Every problem has a solution. You just have to be creative enough to find it. Our guest on this episode is a problem solver at heart, who has used the art of coding to solve real-life problems.

Brace for the resilient journey of Nischal Shetty, Founder & CEO, WazirX, India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange.

In a candid conversation with Akshay Datt, Nischal Shetty talks about his fascination for computers and his coding journey. It was in the second year of engineering when he was bitten by the coding bug and since then there’s been no looking back. From building the Knightloader App for a college project (the App helped in downloading reading material from the Internet at night) to transforming his weekend passion project to Crowdfire which helped users to unfollow people on Twitter, Nischal has found logical solutions to problems via coding.

He further talks about how a major setback with Crowdfire inspired him to build something that no one else can control. He found his calling in cryptocurrency and this is where the journey of WazirX began.

Tune in to this episode to hear Nischal speak about how cryptocurrency has the power to disrupt the well-established and archaic BFSI sector, with WazirX being the torchbearer of this change.

Key takeaways:

● Cryptocurrency 101

● India’s response to cryptocurrency

● The association between WazirX and Binance (the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange).

● Cryptocurrency as a means to diversify investments

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About Founder Thesis

Candid conversations with some of the most celebrated startup founders of our nation. On Founder Thesis we are on mission to uncover the secrets to building a Unicorn!


Akshay has held a lifelong fascination with the people who dare to disrupt, and with The Podium, he hopes to discover what makes one a successful disruptor.


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