A temporary employee of a public sector bank allegedly died by suicide after she lost money in bitcoin trade.
The project will be piloted with over 3000 farmers engaged in chilli and turmeric farming in select districts of Andhra Pradesh.
At present, the option to pay in bitcoin is available only in the United States. But, this facility will be available outside the US later in 2021, said Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
While Das did not elaborate further, the central bank had in the past expressed concerns on digital currencies being used for money laundering and terror funding.
At around 1235 GMT (1905 IST), Bitcoin hit an all-time high of $50,547.70, marking a 4.4-percent gain since Monday.
Dorsey, who is also founder and chief of financial services and mobile payments firm Square, said in a tweet that he and Jay-Z are giving 500 bitcoin to fund an independent endowment.
The government had formed an Inter-Ministerial Committee which has given its report on issues related to virtual currencies.
Bitcoin spiked 14 per cent and appeared to briefly hit a new all-time high.
Musk’s 43.8 million followers, including many Indians, went into a crypto frenzy, debating whether the investments in digital currencies are back on track.
Shriki was nabbed on November 18 last year by the police, who were investigating a case related to the import of psychotropic drugs using the dark net.
Asset prices are near record highs, but inflation risks could throw a spanner in the works for investors this year
Market experts say that the investments in digital assets are usually high-risk and therefore, should only constitute a small portion of your overall portfolio.
The price of bitcoin was $41,130 at roughly 1800 GMT, having jumped 9.75 percent during the trading session.
The first decentralised cryptocurrency passed $30,823.30 at 1313 GMT, after breaking $20,000 on December 16.
2021 could well be another roller-coaster year like 2017 when the coin saw a similar rally when its value surged sharply, only to crash the next year.