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India Reportedly Plans to Criminalize Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

After temporarily breaking the ice on bitcoin regulations, the Indian government is doubling down its efforts to restrain cryptocurrency use. A new bill on the way could place cryptocurrency holders and miners at risk of fines and possible jail time.New Indian Anti-Bitcoin Bill On the CardsA fresh Reuters report claims that India is preparing a new heavy-handed anti-bitcoin bill. Previous regulations in the country targeted the use of private coins, but the new bill will outrightly...

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$250M Fund to Invest in Polkadot and Cardano Launched in India

FD7 Ventures, the cryptocurrency-oriented fund that recently vowed to dispose of its BTC holdings for ADA and DOT, has set up a $250 million micro-fund focusing on investments in teams working on the ecosystems of Polkadot and Cardano.FD7 Goes to India for DOT and ADABased in Dubai, UAE, FD7 is a crypto-oriented investment fund with over $1 billion in assets under management (AUM). The firm recently announced somewhat bold plans to dispose of $750 million of its BTC holdings and allocate the...

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India Is Now Looking Into Creating a Centralized Cryptocurrency

The finance minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman is putting a lot of people’s fears to rest given that her recent budget speech left out cryptocurrencies completely. While this may seem like the wrong move to make, it has seemingly calmed many viewers given that India has long been debating whether it should potentially instill a full ban on all crypto-related activity.India Is Moving in Another Direction with CryptoIndia first instilled a ban on all business partnerships between crypto firms...

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Bitcoin-Verbot in Indien? Regierung startet einen zweiten Versuch, eine staatliche digitale Währung einzuführen

Indien will eine eigene Kryptowährung schaffen und Bitcoin verbieten. Der Ausschuss der Regierung in Indien empfiehlt das offizielle Verbot von Kryptowährungen. Die Regierungen und Regulierungsbehörden stehen den privaten digitalen Währungen skeptisch gegenüber und zeigen sich über das zunehmende Aufkommen sowie die Investitionen von vielen Menschen in Indien und den verbundenen die Risiken besorgt....

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India Proposes Law To Prohibit All Private Cryptocurrencies

The Government of India seems to have resumed its efforts to ban cryptocurrencies after a lull in a political and legal battle.The latest move by politicians came this week when they revealed a bill that could put any activity related to cryptocurrencies in checkmate.If Cryptocurrencies Are Legal, a Law Can Make Them IllegalThe “Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill” seeks to ban private cryptocurrencies —possibly any token not issued by the state. Such a path could...

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India to Conduct Mock Trials for Remote Voting Using Blockchain Technology

India is looking towards adopting blockchain technology for remote voting. This comes despite the country’s stance against cryptocurrency trading.Blockchain Technology in India’s Voting ProcessAccording to The Wire, on Monday (Jan. 25, 2020), Sunil Arora, India’s Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), announced the plans to use blockchain technology in a mock trial for remote voting. The exercise is aimed at finding an effective way to make the voting process easier for residents in far-flung...

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India Is Considering a Heavy Tax on Large Bitcoin Transactions

The relationship between bitcoin and India has always been a complicated one. Following a lengthy period of preventing bitcoin companies from doing business with banks, India now says it’s considering imposing a large Goods and Services Tax (GST) on all BTC transactions.India Wants to Impose a GST Tax On BTCThe tax would be around 18 percent. To qualify for the tax, a transaction must be worth more than 40,000 crores. The news comes by way of the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB), a...

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Indian Cryptocurrency Fraudster Arrested For Duping $350K From 45 Victims

Indian authorities have arrested a 60-year-old greetings maker for duping about 45 people in investing over $350,000 in a fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme. The accused ran the operation through a designated application and promised double-digit monthly returns.Indian Crypto Fraudster ArrestedAs reported by the Times of India, the local police apprehended Umesh Verma at the Indira Gandhi International Airport upon his arrival from Dubai.Verma had set up his own website and established a...

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Police Arrests Another Suspect on the 100 BTC Ransom Kidnapping in India

The 100 BTC kidnapping case in the Indian state of Karnataka continues to develop as the local police have arrested another suspect on the case. Reports say he was the one who abducted the kid in front of his home after being recruited by the mastermind of the entire operation.Progress On A 100 BTC Ransom CaseJust a couple of weeks ago, perpetrators demanded a 100 BTC ransom for the son of a local businessman and crypto investor after abducting the eight-year-old boy in front of his home in...

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Coin DCX Has Made a Lot of Money Since the Beginning of the Year

Cryptocurrency exchange Coin DCX has managed to put away roughly $20 million since the start of the pandemic. The company recently completed a Series B funding round in which it garnered as much as $13.9 million, though this was the third funding round it engaged in during 2020. Companies such as Block.one, Coinbase, DG and Jump Capital were all happy to take part.Coin DCX Is Growing Like MadInitially, the company sought to raise roughly $3 million back in March when the coronavirus pandemic...

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