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The RBI Could Issue a Digital Rupee Soon

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering the release of a new digital version of the rupee, the national currency of India. The RBI Could Soon Unveil the Digital Rupee In a document explaining the process, the RBI stated the following: E-rupee or digital rupee will provide an additional option to the currently available forms of money. It is substantially not different from banknotes, but being digital, it is likely to be easier, faster, and cheaper. The RBI says...

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3 Indian Crypto Exchanges on Investigators’ Radar for $3.5B Illegal Drug Transactions

Indian investigation agencies are probing three crypto exchanges for their roles in illegal drug trade transactions after they were alerted by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), which has zeroed in on nearly 200 such transactions. These financial dealings for suspected drug deals in Nigeria, the Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin Islands were reportedly carried out through three Indian digital asset management companies, a report in the Economic Times said.  Illegal...

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Rapid Tech Adoption and Talents Make India a Key Player in Global Web3 Market: Study

A series of enabling factors places India at the forefront of global Web3 transformation, said a report by Nasscom, a no-profit apex body of the $227-billion Indian tech industry. It identifies the rapid adoption of new technologies, vast talent pool, and robust startup ecosystem as the key drivers of the nation’s push for a key role in the global Web3 market.  India Web3 Landscape Launched in Bengaluru last week, the report – The India Web3 Startup Landscape: An Emerging...

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Idea of Tech-Driven Regulatory Framework Under G20 Receives Mixed Reactions  

A day after Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke about her plans to work towards a tech-driven regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies under the aegis of G20, industry leaders offered mixed reactions to her statements.     Sitharaman spoke about crypto regulations to reporters on the sidelines of the fall meetings at IMF, World Bank, and G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor (FMCBG) in Washington last week, media reports said.  Positive but...

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India Police Launch Pilot Polygon-Based Complaint Registration Portal

An Indian district, Firozabad, about 40 km from Agra of Taj Mahal’s fame in the Indian province of Uttar Pradesh, would start the registration of complaints police complaints on the blockchain network.  The district, with 2.4 million people and 21 police stations, aims to achieve immutability and transparency of complaints lodged by victims of crime by leveraging this emerging technology.    Blockchain-Based Complaint Portal  “Using emerging technologies like Blockchain, a...

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India’s ED Freezes $1.6 Million in BTC of Accused in Gaming App Fraud

In a two-year-old gaming app fraud case, the top Indian financial crime investigating agency has frozen 85.9 bitcoins, equivalent to $1.6 million, held in an account on Binance. Separately, it also froze WRX, the native coin of WazirX, and USDT together, worth nearly $550,000. Earlier this month, the agency raided several premises in Kolkata in this case and recovered Indian currency equivalent to $2.2 million. The accused in this estimated $8.5 million scam is 25-year-old...

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XRP Giveaway Scam Launched on Crypto Exchange CoinDCX’s Twitter Account

The Twitter account of Indian crypto exchange CoinDCX remained compromised for hours on Tuesday. Hackers posted a fake XRP giveaway scheme through the exploited Twitter handle @CoinDCX to the exchange’s over 230,000 followers. The giveaway message was interspersed with a phishing link. CoinDCX Twitter Account Exploited As CoinDCX tried to take control of its compromised Twitter account, it put out an alert through another Twitter handle, @CoinDCX _Cares. It was also...

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Traders Flock to Binance as New Taxes Send Indian Exchanges Out of Business: Report

A Bloomberg report on Wednesday claimed that Binance app downloads in India jumped to 429,000 in August, the highest this year. This comes just months after the country implemented stringent taxation on local exchanges. Binance’s India Gains Binance is the only one among the major exchanges whose app downloads had seen an increase in August over July, the month when 1% transaction tax in the form of TDS kicked in, a Bloomberg report said, quoting data from Sensor Tower, which...

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CoinSwitch Is Not Investigated for Money Laundering, Claims CEO 

CoinSwitch Kuber’s CEO Ashish Singhal on Saturday provided more details about the searches at his office and residence by India’s financial crime investigating agency the directorate of enforcement (ED), two days ago. He refuted the recent allegations that his firm has been investigated for certain illicit activities. CoinSwitch CEO Explains In a Twitter thread, Singhal explained that the ED’s searches were not linked to any investigation related to the Prevention of Money...

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KuCoin Survey Says India Has 115 Million Crypto Investors

Early this week, KuCoin released a survey regarding the new developments in India’s blockchain and crypto space – Into The Cryptoverse Report India, which revealed the number of crypto investors in the country to be in the range of 115 million as of June 2022. These people have either traded or held crypto assets in the past six months, the study claimed. Crypto Investors Have a Youthful Profile The KuCoin’s India survey presents a cheerful crypto investment landscape in the...

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