• Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation,  Technology

    Blockchain and digital currencies advance in Asia

    India’s largest bank has joined JPMorgan’s Liink payments project as central banks from China, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates join Hong Kong’s multinational digital currency project

    The State Bank of India, which manages nearly a quarter of the nation’s assets as well as its loan and deposits market, decided to join JPMorgan’s blockchain payments system. Meanwhiles, the State Bank of India, a nationally owned retail bank, will use JPMorgan’s Liink blockchain system to make its cross border-payments faster and cheaper.

  • Crypto bank Unicas India
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Crypto bank Cashaa opens first physical branch in India

    The bank will provide clients both traditional and cryptocurrency financial services, as well as credit collateralized by digital assets

    Cashaa claims that the branch that it opened in Jaipur, India, in collaboration with local financial services firm United Multistate is the “world’s first physical crypto banking branch.” It aims to open 14 branches in January and increase the number to 100 branches by 2022.

  • india hostility crypto changing
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Regulation

    ‘Very likely’ India’s hostility towards crypto changing: Unocoin CEO

    The executive explained that U.S. institutional adoption, the growth of local crypto buyers, and examples set by other countries will likely cause Indian regulators’ view of crypto to change

    Unocoin CEO Sathvik Viswanath told Modern Consensus that the situation for the crypto industry in India is not as grim as many believe it to be.

  • Unocoin launches Indian exchange
    Asia & Australia,  Politics,  Regulation

    Indian exchange proposes sandbox to avoid countrywide crypto ban

    BuyUcoin says its proposals have been drawn up in conjunction with other Indian trading platforms but there’s no guarantee that the government will listen

    “This is the first milestone of a long journey for making cryptocurrency accessible to the masses,” BuyUcoin CEO and co-founder Shivam Thakral said. “The draft of the sandbox is driven by input from crypto experts and industry insiders. This will not only help the government to make laws, but will also guide startups and budding entrepreneurs to enter this blooming industry.”