Revisiting CBN's Ban On Cryptocurrency Transactions

On February 5, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released a circular addressed to banks and other financial institutions with the directive that transactions in cryptocurrencies and facilitating payment for cryptocurrency exchanges were prohibited. The CBN further instructed all banks and other financial institutions to identify individuals or entities that transact in cryptocurrency or operate cryptocurrency exchanges and close their accounts. That CBN letter elicited varied reactions from the Nigerian public with many expressing concern about the potential negative effect it could have on th…

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