Nigerians react as Federal Government bans trading of cryptocurrencies! See reactions👇

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The Federal Government, through the Central Bank of Nigeria,  (CBN) has placed a ban on the trading of cryptocurrencies bitcoin, ethereum, dogecoin among others in the country.

This was contained in a memo issued today, 5th February 2020, signed by the Director of Banking Supervision, Bello Hassan.

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Accordingto the CBN, carrying out cypto-related transactions by financial institutions is now prohibited.

The CBN also directed banks to close immediately all the accounts of individuals or entities used in trading cryptocurrencies within their system.

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Recall that the CBN issued out a memo in 2017 to financial institutions in the country where it highlighted the procedures in dealing with cryptocurrencies as well as the risk involved in carrying out transactions.

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The news of the ban on cryptocurrencies in has generated a huge number of reactions from young Nigerians especially on social media as many claim that the Federal Government is making life more difficult for the youths.

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Others labelled the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele as a puppet while reacting to the development.

See reactions👇

https://twitter.com/PapiBurna/status/1357685880933257222?s=19

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