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Kenyan Central Bank Raises Key Rate by 75 Basis Points
Kenyan Central Bank Raises Key Rate by 75 Basis Points
Binance Resumes Offering Futures Trading Products to South African Users
Binance Resumes Offering Futures Trading Products to South African Users
Report: Financial Services Giant Old Mutual Appointed Manager of South African Stablecoin Project's Cash Reserves
Report: Financial Services Giant Old Mutual Appointed Manager of South African Stablecoin Project's Cash Reserves
Dubai Luxury Hotel Palazzo Versace Allows Guests to Pay in Crypto
Dubai Luxury Hotel Palazzo Versace Allows Guests to Pay in Crypto
IMF Bailout Approval Helps Zambian Kwacha Take the Russian Ruble's Position as World's Best Performing Currency
IMF Bailout Approval Helps Zambian Kwacha Take the Russian Ruble's Position as World's Best Performing Currency
Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino States Salvadoran Bitcoin Bonds to Be Further Delayed
Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino States Salvadoran Bitcoin Bonds to Be Further Delayed
Bitcoin Beach to Receive More Than $203 Million in Infrastructure Investments in El Salvador
Bitcoin Beach to Receive More Than $203 Million in Infrastructure Investments in El Salvador
Report: East African Single Currency Unlikely to Be Introduced by 2024
Report: East African Single Currency Unlikely to Be Introduced by 2024
Nigerian BTC Peer-to-Peer Volumes Nearly $400M in H1 of 2022 — Significant Growth in Kenya and Ghana Volumes
Nigerian BTC Peer-to-Peer Volumes Nearly $400M in H1 of 2022 — Significant Growth in Kenya and Ghana Volumes
Report: Nigerian Central Bank Targets Tenfold Increase in Number of CBDC Users, Governor Says Use of Cash Will 'Dissipate to Zero'
Report: Nigerian Central Bank Targets Tenfold Increase in Number of CBDC Users, Governor Says Use of Cash Will 'Dissipate to Zero'
Qatari National Blockchain Blueprint Spotlights Benefits of the Technology to Country's Economy
Qatari National Blockchain Blueprint Spotlights Benefits of the Technology to Country's Economy
Report: Nigerian Anti-Graft Body Identifies Individuals Fueling the Naira's Rapid Depreciation
Report: Nigerian Anti-Graft Body Identifies Individuals Fueling the Naira's Rapid Depreciation
The Battle for the $2 Billion Venezuelan Gold Stash Continues, London Rules in Favor of Opposition Leader Guaido
The Battle for the $2 Billion Venezuelan Gold Stash Continues, London Rules in Favor of Opposition Leader Guaido
Report: The Central African Republic Requests Regional Central Bank's Assistance in Crafting Crypto Regulations
Report: The Central African Republic Requests Regional Central Bank's Assistance in Crafting Crypto Regulations
Report: IMF Warns Kenyan Central Bank Against Introducing a CBDC That Harms Fintechs and Banks
Report: IMF Warns Kenyan Central Bank Against Introducing a CBDC That Harms Fintechs and Banks
Report: Just Over Half of South Africans Have Little to Zero Knowledge About Cryptocurrencies
Report: Just Over Half of South Africans Have Little to Zero Knowledge About Cryptocurrencies
Head of African Regional Central Bank Calls for Creation of Digital Currency
Head of African Regional Central Bank Calls for Creation of Digital Currency
Nigerian Lenders Frustrating CBDC's Adoption — Central Bank Governor
Nigerian Lenders Frustrating CBDC's Adoption — Central Bank Governor
Nigerian Central Bank Governor Says Fintechs and Cryptos Change the Way Financial Systems Function
Nigerian Central Bank Governor Says Fintechs and Cryptos Change the Way Financial Systems Function
South African Central Bank Now Considers Cryptocurrency to Be a Financial Asset
South African Central Bank Now Considers Cryptocurrency to Be a Financial Asset
UN Report: Venezuela Ranks Third Among Countries With Most Crypto Adoption
UN Report: Venezuela Ranks Third Among Countries With Most Crypto Adoption
Kenya Has Highest Proportion of Crypto Owning Citizens in Africa UNCTAD Data Shows
Kenya Has Highest Proportion of Crypto Owning Citizens in Africa UNCTAD Data Shows
Crypto Exchange Coincoinx to Launch Crypto to Fiat Payments App in Venezuela
Crypto Exchange Coincoinx to Launch Crypto to Fiat Payments App in Venezuela
CBDC Ensures Nigeria Remains Competitive in Increasingly Digital World — Central Bank Governor
CBDC Ensures Nigeria Remains Competitive in Increasingly Digital World — Central Bank Governor
Cryptocurrency Exchange Uphold Leaves Venezuela Due to US Sanctions
