Emmanuel Babalola, Binance’s business manager in Nigeria, is going to run some six-hour-classes over the subsequent four weeks where he will tech users about the process of setting up their own personal wallets and experiment with margin-trading strategies. He has noticed a gigantic increment in signups for a corresponding ‘’masterclass’’ in Benin in January. There is a high demand in Nigeria for such a project where the World Bank estimates 35 million unbanked adults have a mobile phone.
Binance’s Nigerian Telegram group has roughly 4,000 traders and among them majority of traders use Binance mobile on their phones. They will have a fiat on-ramp, Binance first to launch in Nigeria, on the mobile app. BuyCoins, a local exchange handling roughly $5 million in monthly volume, has also a comparable fiat-on-ramp. Nigerians can buy cryptocurrency using Naira-denominated debit cards and bank transfers through the broker.
Lasebikan’s team created $50,000 worth of ethereum-based stablecoin Naira and distributed it through the local Alpha Training Lab. According a source of that exchange it has been confirmed that people trade Bitcoin a lot on WhatsApp groups and how much the trading activity is in the country is unknown.
Althea has been given $15,000 grant by the ethereum-centric stablecoin project to ensure connectivity in exchange for DAI stablecoins in Abuja. Reportedly, 16 households paying Althea around $15 worth of crypto a month for WiFi are participating and operating nodes so far. They will soon expand their areas and encourage initial node operators to provide WiFi to local mobile subscribers. Actually youth with no documents for having a formal exchange account prefer stablecoins for transacting.
Binance’s Babalola is very much hopeful about the project. But the team of Babalola is highly focused on BUSD, Binance’s native stablecoin. In Nigeria the project can be successful because majority of Nigerians don’t have government-issued ID card. 2020 can bear a good fortune to the exchanges of Nigeria because those exchanges have been trying hard and soul to bring Nigerians to global cryptocurrency market. Agents of Binance are going door to door to make Nigerians understand of the potentiality of cryptocurrency indeed.