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RBI to mint its own crypto currency; a committee has been set up

committee will also study if the digital currencies backed by global central banks can be used as legal tender

Amid ongoing controversies on the bitcoins, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ruled that it would mint its crypto currency.

The proposed digital currency would be available for use like any physical currency.

For this purpose, an interdepartmental committee has been set up and a report on the feasibility of a fiat digital currency will be submitted by June this year.

The committee will also study if the digital currencies backed by global central banks can be used as legal tender.

In another ruling the central banker has prohibited banks and financial entities it regulates from providing services to any individual or businesses dealing in cryptocurrencies.

The RBI has given all regulated entities three months to unwind their positions with the entities related to crypto currencies.

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