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Binance Halts Nigerian Naira Transactions, Compliance Concerns Intensify

Binance has announced its plans to halt its services involving the Nigerian Naira (NGN) due to heightened regulatory attention from authorities in Nigeria. The crypto exchange said that it will remove all current NGN pairs by Thursday, and any remaining NGN balances will be transformed into USDT by Friday. According to the official blog post, Binance will halt NGN withdrawals starting from March 8, following which, any remaining NGN balances in users’ Binance accounts will be automatically changed to the Tether stablecoin. Binance’s latest decision to entirely eliminate the Nigerian naira from its platform has surfaced amid increased regulatory pressure in the country.

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