Nigerian central bank to launch digital currency within days – governor

ABUJA, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will launch the eNaira, its digital currency, in a couple of days from now, Governor Godwin Emefiele told a conference on Thursday.He said this would make Nigeria “one of the first countries in Africa, and indeed the globe, to adopt the digitisation of its national currency”.The CBN had announced plans to launch its own digital currency this year after Nigeria barred banks and financial institutions from dealing in or facilitating transactions in cryptocurrencies in February.Emefiele had previously said the eNaira would operate as a wallet against which …
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