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Binance Halts Nigerian Naira Services

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Binance Halts Nigerian Naira Services

Any remaining NGN balances in users’ Binance accounts will be automatically converted to USDT.

Abuja, Nigeria– Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, has declared its decision to discontinue all services connected to the Nigerian naira (NGN)

This is contained on Tuesday by the platform, disclosing that all remaining NGN balances in Binance users’ accounts will be automatically converted to USDT stablecoin.

The cryptocurrency exchange in a statement released said users have also been advised to withdraw NGN as deposits will be suspended on March 5. In addition, Binance will completely stop supporting NGN in spot trading, P2P, Auto Invest, and Binance Pay.

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“Any remaining NGN balances in users’ Binance accounts will be automatically converted to USDT.

It would be recalled that two Binance officials was arrested  by authorities over allegations of “illegal transactions” in Nigeria. The federal government is also demanding at least $10 billion as retribution from Binance amid a crackdown on the crypto exchange platform in desperate moves to salvage the value of the Naira, the nation’s currency.

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The Binance exchange is a leading cryptocurrency exchange founded in 2017.

It features a strong focus on altcoin trading. Binance offers crypto-to-crypto trading in more than 350 cryptocurrencies and virtual tokens, including bitcoin, ether, litecoin, dogecoin, and its own coin, BNB.

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Posting on its website on Tuesday, Binance said the conversion rate for automatic conversions will be 1 USDT per 1,515.13 naira.

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