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India’s Crypto Market Surpasses $268.9B in Transactions, Despite Tax Challenges




The latest report from Chainalysis has unveiled Central & Southern Asia and Oceania (CSAO) as burgeoning cryptocurrency powerhouses, with India emerging as a standout player as the second-largest market for digital assets based on transaction volume.

News About Nigeria gathered that between July 2022 to July 2023, India facilitated an impressive $268.9 billion in cryptocurrency transactions, solidifying its leadership position within the CSAO crypto market, even in the face of substantial tax rates.

Remarkably, India’s cryptocurrency adoption is on the rise, defying global trends, despite the imposition of a 30% tax on crypto gains and a 1% tax on all digital asset transactions by the government. This divergence highlights the resilience of the Indian crypto community.

India not only dominates in transaction volume but also excels in various cryptocurrency domains, including NFT protocols, lending protocols, centralized exchanges, and decentralized exchange usage. The enthusiasm in the market continues unabated, despite local businesses grappling with taxation challenges.

However, the uneven enforcement of tax regulations may pose competitive challenges to local Indian exchanges. While regulators seek tax compliance from all entities operating within India, many international firms fall short of meeting these obligations.

Consequently, numerous Indian players are redirecting their focus toward global investment platforms. Following the introduction of the tax deducted at source (TDS) in July 2022, there was a noticeable surge in Indian web traffic to global exchanges.

These developments underscore the importance of enforcing consistent regulations across all platforms operating within a country, as the absence of such regulation can adversely affect local crypto businesses. Nevertheless, these challenges have not dampened the demand for cryptocurrencies in India, which remains robust and resilient.