CBN IS PLANNING TO LAUNCH ITS DIGITAL CURRENCY (E -NAIRA)
The digital currency would be accessible to all Nigerians. Just like everybody has access to cash, everybody will have access to the central bank’s digital currency. Let me state categorically that cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and the rest of them are not under the control of the central bank; they are purely private decisions that individuals make.
We have spent over two years studying this concept of central bank’s digital currency and we have identified the risks. And it is one of the reasons why I said we are setting up a central governance structure that would involve all industry stakeholders to access all the risks as we continue on this journey.
Very soon we would make an announcement on the date for the launch and by the end of the year we should have the digital currency,” the central bank director added.
Yes that speech was made by the director IT of Central Bank Of Nigeria.
According to Nairamatrice, the information was disclosed by some private sources that the pilot scheme will be launched in October 1, 2021.
The project name is tagged GIANT and it will use Hyper-Ledger Fibric Block chain.