---------------------new rulebook published over the weekend.
- The Nigerian SEC’s “New Rules on Issuance, Offering Platforms and Custody of Digital Assets” circular looks to give regulatory clarity to the booming market, which is growing dramatically year on year in a nation of tech-comfortable people.
- Exchanges registered in-country need to be capitalized with at least NGN 500,000 (US$1,204) in paid-up capital, and post a fidelity bond for at least 25% of this amount, according to the rules.
- The SEC also requires exchanges to be “fair, reasonable, and transparent” with their fees.
- Registered exchanges will also need to provide the SEC with a list of assets they intend to trade and get a “no objection” letter for each asset.
- In September, Nigeria’s SEC said it had established a specialized division to study crypto investments.
link of the new rules for those who are interested: https://sec.gov.ng/wp-content/uploa...ce-Offering-and-Custody-of-Digital-Assets.pdf
could this news be a new opportunity for new startups like US cashapp/venmo but for nigerians?
from my perespective I gues if digital tokens/crypto are treated as securities (ike stocks), it would open a ton of opportunities in a country that is already very familiar with crypto, when compared to al salvador for example where the population had no idea what crypto is and how they work!
so, let me know what you think.