Breaking: CBN Sets To Shut Down Cryptocurrency Exchange Bank Accounts

CBN Is Sets To Shut Down Cryptocurrency Exchange Bank Accounts.

 

 

News Rain Nigeria gathered that according to a letter shared by social media users, the CBN earlier today urged banks to identify and close the bank accounts of people trading in cryptocurrency.

CBN Sets To Shut Down Cryptocurrency Exchange Bank Accounts

 

The letter read;

“February 5, 2021

LETTER TO ALL DEPOSIT MONEY BANKS, NON-BANK FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

The Central of Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) circular of January 12, 2017 ref FPR/DIR/GEN/C1R,06/010 which cautioned Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs), Other Financial Institutions (OFIs) and members of the pubic so the risk associated with transactions In cryptocurrency refers.

Father to earlier regulatory directives on the subject, the Bank hereby wishes to remind regulated institutions that dealing in cryptocurrencies or facilitating payments for cryptocurrency exchanges is prohibited. Accordingly, all DMBs.

NBFIs and OFIs are directed to identify persons and/or entities transacting in or operating cryptocurrency exchanges within tier systems and ensure that such accounts are closed immediately. Please note that breaches of this directive will attract severe regulatory sanctions. This letter is with immediate effect.”

 

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