Crypto Operations Restrictions May be Lifted in India

Companies affected by the decision of the Indian central bank, intend to challenge it in the Supreme Court on July 20
14 June 2018   383

The restrictions imposed by the Reserve Bank of India on operations with digital assets can be lifted in the nearest future. This is reported by The Economic Times.

A special government commission opposed the ban on cryptocurrency in the country. In general, the Indian authorities can allow the circulation of the cryptocurrency, but "with some reservation".

As reported, on April 6, RBI through its notice titled ‘Prohibition on dealing in virtual currencies’, mandated banks, e-wallets and payment gateway providers to withdraw support for crypto-currency exchanges and other businesses dealing with virtual currencies (VCs) in India 

Companies affected by the decision of the Indian central bank, intend to challenge it in the Supreme Court on July 20.

Thus, the government group and a number of cryptocurrency companies do not support the decision of the Reserve Bank of India, because they are convinced that it was accepted without any research of the industry. In turn, the representatives of the Central Bank still could not clearly explain why they blocked bank accounts of crypto exchanges.

Gemini & Partners to Launch Virtual Commodity Association

Association is created to develop standards for the industry, promote transparency in the market and cooperate with regulators, including the CFTC
20 August 2018   92

Several major exchanges decided to create a new structure designed to eradicate manipulation in the digital assets market, Bloomberg reports.

The Virtual Commodity Association was formed by the founders of the exchange Gemini Cameron and Tyler Winklewoss. According to a statement released on Monday, the group also included Bitstamp, BitFlyer USA and Bittrex. Representatives of four trading platforms will meet in September to consolidate the provisions for the future functioning of the organization.

The Virtual Goods Association will develop standards for the industry, promote transparency in the market and cooperate with regulators, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the United States (CFTC), in order to prevent manipulation of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other currencies.

As the temporary executive director of the organization, Maria Filipakis, who worked in the Financial Services Department of New York, was appointed, where she took part in the creation of a BitLicense.

Earlier, the Winklewoss brothers tried to launch their own ETF, tied to bitcoin, but the US Securities and Exchange Commission denied them twice, as the reasons for its decision, among other things, calling for the absence of adequate measures to prevent cryptocurrency market manipulations.