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Crypto Traders Flee India Exchanges to Binance to Escape Tax (1)

Sept. 14, 2022, 5:03 AM

Binance Holdings Ltd.’s billionaire Chief Executive Officer Changpeng Zhao is tightening his grip on India’s market for cryptocurrency trading in the fallout from a major tax change.

Downloads of Binance’s app in India jumped to 429,000 in August, the highest this year and almost triple that of runner-up CoinDCX, data from market intelligence firm Sensor Tower show. Only Binance among the top exchanges achieved higher downloads in India compared with July.

The operator of the world’s largest crypto exchange stands out in a market where rivals are reeling from steep taxes and the difficulty of moving money in ...