An Indian blockchain community, Blockchained India has recently started making waves around the country, to spread awareness on the technology. Although, the group has been on Telegram for a while, they recently started hosting Town Halls, in prominent Indian cities to discuss if India requires regulations on cryptocurrencies.
The reason behind organizing the Town Halls was an attempt to bring the Indian cryptocurrency community together. Manav Ailawadi, who is one of the key players in the group told Crypto-News India, “So far, everything that has been happening on a national level (for crypto) has been about cryptocurrency exchanges, primarily. We wanted to unite the community which also includes, investors, stakeholders, developers, and make them a part of the conversation.”
He added that, while the group is pan-India, they are focusing on more prominent Indian cities namely, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad. The inaugural meetup was held in Delhi on March 2.
The second meet was held in Mumbai last week and it saw participation from eminent stakeholders and investors in the cryptocurrency community. There were around 100 people and around 70-80 founders from cryptocurrency exchanges as well as blockchain and cryptocurrency-based companies. Others who attended the meet were lawyers, investors, marketing, people and researchers, Ailawadi added.
Some people who attended the Mumbai meetup were: Nishachal Shetty, Founder WazirX, Pranav Sharma, Co-Founder Authorito Capital, Nirav Bakshi, Founder Skyline Lega, Amit Mehra, Principal Unicorn India Ventures, Archit Aggarwal, Chief Product Officer Cashaa
and Anurag Arjun, Co-Founder Matic Network, among others.
There were some interesting tweets that were sent out from the meetup. Akshay Aggarwal, the founder of Blockchained India said, “Let’s create an awareness on cryptocurrencies. It’s important to set the narrative right, do tweet at the decision makers to let them know that hacks don’t happen on the blockchain or bitcoin layer, but the guys who give service on top of it.”
2."It's important to set the narrative right, do tweet at the decision makers to let them know that hacks don't happen on the blockchain or bitcoin layer, but the guys who give service on top of it." – @AmanKalra78 #IndiaForOrAgainstCrypto @blockchainedind #IndiaForCrypto #IDF
— Akshay Aggarwal (@howdy_akshay) March 2, 2019
At the Delhi meetup, one attendee remarked, “Real talks related to #IndiaForOrAgainstCrypto happening at @TheCircleWork organised by @blockchainedind to accelerate the possibilities of crypto regulations in India becoz #IndiaWantsCrypto and that is only possible when #indialearnscrypto.”
Real talks related to #IndiaForOrAgainstCrypto happening at @TheCircleWork organised by @blockchainedind to accelarate the possibilities of crypto regulations in India becoz #IndiaWantsCrypto and that is only possible when #indialearnscrypto
— Opinder Preet Singh (@opinderpreet) March 2, 2019
The next meetups are scheduled to be held on March 16 and March 30 in Hyderabad and Bangalore, respectively.
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