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BREAKING: Indian Government to Ban Almost All Cryptocurrencies


u.today 23 November 2021 14:50, UTC
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India's government is on track to impose a ban on virtually all private cryptocurrencies during the winter parliament session. 

It will allow for "certain exceptions" in order to promote the technology. 

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The ban sets the stage for issuing the country's central bank digital currency (CBDC). 

The news doesn't come as a surprise for those who have been keeping tabs on regulatory developments in India. As reported by U.Today, a government source told Reuters last week that would prohibit all cryptocurrencies that lack the government's approval. 

Bitcoin, as well as some major altcoins, appear to be unfazed by the news.

This is a developing breaking news story. Stay tuned for updates.    

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