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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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Cashaa Launches Banking Solution for Indian Crypto Owners

Cashaa Launches Banking Solution for Indian Crypto OwnersBanking services platform Cashaa is offering a solution for Indian crypto owners facing banking restrictions imposed by the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The service allows users to deposit up to 1 crore rupees (~$141,012) per month to purchase cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Finance Minister Answers Crypto Questions at IMF Meeting […]

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Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to November

Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to NovemberThe Supreme Court of India on Tuesday once again postponed hearing the case against the crypto banking restrictions by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The central bank has replied to crypto exchanges’ representation as directed by the court, which was supposed to resume hearing the case today. Also read: RBI Ban Stops Indian Police […]

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Indian Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Crypto Case Next Week

Indian Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Crypto Case Next WeekThe Supreme Court of India has confirmed a new date to hear the crypto case after multiple delays. During the last hearing, the court directed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to reply to crypto exchanges’ representation within two weeks, which the central bank has done. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who Wants to Be a […]

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Bank Raided, Arrests Made But RBI Still Restricts Withdrawals

Bank Raided, Arrests Made But RBI Still Restricts WithdrawalsThe crisis has elevated at the cooperative bank recently placed under regulatory restrictions by India’s central bank. Multiple branches have been raided and several arrests were made. However, the RBI continues to impose a withdrawal limit, preventing bank customers from accessing their savings. The bank has 137 branches across India. Also read: RBI Ban Stops […]

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RBI Ban Stops Indian Police From Cashing Out Seized Crypto

RBI Ban Stops Indian Police From Cashing Out Seized CryptoThe effects of banking restrictions by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have reached an Indian police department. The police sold some cryptocurrencies they seized only to find out that they cannot access the Rs 8.42 crore (~$1.2 million) proceeds due to the current RBI banking ban. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who Wants to Be […]

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Protests Led RBI to Raise PMC Bank’s Withdrawal Limit

Protests Led RBI to Raise PMC Bank's Withdrawal LimitThe Reserve Bank of India has relaxed the withdrawal limit of 1,000 rupees (approximately $14) it placed on a cooperative bank a couple of days ago. The central bank said it aims to reduce the hardship of depositors after many heavy protests followed its original order. Also read: Panic at 137 Bank Branches as RBI […]

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Panic at 137 Bank Branches as RBI Limits Withdrawals to ₹1,000

Panic at 137 Bank Branches as RBI Limits Withdrawals to 1,000 RupeesThe Reserve Bank of India has imposed regulatory restrictions on a cooperative bank with 137 branches across India, including limiting customer withdrawals to a total of 1,000 rupees (approximately $14) per account for six months. Police personnel had to be deployed to control angry customers at some locations. Also read: Indian Parliament Member Helping Crypto […]

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Indian Parliament Member Helping Crypto Community Influence Regulation

Indian Parliament Member Helping Crypto Community Influence RegulationThe Indian crypto community has made progress towards influencing the government’s crypto policies. Some industry leaders have met with an influential lawmaker who has agreed to help bring about positive crypto regulation in the country. Also read: India’s Popular ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Show Gives Crypto a Boost Parliament Member Agrees to Help […]

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Indian Lawmaker Raises Hope of Positive Crypto Regulation

Indian Lawmaker Raises Hope of Positive Crypto RegulationA member of the upper house of the Indian parliament has given the crypto community some advice on what can be done to influence the government’s crypto decisions. He encourages anyone to reach out to him and discuss their concerns, including issues related to the draft bill to ban cryptocurrencies in India. His words and […]

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