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Rules on cryptocurrencies and role of regulators to be out soon: Sebi chief

SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi is a part of the committee formed by the government to examine the pros and cons of virtual currencies

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Amid continuing in prices and growing concerns about investors' safety, today said the regulations on should be out soon and the role various regulators will play is being finalised.

"The day Budget was presented, on the next day itself, we have requested DEA (Department of Economic Affairs) to call a meeting of that very quickly...We want first a policy to be framed...We have actually decided that which regulator will do what and we want that the committee should come out with the regulations very quickly and we will fully contribute to this," Tyagi told reporters here.

Tyagi, who is part of the committee formed by the government to examine the pros and cons of virtual currencies (VCs), including launching an own cryptocurrency, said that a policy in this regard should come out first and then only the role of can be outlined.

The VCs are stored in digital or electronic format, making them vulnerable to hacking, loss of password and malware attack, which may also result in permanent loss of

"As of now, has said that are not a legal tender," Tyagi said.

First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 17:05 IST
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