Nischal Shetty

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Nischal Shetty is the founder and CEO of WazirX, a cryptocurrency exchange based in India.[1] He was in the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2014.[2]

He is a software engineer who built the Knightloader app. The application helped in downloading files at night, when internet was free without the person being present. He worked with Burrp in 2008 and started working on Crowdfire part time.[3][4] He founded Crowdfire, a social media management company in February 2010.[5]

He is also a member of the Blockchain and Crypto Council, under the Internet and Mobile Association of India.[6] The Council fought for lifting the ban placed by the Reserve Bank of India on providing cryptocurrency exchanges with a bank account.[7][8] He started the hashtag #IndiaWantsCrypto on 31 October 2018 tweeting at lawmakers in India for positive regulation of cryptocurrency in India.[9][10]

WazirX is India's largest cryptocurrency exchange.[11][12] In 2019, Binance acquired WazirX.[13]

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  2. Khaitan, Abhilasha (2014-02-07). "The Forbes India 30 Under 30 List". Forbes India. Retrieved 2021-04-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Velayanikal, Malavika (2015-03-09). "Tech in Asia". www.techinasia.com. Retrieved 2021-04-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Evangelising Crypto in India | Nischal Shetty @ WazirX". The Podium. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  5. Sharma, Gaurav (2015-03-09). "After Bootstrapping For 5 Years, With 10 Mn Users In Its Kitty, Crowdfire Just Raised $2.5 Mn From Kalaari Capital". Inc42 Media. Retrieved 2021-04-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Mittal, Apoorva. "Cryptocurrency collective to reach out to FM, RBI to address concerns". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  7. Singh, Manish (2020-03-04). "India lifts ban on cryptocurrency trading". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-04-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Chakravarti, Ankita (2021-01-30). "RBI plans its own cryptocurrency, proposed crypto law may ban Bitcoins and Dogecoins in India". India Today. Retrieved 2021-04-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. Helms, Kevin (2019-02-08). "'India Wants Crypto' Campaign Passes 100 Days With Growing Support – News Bitcoin News". Bitcoin News. Retrieved 2021-04-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. Saxena, Riddhima (2021-02-11). "#IndiaWantsCrypto Leads Pushback Against Specter Of New Ban". BloombergQuint. Retrieved 2021-04-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Godbole, Omkar (2021-04-06). "Binance-Owned WazirX Launches India's First NFT Platform". CoinDesk. Retrieved 2021-04-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. Soni, Sandeep (2021-04-04). "Binance-owned Indian crypto exchange WazirX crosses $200m in daily trading volume; eyes $1b in 2021". The Financial Express. Retrieved 2021-04-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. Kar, Sanghamitra. "Cryptocurrency: Binance acquires Mumbai's bitcoin exchange WazirX". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2021-04-09.


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