India Shows Skepticism About Facebook Cryptocurrency
The Republic of India, the seventh-biggest nation by area geographically located in South Asia, has shown much disbelief in the new cryptocurrency owned by Facebook known as Libra aka GlobalCoin. In fact, the coin will not be allowed to operate in the country.
India: RBI Develops a Blockchain Platform for Banking
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) develops a blockchain-based platform for banking starting with its R&D branch. The distributed ledger tech (DLT) platform is going to host a wide spectrum of blockchain applications beginningovel in 2020. The blockchain-powered platform will serve financial institutions including banks and will start with the RBI’s R&D branch. The new platform is generally for DLT use case for the government in financial banking.
Crypto Exchange Halts Services due to Indian Regulations
Over the weekend, an India-based crypto exchange shut down its services, suspended trades and cancelled all open orders on March 30. Coindelta alludes to its financial issues and the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) stringent cryptocurrency regulations as one of the main reasons forcing the exchange to lay down tools.
Reserve Bank of India Forces Customers to Abandon Dealing with Cryptoassets
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is allegedly forcing the clients of the commercial banking institutions to completely abandon cryptocurrencies including bitcoin (BTC) and stop operating any kind of business activity related to cryptoassets. In case the client wants to set up a new bank account in any commercial banking institution in the country, he or she is forced to sign documents which in this case read that they shan’t deal in any digital currency transactions from their bank accounts.
India Considering Crypto Legitimization Under Concrete Regulation, Plans to Lift Ban
A committee headed by Subhash Chandra Garg, the Secretary Department of Economic Affairs, responsible for giving recommendations for the regulatory framework associated with cryptoassets in India is purportedly evaluating the legitimization of the asset class under concrete regulation. There is a common consensus that digital currency can’t be disregarded as entirely illegal.