TFB #13: Naimish Sanghvi on why India needs crypto

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Naimish Sanghvi is the founder of Coin Crunch India, which is ‘India’s trusted crypto news source’. Aside from he also runs and has been a journalist at Network18, a technology consultant at Deloitte and a Business Analysts at Infosys before quitting corporate jobs and venturing out to explore the world. Naimish has been a strong advocate for crypto in India and has not been shy about keeping people, exchanges and regulators honest as the industry has developed in the country over the past few years. He also recently launched a crypto and blockchain news series that aims to cover the latest big announcements in this space – in both English and Hindi.


0:30 Introduction

1:52 When did Naimish start paying attention to crypto?

6:33 Coin Crunch India adhering to standards of journalism

9:26 Crypto Kanoon as an example for accessible crypto journalism in India

12:57 Using crypto assets in day to day life

13:35 Sustainability of crypto exchanges in India

14:07 Perspective about the exchange ecosystem in India

16:02 The fate of cryptocurrencies in India

18:23 Govt’s take on cryptocurrencies being a Ponzi scheme

22:09 View on the OKex event in Mumbai

31:43 Does India need cryptos and use cases of cryptos in India

36:31 Take on censorship resistance for day to day activities

38:55 Naimish’s areas of interest in cryptos

41:34 Future of crypto in India

45:15 Hopes for crypto in 2019

Mentioned in the episode

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Coin Crunch India

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Naimish Sanghvi