After reports that Tanzanian President Samia Hassan asked her treasurer to study cryptocurrencies, Tunisia has become the latest African country to express its willingness to accept digital assets. According to Tunisian Minister of Economy Ali Kuli, North African countries will soon take action to legalize the purchase of Bitcoin. This happened after a recent report of the arrest of a 17-year-old crypto user.
According to reports, Minister Curry stated that he hopes to legalize the purchase of Bitcoin to avoid another Tunisian youth from imprisonment. This violates the country’s ambiguous cryptocurrency regulations.His last time TV interview:
I will amend the law so that we cannot go to jail for buying Bitcoin by a young Tunisian.
The remarks by government officials follow recent reports in Tunisia that law enforcement has arrested a 17-year-old crypto user. After the teenager was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, some members of the Tunisian blockchain community criticized the government’s tough practices in view of the country’s lack of clear encryption laws. In addition, on social media, crypto enthusiasts and sympathizers have launched a campaign to condemn the arrest of crypto users.
At the same time, with these comments, Minister Curry became the latest Tunisian official to accept cryptocurrency. In 2020, Marouane Abbasi, Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia, stated that the country needs to pay attention to Bitcoin and must be prepared to effectively monitor its use cases.
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