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Cryptocurrency exchanges start blocking accounts after govt raises red flags

Illustration: Rahul Awasthi Indian cryptocurrency exchanges have started reporting and blocking trading accounts , which undertake suspicious trades after government agencies raised red flags over cryptocurrencies being used for money laundering . The self-regulation comes at a time when India is yet to come out with any regulations around cryptocurrencies or the way to tax them. Industry trackers say investigators including cybercrime officials, the Enforcement Directorate and the income tax department, had raised red flags in the past few months. Also, top crypto exchanges are getting requests from foreign investigators regarding certain suspicious accounts. For instance, WazirX, one of […]

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