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Lagos, Nigeria (Nupo Deyon Daniel/Unsplash)
Nigeria to Recognize Crypto as Investment Capital: Report
A proposed bill will lay out crypto supervisory powers of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the country's securities regulator, an official has said.
Lagos, Nigeria (Nupo Deyon Daniel/Unsplash)

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Decentralized Systems of Identity and Owning Your Own Data
The ecosystem of digital identity and how important viable decentralized identifiers are for the Web3 space.
Money Reimagined Podcast Cover

Nigeria wants to take advantage of the virtual economy (Emmanuel Ikwuegbu/Unsplash)
Nigeria Plans to Create a Virtual Free Zone With Binance Crypto Exchange
The west African country wants to create something similar to Dubai’s digital city.
Nigeria wants to take advantage of the virtual economy (Emmanuel Ikwuegbu/Unsplash)

CDCROP: eNaira wallet registration page (CoinDesk)
Nigeria's CBDC eNaira Used for Nearly $10M Worth of Transactions Since October
The eNaira app has been downloaded 840,000 times and has 270,000 active wallets
CDCROP: eNaira wallet registration page (CoinDesk)

Lagos, Nigeria (Nupo Deyon Daniel/Unsplash)
Nigeria’s SEC Affirms All Digital Assets Are Securities in New Rulebook
Rules look to clarify crypto’s role in the economy by providing a regulatory framework.
Lagos, Nigeria (Nupo Deyon Daniel/Unsplash)

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Don’t Blame Crypto for Corruption
An IMF study suggesting crypto is facilitating corruption is off target.
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Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation at 2019 Consensus (CoinDesk archives)
Book Excerpt: 3 Stories of Bitcoin Changing Lives Outside the 'Dollar Bubble'
Alex Gladstein describes how Bitcoin offered entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Sudan and Ethiopia a much-needed, financial resource for helping their families and communities throughout their countries.
Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation at 2019 Consensus (CoinDesk archives)

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Most Influential 2021: Ray Youssef
Peer-to-peer bitcoin trading is a powerful force.
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Tanzania Plans to Launch CBDC After eNaira Launch: Report
The country’s central bank has reportedly begun preparations for its own CBDC.
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Nigerian Payments App Reportedly Suspending Operations Due to Government Crackdown on Crypto
Payments platform KurePay plans to suspend services to Nigerian users starting in 2022.
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