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Launching CIS’s Flagship Report on Private Crypto-Assets

by Admin — last modified Dec 03, 2021 03:16 PM
The Centre for Internet & Society is launching its flagship report on regulating private crypto-assets in India, as part of its newly formed Financial Technology (or Fintech) research agenda. This event will serve as a venue to bring together the various stakeholders involved in the crypto-asset space to discuss the state of crypto-asset regulation in India from a multitude of perspectives.

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Dec 15, 2021
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM

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About the private crypto-assets report

The first output under this agenda is our report on regulating private cryptocurrencies in India. This report aims to act as an introductory resource for policymakers who are looking to implement a regulatory framework for private crypto-assets. The report covers the technical elements of crypto-assets, their history, proposed use cases as well as its benefits and limitations. It also examines how crypto-assets fit within India’s current regulatory and legislative frameworks and makes clear recommendations for the same.

About the Event

The launch event will feature an initial presentation by researchers at CIS on the various findings and recommendations of its flagship report. This will be followed by a moderated discussion with 5 panelists who represent the space in policy, academia and industry. The discussion will be centered around the current status of crypto-assets in India, the government’s new proposed regulations and what the future holds for the Indian crypto market.

The confirmed panelists are as follows:

  1. Tanvi Ratna - Founder, Policy 4.0 and expert on blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  2. Shehnaz Ahmed - Senior Resident Fellow and Fintech Lead at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
  3. Nithya R. - Chief Executive Officer, Unos.Finace
  4. Prashanth Irudayaraj - Head of R&D, Zebpay
  5. Vipul Kharbanda - Non resident Fellow specialising in Fintech at CIS
  6. Aman Nair - Policy Offer, CIS (Moderator)

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17.30 - 17.35 Welcome Note
17.35 - 18.35

The status of private crypto-assets in India

  • Presentation on CIS’ flagship Report on regulating private crypto-assets in India
  • Moderated discussion with panelists across industry, government, journalism and academia providing their insight as to the current and future state of private crypto-assets, and their regulation, in India.
18.35 - 19.00 Audience questions and discussion