Binance is the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency exchange, trading $76bn daily according to CryptoCompare.
Now, Binance director for Africa Emmanuel Babalola says that 2022 is the year for “taking crypto mainstream”.
To do that, Binance will have to face down a range of skeptics: from those who see it as a way to commit fraud or avoid tax, central banks that are concerned about unregulated capital flight and policy-makers who are increasingly worried about the impact of currencies like Bitcoin on the environment.
Others argue crypto is already mainstream on the continent.
Consultancy ChainAnalysis points to more than $100bn worth of cryptocurrency exchanged in Africa in the year ending June 2021. The Wall Street Journal claims 11m clicks were made from Nigeria on the Binance platform in the first half of 2021 alone.
In 2021, Binance recorded an
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