Cryptocurrency in India: To ban or not to ban

By: Aman Kumar Yadav Introduction Cryptocurrencies are digital representations of value that can be stored and transferred digitally. Simply put, it is a type of digital currency or a medium of exchange just like the US dollar. They function autonomously, unencumbered by traditional banking and government oversight. Countries have repeatedly attempted to implement measures to regulate Cryptocurrency or ban it altogether. This article analyzes India’s … Continue reading Cryptocurrency in India: To ban or not to ban

S. Sukumar v. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India & Ors. with Centre for Public Interest Litigation v. Union of India & Ors.

By: Kanishka Dasmohapatra INTRODUCTION On 23rd February, the Apex Court declared the activities of Multi-National Accounting Firms (hereinafter ‘MAFs’) in India, as ‘illegal and unethical’[1]. The 75-page landmark judgement culminated in directions that the Centre constitute a three-member expert committee, to analyse whether activities of MAFs are in conformity with The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (hereinafter ‘CA Act’)[2] and Code of Professional Conduct under the … Continue reading S. Sukumar v. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India & Ors. with Centre for Public Interest Litigation v. Union of India & Ors.

Equity Crowdfunding

By: Avilash Kumbhar Early start-up companies do not have easy access to venture capital and other public fundraising options, primarily due to the uncertain nature of the business as well as the risk involved in it, which became increasingly difficult after the 2008 financial crisis. In order to support inventive business ideas and ventures, crowdfunding has rapidly become a feasible and attractive substitute for fundraising … Continue reading Equity Crowdfunding

‘Bitcoins’: Legal Conundrums Surrounding the Cryptocurrency

By: Vikrant Yadav ‘Bitcoin’ is one of the earliest cryptocurrencies[1] which has gained widespread prominence in the digital currency market today. It is a “peer-to-peer, electronic cash system”[2] which is based on an open source cryptographic protocol and is independent of any central authority. A transfer of bitcoins is a transfer of value between the involved bitcoin addresses, and every transfer gets recorded in the Blockchain, a … Continue reading ‘Bitcoins’: Legal Conundrums Surrounding the Cryptocurrency