cNGN stablecoin approved for release by the Central Bank of Nigeria

An important step forward has been made in Nigeria’s cryptocurrency industry with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) official approval of the cNGN stablecoin. The Africa Stablecoin Consortium (ASC), a joint venture between Nigerian banks and fintech firms, will introduce the cNGN stablecoin on February 27, 2024, thanks to this approval, obtained on January 4, 2024. Launched in December 2023, the cNGN stablecoin is expected to benefit users in several ways and boost the Nigerian economy.

Impact of cNGN on Nigeria’s Digital Currency Landscape

Experts in the field are positive about the cNGN stablecoin’s potential to revolutionize the digital currency landscape in Nigeria. The launch of cNGN is expected to strengthen the country’s standing in the global cryptocurrency market, as it is already known as one of Africa’s cryptocurrency hotspots. Ophi, a significant player in the cryptocurrency space, emphasizes how crucial it is for cNGN’s success to have general knowledge and education about its features.

Applications and Advantages of cNGN

The cNGN stablecoin’s numerous applications and advantages are predicted to transform financial transactions. With cNGN, the Nigerian Naira is backed 1:1 by Naira reserves kept in approved commercial banks, making it a flexible instrument for international trade, investment, and remittances. It has the potential to reduce settlement times and enable quick international payments at a significantly lower cost. With Naira payments, users can interact with the global marketplace and travel the world without encountering the customary difficulties of currency conversion and foreign transaction fees.

The cNGN consortium’s membership of significant corporations and financial institutions indicates strong support and possible adoption upon launch. Because cNGN is compatible with most major blockchain networks, it can be used as a global bridge to link markets abroad and Nigeria’s thriving economy. This action may open the door for Web3 technologies to be widely adopted in Nigeria, further elevating Nigeria’s importance in the international cryptocurrency market.


The world’s cryptocurrency community is keeping a close eye on Nigeria as it gets ready to introduce the cNGN stablecoin to see how the country’s digital financial landscape will change as a result of this new asset. The potential for cNGN to bring about positive change and innovation in Nigeria’s evolving digital currency ecosystem is highlighted by the partnership between traditional financial institutions and fintech companies in the ASC, as well as the regulatory support provided by the CBN.

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