IAMAI dissolves Blockchain & crypto council amid regulatory uncertainties

IAMAI announced the dissolution of the BACC. The association said that its resources should be utilised for deepening financial inclusion and promoting Central Bank-issued Digital Currency.

IAMAI dissolves Blockchain & crypto council amid regulatory uncertainties

New Delhi: Amid the heightened uncertainties around cryptocurrencies, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Thursday announced the dissolution of the Blockchain and Crypto Assets Council (BACC). The association created and nurtured BACC for four years. The IAMAI said that it was forced to take the decision in light of the fact that a resolution of the regulatory environment for the industry is still very uncertain.

Several crypto lending and trading platforms have filed for bankruptcy, laid off employees, frozen withdrawals, deposits, and other transactions on their platforms, and cryptocurrencies crashed in the global economic meltdown. The association said in a statement that it would like to utilise its limited resources for other emerging digital sectors, which make a more immediate and direct contribution to digital India, notably, deepening financial inclusion and promoting Central Bank-issued Digital Currency (CBDC). (Also Read: Post Office Scheme: Invest Rs 50 daily to get Rs 35 lakh at maturity, here’s how)

"As an industry, we will continue to positively engage with all stakeholders and continue to build emerging tech including Web 3.0," said Ashish Singhal (CEO of CoinSwitch) and Sumit Gupta (Co-founder and CEO of CoinDCX), Chair and Cochair of the BACC. (Also Read: SBI home, car loan borrowers alert! EMIs to go up as bank hikes lending rates from today, July 15)

The BACC members were advised that IAMAI will continue to support activities of the BACC till the end of the month to ensure the smooth and proper transition of the sector as well as the closure of the ongoing projects. Popular crypto tokens such as Bitcoin and Ethereum nosedived by nearly 70 percent from their record highs amid the economic meltdown.


 

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