India’s Digital Rupee Crossed a Million Transactions in 1 Day With Some Help From Banks

CoinDesk has viewed a letter dated Dec. 29 by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das to staff that said the usage of the e-rupee (CBDC) “exceeded the milestone of 1 million transactions in a day on Dec. 27, 2023.” A separate letter from one of the banks participating in the e-rupee pilot said it had been encouraged it to deposit employee funds and benefits using the CBDC, rather than use the existing fiat currency.

The Algorand Foundation Expands Its Footprint in India

Blockchain protocol Algorand (ALGO) has expanded its footprint in India by securing new partnerships with NASSCOM, India’s trade body and chamber of commerce for the tech industry, T-Hub, a prominent innovation hub, and the Mann Deshi Foundation which supports India’s first rural bank for women.