Binance Now Accepts Naira For Deposits And Withdrawals
TECH DIGEST- On November 7, 2022, Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange company in the world, announced that it now supports naira deposits and withdrawals. In order to achieve this, Nigerian traders can now fund and empty their Binance Wallets with local currency. The decision to add a fiat gateway for the naira is in furtherance of the company’s mission to increase the adoption rate of cryptocurrencies in the nation, according to a brief statement from the company. The recently introduced fiat gateway will lessen the difficulties that traders and investors in Nigeria frequently experience when transacting in cryptocurrencies.
“Binance is pleased to announce that it has added a fiat gateway for Nigerian Naira (NGN) as part of Binance’s mission to increase the adoption and mainstream accessibility of crypto. Users are now able to deposit and withdraw NGN to and from their Binance wallets,” the company said.
Note that in February 2021, Binance temporarily stopped accepting deposits and withdrawals in Nigerian Naira after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) forbade commercial banks from handling payments for cryptocurrency platforms operating in the nation. This occurred as a result of its payment partners following the CBN’s instruction.
However, the cryptocurrency exchange platform pledged to come up with arrangements that would allow Nigerian users to keep using the service. It announced the fiat gateway for the naira more than a year later.