Nigerian public and law enforcement agencies have been urged to “stop the demonization” of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. According to an association that advocates for the risk-based regulation of the crypto industry, financial institutions should not use a Nigerian central bank directive as basis for denying service to industry players. Risk-Based Regulation of Crypto […]

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Three African countries — namely Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the Republic of Congo — are reportedly planning to adopt cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions powered by The Open Network (TON). Separately, Cameroon is considering issuing a national stablecoin that is based on the same blockchain network. Phased Adoption of the Solutions The […]

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Crypto and blockchain firms constituted 16% of the 655 new company registrations that were recorded in Q1 of 2022, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has said. The surge in crypto-related registrations also coincided with a quarterly period in which the DMCC is reported to have recorded its “highest Q1 performance” since inception. Rise in […]

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An average of 54% of survey respondents from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said they believe cryptocurrency should be used as currency. Still, a significant proportion of the respective countries’ respondents believe certain obstacles are stopping cryptocurrencies from going mainstream. Crypto as Currency According to the findings of a study by Checkout.com, […]

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The Bank of Ghana has warned businesses and the public against the practice of demanding or making payments in foreign currency without its authorization. The central bank’s warning comes just over a month after Ghana’s currency was rated the worst performing among Africa’s top currencies. Violators Face Possible Prison Time The Ghanaian central bank has […]

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According to Patrick Njoroge, the governor of the Kenyan central bank, the significant number of non-smartphones that are in use in Kenya means launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC) now may be premature and could lead to many citizens being financially excluded. Central Bank Mulls Delaying CBDC Rollout The governor of the Central Bank […]

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Cypher Capital, a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based venture capital (VC) firm, has announced the launch of a $100 million seed fund that will primarily avail funding to decentralized finance (defi), gamefi, and metaverse projects. Mentoring of Entrepreneurs A United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based venture capital firm, Cypher Capital, recently announced it has launched a $100 million […]

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The Kenyan central bank governor has once again told Kenyans to be wary of the risks that are associated with cryptocurrency transactions and trading. The governor also warned financial institutions supporting cryptocurrency transactions that they risk losing their licenses. Crypto Trading Beneficial to a Few The governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Patrick […]

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The new decree that makes official the recently announced Venezuelan minimum monthly wage rise has been revealed in the Official Gazette, with no mention of its supposed peg to the petro, the national cryptocurrency. The law published mentions that the wage will be 130 VES, using the national fiat currency as a unit of account, […]

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More than three-quarters of Saudi Arabian residents are aware of cryptocurrencies, a new Yougov survey has found. However, the study also found that only 18% of those surveyed are presently buying and selling cryptocurrencies. Easy Accessibility of Virtual Coins According to the findings of a Yougov survey, about 77% of Saudi Arabian residents are aware […]

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