Indian police launch probe into BitConnect founder wanted by US SEC

The saga of BitConnect, a major cryptocurrency scam scheme, is taking another twist as one of the BitConnect co-founders is now wanted by the Indian state police. Satish Kumbhani, an Indian national and the alleged founder of the crypto Ponzi scheme BitConnect, reportedly became subject to a new police investigation in India, The Indian Express … Read more

Vladimir Putin Says West’s Attempt to ‘Crush the Russian Economy’ Did Not Succeed – Economics Bitcoin News

Last week the Russian ruble hit a seven-year high against the U.S. dollar and while analysts have downplayed the rise, one economist said people should not “ignore the exchange rate.” American economists have been perplexed about the ruble’s market performance and Russian officials have been quoted as saying that a strong ruble “makes Russian exports … Read more

Crypto Stories: YouTuber Paco de la India explains his travels using Bitcoin

A YouTuber started traveling the world to see whether he could survive solely on Bitcoin as a means of payment. In the latest episode of Cointelegraph’s ‘Crypto Stories’ series, Paco from India explained how he started his journey from the city of Bengaluru and learned from the example of travel pioneers who came before him, … Read more

Russian Ruble Taps 7-Year High Against the US Dollar — Economist Says ‘Don’t Ignore the Exchange Rate’ – Economics Bitcoin News

Recent news reports have detailed that Russia’s fiat currency, the ruble, was the best-performing currency worldwide and the articles explained that American economists were perplexed by the trend. On Monday, the Russian ruble rose to 55.47 per dollar, which was the highest increase since 2015. While many have dismissed the ruble’s exchange rate, Charles Lichfield, … Read more

Indian Government’s Chief Economic Adviser Warns of Danger in Crypto, Defi Without Regulation – Regulation Bitcoin News

The Indian government’s chief economic adviser has warned about innovations like crypto and decentralized finance (defi) in the absence of regulation. “We may not be fully aware or comprehend the kind of forces we are unleashing ourselves,” he opined. Indian Government’s Chief Economic Adviser Skeptical of Crypto, Defi, Decentralization The Indian government’s chief economic adviser … Read more

CBDCs can “kill” private crypto: India’s RBI deputy governor to IMF

In discussion with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), T Rabi Sankar, the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), reflected an anti-crypto stance as he spoke about India’s potential to disrupt the crypto and blockchain ecosystem.  Rabi Sankar started the conversation by highlighting the success of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), India’s in-house … Read more

India cooperates with IMF on crypto consultation paper

The Department of Economic Affairs of India is finalizing a consultation paper on crypto currencies, which then will be handed over to the federal government. The implementation of the document could bring the country of 14 billion people closer to the international regulatory consensus on digital assets.  On Monday, May 30, during an event hosted … Read more

India to roll out CBDC using a graded approach: RBI Annual Report

Further cementing India’s decision to introduce an in-house central bank digital currency (CBDC) in 2022-23, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) proposed a three-step graded approach for rolling out CBDC “with little or no disruption” to the traditional financial system. In February, while discussing the budget for 2022, Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke about … Read more

Indian government’s ‘blockchain not crypto’ stance highlights lack of understanding

Indian crypto businesses are struggling with the new tax policies as trading volumes have dried up and many established crypto firms are looking to relocate to more crypto-friendly jurisdictions. While many developed countries and even several of its Asian counterparts are actively studying and formulating better crypto regulations, the Indian government has maintained a “blockchain, … Read more

India’s Central Bank RBI Warns Crypto Could Lead to Dollarization of Economy – Economics Bitcoin News

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has expressed concerns that cryptocurrencies could lead to the dollarization of a part of the Indian economy. “It will seriously undermine the RBI’s capacity to determine monetary policy and regulate the monetary system of the country.” RBI’s Crypto Warnings and Dollarization of Economy The Reserve Bank … Read more