“There is No Cryptocurrency Ban,” Indian Government Says
The government of India seems to be confused when it comes to the previous bitcoin and cryptocurrency ban. Last year, the government made it clear that whoever is caught illegally participating in the mining, buying or selling of cryptocurrencies, he or she will be jailed for around 10 years, according to the draft "Banning of Virtual Currency Restrictions and Official Cryptocurrency Regulation Bill 2019". With the help of VPN, citizens continued to deal in cryptocurrencies and nothing was done to them. Now, the authority has come out to show its position on this matter, by revealing that the financial authorities have imposed no restrictions yet on digital currency dealings.
Bitcoin Traders in India are no Longer at Ease
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency traders in India are not benefiting from the industry following the ban of cryptocurrency activities by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in April last year, and this is making their social life hard. The peer-to-peer (P2P) system that was developed by cryptoasset exchanges has some voids in it and hackers have taken advantage of this to fraud people and most of them have become or are yet to be victims.
Supreme Court of India Extends Crypto vs RBI Hearing to July
The Supreme Court of India, the country’s top judiciary body, has extended the cryptocurrency case hearing after receiving an official request from the government’s counsel. It was expected that the court could hear about the India’s crypto regulation on March 29 before continuing to address the banking ban by the country’s central bank. The case has now been deferred up to July.
Indian Government is in Fear of Cryptos Sweeping Out Rupee Fiat Currency
The risks associated with digital currencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) are very clear. The dark side of the cryptocurrency revolution includes terrorism financing, money laundering, drug dealing, sex, violence, gambling and more. But a prominent panel tasked with drafting rules for the crypto industry in India is now haunted by its impact on a less-tapped field.
India: IDRBT Suggests Roadmap & Blueprint for Blockchain & Crypto
India holds a big global economy that is now facing a rapid growth of use cases for blockchain and cryptocurrency markets. Taking demand into account, India plans to design a suitable roadmap for distributed ledger technology (DLT) soon or later, according to the report by Financial Express.
Indian Government Panel Proposes Deeming Virtual Currency Dealings Illicit & Illegal
Putting conjecture on cryptos such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP) to an end, a government panel has proposed formulating a new strong law that will regulate that field, according to sources familiar with the matter. The panel revealed that all those currencies must be deemed ‘illegal,’ CNBC TV18 reported on Friday, December 7, 2018.
India Ready to Release Regulatory Draft on Crypto Next Month
The Republic of India, a country in South Asia, might finally release the long-awaited regulatory draft on digital currency (crypto) before 2018 ends. This follows the recent ban by RBI, blackballing banks and other financial institutions from transacting with all crypto exchanges in the country.