Timeline: An Overview of Bitcoin in India

An interactive timeline providing a detailed history of bitcoin-related events in India to date.

Sep 3, 2015 at 10:02 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 11:51 a.m. UTC
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CoinDesk recently reported that the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) governor and two of its deputy governors had discussed bitcoin during a banking conference held in August.

During his speech, the RBI's deputy governor Shri R Gandhi addressed cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding, saying both had disruptive potential, but needed to be controlled in order to avoid undesirable consequences.

As much as they were notable, Gandhi's comments were also relatively inconclusive and added to the ongoing uncertainty about bitcoin regulation in the country.

This, however, was not the first time the Indian government or RBI representatives have spoken out about bitcoin.

Check out our interactive timeline to get a detailed history of bitcoin-related events in India to date.

For more information on bitcoin regulation across the world check out our regulation report.

India image via Shutterstock.

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