Finance Minister Raises Doubts About Crypto Misuse

India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday raised doubts about the world cryptocurrency market and highlighted the need for a regulatory mechanism allowable to all countries to control its use in money laundering and terrorism funding, which, she addressed as a big problem for India.

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Right now, FM is in Washington DC for the World Bank’s Spring Meeting. Sitharaman talked about the necessity of a common global strategy to regulate the sector, also to all the transformations that took place in the last couple of years.

The Minister said in a seminar of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that according to her the greatest threat for the countries across the panel will be the money laundering aspect.

Earlier at the seminar, Sitharaman had developed skepticism about the extent of the cryptocurrency market and said that the veracity of the information is still uncertain, which predicts the volume higher than that and those numerals are doubtful.

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There prevails a distinction between Crypto assets and Cryptocurrency in India and the Finance Minister had declared a 30 percent tax on earnings from these commerce in February, which comprises a 1 percent removal at the source. Sitharaman utilized the seminar to share India’s prospering e-economy and schemes for penetrating the crypto market with its currency.

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