An African regulator has told members of the six-nation Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) that a ban on cryptocurrencies is still effective. The regulator said the prohibition is designed to ensure financial stability is maintained within the economic bloc.
COBAC to Set Up System to Identify Crypto Transactions
An African regulator, the Banking Commission of Central Africa (COBAC), has reminded members of a regional economic bloc that includes the Central African Republic (CAR) that its ban on cryptocurrencies remains in effect. The regulator’s latest warning follows the CAR’s recent decision to adopt bitcoin as the country’s “currency of reference.”
According to a Reuters report, COBAC — a regulator of the banking sector in CEMAC — believes the prohibition will ensure financial