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Delhi Dominates Crypto as India's Cryptocurrency Hub
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Delhi Dominates Crypto as India Cryptocurrency Hub

  • Delhi tops India in crypto investors at 8.8%, beating Mumbai and Bengaluru, making up 20% of the country’s total.
  • 75% of Indian crypto investors are aged 18-35, driving the popularity of Dogecoin, Bitcoin, and Ethereum.
  • Despite challenges, the Indian crypto industry adapts, focuses on regulatory compliance, and eyes a positive 2024 outlook.

Delhi has become the cryptocurrency capital of India, beating Mumbai and Bengaluru, as per a recent report. 

The report shows that Delhi has the highest percentage of cryptocurrency investors in the country at 8.8%, exceeding Mumbai and Hyderabad, which are in second place. 

Bengaluru, often called the Silicon Valley of India, is in fourth place with 8.3% of cryptocurrency investors.

A recent study on cryptocurrency investments in India revealed that Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru make up a significant 20 percent of the country’s total crypto investors.

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Additionally, the report highlighted the increasing interest in cryptocurrencies in smaller, tier II cities. Places like Pune, Jaipur, and Lucknow are emerging as hotspots for crypto investments.

The report highlights an interesting fact about cryptocurrency investors, with approximately 75 percent falling within the youthful age bracket of 18 to 35. 

This demographic, well-known for its enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies, is playing a significant role in the increasing popularity of digital assets in India.

The data also revealed the most popular cryptocurrencies among Indian investors. Dogecoin takes the lead, making up 11% of the total invested value. 

Bitcoin and Ethereum secured the second and third positions with 8.5 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively. Interestingly, Solana (SOL) outperformed both Bitcoin and Ethereum, showing an impressive overall growth of 633 percent in the Indian portfolio.

Balaji Srihari, Business Head at CoinSwitch, remarked on the discoveries, saying, “As the crypto community worked on creating practical solutions, patient investors supported their efforts, and traders enjoyed gains from market ups and downs.”

The Indian crypto industry has shown remarkable strength and adaptability, overcoming challenges like market downturns and regulatory shifts. 

Local exchanges such as WazirX, CoinDCX, and CoinSwitch have successfully diversified their offerings to encourage more engagement and participation. 

Some platforms have even entered the decentralized finance (DeFi) space, introducing easy-to-use and secure DeFi wallets.

Indian exchanges are now giving significant attention to Indian regulatory compliance, especially with the government categorizing companies dealing with Virtual Digital Assets (VDAs) as ‘reporting entities’ under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. 

Notably, platforms like CoinDCX, WazirX, Coinswitch, and Zebpay have successfully registered with the Financial Intelligence Unit-India (FIU-IND).

The report also highlighted India for actively studying the crypto space and putting practical measures in place. 

When India led the G20, it promoted worldwide collaboration and agreement in developing clear and unified regulations for cryptocurrencies. 

India favored regulating and supervising the crypto industry instead of imposing a complete ban.

Despite a recent slowdown in growth, there is a positive outlook for the Web3 industry. Crypto venture capitalists have highlighted the ongoing high quality of startups, particularly those focused on infrastructure projects. 

See Also: India Financial Ministry Registers 28 Cryptocurrency Firms

Looking forward to 2024, there’s optimism in the industry as market indicators hint at a revival and the possibility of a bullish trend making a comeback.

Conclusion 

Delhi is rising as the cryptocurrency hub, and despite challenges, the Indian crypto industry is showing strong strength, offering a promising outlook for digital assets in the country. 

The active participation of the young demographic and the industry’s adaptability suggest a positive path for the future of cryptocurrencies in India. 

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