Nigeria Considers Crypto Crackdown Amidst Currency Woes: Exchanges in Regulatory Crosshairs 🚨 🇳🇬 ₿

Nigeria Considers Crypto Crackdown Amidst Currency Woes: Exchanges in Regulatory Crosshairs 🚨 🇳🇬 ₿

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As Nigeria grapples with a currency crisis, the government eyes a fresh crypto crackdown, calling for measures against major exchanges like Binance, OctaFX, Coinbase, Kraken, and FXTM. The move, driven by concerns of currency manipulation and money laundering, raises questions about the future of cryptocurrency in the country.

Amidst Nigeria's ongoing currency challenges, the government is reportedly considering a crackdown on major crypto exchanges. The Special Adviser to the President, Bayo Onanuga, has urged the central bank and the EFCC to rein in crypto industry players, singling out platforms like Binance, Kucoin, and Bybit. This follows recent measures by the NCC allegedly instructing telecom operators to interfere with the operations of these exchanges. The government attributes the move to concerns that digital currency exchanges have been weaponized for activities undermining the naira's strength against the dollar. As authorities join forces to address currency racketeering, crypto platforms find themselves navigating regulatory uncertainties. Binance, a key player in Nigeria's crypto scene, has already implemented restrictions on peer-to-peer transactions to protect users and prevent abuse. The situation reflects a complex relationship between Nigerian authorities and the burgeoning crypto industry, raising questions about the future regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies in the country. 🇳🇬💱🔍 


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