India Propose Jail Term For Cryptocurrency Violators

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According to Bloomberg India on Tuesday, it said the policies set in place for crypto users by India government could attract a jail term of one year and six month or maximum fine of $2.7 million ( 20 crore rupees) if not complied with.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will likely give cryptocurrency investors a deadline to comply with new rules and declare their assets. While the regulatory environment in the country holds a high degree of uncertainty, reports have indicated that investors’ crypto must soon be held in exchanges operating under the oversight of the Securities and Exchange Board of India, or SEBI.

Another element, however, is that the competition from privately-owned or privately-issued cryptocurrencies would, in theory, threaten the Reserve Bank of India’s plans to launch a digital rupee.

The official text from an ongoing controversial crypto bill in the country is as follows:

“To create a facilitative framework for the creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India. The Bill also seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India; however, it allows for certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its uses.”

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