Cryptocurrency under our lens: RBI

Cryptocurrency under our lens: RBI

The Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan, has said that an "active market intelligence" mechanism on cryptocurrency is needed at present to ensure that any illegal transaction happening in the country becomes easily traceable for the law enforcement agencies. Rajan further disclosed that while RBI, at this stage, is not intervening in the digital currency market, yet it is watching it closely. Describing the digital currency market as "very very small" the governor of RBI also said that "our philosophy is that if it is small then let it develop, let us see how it works....


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The decision to bring virtual currency within the scope of our regulatory framework should be viewed by those who respect and obey the basic rule of law as a positive development for this sector. It recognizes the innovation virtual currencies provide, and the benefits they might offer society.

Jennifer Shasky Calvery, the director of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Ne