Trading in Bitcoin, Ethereum or any other crypto-currencies is illegal in India

Bitcoin is not a legal currency in India

Bitcoin or any other crypto-currency are not legal or lawful tender in India. Investors should stay away from investing as the transaction is not backed by any asset. Arun Jaitley, India’s Ministry of Finance has given a statement in RajyaSabha. BitCoin is a virtual crypto-currency invented by Satoshi Nakamoto. In […]

RBI lowers card transaction rate for small businesses to boost digital payments

RBI MDR Digital Payments

FinTech companies welcome RBI’s decision to lower Merchant Discount Rate Digital payments are expected to reach new horizons with good news from India’s Reserve Bank of India. RBI has decided to low Merchant Discount Rate for small and medium businesses in India. Politicians and RBI shifted its goal posts to […]

Indian banks to use blockchain tech for smart contracts and KYC

BankChain SBI KYC SmartContract Fintech

With the growth of Bitcoin, it’s associated technology, blockchain has quickly become a next-big-thing in the world of finance. Major financial institutions have given a go-ahead for using blockchain technology to simplify or automate existing systems. The Institute of Development and Research in Banking and Technology with its research papers […]

Satoshi Nakamoto: An anonymous man who is valued at ₹40,000 crores

Satoshi Nakamoto

Within just 9 years, every single person who is keen on investing knows what bitcoin is. As the white paper suggests, Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer version of electronic cash which allows online payment to be sent from one person to another without going through a financial institution. The Bitcoin had […]

JP Morgan rolls out blockchain-based inter-bank payments network

BankChain SBI KYC SmartContract Fintech

Blockchain technology is already on its path to reshape our financial systems. With its shared ledger being verified by miners, transactions are verified swiftly and can be accounted in computer systems. Blockchain, a shared ledger of transactions maintained by a network of computers on the internet, is the technology that […]

Google enters India’s digital payments space with Tez

Google Tez India

India’s digital payments industry is possibly the world’s fastest-growing technology adoption. Since the controversial and brave move of demonetisation, large transactions in cash are looked down upon with the eye of suspicion. Going cashless has made a trillion dollar opportunity for payment banks namely PayTM, Airtel and India Post. With […]

Soon, Send Money through WhatsApp via BHIM

Soon Send Money through WhatsApp via BHIM

As PayTM announced its foray into messaging business, WhatsApp is doing the opposite. WhatsApp is getting closer to enabling payments over United Payments Interface as the feature was spotted in the beta version of the app. The beta leak from WAbetaInfo stated that WhatsApp Payments will offer bank-to-bank immediate transfer […]