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Will India Ban Crypto After All?

It’s been months, and the fight surrounding crypto in India doesn’t appear to have an end in sight. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and its deputy governor T Rabi Sankar have recently issued statements saying that the only way to deal with crypto within the nation’s borders is by banning it. India and Crypto… The Fight Is Still Waging The words came at the recent Indian Banks Association 17th Annual Banking Technology Conference and Awards. Not long ago, it was announced...

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India’s Central Bank Likens Cryptocurrencies To Ponzi Schemes

A top official at India’s central bank recently reiterated warnings to Prime Minister Modi’s government about the risks cryptocurrencies pose to the country’s financial system. This time, he compared digital assets to “Ponzi schemes”, mirroring some investors’ long-held criticisms of the asset class. Crypto Is A Ponzi, Says RBI Governor T. Rabi Sankar of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) offered his criticisms during a banking conference speech on Monday. As reported by...

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Indian FM: Government and RBI in Complete Harmony on Crypto and CBDC

A fortnight packed with important developments on the economic front, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Governor of India’s central bank Shaktikanta Das told the media that there is complete harmony between the two government bodies on the cryptocurrency front. Crypto Makes Headlines in India In the budget presentation for 2022-23 on February 1, Sitharaman proposed a flat 30% tax on all incomes from crypto activities. She also announced the introduction of...

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India Will Regulate Crypto and Unveil the Digital Rupee

In what is arguably one of the biggest 360s the world of crypto has ever seen, India has announced that it will not be banning crypto. Rather, it will tax crypto-based income, work to regulate the space, and is even planning to launch a virtual version of the country’s currency called the digital rupee. India Is Set to Regulate Crypto This is one of the biggest changes a country has ever exhibited when it comes to crypto. There was a long period when India had a very...

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India Seeks Introduction of Anti-Tax Evasion Crypto Laws

The new budget session of Parliament in India is particularly important given that this is allegedly when the country is going to make some hardcore decisions regarding the future of crypto within the nation’s borders. Regulators are seeking to initiate some new laws in which anti-tax evasion laws surrounding crypto will be set in stone. India Is Looking to Prevent Tax Evasion Through Crypto India has had a very up and down relationship with digital currency. Since 2018,...

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Bitcoin And Ethereum Futures ETF To Arrive In India

Through a memo of understanding, Torus King Blockchain IFSC recently partnered with India INX to launch India’s first Bitcoin and Ethereum ETF product. This is the first Bitcoin futures ETF to premier outside of the United States. An Indian Crypto ETF As reported by The Economic Times, the ETF will launch under the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA)’s sandbox structure. Torus will be responsible for providing liquidity to India INX using smart order...

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India Gets Its Very First Crypto Index

It has arguably gotten to the point that crypto traders don’t know what to make of India. One minute it seems to be pushing crypto. The next, it’s shoving it down to the lowest rung on the financial ladder. India and Its New Crypto Index Recently, global crypto app Crypto Wire has unveiled a new crypto index for India that will monitor the performances of the world’s top 15 digital currencies. Known as IC15, the product will allow traders in India to view the price...

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Crypto Regulation in India Is Still Unclear

India has fallen behind on its plans to regulate cryptocurrency. The winter session of Parliament was supposed to see a new bill introduced that would recognize crypto as a new asset class that could be regulated and monitored. However, this has not yet occurred and thus India’s digital currency future is still in the clouds. India and Crypto Regulation: What’s Happening? The good news is that regulatory officials have stated that at this stage, outright banning crypto...

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Hackers Rename Twitter Account of Indian Medical Assn. to Elon Musk in a Cryptocurrency Scam

The Twitter accounts of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), and Mann Deshi Mahila Bank (a local bank that supports female micro-entrepreneurs) were hacked on Sunday (January 2). The bad actors renamed the handle “Elon Musk” and initiated a cryptocurrency scam. The Most Recent Attacks After carrying out the cyber outbreak, the perpetrators posted many tweets promoting cryptocurrencies. They also changed the name and the profile...

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India Is Still Contemplating What to Do with Crypto

Narendra Modi – the prime minister of India – has emerged to let crypto traders know that while the nation may have delayed its regulatory decision, it still has every intention of ensuring that crypto presents a safe environment for everyone within the country’s borders. India and Crypto… Where Are Things Headed? Not long ago, discussions emerged saying that bitcoin and crypto were no longer on the verge of being banned in India, and thus the country was instead going...

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