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India calls cryptocurrencies totally illegal.

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Debjani Ghosh, the president of the National Association of Software and Services Companies of India (Nasscom), said cryptocurrencies were illegal.

The Hindu Businessline, an Indian news publication covered October 25th that Debjani Ghosh, the president of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), had said cryptocurrencies were illegal and asked for India’s citizens to submit to the nation’s laws and regulations.

 

Reaching out to Authorities in India

Ghosh had additionally said that in situations where individuals require elucidation with respect to the Indian government’s rules, necessities, or policies for a specific sort of business activity, at that point they should contact the authorities for illumination.

Nasscom, an India based trade association for business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT, has made it clear that digital currencies are illegal, Ghosh noted. She stated:

It is law of the land and hence, we have to work with it. If we do not agree, we have to go back to the government and speak about why cryptocurrencies aren’t correct.

 

Indian authorities have expanded their investigation of crypto-related businesses in the nation as they supposedly brought down India’s first Bitcoin ATM (BTM) – which had been introduced by nearby digital resource exchange, Unocoin. The founders of the Unocoin Exchange were arrested and charges were framed against them.

 

“No Policies”

As per the Indian police, Unocoin’s Bitcoin ATM was brought down in light of the fact that the exchange administrator was apparently not approved to set up the machine. As secured, Unocoin had been endeavoring to sidestep the reserve bank of India (RBI) restriction on cryptocurrencies by utilizing Bitcoin ATM’s.

 

Remarking on the Indian government’s position on crypto resources, Ghosh stated:

the genesis of this problem, however, lies in the failure of policy-making not keeping pace with rapid technological changes.

 

Notwithstanding, she additionally said that Nasscom was “looking into” different issues, or challenges, identified with utilizing cryptocurrencies in India and was “attempting to comprehend it, [in order] to have some clarity as far as rules for startups.

The Indian authorities believe that cryptocurrencies encourage illegal activities and hence cannot be approved as a legal tender by the government.

 

What do you think about the step towards illegalizing Cryptocurrencies by the Government of India? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. Sheena Arcamo

    October 26, 2018 at 6:07 am

    I understand where they are coming from, with scams and fraud in the crypto market, many investors were also losing hope and hesitating to invest, until I read myshield, a decentralized anti scam platform that aims to fight against scams. I’m still reviewing this project but I must say, it has a lot of potentials.

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Donald Trump policies push Mexico to Bitcoin

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Mexico has seen a new all-time high trading volume on localbitcoins. This comes out on the back of the announcement from the Trump Whitehouse.

Mexico has seen a new all-time high trading volume on localbitcoins. This comes out on the back of the announcement from the Trump Whitehouse that remittance payments of Mexican migrants in the United States of America will potentially be the target of new restrictions essentially ending the possibility of Mexican migrant workers to be able to cheaply send money back home to their families.

 

Mexico adopting Bitcoin:

Mexico has been experiencing a massive increase in the number of transactions on localbitcoins. Mexican migrant workers are believed to be exploited by the remittance companies which are charging around 10% fees. What is essentially being discussed here by the Trump Whitehouse is a new tax on these migrant workers. The number that they are currently floating around is a 3% tax on the remittances going from the USA to Mexico. This may not seem super crazy but considering the $33.4 billion which were sent to Mexico in 2018 alone, that extra 3% could mean $1 billion more per year for the United States government.

 

98% of the transactions that were sent during the last year, were sent via electronic means which means that there is actually a very strong remittance route that is ready for mass disruption going from the United States to Mexico and Bitcoin could be the perfect answer. However, the average size of a remittance payment from the United States to Mexico is $322 last year and the problem is that if the fees rise again exponentially on bitcoin, then bitcoin might not be the ideal cryptocurrency for these kinds of smaller remittance payments. Maybe we are going to see some other cryptocurrency being adopted in that situation. But regardless of which cryptocurrency is used, we can see that there is a clear need for disruption as government policies again seeks to impede or overly exploit the free float of money.

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Bitcoin Crashes Downwards: Is BTC Going to Fall Back to $4000?

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Bitcoin fell down to test the $5000 support level. If the current support around $5000 is broken, BTC might really crash to $4500 and $4200 support levels.

Bitcoin fell down to test the $5000 support level which is the most crucial level for BTC currently. The downward correction started after bitcoin tested the $5500 resistance level yesterday at around 18:00 UTC.

 

The resistance around $5500 proved very strong and pushed the price downwards sharply. The sharp declining pattern attracted a lot of sellers which even pushed the price below $5200 support level and BTC tested the $5000 support reaching up to $5018.

BTCUSD Price Chart- Coinbase

BTCUSD Price Chart- Coinbase

Bitcoin is currently trading around $5070 (at the time of publication) showcasing a bearish pattern.

 

Bitcoin Price Drop:

The sudden price drop has led to people speculating that BTC might soon crash back to the $4000 range. Earlier, analysts were also predicting the sudden rise of bitcoin to be a conspiracy. Also, Bloomberg had also called the sudden rise a Blip. If BTC had successfully crossed over the $5500 range, the next major resistance was around $5800, however, BTC fell sharply losing more than $400 in value over the last 24 hours.

 

The bearish move does not clearly indicate a crash towards $4500 and $4000 range, however, if the current major support around $5000 is broken, BTC might really crash to $4500 and $4200 support levels. With the price of bitcoin falling, other major altcoins are also in the red zone today with Ethereum falling more than 8% in the last 24 hours, XRP falling more than 6% and Litecoin falling around 12% in the last 24 hours.

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China to completely ban crypto mining: Bitcoin about to Crash Hard?

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As reported by Bloomberg, China is moving towards putting a complete ban on mining bitcoin and other crypto as it causes serious wasatage of resources.

As reported by Bloomberg, China is moving towards putting a complete ban on mining cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. In accordance to a document posted by the National Department and Reform Commission of China, the mining of cryptocurrencies should be completely banned as it causes serious wasatage of resources.

 

China is known to be the largest hub of cryptocurrency mining with huge mining rigs been set up in the country. Earlier, China has also banned small investors to invest in security token offerings or STOs and only large investors with more than $1 million funds are allowed to invest in such projects. Now, the country is planning to take strict action against cryptocurrency miners in the country.

 

Cryptocurrency miners were earlier attracted to China due to their cheap electricity rates and subsidies in the country, however, due to the strict actions being taken by the government with the guidelines of the NDRC which has disincentivized cryptocurrency mining, a lot of miners have shut down their operations or moved to other nations.

 

Largest Mining Pools in China:

China has been a hub for some of the largest cryptocurrency mining polls. Even though the mining pools have been shifting to other countries, there has been some effect of the ban on the market for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as the mining is a major part of the overall working of cryptocurrencies.

 

How do you think the complete ban on cryptocurrency mining in China will effect the bitcoin price? Tell us in the comments section below.

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