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CBN To Launch Digital Currency On Independence Day

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CBN To Launch Digital Currency On Independence Day

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has perfected plans to launch its own digital currency on October 1, 2021.

According to information made available to Nairametrics, the CBN alongside stakeholders picked Independence Day as its launch date.

At a recent press briefing, the IT Director, Rakiya Mohammed, confirmed this development and noted that the apex bank has studied the digital currency landscape since 2017.

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The digital currency initiative is tagged Project GIANT, and it will use the Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain.

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