Tag: Emerging Markets

CBDC Ensures Nigeria Remains Competitive in Increasingly Digital World — Central Bank Governor

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has insisted the recently introduced e-naira digital currency can potentially boost trade and investment activities in the country. He added the digital currency “would be necessary in the future to ensure Nigeria......

Crypto and Blockchain Firms Constitute 16% of UAE Free Zone’s Record Q1 Company Registrations

Crypto and blockchain firms constituted 16% of the 655 new company registrations that were recorded in Q1 of 2022, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has said. The surge in crypto-related registrations also coincided with a quarterly period in which the......

Ghana Central Bank Reiterates Warning Against Practice of Pricing Goods in Forex

The Bank of Ghana has warned businesses and the public against the practice of demanding or making payments in foreign currency without its authorization. The central bank’s warning comes just over a month after Ghana’s currency was rated the worst performing......

Ghana CBDC Development: New Central Bank Document Outlines Key Motivations for Issuing the Digital Currency

In a recently released document, the Bank of Ghana (BOG) outlines some of its key reasons for developing the central bank digital currency (CBDC). Also, in the document, the bank’s governor insists the institution is open to suggestions that will help......

UAE Venture Capital Firm Launches $100 Million Seed Fund for Blockchain and Crypto Projects

Cypher Capital, a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based venture capital (VC) firm, has announced the launch of a $100 million seed fund that will primarily avail funding to decentralized finance (defi), gamefi, and metaverse projects. Mentoring of Entrepreneurs A United Arab Emirates......

Kenyans Lost $120 Million to Cryptocurrency Scams in the Past Financial Year — Government Official

Kenyans are believed to have lost as much as $120 million to cryptocurrency scammers in the last financial year, a government official has said. The official, however, suggested the number of Kenyans losing funds this way can be reduced if the......

Islamic Scholar Says Digital Currency is Not a ‘Fictitious Currency’

An Islamic scholar, Irshad Ahmad Ijaz, has asserted that digital currency is not fake currency and that it should be legitimized once certain conditions are met. Ijaz’s viewpoint is echoed by other scholars that attended a seminar examining the status of......

President of Central Bank of Peru Criticizes Crypto, Citing Lack of Intrinsic Value and Climate Change

Julio Velarde, the president of the Central Bank of Peru, attacked the value of cryptocurrencies and referred to negative effects they are said to have on the environment. In a recent interview with local media, Velarde said the Bank did not......

Bitso Expands to Colombia Amidst Growing Cryptocurrency Adoption in the Country

Bitso, a Mexico-based cryptocurrency exchange, is expanding and strengthening its push into the Colombian market in the midst of growing interest in these new technologies in the country. Bitso has appointed Emilio Pardo as a new country manager, to debut the......