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    The Central African Banking Regulator reminds states of the crypto banCentral Africa’s regional banking authority issued a reminder about its cryptocurrency prohibition on Friday, only weeks after the Central African Republic, a member state, proclaimed bitcoin legal tender. According to the Banking Commission of Central Africa (COBAC), which governs the banking industry in the six-nation Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), the restriction is intended to guarantee financial stability.

    The statement comes after cryptocurrencies suffered significant losses on Friday following the collapse of TerraUSD, a so-called stablecoin. The Central African Republic’s government declared bitcoin legal cash on April 27, making it only the second country to do so after El Salvador.

    Analysts and crypto specialists were perplexed at the time by the move in one of the world’s poorest countries, where internet use is low, war is common, and energy is unstable. The administration has released little specifics regarding its thinking, and execution remains a mystery.

    When reached by phone on Friday, government spokesperson Serge Ghislain Djorie told Reuters that the Central African Republic had received no formal warning of a crypto ban from the COBAC, despite having seen the story in the press and on social media.

    “We must wait for the paperwork to be formally transmitted before responding. Each state has sovereignty, which must be understood “Djorie said.

    According to a statement issued on Friday, the banking commission conducted a special meeting on May 6 to investigate the impact of cryptocurrencies in the zone.

    “In order to ensure financial stability and customer deposits, COBAC recalled some limitations relating to the usage of crypto-assets in CEMAC,” the statement read.

    These include the possession of cryptocurrencies of any type, the exchange, conversion, or settlement of cryptocurrency-related activities, and the use of cryptocurrencies as a way of evaluating assets or liabilities, according to the statement.

    “COBAC has decided to take a variety of actions aimed at establishing a mechanism for recognising and reporting cryptocurrency-related activity,” it stated.

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