Sudan Warns Of Potential Risks Associated With Cryptocurrency

Sudan, through its central bank, has sternly warned its citizens against trading in cryptocurrencies in the country, citing that they may face several risks, including the loss of value.

Sudan’s central bank has reportedly advised citizens against using or trading cryptocurrencies as the country’s currency continues to fall. Those interacting with crypto assets face risks such as loss of value, financial crimes, and electronic piracy, according to the report.

The Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) issued the warning amid a deteriorating economic crisis, with its exports falling by 85 percent in January. The warning comes as reports imply that the pound, the country’s currency, is losing ground versus the dollar on the underground market. Sudanese inhabitants’ rising interest in cryptocurrency is thought to be a result of the country’s deteriorating economic prospects.

The CBOS, however, has advised that residents engaging with cryptocurrency face legal dangers, according to a story published by Sudan News Agency. Such risks, according to the central bank, derive from cryptocurrencies’ failure to be classified as “money or even private money and property” under the country’s regulations.

Other hazards, according to the research, originate from the “lack of material cover” of the certificates, as well as their issue by unlicensed or unaccredited organizations. The report did not say whether the East African country’s military government, which took control in October 2021, plans to pass new legislation punishing citizens who ignore the national bank’s warning.