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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