India’s Securities Regulator Conducts Global Study Tours On Cryptocurrencies And ICOs

News, Regulation | September 4, 2018 By:

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has collaborated with regulators in Japan, the UK, and Switzerland to study cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICO).

In its 2017-18 annual report, SEBI revealed that it sent officials to three countries to study how international regulators deal with cryptocurrencies and gain deeper understanding of their systems and mechanisms.

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Microsoft, Tech Mahindra Partner To Fight Spam Calls In India Using Blockchain

Blockchain, Innovation, News | August 27, 2018 By:

Tech giant Microsoft and Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra have partnered to build a blockchain solution to curb pesky calls and SMS as recommended by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

In May of this year, TRAI published draft norms that proposed using blockchain technology to ensure that telemarketing messages are sent only to subscribers.

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Indian State Of Telangana To Partner With Blockchain Firms To Streamline Public Services

Blockchain, News | July 27, 2018 By:

The Indian state of Telangana will be signing memorandum of understandings (MoU) with blockchain firms to adopt the technology in some government applications.

The government of Telangana, the twelfth largest state and the twelfth-most populated state in India, said that they are planning to implement blockchain technology in “six or seven government applications” in order to bring more transparency and efficiency to public services.

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