The volume of trading on cryptocurrency exchanges fell by 72% in India

Over-regulation in the crypto space has led the Indian crypto market to a severe decline in trading volume since April 1, 2022.

Indian regulators have introduced a 30% tax on income from cryptocurrencies from the first days of April. This has become a major setback for many traders who are not willing to take risks in the current environment.

According to Crebaco analysts, a decrease in the number of exchange transactions was noticed on the 4 largest exchanges: WazirX, ZebPay, CoinDCX and BitBns.

Investors reacted the most to the ban on WazirX, where trading volume fell by 72%. 2 platforms recorded a 52% decline (ZebPay and CoinDCX), and 41% on BitBns.

The co-founder of data provider Cerbaco, Sidharth Sogan, believes these are not final numbers. Trading volumes on Indian cryptocurrency exchanges may fall further. Positive indicators should not be expected in the near future, as the high tax puts local traders at a disadvantage.

According to UnoCoin platform CEO Sathvik Vishwanath, politics hurts liquidity and innovation.

Recall that the decision to introduce a new tax was made in January 2022, despite public protests. Parliament approved this decision, and the law came into force on April 1.

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