Canada Cryptomonnies grapped from the field in Africa

16:55  08 september  2021
16:55  08 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

to 12 years old, there is more than 300 000 € in cryptomonnae by selling digital whales online

 to 12 years old, there is more than 300 000 € in cryptomonnae by selling digital whales online © BBC News Hindi Screen Capture Benyamin Ahmed, a 12-year-old London teenager, won 290,000 pounds sterling, either More than € 338,000, selling digital artwork online. Photo Stock Illustration. A 12-year-old London boy won 290,000 sterling pounds in cryptomonnale selling pixelized whales. His works sold in the form of NFT, "non-fungible chips", could allow him to be the youngest millionaire in the history of cryptomonnies.

De plus en plus, d'États souhaitent créer leur propre monnaie numérique ou se penchent sur le sujet en Afrique. © AFP - Nicolas Tucat Increasingly, states want to create their own digital currency or look at the subject in Africa.

After Ghana who announced wanting to launch a crypto-currency in the coming months, Nigeria also comes to cross the course. According to a document made public from the country's banks, the Nigerian monetary institution, the NBC, is considering a launch of the electronic NAIRA or "e-Naira" on October 1st. Various stages will however be respected before seeing the end users use it. In Africa, everyone is not yet convinced by crypto-currencies.

In Africa as elsewhere in the world, central banks are suspicious towards crypto-currencies. But there are those that are ready to try the experience, this is the case of central banks in Ghana and Nigeria. Then there are central banks that prefer to keep their distances and regulate the cryptomonnaire sector. The South African authorities announce a new regulatory round for financial companies that use Bitcoin and other Ethereum.

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 South Africa: Scientists monitor a new variant of South African scientists monitor a new coronavirus variant with an unusual mutation rate and whose frequency has gradually increased in recent months, has indicated Monday the National Institute of Diseases Transmissible from South Africa (NICD) © Alet Pretorius / AP / SIPA A police officer is preparing to receive a dose of Johnson & Johnson in Soweto, South Africa, July 5th.

Other priorities in the DRC

There are finally the countries that are interested in it, but who have other priorities, this is the case of the DRC as explains Nicolas Kazadi, the Congolese Minister of Finance: " Simply, it is because in the hierarchy of the problems encountered, it may not be the priority yet. It should be known that unlike countries such as Nigeria or Kenya, the DRC is still very late in terms of digitization. But, in a general way, we have another major monetary challenge at home, it is first of all the dollarization of the economy.

remains that in the DRC some already earn money with cryptomonnies. Since 2020, a young French shoot has installed near the Virunga Park in the east of the country, a Bitcoin mining unit, powered by hydroelectric energy.

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