No cryptocurrency launch plan in India. Representational picture
Cryptocurrency in India: There isn’t a plan to introduce India’s personal cryptocurrency, the Central authorities has knowledgeable the Rajya Sabha. Replying to a query posed by MP Sanjay Raut within the Higher Home, the federal government denied having any plan for introducing India’s personal cryptocurrency.
Union Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, reiterated the federal government place on cryptocurrency introduced in Price range speech 2018-19. The federal government had then mentioned it didn’t contemplate cryptocurrencies as authorized tender or coin.
“It was introduced within the Price range Speech of yr 2018-19 that the Authorities doesn’t contemplate crypto-currencies authorized tender or cash and can take all measures to eradicate use of those crypto-assets in financing illegitimate actions or as a part of the fee system,” Thakur mentioned.
The minister, nonetheless, mentioned that the Authorities will discover the usage of blockchain expertise. “The federal government will discover use of the blockchain expertise proactively for ushering in digital economic system,” mentioned Thakur.
The federal government additionally denied being conscious of firms utilizing cryptocurrency for worldwide transactions within the final one yr. This reply got here in response to Raut’s query: “whether or not Authorities is conscious that many enterprise firms are utilizing cryptocurrency for worldwide transactions over the last one yr.”