Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has established a specialist fintech division to study crypto investments and plot a course for regulation of cryptocurrency.
- The markets regulator will step in with regulations once crypto is allowed within Nigeria’s banking system, SEC Director General Lamido Yuguda said Thursday, according to a Reuters report.
- “We are looking at this market closely to see how we can bring out regulations that will help investors protect their investment in blockchain,” Yuguda said.
- The SEC has sought to regulate crypto assets by classifying them as securities.
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