SEC Proposes ₦1 Billion Capital Requirement for Virtual Asset Companies 🇳🇬

SEC Proposes ₦1 Billion Capital Requirement for Virtual Asset Companies 🇳🇬

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Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposes a substantial increase in the minimum paid-up capital for virtual asset service providers (VASPs) to ₦1 billion, aiming to reshape the crypto landscape.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria has proposed a significant hike in the minimum paid-up capital for virtual asset service providers (VASPs) from ₦500 million to ₦1 billion, indicating a shift towards a more stringent regulatory framework in the cryptocurrency sector. If implemented, this move could potentially reshape the landscape of crypto businesses in Nigeria, favoring larger, well-capitalized companies while posing challenges for smaller, local players. Additionally, the proposal includes requirements for a fidelity bond covering at least 25% of the minimum paid-up capital, along with additional documentation for registration, reflecting the SEC's aim to ensure orderly and transparent market operations in the crypto sphere. 📈💼


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