The petitioners argued that VC exchanges already had best practices such as avoidance of cash transactions, enhanced KYC (know your customer) norms etc. The court, however, said that enhanced KYC norms may remove anonymity of the customer but not that of the VC Further it also pointed out that RBI was the best judge of safer.

Ergo, the court ruled, the fact that the petitioners have taken precautionary measures doesn’t change anything.

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