Cofounders of the Binance-backed Indian crypto exchange WazirX have reportedly moved to Dubai amid regulatory uncertainty and taxation, local media report.
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- Nischal Shetty and Siddharth Menon have reportedly moved to Dubai along with their families.
- “Crypto has no boundaries,” WazirX CEO Shetty tweeted yesterday.
- The company’s entire workforce operates remotely despite offices in Mumbai and Bengaluru.
- “WazirX is headquartered in Mumbai and Bengaluru, and there is no change in any of our operating procedures,” a spokesperson told local media. “It is business as usual.”
- Several investors and traders have also been relocating to Dubai as the country offers crypto-friendly regulations, while India continues to rein in digital assets trading.
- India imposed a 30% flat tax on all gains made from cryptocurrencies from April 1, and plans to impose a 1% levy on all transactions starting July 1.
- This led to the biggest drop in trading volumes in years, research by Crebaco showed.
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