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इंडियन आवाज़     09 Dec 2021 04:52:58      انڈین آواز

India to ban cryptocurrencies, to make way for its own digital currency

A Lok Sabha bulletin released on Tuesday said The Cryptocurrency & Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, will “allow for certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its uses.”

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The government of India is set to introduce a bill to ban private cryptocurrencies and create a framework for an official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) during Parliament’s Winter Session starting November 29.

A Lok Sabha bulletin released on Tuesday said The Cryptocurrency & Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, will “allow for certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its uses.”

RBI said in July it was working towards its own digital currency and the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

“A CBDC is the legal tender issued by a central bank in a digital form. It is the same as a fiat currency and is exchangeable one-to-one with the fiat currency. CBDC is a digital or virtual currency but it is not comparable to the private virtual currencies that have mushroomed over the last decade. Private virtual currencies sit at substantial odds to the historical concept of money,” RBI deputy governor T Rabi Sankar said.

Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to discuss the future of cryptocurrencies earlier this month and also warned against cryptocurrency falling in the wrong hands. The Centre also said that it is planning new changes in the income tax laws in a bid to bring cryptocurrency gains under the tax radar and also to introduce them during the Union Budget next year.

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