Category: Central Bank

‘Cryptocurrency is not legitimate money,’ says Nigeria’s central bank governor

‘Cryptocurrency is not legitimate money,’ says Nigeria’s central bank governor

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has defended the apex bank’s decision to ban banks from servicing cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. Appearing before a joint Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions; ICT and Cybercrime; and Capital Market, Emefiele remarked that the CBN ban was in the best interest […]

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Russia’s regulatory sandbox and the implementation of blockchain tech

Russia’s regulatory sandbox and the implementation of blockchain tech

The main challenge companies face when testing and implementing innovative technologies is the need to amend existing legislation. Developing and testing new products based on distributed ledger technology requires special conditions that are often inconsistent with existing regulations. The solution to this problem would be the introduction of a special “regulatory sandbox” regime. It means […]

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