The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) warns that the state will not provide insurance protection to transactions made with the help of any cryptocurrencies (for example, bitcoin), not issued by the Central Bank of the country.
If you can buy a bitcoin, nobody will stop you. It is at your own risk. A bitcoin is not covered by the CBN [Central Bank of Nigeria] rules and NDIC will not insure it. We have consistently warned Nigerians that anyone who trades in bitcoin does so at his own risk.
NDIC’s director of research for policy and international relations
Five specific currencies figured in the circular: Bitcoin, Ripple, Monero, Litecoin and Dogecoin. Earlier, Nigeria's central bank notified the financial institutions of the country about the need to limit crypto-transactions or other related transactions.
Despite these statements, it is clear that Nigeria lacks any means to limit the use of cryptocurrency by citizens or everyday investors. At the same time, countries such as Japan, Iran and Bahrain are ready to legally recognize bitcoin as an official form of payment.