Note

No crypto ban in India: Finance Minister predicts "very calibrated" stance.

Verified Official
· Views 576

No crypto ban in India: Finance Minister predicts very calibrated stance.

Photo: Cointelegraph

No blanket ban on the horizon, with an open “window” for experimentation in India, says Nirmala Sitharaman.

Yet another “crypto ban” turns out to be a temporary FUD.

In an interview with CNBC this morning, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that reports of a blanket ban on cryptocurrencies are overstated. While negotiations are ongoing, she said she expects the end result to be more tempered:

“Yes, a lot of negotiations, discussions are happening, with Reserve Bank,” said Sitharaman. “Obviously the Reserve Bank will be taking a quorum on how, what kind of unofficial currency, cryptocurrency will have to be planned, and how it has to be regulated. But also, we want to make sure that there’s a window available for all kinds of experiments which will have to take place in the crypto world.”

She went on to say that regulations won't be as “severe” as have been previously reported. Authorities will “look inward” and take a “very calibrated” stance, in contrast to the “mixed messages coming in from across the world.”

“The world is moving fast with technology. We can’t pretend that we don’t want it. I can only give you this clue: that we are not closing our minds, we are certainly looking at ways in which experimentations can happen in the digital world, in cryptocurrency and so on.”

The comments from Sitharaman is no doubt a source of relief for crypto businesses, users, and holders in the world’s second-most populous country. Earlier this month, a report from Bloomberg citing a senior Indian finance minister said that the country would be banning all cryptocurrencies. 

The hypothetical ban drew widespread criticism from across the crypto community, with some likening it to an attempt to ban the Internet. Some companies found the reports to be hot air, however, and continued on with developments apace.

Reprinted from Cointelegraph, the copyright all reserved by the original author.

Disclaimer: The content above represents only the views of the author or guest. It does not represent any views or positions of FOLLOWME and does not mean that FOLLOWME agrees with its statement or description, nor does it constitute any investment advice. For all actions taken by visitors based on information provided by the FOLLOWME community, the community does not assume any form of liability unless otherwise expressly promised in writing.

FOLLOWME Trading Community Website: https://www.followme.com

If you like, reward to support.
avatar

Hot

No comment on record. Start new comment.