Yellow Card, the Africa-focused crypto exchange, recently said it had joined forces with Moonpay in an arrangement which is expected to help “enhance the crypto purchasing experience for Nigerians by leveraging local bank transfers.” According to Uzoma James, Yellow Card’s West Africa regional manager, the partnership is expected to “make crypto trading easy, intuitive, and available to all.”
Transforming Nigeria’s Crypto Accessibility Landscape
The Africa-focused crypto exchange Yellow Card recently said it had established a working arrangement with Moonpay whose objective is to “streamline and enhance the crypto purchasing experience for Nigerians by leveraging local bank transfers.” Yellow Card and Moonpay believe the partnership will help transform Nigeria’s cryptocurrency accessibility landscape which in turn would make it more user-friendly.
After the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directed financial institutions to exclude crypto entities from the banking ecosystem, Nigerian users were forced to look for alternative ways of buying or trading cryptocurrencies. Peer-to-peer trading has since emerged as one of the most preferred methods.
In its Sept. 12 press release, Yellow Card said the arrangement will allow Nigerian users “to engage in peer-to-peer crypto transactions with unprecedented ease.” The exchange added that by leveraging local bank transfers, users are able to overcome obstacles which complicate the purchase of cryptocurrencies via banks.
Commenting on the exchange’s latest move, Yellow Card West Africa regional manager, Uzoma James, said:
At the core of our company’s mission is the belief that everyone should have access to the power and potential of cryptocurrencies. By joining forces with Moonpay, we aim to eliminate the barriers that prevent Nigerians from participating in the crypto economy. Together, we can help make crypto trading easy, intuitive, and available to all.
For his part, Ivan Soto-Wright, the co-founder and CEO of Moonpay, claimed that by supporting local bank transfers his firm and Yellow would help to unlock “immense opportunities for crypto users.”
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