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India to Offer Transition Time to Crypto Investors from Intent on Ban

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Vandana Mrigwani

CBW -External Analyst

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Feb, 23 2021

Feb, 23 2021

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India will go fast with a comprehensive ban on investment in cryptocurrencies, while in case existing investors a shift period to exit their holdings. Cryptocurrency is not fiat currency supported by the Reserve Bank of India and its practice in all methods will be banned through the new law that will be presented in Parliament, a senior Finance Ministry official stated on condition of secrecy. 

 

This would embrace a ban on transacting right through foreign exchanges. The official, still, said the ban won’t be obligatory overnight and cryptocurrency investors will be given a shift period of three-to-six months after the application of the new law to discharge their investments. 

 

Check out what’s government opinion: 

The government has recorded The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, for an overview in the ongoing Budget meeting of Parliament. “To produce a facilitative framework for the formation of the official digital currency to be allotted by the RBI,” the drive of the Bill stated. The Bill also attempts to find to ban all private cryptocurrencies in India, though, it permits for certain exceptions to sanction the fundamental technology of cryptocurrency and its practices. 

 

Meanwhile then, remarks by the finance minister in the assembly have suggested that a decision is still to be taken. Citing recommendations of a 2019 inter-ministerial group, Nirmala Sitharaman said the government would decide on the recommendations of the coof the committee report and the legislative proposal, if any, would be presented in parliament next due process. 

 

The official cited earlier said India’s new law will be modelled on China’s regulatory command, which has efficiently banned the trading and practice of cryptocurrency. On the other hand, if we look then while the government is employed on distributing its virtual currency. 

 

China imposed a ban on the first coin helps in 2017 and asked crypto exchanges to close down. Since then, the Chinese central bank has also choked up all contact with all domestic and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges and ICO websites. This will support the above statement of what the government wants to say. 

 

While prohibiting cryptocurrencies, the Indian government will agree to the use of technology fundamental the cryptocurrency for investigation or any other such drives, the official said, totaling the proposed law will be soon guided to the Union Cabinet for approval. So this may help to get an overview of updates. 


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