Cryptocurrency Exchange Uphold Leaves Venezuela Due to US Sanctions
New Philippines Central Bank Governor: Crypto Investors Are Adherents of the Greater Fool Theory
New Philippines Central Bank Governor: Crypto Investors Are Adherents of the Greater Fool Theory
Study: 7.6 Million South Africans Are Crypto Investors, Social Media Main Source of Crypto-Related Information
Study: 7.6 Million South Africans Are Crypto Investors, Social Media Main Source of Crypto-Related Information
Report: Kenyan and Nigerian Central Bankers Attack Cryptocurrencies but Endorse CBDCs
Report: Kenyan and Nigerian Central Bankers Attack Cryptocurrencies but Endorse CBDCs
Report: Cryptocurrency Can Potentially Complement Mobile Money Argues Kenyan Banker
Report: Cryptocurrency Can Potentially Complement Mobile Money Argues Kenyan Banker
Report: Pakistan Can Generate $90 Million Annually if It Introduces a 15% Tax on Crypto Transactions
Report: Pakistan Can Generate $90 Million Annually if It Introduces a 15% Tax on Crypto Transactions
Report: Tanzania Closer to Launching a CBDC
Report: Tanzania Closer to Launching a CBDC
Report: Nigerian Crypto Restrictions and Twitter Ban Have 'Crippled Foreign Direct Investment in the Fintech Industry'
Report: Nigerian Crypto Restrictions and Twitter Ban Have 'Crippled Foreign Direct Investment in the Fintech Industry'
Venezuela Bets on De-Dollarization After Foreign Currency and Crypto Tax Is Applied
Venezuela Bets on De-Dollarization After Foreign Currency and Crypto Tax Is Applied
Survey: Almost Three out of Four Argentinians Are Willing to Purchase Crypto for Investing or Saving Purposes
Survey: Almost Three out of Four Argentinians Are Willing to Purchase Crypto for Investing or Saving Purposes
Uganda Central Bank Tells Licensed Entities to Stop Facilitating Crypto Transactions
Uganda Central Bank Tells Licensed Entities to Stop Facilitating Crypto Transactions
Nigerian Agencies Told to Stop 'Demonizing' Crypto Industry Players
Nigerian Agencies Told to Stop 'Demonizing' Crypto Industry Players
Three African Countries Plan to Adopt Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Solutions
Three African Countries Plan to Adopt Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Solutions
Crypto and Blockchain Firms Constitute 16% of UAE Free Zone's Record Q1 Company Registrations
Crypto and Blockchain Firms Constitute 16% of UAE Free Zone's Record Q1 Company Registrations
Study: 54% of UAE and Saudi Arabia Survey Respondents Said Crypto Should Be Used for Payments
Study: 54% of UAE and Saudi Arabia Survey Respondents Said Crypto Should Be Used for Payments
Study Finds 33.4 Million Nigerian Adults Hold or Have Traded Crypto in Last 6 Months
Study Finds 33.4 Million Nigerian Adults Hold or Have Traded Crypto in Last 6 Months
Ghana Central Bank Reiterates Warning Against Practice of Pricing Goods in Forex
Ghana Central Bank Reiterates Warning Against Practice of Pricing Goods in Forex
Namibian Central Bank Announces Plan to Launch CBDC
Namibian Central Bank Announces Plan to Launch CBDC
Kenya Central Bank Governor: Low Smartphone Penetration Working Against Plan to Launch CBDC
Kenya Central Bank Governor: Low Smartphone Penetration Working Against Plan to Launch CBDC
Dubai Café Accepts Cryptocurrency as Payment, Owner Hints at Paying Employee Salaries in Crypto
Dubai Café Accepts Cryptocurrency as Payment, Owner Hints at Paying Employee Salaries in Crypto
Ghana CBDC Development: New Central Bank Document Outlines Key Motivations for Issuing the Digital Currency
Ghana CBDC Development: New Central Bank Document Outlines Key Motivations for Issuing the Digital Currency
UAE Venture Capital Firm Launches $100 Million Seed Fund for Blockchain and Crypto Projects
UAE Venture Capital Firm Launches $100 Million Seed Fund for Blockchain and Crypto Projects
Venezuela's Sunacrip Launches Petro-Based Gift Card Market and Exchange
Venezuela's Sunacrip Launches Petro-Based Gift Card Market and Exchange
Report: Kenya Central Bank Governor Reiterates His Opposition to Cryptocurrencies
Report: Kenya Central Bank Governor Reiterates His Opposition to Cryptocurrencies
Salvadoran Bitcoin Bonds Might Be Issued by State Geothermal Company La Geo, Delays Possible
Salvadoran Bitcoin Bonds Might Be Issued by State Geothermal Company La Geo, Delays Possible
Venezuelan Minimum Monthly Wage Not Pegged to the Petro, According to Official Gazette Decree
Venezuelan Minimum Monthly Wage Not Pegged to the Petro, According to Official Gazette Decree