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 central bank’s ‘informal pressure’ disrupted payments: Coinbase CEO

Just three days after debuting in the Indian market, United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase abruptly stopped using United Payments Interface (UPI), the most popular payment service in the region. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong later revealed that the service disruption was due to an “informal pressure” from India’s central bank. During Coinbase’s 2022 Quarterly Earnings call, … Read more

Indian IT Ministry directs crypto exchanges to store user data for 5 years

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in), which falls under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, issued a new directive on Thursday, forcing crypto exchanges, virtual private network (VPN) providers and data centers to store a wide range of user data for up to five years. Under the newly issued directive, crypto exchanges operating … Read more