Nigerians had been warned via the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) towards the usage of cryptocurrencies since the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does no longer acknowledge them as reliable forex, native information outlet Business Post Nigeria reported the day prior to this, March 23.
Business Post Nigeria notes that this isn’t the primary caution towards cryptocurrencies, as “various government agencies in Nigeria have cautioned citizens on the new form of money.”
Adikwu Igoche, an government on the Research Department on the NDIC, mentioned that virtual currencies weren’t licensed via the CBN and have been thus no longer “insured by the NDIC.”
During an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the 29th Enugu International Trade Fair on Friday, March 23, Igoche mentioned that since virtual currencies are “not backed by any physical commodity, such as gold or precious stone, they do not belong in the category of currencies or coins issued by the CNB or the central bank of any other country.”
Igoche famous that Nigerian voters must simplest use monetary establishments which are “insured by NDIC,” denoted via a decal of their bodily places. Igoche added that the NDIC had a stand on the honest to lend a hand Nigerians with what to do if their financial institution has been closed.
Countries far and wide the arena had been issuing warnings to customers about making an investment in cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), from the European Union to the United Arab Emirates.
In October of closing 12 months, Cointelegraph reported that the Nigerian executive used to be actively interacting with a number of Blockchain organizations and startups to broaden the generation within the nation.