Crypto Exchange Coincoinx to Launch Crypto to Fiat Payments App in Venezuela – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

Coincoinx, a cryptocurrency exchange, will reportedly launch a service that will allow users to skip trading crypto for fiat to make payments in Venezuela. The service, which is called Coinpago, will allow users to make payments in every store and retailer in the country that accepts Pagomovil, a banking service that allows seamless fiat transfers … Read more

CBDC Ensures Nigeria Remains Competitive in Increasingly Digital World — Central Bank Governor – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has insisted the recently introduced e-naira digital currency can potentially boost trade and investment activities in the country. He added the digital currency “would be necessary in the future to ensure Nigeria is competitive as the world becomes increasingly digital.” CBDC Gateway to Digital Economy The … Read more

Cryptocurrency Exchange Uphold Leaves Venezuela Due to US Sanctions – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

Uphold, a New York-based cryptocurrency exchange, has announced it is closing its operations in Venezuelan markets. The company, which has already had problems with users in the country in the past — shutting down accounts and requiring KYC controls that some users deemed excessive — declares that the exit from Venezuela has to do with … Read more

New Philippines Central Bank Governor: Crypto Investors Are Adherents of the Greater Fool Theory – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

The incoming governor of the Philippine central bank, Felipe Medalla, has suggested that people that invest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are adherents of the Greater Fool Theory. He also argued that people investing in cryptocurrencies are doing so because they want to “hide their money from the government.” A ‘Very Scary’ Investment Strategy The new … Read more

Study: 7.6 Million South Africans Are Crypto Investors, Social Media Main Source of Crypto-Related Information – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

About 22% of South Africa’s adult population, or 7.6 million people, are cryptocurrency investors, findings by a study done by Kucoin cryptocurrency exchange have shown. According to the study, 72% of the respondents said they get information concerning particular crypto projects via social media. Influencers and media personalities were also found to be key opinion … Read more

Report: Kenyan and Nigerian Central Bankers Attack Cryptocurrencies but Endorse CBDCs – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

Cryptocurrencies are very unstable for them to become a widely used method of payment, the Nigerian and Kenyan central bankers have reportedly said. In addition, the bankers claim that cryptocurrencies also pose a risk to financial stability. Narrowing the Financial Exclusion Gap The Nigerian and Kenyan central bankers have said cryptocurrencies are too volatile to … Read more

Old Fashion Research Launches $100 Million Latam and Emerging Markets Crypto Metaverse Fund – Bitcoin News

A VC company founded by former Binance employees, Old Fashion Research, has announced the launch of a new crypto fund in the midst of the current downturn the market is facing. The fund, which will have $100 million at its disposal, will focus resources on metaverse investments and in carrying crypto projects to emerging markets … Read more

Report: Cryptocurrency Can Potentially Complement Mobile Money Argues Kenyan Banker – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

The CEO of one of Kenya’s biggest lenders has argued there is a possibility cryptocurrencies will complement mobile money in Africa but first, there is a need to convince regulators of their benefits. African Regulators’ Stance on Crypto Cryptocurrencies can potentially complement mobile money in Africa if regulators on the continent are made to change … Read more

Report: Pakistan Can Generate $90 Million Annually if It Introduces a 15% Tax on Crypto Transactions – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

Pakistan can generate tax revenues of at least $90 million each year if authorities impose a 15% tax on cryptocurrency transactions, an executive with a cryptocurrency exchange has said. 15% Crypto Tax An executive with a Pakistani cryptocurrency exchange has said Islamabad can generate at least $90 million in tax revenues if authorities decide to … Read more

Report: Tanzania Closer to Launching a CBDC – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

Tanzania is getting closer to launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC) which gives the country’s residents a “safe alternative,” the central bank governor has said. However, no date for the digital currency launch has been given. Growing Interest in Cryptocurrencies According to Florens Luoga, the governor of Tanzania’s central bank, his country is inching … Read more