Nigerian Crypto Leverage Searches Second-Highest Globally — Africa Dominates Searches for Leveraged Trading Products – Africa Bitcoin News

According to an analysis of Google searches by Leverage Trading, Nigeria is the “second-highest country in the world for searches related to crypto leverage.” Along with South Africa and Ghana, the West African nation also dominates searches for the term “trade crypto.” Regulators and consumer protection agencies must “provide greater safeguards against predatory practices,” according […]

Innovations Help to Substantially Reduce the Gap Between Decentralized and Centralized Exchanges — Dexalot COO – Bitcoin News

While centralized exchanges are thought to be safer and more efficient, proponents of decentralized platforms like Tim Shan insist that user experience on decentralized exchanges has improved. In addition, inherent benefits associated with decentralized exchanges such as the self-custody of assets make look more appealing than centralized exchanges. Decentralized Exchanges Closing the Gap Despite seemingly […]

Mirror Trading International Liquidators Spent More Than $6 million on Lawyers and Investigators – Africa Bitcoin News

Liquidators of the now defunct bitcoin trading platform, Mirror Trading International have so far used approximately $4.2 million on expenses such as lawyers’ or consultants’ fees. Between Jan. 23, 2023, and the date of their appointment, liquidators claimed to have recovered approximately $770,000 which belonged to MTI. Liquidators’ Fees Liquidators of the collapsed bitcoin Ponzi […]

Kenyan Senate Ready to Engage Central Bank – Bitcoin News

The Kenyan Senate’s Information, Communication and Technology committee has said it is ready to engage the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and other stakeholders in shaping the country’s policy towards crypto assets and virtual asset service providers. According to the committee, such a policy helps govern the use of crypto assets in the country “to […]

Zambia Testing Technology to Regulate Cryptocurrency — Government Minister – Bitcoin News

The Bank of Zambia and the country’s securities regulators are currently testing the technology to regulate cryptocurrencies, a Zambian government minister has said. According to Felix Mutati, cryptocurrency is a revolutionary technology that embodies a future his country desires to achieve. Achieving an Inclusive Digital Economy The Zambian central bank and the country’s Securities and […]

Nigerian Crypto Payment Gateway Fluidcoins Acquired by Seychelles-Based Crypto Exchange – Africa Bitcoin News

The Nigerian crypto payment gateway Fluidcoins was recently bought for an undisclosed sum by Blockfinex, in a deal which the former’s CEO Lanre Adenowo described as an “acquihire deal.” Blockfinex reportedly said it will leverage the acquisition to launch its own platform known as Blockpay. Scaling Blockfinex’s Crypto Payment Processing Business The Nigerian crypto payment […]

South Sudan Government Bans US Dollar Transactions – Africa Bitcoin News

The government of South Sudan has reportedly prohibited U.S. dollar-based transactions and has directed that all local payments be settled in the local currency. The Salva Kiir Mayardit government reportedly said it also wants all signed commercial contracts to be based on the local currency. South Sudan’s Economic Meltdown As part of initiatives aimed at […]