African Nations Trialing CBDC After Nigeria’s e-Naira

South Africa and Ghana are now trialing their own CBDC. Nigeria has formally launched its e-Naira after a successful pilot that ran for months. The Bahamas is the first country in the world to launch its CBDC, followed by Nigeria. More African countries are now trialing their own central bank digital currency (CBDC) following Nigeria’s official launching of its own e-Naira. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), at least South Africa and Ghana are hot on the heels of Nigeria. Specifically, the South African Reserve Bank is now running tests with its wholesale CBDC. Financial institutions in the country