The Tanzanian President’s statements on adopting Bitcoin as the new digital currency seem to be influenced by the recent alterations administered by El Salvador where BTC has been declared as a legal tender.
Tanzania appears to be the latest addition in the pool of countries inclined towards adopting Bitcoin and other digital assets in their economical structure.
South African countries have been exploring the ideas of adopting Bitcoin and crypto trading as new financial trading mediums. Tanzania’s President has officially urged the central banks of the nation to entertain the idea of bitcoin mining as an upgrade in the existing finance sector of the country.
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan in an interview held on June 14th has urged the central banks to explore the plausible outcome of bitcoin and crypto being used as essential digital assets of the country. The rise of digital assets in the global economic index has compelled Tanzania to look for a better digital experience in the domain of finance and economics.
Hassan has further laid stress on how these valuable digital assets have been making an instrumental impact on the global community and Tanzania should be ready to embrace these contemporary changes in their digital finance sector. The President of Tanzania also highlighted how the East African region has been quite slow in recognizing the influence of bitcoin and crypto which needs to be rectified as soon as possible.
Tanzania to Address Bitcoin and Crypto as Vital Digital Assets
The finance regulators of the country have been in the process to implement the bitcoin and crypto reformation in a structured manner. This recent move highlights the nation’s willingness to pursue the idea of bitcoin as a medium of fair trading and transactions.
Hassan’s statements reported on adopting Bitcoin as the new digital currency seem to be influenced by the recent alterations administered by El Salvador where BTC has been declared as a legal tender.
According to Useful Tulips, the Sub Saharan Region of Africa is the second-largest nation in P2P bitcoin trading after North America with a generation of transactions worth US$ 16.5 per week, whereas Nigeria and Kenya have generated hefty figures ranging to US$ 8.5 and US$ 3 billion respectively. Tanzania has secured the seventh rank in manufacturing US$ 90000 Million in P2P BTC Trading and now plans to adopt crypto as a functional digital currency to work with on a full-time basis.
South Africa to Revise Its Stance on Crypto Based Operations
The South African authorities are reevaluating the laws related to crypto trading and are in the process to alter the existing laws to accommodate Bitcoin transactions. In a position paper published on June 14, the country’s intergovernmental Fintech Group has been formulating plans and strategies to implement cryptocurrency as a fresh digital addition in their finance infrastructure.
South Africa has often projected a non-interference policy when dealing with such digital information in terms of crypto. The National Treasury of the country in 2014, had issued an advisory on practicing strict regulations white trading bitcoin and asserted that the miners should invest at their own risk. The move has demolished the reluctance of the country and paved a new way for crypto assets to be dealt with with legality and credibility.
This new reform has been documented by many as an impact caused by the sudden surge in the South African Crypto Market which was able to produce 2 billion rands (US$ 147 Million) In excess. The regulatory body insists on comprehensively implementing crypto in a manner that ensures the safety of their investors and BTC enthusiasts from associated risks, the regulatory reforms also state the volatile nature of BTC as risky and hence demands adequate attention of the miners and investors before initiating any digital transaction.
The paper also highlights the recommendations where crypto adoption can be safeguarded against excessive money laundering and tackling finance terrorism to prevent illegal BTC trade.