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Nigeria tries to contain rise of crypto by launching its own digital currency

1 month ago   |   By RT

The Central Bank of Nigeria launched the African country's official digital currency on Monday, local media outlets are reporting. The official launch of the eNaira took place at the State House in the capital, Abuja.
At the launch ceremony, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele said 500 million eNaira, worth $1.21 million, had already been minted. Apps, as well as an eNaira “speed wallet” and “merchant wallet,” are now available via the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, and the CBN has published regulatory guidelines for the use of the new digital currency...
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CPS: 90 percent of staff vaccinated as health officials monitor new COVID-19...

CPS: 90 percent of staff vaccinated as health officials monitor new COVID-19 variant

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Chris Cuomo forfeited his trust with viewers - CNN needs to fire him

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Jury sees video of Jussie Smollett in ‘dry run' a day before alleged hate attack

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Live round fired by Alec Baldwin on ‘Rust' set could've been left from...

Live round fired by Alec Baldwin on ‘Rust' set could've been left from previous film

The deadly live round fired by Alec Baldwin on the set of "Rust" could have been left from a previous film production, according to a search warrant approved by a judge Tuesday. Read more ...

Adele announces Las Vegas concert residency

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NC judge won't block new voting maps, delay primaries

NC judge won't block new voting maps, delay primaries

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Wake schools will use 'pool testing' to quickly, cheaply identify...

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Ghislaine Maxwell Accuser, 'Jane,' Shares Testimony

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Orioles nearing deal with free-agent infielder Rougned Odor

A career .234 hitter with a lifetime .722 OPS, Odor had a .665 OPS and 15 home runs last season in 102 games with the New York Yankees. He has a long track record of consistent... Read more ...