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Enaira: Nigeria Set To Launch Its Digital Currency...see Why by IdJack(m): 11:31am On Sep 24
Nigeria set to launch its Digital currency (eNaira) later this year after CBN barred banks and financial institutions from dealing in or facilitating transactions in cryptocurrencies in February.

Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele has said the eNaira would operate as a wallet against which customers can hold existing funds in their bank account.

In a statement, Emefiele said the currency would accelerate financial inclusion and enable cheaper and faster.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has inked a contract with a digital currency partner as it steps up plans to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in Africa’s most populous country.

The CBN has engaged a Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt, to help deliver a blockchain-based digital currency, which is due to be unveiled ‘later in the year’, the central bank announced this week.

The move comes less than a month after the central bank of Ghana, another sizeable West African state, announced an agreement with German company Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) to test a CBDC.

eNaira-Nigeria Set to Launch its Digital Currency

The CBN said that there had been a ‘significant explosion in the use of digital payments and the rise in the digital economy’ and that its decision to launch the a CBDC ‘follows an unmistakable global trend in which more than 85 per cent of central banks are now considering adopting digital currencies’.

The central bank, which has been running its digital currency explorations under the name ‘Project Giant’, said it had decided to digitise its currency, the naira, in 2017. The planned digital currency, the eNaira, has been developed through what the central bank described as a ‘long and thorough’ process.

CBN’s governor, Godwin Emefiele, listed the benefits to Nigeria of launching a state-backed digital currency as including increased cross-border trade, accelerated financial inclusion, cheaper and faster remittance inflows, easier targeted social interventions, as well as improvements in monetary policy effectiveness, payment systems efficiency and tax collection.

What is eNaira Digital Currency ?
eNaira is a digital currency to be issued by the Nigerian government with the same value as fiat naira (i.e. physical naira notes). It is to be purchased by the general public through FI and transferred into e-wallets maintained by customers.

eNaira-Nigeria Set to Launch its Own Digital Currency

When will eNaira be Launch?
The CBN has announced they will launch a pilot scheme of the eNaira starting on October 1st, 2021.

How will the eNaira Digital Currency work?
The eNaira will work as a digital version of the physical Naira.

Financial institutions licensed by the CBN will be responsible for ID verification, eNaira payment processing, and creating wallets for customers to hold their eNaira

How is eNaira Different from Cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrency is a decentralised form of encrypted digital currency based on blockchain technology whilst eNaira is a government-controlled digital currency envisaged to be more stable than cryptocurrency as its value is to be at parity with the country’s official currency.

What is the Benefit of eNaira over regular Digital Banking?
Unlike digital banking which involves customers transacting with money maintained by them in a bank, eNaira is actual money earned and maintained by customers in their e-wallets.

Consequently, customers will be able to transact with it like fiat currency without the involvement of intermediaries as is the case with digital banking.

Is eNaira the same thing as Bitcoin?
No, unlike Bitcoin which is a cryptocurrency, the eNaira is a digital currency issued by the government.

This difference has a big impact on the stability of the currency.

For example, the eNaira will maintain the same value as the Naira. Therefore, its value will not rise and fall the way Bitcoin does, also meaning it is not something to invest in to grow your fortunes.

The eNaira simply makes it easier to facilitate transactions digitally without needing to be backed by cash.

Will eNaira affect the Nigeria economy?
For now, we are unclear what impact eNaira will have on the Nigerian economy, if any at all.

However, the CBN believes the eNaira will greatly improve financial inclusion, payment processing, and tax collection, among other things.

Why Central Bank of Nigeria Embrace Digital Currency Now
CBN Assistant Director Mr. Osita Nwanisobi said CBN decision to launch the eNaira coin is following the global trend.

Conclusion
For eNaira project to be successful, a good number of Nigerians (including companies and government agencies) will have to maintain e-wallets.
Nevertheless, eNaira will be troubled by some of the current issues of the country including illiteracy, lack of power, lack of internet coverage, and the volatility of the Nigerian currency.
Central Bank need to enlighten Nigerians on how to really use the new Digital Currency.

Source: https://smartbusinessinfohub.com/nigeria-set-to-launch-its-digital-currency/

Re: Enaira: Nigeria Set To Launch Its Digital Currency...see Why by Nukilia: 11:33am On Sep 24
Another scam loading grin grin grin

Wastage of money

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Re: Enaira: Nigeria Set To Launch Its Digital Currency...see Why by pafra(m): 12:15pm On Sep 24
In Nairaland.com, people disbelief and critics any positive things from the government.

But believe without confirmation anything negative about the government.

Wellcom to nairaland where 80% of the comments insult the government.

If you want more like just be abusive.

Let the game begins

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Re: Enaira: Nigeria Set To Launch Its Digital Currency...see Why by Evaloyal2J: 12:42pm On Sep 24
If someone has been making promises since you know him without fulfilling 80percent of his promises and having little time to go, will you still trust and believe him when he opens mouth and make another huge promise when he is yet to fulfill the ones he made in the past?
Re: Enaira: Nigeria Set To Launch Its Digital Currency...see Why by IdJack(m): 10:30pm On Sep 24
I tire for them.


pafra:
In Nairaland.com, people disbelief and critics any positive things from the government.

But believe without confirmation anything negative about the government.

Wellcom to nairaland where 80% of the comments insult the government.

If you want more like just be abusive.

Let the game begins
Re: Enaira: Nigeria Set To Launch Its Digital Currency...see Why by Weirdgee: 11:29pm On Sep 24
pafra:
In Nairaland.com, people disbelief and critics any positive things from the government.

But believe without confirmation anything negative about the government.

Wellcom to nairaland where 80% of the comments insult the government.

If you want more like just be abusive.

Let the game begins
Oga what's the benefits of e-naira if its value will be the same as the normal naira? I was thinking its value will be higher than the normal naira not knowing it's a waste of investment by the CBN.
Re: Enaira: Nigeria Set To Launch Its Digital Currency...see Why by bmdmix11: 12:50am On Sep 25
pafra:
In Nairaland.com, people disbelief and critics any positive things from the government.

But believe without confirmation anything negative about the government.

Wellcom to nairaland where 80% of the comments insult the government.

If you want more like just be abusive.

Let the game begins
see wetin u dey talk.

how much of his promise did he fulfill.
watch how issues will b Pilling up on every transaction daily
Re: Enaira: Nigeria Set To Launch Its Digital Currency...see Why by IdJack(m): 7:42pm On Sep 25
let just believe them,

my problem is with the way the Naira is falling.
Re: Enaira: Nigeria Set To Launch Its Digital Currency...see Why by dan2090: 8:10am On Sep 26
Crypto currency has come to say and that's because the eNaira itself will we running on Blockchain technology.


Simple!
Re: Enaira: Nigeria Set To Launch Its Digital Currency...see Why by IdJack(m): 11:28pm On Oct 01
The eNaira will work as a digital version of the physical Naira.

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