e-Sewa is not involved in any bitcoin transactions, Deputy Governor

Nepal Rastra Bank has given a clean cheat to e-Sewa after failing to find its involvement in bitcoin transactions via its e-wallet service. The bank had started an investigation on the suspicion that the e-wallet service provider was involved in bitcoin transactions. The clean cheat was given after the field investigation team sent by the bank was unable to find any evidence.

“The field investigation team we had sent has reported that e-Sewa is not involved in any bitcoin transactions,” Said Deputy Governor Chintamani Shivakoti to Bizmandu. “We are going to hold a meeting soon to clear this issue,” he added. Nepal Rastra Bank has banned bitcoin trading. The bank was forced to take this step last Bhadra to counter the challenge given by bitcoin to the world economy.

The Rastra Bank team had also conducted a field investigation of the partner banks of e-Sewa. The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has arrested some people suspected of being involved in bitcoin transactions and has been investigating them.

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