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UPI or CBDC: Which is better?

The pilot study of the CBDC has raised curiosity about the new digital currency. While the responses of participants are expectedly tepid and restrained, the question uppermost on everyone’s mind is – how is this better than UPI/Bhim/Paytm? The retail pilot of CBDC is planned on a limited scale, and currently only on invite basis….

India’s digital currency is happening soon

India will get its very own official digital currency soon. According to a top government source, it will mirror any of the presently available private firm-operated electronic wallets, but with a twist that it will be a sovereign-supported facility. In her budget speech the previous week, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman discussed launching a central bank-backed…

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Decision on the fate of cryptocurrency in India follows: FM

On Friday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government has sovereign right to tax profit made from crypto transactions and the decision on prohibiting or not prohibiting will be taken depending on the feedback from consultations. Responding to the general discussion on Union Budget, the finance minister said that she is not going to…

Budget 2022: 30% tax on crypto assets; RBI to issue digital rupee

On Tuesday morning, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman confirmed that RBI (Reserve Bank of India) will launch a digital rupee soon. The digital currency by RBI will be based on blockchain technology the tech behind Bitcoin and other famous cryptocurrencies. FM said that the digital rupee will be issued by 2022-23 without offering any clarity on…