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Impact of Nigerian Blockchain Committee’s Warning Highlighted

The Impact of the Binance Saga on Nigeria’s Blockchain Industry: A Call for Resolution

The ongoing legal battle between Nigerian authorities and the crypto exchange Binance has sent shockwaves through the country’s blockchain industry. The Blockchain Industry Coordinating Committee of Nigeria (BICCoN) has raised concerns about the negative impact of the dispute and called for a “balanced resolution.”

BICCoN, a coalition of leading blockchain organizations in Nigeria, including Blockchain Nigeria User Group (BNUG) and Cryptography Development Initiative of Nigeria (CDIN), released a public statement addressing the situation. The committee emphasized the importance of maintaining a collaborative and secure blockchain ecosystem in the country.

Chairman Lucky Uwakwe expressed worries about the implications of the Binance case on Nigeria’s national interest, reputation, and international collaborations. The prolonged legal battle and the detention of Binance executive Tigran Gambaryan have already had detrimental effects on the industry’s investments and partnerships.

The committee highlighted a significant decline in foreign investments and collaborations with Nigerian web3 startups since the start of the Binance saga. This has created a chilling effect on investment, hindering innovation and job creation in the country.

BICCoN called on Nigerian authorities to prioritize constructive dialogue and find a healthy conclusion to the dispute. They recommended a balanced approach that supports industry growth while safeguarding Nigeria’s interests.

Ultimately, the committee stressed the importance of transparency, due process, and a clear regulatory framework to rebuild trust and maintain Nigeria’s credibility as a reliable partner for international businesses and investors. The next steps taken by Nigerian regulators will be crucial in mitigating the impact on the blockchain industry and fostering a supportive environment for growth and development.

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