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RBI ideas its cryptocurrency projected crypto law may ban Dogecoins and Bitcoins in India

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Shivangi Mujumdar

CBW -External Analyst

INDIA

Feb, 09 2021

Feb, 09 2021

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· Government presented a bill through Budget session 2021 that would ban private cryptocurrencies. 

· The government proposes to announce an official digital currency that would be straight issued by the Reserve Bank of India. 

· The bill to ban cryptocurrencies is in the middle of the 20 bills that the government needs to produce throughout the Union Budget. 

 

The government is likely to present a bill in Budget session 2021 that would ban private cryptocurrencies, counting Bitcoin. The bill is named as ‘The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021’. 

 

The Bill also pursues to ban all private cryptocurrencies in India, though; it agrees to certain exceptions to endorse the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its uses, the government booklet speak. 

 

Private digital currencies have increased acceptance in recent years. In India, the regulators and governments have been sceptical about these currencies and are worried about the associated risks. However, RBI is discovering the possibility as to whether there is a necessity for a digital form of fiat currency and, in case there is, how to operationalize it, it noted. 

 

Previously in 2018, the Reserve Bank of India had expelled crypto transactions and notified all banks to stop dealing with private cryptocurrencies. It paused cryptocurrency trading in India. Though, in 2020, the Supreme Court order squashed the central bank’s command on the grounds of disproportionality. A bill was enlisted in 2019 that proposed 10-year prison for people who sold or allocated cryptocurrencies counting Bitcoin. 

 

Responding to the newest bill the government plans to present, Nischal Shetty, Founder of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency talk WazirX said, “There’s no such article as a “private cryptocurrency”.Crypto by their very nature are decentralized and public. I expect this is with admiration to “currency” usage and they’re directing on that.?


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Shivangi Mujumdar

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