The Indian state of Maharashtra has earmarked funds and is stepping up measures to apply blockchain tech to various administrative spheres
Central banks worldwide are examining the possibility of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), with some already testing theirs for different uses. Countries that have advanced their digital currency projects include China, Singapore, Canada, the Bahamas, Thailand, Uruguay, and Sweden. India has also included the digital rupee in the country’s draft cryptocurrency bill. Also […]
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The Indian supreme court resumed hearing the writ petitions against the banking restriction by the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on Wednesday. Many issues were discussed, ranging from the legality of the RBI action to the classification of crypto assets and how each country regulates them. Also read: India to Introduce Crypto […]
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India’s Jio reveals plans for one of the world’s largest blockchain networks
In this week’s Hodler’s Digest, Litecoin’s halving fails to boost prices — and the scale of North Korea’s crypto hacks emerges
The Indian government has submitted a draft crypto bill to the supreme court and expressed its intention to introduce the bill in the next parliament session. The court subsequently set a new date to hear the case relating to crypto regulation. Meanwhile, the Indian crypto community has ramped up efforts to influence the government’s final […]
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India’s ban on crypto may be very costly, with the CEO of one research firm estimating that the country will lose out on almost $13 billion
The Indian supreme court finally heard the crypto case today after postponing it several times. The court addressed the government’s crypto policy as well as the writ petitions challenging the banking restriction by the central bank. The latter was heard in some detail while the former was further delayed at the request of the government. […]
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As the Indian government deliberates on the country’s crypto policy, the tax authority continues to send out letters with lengthy, probing questions to crypto owners. News.Bitcoin.com talked to industry experts to find out the implications of these letters, what people can do when receiving them, and how crypto assets are taxed in India. Also read: […]
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The Indian parliament has repeatedly asked the finance minister about the government’s plans for cryptocurrency. In July alone, the Ministry of Finance answered three sets of questions: two in Rajya Sabha, the upper house, and one in Lok Sabha, the lower house of the parliament. Also read: Indian Finance Minister Addresses Crypto Proposal – Industry […]
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