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BTC to INR: P2P Bitcoin Marketplaces Growing in India

BTC to INR: P2P Bitcoin Marketplaces Growing in IndiaEver since the supreme court quashed the banking restriction imposed by the central bank, interest in cryptocurrency has been rising in India, including on peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplaces. The local crypto community is growing despite the nationwide lockdown and rising covid-19 threat. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget About […]

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Indian State Ministry Discusses Cryptocurrency Plans With Founders of Crypto Bulls Roadshow

Indian State Ministry Discusses Cryptocurrency Plans With Founders of Crypto Bulls RoadshowAn Indian state official recently met with the founders of the “India Crypto Bulls” initiative and discussed cryptocurrency development, investment, and innovation in India. News.Bitcoin.com talked to Kumar Gaurav, one of the founders, to find out more about the meeting. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget About It […]

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Indian Government Engages RBI to Discuss Cryptocurrency Regulation

Indian Government Engages RBI to Discuss Cryptocurrency RegulationThe government of India is reportedly discussing a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies with the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Furthermore, the government is awaiting the outcome of another cryptocurrency case at the supreme court to make its final decision on crypto regulation. Also […]

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Bitcoin in INR: Binance, Wazirx, Cashaa, Zebpay Announce New Offers for India

Bitcoin in INR: Binance, Wazirx, Cashaa, Zebpay Announce New Offers for IndiaSeveral cryptocurrency exchanges in India have recently stepped up their offerings as they wait for the supreme court’s decision on the RBI ban. Binance and Wazirx have made some improvements to their platforms, Cashaa is waving some fees, and Zebpay has announced zero fees on a trading pair when it re-launches in India. Also read: […]

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India’s Election Commission Developing Blockchain System for Voting

India’s Election Commission Developing Blockchain System for VotingThe Election Commission of India is collaborating with the Indian Institute of Technology to develop a blockchain system for voting, the Chief Election Commissioner has reportedly revealed. The new system aims to allow Indians to vote even when they are away from their hometowns. Furthermore, the commissioner has proposed to link voter IDs with Aadhaar. […]

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Indian State Government’s ‘Blockchain District’ Now Has a Dedicated Accelerator for Blockchain Startups

Indian State Government's 'Blockchain District' Now Has a Dedicated Accelerator for Blockchain StartupsThe Indian state of Telangana has launched a blockchain accelerator in its recently created Blockchain District, in collaboration with Tech Mahindra. Selected startups will pitch innovative ideas and get mentored by experts from the Telangana government, Tech Mahindra, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, and IIIT Hyderabad. Also […]

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Government Think Tank Niti Aayog Identifies Key Blockchain Use Cases for India

Government Think Tank Niti Aayog Identifies Key Blockchain Use Cases for IndiaThe policy think tank for the government of India, Niti Aayog, has published a strategy document identifying a number of key areas blockchain technology can significantly benefit the country. “By empowering citizens through features of transparency, decentralization and accountability, blockchain would help in improving ease of living,” explained Niti Aayog. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — […]

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Crypto Exchange Zebpay Announces Relaunch in India Ahead of Supreme Court Decision on RBI Ban

Crypto Exchange Zebpay Announces Relaunch in India Ahead of Supreme Court Decision on RBI BanZebpay is returning to India more than a year after closing down local crypto exchange operations due to the banking ban imposed by the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Under a new leadership team, the exchange has also revealed a number of upcoming new services, including a crypto-to-crypto exchange and a way […]

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India Unveils National Blockchain Strategy, Calling on RBI to Issue Digital Currency

India Unveils National Blockchain Strategy, Calling on RBI to Issue Digital CurrencyIndia’s National Strategy on Blockchain has been published. It recommends, among other things, for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to issue a central bank digital currency. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology tasked the National Institute for Smart Government with drafting this national policy. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax […]

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Hearing Concluded: Indian Supreme Court Deliberates on Crypto vs RBI Case

Hearing Concluded: Indian Supreme Court Deliberates on Crypto vs RBI CaseThe Indian supreme court has finished hearing the crypto vs. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) case. The hearing concluded on Tuesday with the counsel for the Internet and Mobile Association of India wrapping up his arguments, followed by arguments by the counsel representing crypto exchanges. The court is now in deliberation. Also read: Regulatory Roundup […]

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Indian Prime Minister Modi Awards Young Entrepreneur for Cryptocurrency App

Indian Prime Minister Modi Awards Young Entrepreneur for Cryptocurrency AppIndia’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has awarded a young entrepreneur for her cryptocurrency price tracking application while the government is still deliberating on the country’s crypto policies. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the award recipient to find out more about her app. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is being challenged in the supreme court […]

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Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC Notice

Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC NoticeHundreds of customers went on a withdrawal spree after an Indian bank announced its revised KYC requirements. The bank’s action followed the decision by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to include the National Population Register letter as a valid KYC document for opening bank accounts. Customers are worried their funds could be frozen. Also […]

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Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto – RBI’s Arguments Not Convincing

Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto - RBI's Arguments Not ConvincingIndia’s supreme court heard the crypto case on Thursday, starting with the arguments by the counsel for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After pointing out that the RBI ban only hurts crypto businesses but does not stop crypto trading, the court explained that “being an honest contributor to the blockchain is more profitable than […]

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Crypto vs RBI: 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court Hearings

Crypto vs RBI: 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court HearingsIndia’s supreme court heard the crypto case in detail over three consecutive days this week. In addition to intense arguments against the central bank having the power to ban crypto, the judges learned how other countries regulate this new sector, the amended EU directive, the FATF guidance, and less invasive crypto measures. Also read: Regulatory […]

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Indian Supreme Court Hears In-Depth Arguments Against RBI Ban

Indian Supreme Court Hears In-Depth Arguments Against RBI BanIndia’s supreme court spent all day hearing arguments against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday. The counsel for the Internet and Mobile Association of India presented extensive arguments to convince the court that the central bank acted outside its jurisdiction and power in placing a banking restriction on […]

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Kerala Outlines Plans to Become India’s Blockchain Hub

Kerala Outlines Plans to Become India's Blockchain HubThe Indian state of Kerala is actively exploring using blockchain technology to improve a wide range of existing systems, including financial. Thousands of people are already being trained in the state to become blockchain experts, some of whom have already graduated, according to the state’s electronics and information technology secretary. He recently revealed the state’s […]

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Subhash Chandra Garg on the Future of Crypto

Former Indian Finance Secretary Subhash Garg on the Future of CryptoIndia’s former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has shared his views on the future of cryptocurrency, both in India and worldwide. He headed the committee responsible for drafting the infamous bill to ban cryptocurrencies, which the crypto community calls flawed in many regards. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – China Blockchain ETF, New French Crypto Rules, […]

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Wazirx CEO on 2020 Outlook, RBI Ban, Crypto Regulation for India

Wazirx CEO on 2020 Outlook, RBI Ban, Crypto Regulation for IndiaThe Indian crypto community has had an eventful year, with a bill on the horizon, the RBI ban’s supreme court hearing, and the community’s efforts toward positive crypto regulation. News.Bitcoin.com interviewed Nischal Shetty, CEO of local crypto exchange Wazirx, about what the Indian crypto industry could expect in the year 2020 and a wide range […]

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Indian Government’s Institute Offers Blockchain Training in Multiple Cities

Indian Government's Institute Offers Blockchain Training in Multiple CitiesThe National Power Training Institute, under India’s Ministry of Power, is offering blockchain training in multiple cities throughout the country. Participants will learn about blockchain technology, its use cases, smart contracts, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and even mining. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – New US Crypto Bill, France’s 1st Approved ICO, Muslim Crypto National Training Institute’s […]

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Banking Platform Cashaa Sees Indian Trading Volume Soar, Adding 5 More Cryptocurrencies

Banking Platform Cashaa Sees Indian Trading Volume Soar, Adding 5 More CryptocurrenciesBanking services platform Cashaa has seen significant growth in crypto trading volume in India since it began offering INR deposits and withdrawals. The platform has cut its fees by more than 50% and is getting ready to add five more cryptocurrencies for users in India, Cashaa has shared with news.Bitcoin.com. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – […]

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Indian Crypto Community Gathers to Dispel Confusion About Regulation

Indian Crypto Community Gathers to Dispel Confusion About RegulationAs the Indian government deliberates on the country’s crypto policy, there has been some confusion in media reports regarding crypto regulation in India. A group of local crypto enthusiasts and community members have gathered in an effort to ensure that the crypto situation in India is accurately portrayed. Also read: Indian Lawmaker Says ‘Cryptocurrency Is […]

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Indian Lawmaker Says ‘Cryptocurrency Is Inevitable’

Indian Lawmaker Says 'Cryptocurrency Is Inevitable'Indian Parliament member Dr. Subramanian Swamy has shared his view on cryptocurrency. Advocating for India to make the transition to crypto, he reportedly said, “cryptocurrency is inevitable.” The lawmaker will chair a conference at the UN India’s headquarters next week where issues surrounding cryptocurrency in the country will be discussed. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – […]

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Indian Crypto Trading Volumes Accelerate on Positive Sentiments

Indian Crypto Trading Volumes Accelerate on Positive SentimentsCryptocurrency trading volumes in India have accelerated despite regulatory uncertainty and banking restrictions imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Global trading platforms and service providers have also been expanding their operations to serve Indian users. Also read: Mistakes Crypto Owners and Traders Should Avoid Strong Trading Volume Growth Banking services may be restricted […]

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State Bank of India Chief Argues Crypto Regulation Is a Must

State Bank of India Chief Argues Crypto Regulation Is a MustThe chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI) has spoken in favor of cryptocurrency regulation in an interview. He believes that it is necessary to regulate cryptocurrencies. Last week, the chairman attended IMF meetings in Washington, D.C., with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Show Gives […]

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