India’s Swadeshi Jagran Manch Calls for Outright Ban on Cryptocurrency

The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), an affiliate of the nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has reportedly passed a resolution demanding a ban on cryptocurrency in India. “Disobeying the ban should make person/entity liable to financial penalty,” the resolution states. Swadeshi Jagran Manch......

Indian Lawmaker Says Crypto Must Be Blocked if Used for Illegal Purposes

India’s minister of state for external affairs says that cryptocurrencies must be blocked if they are used for illegal purposes, such as “to launch cyber-attacks in India, to launch other attacks on India, to do other kinds of illegal and unethical......

Prime Minister Modi’s Twitter Account Hacked — Tweets Bitcoin Legal Tender in India, Government Giving Away BTC

The Twitter account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was compromised and a tweet was posted claiming that the government of India has adopted bitcoin as legal tender and purchased 500 coins to distribute to all residents in the country. This......