Indian Govt. and RBI Asked to Restore Crypto Exchanges’ Access to UPI

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The proposal was made shortly after India added crypto to anti-money laundering rules (PMLA or Prevention of Money Laundering Act), making crypto exchanges, non-fungible token (NFT) marketplaces and custody service wallet providers legally responsible for monitoring suspicious financial activities in March 2023. The jury on what this meant for India was divided. Legal experts said this gave teeth to the regulators overseeing the industry for the first time. At the same time, advocates of the crypto industry said this gave “more legitimacy” to the sector because “adding crypto to anti-money laundering rules is some semblance of regulation,” a senior industry participant said Monday.

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