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Ghana set to catch up to Nigeria and Kenya in terms of crypto adoption: Chainalysis

As emerging markets take the lead in crypto adoption, Ghana, a country located in West Africa, may soon catch up to other African countries regarding cryptocurrency use. In a report released by blockchain analytics platform Chainalysis, researchers found that Ghana has the potential to achieve crypto adoption levels similar to Kenya

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Legal Experts Say Nigeria in Need of ‘Clear-Cut Guidelines’ for Crypto Industry – Regulation Bitcoin News

Authorities in Nigeria have been told to consider upgrading the country’s cryptocurrency regulatory guidelines because current regulations are not consistent with the realities on the ground. According to legal experts, the growing interest in cryptocurrencies by Nigerians means the country needs to have “clear-cut guidelines” for the industry. Nigerians Continue to

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Nigeria, Binance in early-stage talks for crypto-friendly economic zone

The Nigerian government has held a preliminary meeting with crypto exchange Binance to potentially establish a special economic zone aimed at supporting crypto and blockchain-related businesses.According to a Sept. 2 post from the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), the authority has held preliminary talks with Binance and technology infrastructure

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Nigeria aims for millions of new eNaira users as it increases features, targets unbanked

The eNaira, Nigeria’s central bank digital currency (CBDC), will enter the second phase of its expansion with new technology to beef up its user base, Nigerian Central Bank governor Godwin Emefiele said Thursday, speaking at the 2022 eNaira Hackathon in Abuja. The eNaira, Africa’s first CBDC, was launched in October

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Nigeria Leads Africa in Regulating Digital Asset Space — Securities Regulator – Regulation Bitcoin News

Nigeria has taken the lead in regulating digital assets in Africa, and is one of the countries looking keenly into governing the digital asset space, an executive director with the country’s securities regulator has said. The director also made clarifications on the different regulatory roles played by the central bank

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CBDC Ensures Nigeria Remains Competitive in Increasingly Digital World — Central Bank Governor – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has insisted the recently introduced e-naira digital currency can potentially boost trade and investment activities in the country. He added the digital currency “would be necessary in the future to ensure Nigeria is competitive as the world becomes increasingly digital.” CBDC Gateway

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Nigeria upgrades CBDC as crypto restrictions cripple fintech industry

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is moving ahead with plans to upgrade the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) to be used on a wider range of goods and services. It is also maintaining harsh crypto restrictions that cripple the country's fintech sector.The CBN Branch Controller Bariboloka Koyor spoke

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Lack of proper financial services boosts crypto ownership in Nigeria, says report

A new study has revealed staggering growth in crypto adoption across Nigeria, fueled by limited access to affordable fiat-based financial services in Africa. Crypto exchange KuCoin’s “Into the Cryptoverse Report” highlights that many Nigerian citizens have started using cryptocurrencies as a viable alternative to store and transfer assets. According to the

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