The government of India is launching a crypto awareness campaign that will educate investors about the legality of cryptocurrencies in the country while highlighting the risks of investing in crypto assets. Indian Government’s Cryptocurrency Awareness Campaign The Indian government is reportedly launching a first-of-its-kind crypto awareness campaign. It will be conducted by the Investor Protection and Education Fund Authority, a government body controlled by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. A government official was quoted by ET as saying: The campaign will highlight that cryptocurrencies are not legal in India and there are also deep risks involved in such assets. Any investment where the people are being promised lucrative and assured returns, there is an element of high risk. The government of India has been working on a crypto policy since 2019 but nothing has been finalized. Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government plans to discuss crypto regulations with the G20 members. The Indian central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has long recommended a complete ban on all cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether, warning of their potential to destabilize the country’s monetary and fiscal stability. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das recently said the next financial crisis will come from cryptocurrencies if they are not prohibited. However, Sitharaman said both banning and regulating require international collaboration to be effective.

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