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It's illegal: Modi govt to bar cryptocurrencies from its payments system

Government has not yet imposed curbs on the cryptocurrency industry that is estimated to be adding 200,000 users in India every month

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India is planning steps to ensure cryptocurrencies are illegal within its payments system, while at the same time appointing a regulator to oversee unregulated exchanges that trade in "crypto assets," a finance ministry official said on Monday. A panel set by the government to look into issues relating to cryptocurrencies is expected to submit its report in the current fiscal year, ending on March 31, S C Garg, Economic Affairs Secretary, told CNBC TV18 news channel. "The government will take steps to make it illegal as a payment system," he said at a ...

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First Published: Tue, February 06 2018. 08:20 IST