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India is at an inflection point in fintech innovation. The country’s government and policymakers have the opportunity to foster responsible adoption of new digital asset and blockchain technology by creating transparent, principles-based regulatory frameworks that support it.
In 2019, the United States was at a similar inflection point. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Executive Chairman Chris Larsen penned an open letter to the U.S. Congress urging legislators to support fintech regulation that fosters responsible innovation and protects consumers. Since the letter was issued, various U.S. legislators, policy makers and regulators have taken steps to further address the benefits of blockchain technology, whether it be by rulemaking, guidance or statements of key officials. In a recent example, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a final rule that would revise the The Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA) as it relates to remittance transfer providers.
Today, in an effort to provide Indian policymakers with similar recommendations, Ripple is releasing a policy paper “The Path Forward for Digital Assets Adoption in India.”
Recently, India’s Supreme Court delivered an historic verdict in the “Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) versus the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)” case, enabling millions of Indians to invest, buy and sell digital assets through bank accounts safely and responsibly—promising a new era for digital asset technology in India. The verdict offers policymakers the opportunity to develop a thoughtful and globally aligned regulatory framework for the digital assets ecosystem in India.
Ripple’s policy paper offers an overview of the global digital assets landscape and proposed measures policymakers may implement over the short and medium term to enact a comprehensive digital asset policy in India, including:
- Adopt a digital asset taxonomy consistent with global practice—providing clarity to the legal character of ...
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