Tag: unbanked population

Latest Global Findex Survey: Share of Adult Population with a Bank Account Now 76% — 1.4 Billion Adults Still Unbanked

Between 2011 and 2021, the share of the world’s adult population that had bank accounts rose from 51% to 76%, the findings of the latest World Bank Global Financial Index survey have shown. About 1.4 billion adults are, however, still unbanked,......

Defi Losing Track of Its Core Vision as It Gradually Resembles the Very Idea It Aspired to Change

As defi continues to expand, it risks embracing the very ideology it initially sought to reject as the primary beneficiaries of this new financing paradigm are those who already own digital assets. Replacing Intermediaries Doesn’t Directly Improve Finance When it comes......

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to Unveil Country’s CBDC

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to formally launch the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) on October 25, 2021. High-Level Endorsement of the CBDC According to a statement released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the formal event......