Cryptocurrency bank Cashaa has announced its launch in India during the upcoming month of August in the states of New Delhi, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. Cashaa has shared plans of expansion into the Indian territory with the states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal in the second phase of their scheme.
The crypto bank could become a savior for Indian crypto exchanges that are struggling to offer seamless services to customers due to non-cooperation by Indian banks. Cashaa will include the introduction of personal bank accounts to accommodate Peer Peer trading. Other than that, Cashaa will also provide debit cards and loans against cryptocurrencies as well as loans for buying cryptocurrencies in India.
“We will be coming to India next month. We will be launching personal bank accounts so that personal traders can do Peer Peer trading. Cryptocurrency traders will be able to transact without fear of their bank accounts being frozen,” said Kumar Gaurav, CEO, and Founder, Cashaa.
India Awaits Positive Regulations
The Indian banks have refused to offer their services to crypto exchanges despite a 2020 ruling clearing them of doing so. The banks cite a lack of regulatory clearance from the government as the reason for the refusal of services.
Nirmala Sitharaman, the Indian finance minister recently in an interview said they are ready with the Cabinet bill for which they have put a lot of work. If the crypto bill finds a place in the upcoming parliament session and subsequently passed, India may soon become the dark horse of the crypto sphere.
“We have done a lot of work on it. We have taken stakeholders’ inputs. The Cabinet note is ready. We have to see when the Cabinet can take it up and consider it so that then we can move it. From our side, I think one or two indications that I have given is that at least for fintech, experiment and pilot projects a window will be available. The Cabinet will have to make a decision.”, said Sitharaman.
In the short span of one year, India has shown a drastic hike in crypto investments with an approximately 19,000 percent rise in crypto investment. Indicating support from both, the government and the citizens, India may be big news for the crypto community.