CBN launches website for eNaira ahead of opening digital currency

What is eNaira?

eNaira is a Central Bank of Nigeria-issued digital currency that provides a unique form of money denominated in Naira.

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the CBN, had said the pilot scheme of eNaira would kick off on October 1, 2021.

“We have all the approvals and mandates to launch on October 1, but it is important to understand that eNaira is not a one-off, it’s a journey that starts on October 1,” Emefiele said during the last monetary policy committee meeting.

The website, http://www.enaira.com, started running on Monday.

Some of the details on the website are yet to be hyperlinked, while some features are not yet active.

From October 1, a Nigerian will be able to download the eNaira app from either Google Play Store or App Store, fund their eNaira wallet using their bank accounts or with cash at a registered agent, location.”

Url is a reference (or address) to a resource on the internet.

According to the website, eNaira would aid cash distribution in the government’s social welfare programmes.

“eNaira serves as both a medium of exchange and a store of value, offering better payment prospects in retail transactions when compared to cash payments. eNaira has an exclusive operational structure that is both remarkable and nothing like other forms of central bank money.”

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