Unpacking India's cryptocurrency regulatory drama with Ashish Singhal
Ashish Singal is the Founder and CEO at CoinSwitch.co and Sequoia-backed CRUXPay, an open protocol simplifying the way people use crypto. It enables users to create a human readable CRUX ID which can be used to send and receive payment request, connect to dApps with a single click while ensuring an experience matching that of online fiat payments platforms like Paypal/Venmo or ApplePay. Ashish is a former Amazon developer and a leader of the team that built Amazon Prime's 1-hour delivery model. Ashish is a well-known figure in India's cryptocurrency space and an expert on the issue of the cryptocurrency ban in India.
On this episode you'll learn:
1. What was the effect of India's Supreme Court reserving their ban on crypto trading in March of this year? [4:22]
2. What's been the relationship dynamic between India's cryptocurrency entrepreneurs and regulators? [9:00]
3. Where are the different cryptocurrency startup hubs emerging in India? [14:10]