Decentralized Truth – A Discussion with Trailblazers of India’s Crypto Ecos
Panel on emerging trends in India’s crypto ecosystem, user acceptance and growth, and the most interesting startups from the region.
SOSV MOX is thrilled to host this panel with the founders of India’s two largest cryptocurrency exchanges: Sumit Gupta of CoinDCX and Nischal Shetty of WazirX (acq. Binance), joined by blockchain evangelist Ajeet Khurana and BitMEX investor William Bao Bean. Join us as the insiders discuss the emerging trends in India’s crypto ecosystem, user acceptance and growth, and the most interesting startups from the region.
When: June 4, 2021
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM IST | 7-8 PM Singapore Time
Speakers for the event:
1) Sumit Gupta: Sumit Gupta is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CoinDCX, India’s largest and safest cryptocurrency exchange and liquidity aggregator. Beginning his journey in the world of business at the age of eight, Sumit showed an early proclivity for entrepreneurship. When Bitcoin began gaining traction in 2014, Sumit saw the potential of leveraging blockchain technology to enable financial inclusion. He actualized this vision by founding CoinDCX, which has grown to become India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. At CoinDCX, Sumit has been the driving force behind onboarding 50 million Indians into crypto. To turn that statement into a reality, Sumit has been instrumental in introducing CoinDCX Go- an app that simplifies buying and selling crypto in minimal steps, through INR. He holds an Undergraduate and Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
2) Nischal Shetty: Nischal Shetty is the co-Founder, CEO of WazirX, India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange (recently acquired by Binance). He is a huge blockchain advocate and influencer with over 130,000 followers. He has also been featured in Forbes ‘30 under 30’ list in the past. Nischal has been active in this space for a long time with the mission to involve everyone in the blockchain revolution. He’s also been fighting for bringing positive crypto regulation in India with his Twitter campaign called #IndiaWantsCrypto for over 900 days, and it’s been picked up by crypto advocates globally.
3) Ajeet Khurana: Ajeet Khurana a Crypto and Blockchain Evangelist. A a leading name in the cryptocurrency industry of India. He is former head of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Committee, which as part of the IAMAI is India’s foremost industry body for cryptocurrency. Ajeet is an author, entrepreneur, prolific angel investor, former CEO of Zebpay, former CEO of the business incubator at IIT Bombay, and former advisor to Kalaari Capital. He has raised venture capital, expanded businesses globally, developed low cost customer-acquisition strategies, and is a wizard at financial engineering. Presently he is venture partner and mentor with several international Venture Capital firms. He spends his time creating awareness about digital assets and advising top token issuers.
4) William Bao Bean – Moderator: General Partner at SOSV, Managing Director of MOX (Mobile Only Accelerator)