There have been various concerns about the regulation of cryptocurrencies in this era of modern technology. The quest for their regulation has been becoming increasingly topical among various stakeholders because of the possibility of using cryptocurrencies for money laundering. The Central Bank of Nigeria had recently barred banks and financial institutions from dealing in or facilitating transactions in cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, warning that banks that fail to act will face severe sanctions. Similarly, the Securities and Exchange Commission has also suspended its plans to regulate cryptocurrency transactions in Nigeria. Both regulators have argued that impending risks are associated with dealing in unregulated digital currencies and not legal tender. This chapter argues that besides the risk of such transactions for an ordinary individual who transacts in cryptocurrencies, it can also be a channel for corrupt individuals to launder stolen monies.
|Title of host publication||The Complexities of Sustainability|
|Subtitle of host publication||Science, Technology and Sustainability|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing|
|Pages||267 - 297|
|Number of pages||31|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2023|