Indian Bitcoin lobby which derives from the major tech lobby NASSCOM is trying to force the Reserve Bank of India to accept cryptocurrencies like bitcoin in its regulatory sandbox. The goal is to improve the future of cryptocurrencies in the country so in the latest cryptocurrency news today we see what they propose.
NASSCOM represents about $154 billion of the IT sector in India. The Lobby group is calling for the central bank to include crypto in their ‘’Draft Enabling Framework for Regulatory Sandbox’’ after they decided to exclude cryptocurrencies, crypto trading and ICO from their document. A spokesperson for the group stated that by including crypto in the framework, the bank could better understand the risks and benefits presented by the crypto technology:
‘’Since cryptocoins and tokens are an important component of the blockchain technology, the draft regulations appear to exclude testing of smart contracts and other approved blockchain technology under the sandbox.’’
The decision to remove cryptocurrencies and crypto trading out of the regulatory sandbox is unclear. The decision was also backed by the Payments Council of India which is also trying to find a more open regulatory structure:
‘’The boundaries can’t be defined right away. The discussion has been on how an open framework can be created instead of a subset of existing laws, because then we wouldn’t be achieving the innovation objective. Ideally, they shouldn’t have such large exclusions.”
As per the coming altcoin news, the founder and CEO of the Crypto exchange WazirX believes that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, if mentioned in the regulatory sandbox, could create jobs for people in the country and can even boost the wealth of India. Many business owners turned to cryptocurrencies but still, the sector can’t figure out what the industry will go through next because of the regulatory uncertainty. For this reason, many of the businesses closed down and moved to more crypto-friendly countries.
The goal of the Indian bitcoin lobby is to make the central bank reconsider their stance on crypto in order to provide a better climate for crypto startups. Everyone believes that the economy of the country will also get much better if they only made the regulation preferable for business owners.
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