India Considering Declaring Bitcoin an Asset Class

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What a u-turn. After three years of legal battles and countless of committees, bitcoin may finally be regulated as an asset class in India. “We can definitely say that the new committee which is working on cryptocurrencies is very optimistic on cryptocurrency regulation and legislation,” Ketan Surana, Director and chief financial officer at Coinsbit, and Member of the Internet and Mobile Association of India said before adding: “A new draft proposal will soon be in the Cabinet, which will look into the overall scenario and take the best step forward. We are very hopeful that the government will embrace cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.” A local paper, the New Indian Express, says according to “top sources” the government of India is no longer hostile to cryptos and will most likely classify Bitcoin as an asset class in India soon. Once they do, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will…

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