WazirX receive Notice send by ED for Violating Rules under FEMA worth Rs 2791 Crores, as per reports the issued notice for Binance owned WazirX caught in a trouble for Chinese foreign manipulation. “ED has issued Show Cause Notice to WazirX crypto-currency Exchange for contravention of FEMA, 1999 for transactions involving crypto-currencies worth Rs 2790.74 crore,” the agency said on Twitter.
WazirX is considered to be the biggest Crypto trading platform in India with most trust and brand name, since it was acquired by Binance in 2019, earlier it was with Zanmai Labs, the worth has even grown but ED statement has made things a little twisted for company for contravention of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) 1999 as a legal Notice is sned for Violations to CEO & Founders- Nischal Shetty and Sameer Mhatre.
WazirX receive Notice send by ED for Violating Rules under FEMA worth Rs 2791 Crores- News Report
ED initiated investigation on the basis of an ongoing money laundering probe into Chinese owned illegal online betting applications all over the Internet, law enforcement agency said. “It was seen that the accused Chinese nationals had laundered proceeds of crime worth about Rs 57 crore by converting Indian Rupee (INR) deposits into cryptocurrency tether (USDT) and then transferred it to Binance (exchange registered in Cayman Islands) Wallets based on instructions received from abroad,”.
“WazirX allows a wide range of transactions with cryptocurrencies (CC), including their exchange with INR and vice-versa, exchange of CCs, person to person (P2P) transactions and even transfer/receipt of cryptocurrency held in its pool accounts to wallets of other exchanges, which could be held by foreigners in foreign locations,” agency said in next statement.
ED said- WazirX does not collect the requisite documents in clear violation of the basic mandatory anti-money Laundering (AML) and combating financing of terrorism (CFT) norms and also FEMA guidelines.
“In the period under investigation, users of WazirX via its pool account, have received incoming cryptocurrency worth Rs 880 crore from Binance accounts and transferred out cryptocurrency worth Rs 1,400 crore to Binance accounts. None of these transactions is available on the blockchain for any audit or investigation,” the ED claimed.
It was found that WazirX clients could transfer “valuable” cryptocurrencies to any person irrespective of its location and nationality “without” any proper documentation whatsoever, making it a safe haven for users looking for money laundering and other illegitimate activities, the agency alleged.
Recently RBI has issued a notice to Banks regarding not to harm users sentiments or give them threats for trading in Crypto, banks who were found guilty should please customer and actions can be taken, it was a step to refrain that government do support crypto & value Blockchain ethics at some extent.
After this Notice & Investigations, company would have to present regulations that do not affect its image being the biggest player in chain & to keep users trust without losing ethics, norms & regulations.
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