As the long and intense legal battle between RBI and Crypto comes to an end, both sides have presented their arguments and await a judgment as to whether RBI\u2019s directive banning banks from dealing with cryptocurrencies was warranted and valid.\r\n\r\nCounsel for IAMAI, Ashim Sood, has made a strong case in favor of Crypto freedom in India. He argued that the RBI did not sufficiently prove that VCs had a detrimental impact on the economy. Hence, their preemptive action was not justified.\r\n\r\nSood argued that RBI\u2019s directive failed to address any of the concerns they had regarding cryptocurrencies \u2013 especially money laundering and terrorist financing. In fact, their decision to ban banks from dealing in crypto seemed to be taken out of fear of and unfamiliarity with new tech.\r\n\r\nWazirX CEO, Nischal Shetty, supported this argument:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/NischalShetty\/status\/1222056172389142528\r\n\r\nSood added that the directive only served to impact the business of crypto exchanges without affecting the ability of traders to conduct crypto-based transactions.\r\n\r\nThe Counsel further reiterated that rather than banning an entire channel, the RBI, as well as the legislature, must strive to understand the advantages and disadvantages of digital currencies and hence work towards drafting a regulation to control it effectively.\r\n\r\nSood presented a strong case and was applauded for his efforts by the Supreme Court justices, counsel representing a number of crypto exchanges, Mr. Nakul Dewan, as well as India\u2019s crypto community at large.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/NischalShetty\/status\/1222056393722580992\r\n\r\nOn the other hand, RBI counsel maintained that as an expert body charged with protecting India\u2019s monetary policy and sustaining a stable economy, the decision to ringfence cryptocurrencies was absolutely under their domain.\r\n\r\nDuring the course of the hearings, the judges expressed an interest in the merits of cryptocurrencies and sought to understand regulations governing crypto in other countries. In addition to this, Sood\u2019s heated arguments and valid points regarding the limitations of RBI\u2019s authority to take preemptive action in banning a banking channel entirely, indicate that the verdict may tilt in favor of Crypto freedom in India.