The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has confirmed that cryptocurrency is not banned in India. During the latest supreme court hearing of the crypto case, the central bank’s reply to the Internet and Mobile Association of India was read out in detail. The RBI clarified that it only fenced in the entities it regulates, such as banks, from risks associated with trading cryptocurrencies.
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RBI Did Not Ban Crypto
During a supreme court hearing last week, the counsel for the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), Ashim Sood, read out the answers provided by the central bank in response to the association’s representation in detail. The RBI was ordered by the supreme court to reply to each point made in the representation regarding the banking restrictions it placed on the crypto industry, including exchanges. The Economic Times reported that the RBI’s reply came as a 30-page document, which it has seen, elaborating:
The Reserve Bank of India…