The DFS Observatory At Columbia University

Welcome! The Digital Financial Services Observatory is housed by CITI at Columbia University Business School in New York. It is funded by the Gates Foundation.

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The Bank of Indonesia has announced that Bitcoin is banned in Indonesia. It is unclear whether the ban might include other cryptocurrencies, as the Bank did not elaborate beyond Bitcoin specifically.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja Mid October 2017 ordered the federal government to forfeit all accounts that are not linked to Bank Verification Numbers (BVN). 

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