments. To ensure payments are affordable, Pick n Pay reportedly uses the Bitcoin Lightning Network which is said to be suitable for “high volume, low-value transactions.” 2017 Trial Served as Proof of

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Africa Focused Crypto Exchange Yellow Card Granted VASPs License in Botswana – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

Yellow Card, an Africa-focused cryptocurrency exchange platform, recently said it has received a virtual asset service provider (VASP) license to operate in Botswana. Granted by the country’s Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority, Yellow Card’s license allows the crypto exchange to bolster its operations on the continent. Working With Regulators The Africa-focused cryptocurrency

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