There is a lot of concern across various countries in the world whether or not Bitcoin is legal in that particular region. A new research paper by Nishith Desai Associations shows how Bitcoin is legal in India, although there are still some regulatory concerns regarding cryptocurrency in the country.
The Legality of Bitcoin in India
Similar to most countries in the world, there is no law against cryptocurrency or its usage in India. That can only be seen as a positive aspect for future Bitcoin adoption growth, though, considering how consumers are skipping credit cards and going straight to mobile and peer-to-peer payment solutions.
However, that does not make Bitcoin legal by default, as no law against something doesn’t mean it is acceptable to do a particular thing. Governments all over the world are trying not to ban Bitcoin in their country, as it would stifle FinTech innovation. No one wants to be left out in the future financial services and technology arms race, and cryptocurrency plays an integral part in that process.
While most countries have a law specifying which entities can create currencies, things are a bit different in India. There are certain guidelines as to