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I am Nischal Shetty

I am a software developer turned entrepreneur. I am very passionate about - blockchain as a technology, innovative products and cryptocurrencies.

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Successful companies are built by people who refuse to give up in the face of failure and push themselves further.

2012

First encounter with Cryptocurrency

JustUnfollow

First personal project

Monday.com

Favorite productivity tool

Exercise

One thing I do every day
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Building India’s most trusted Bitcoin & cryptocurrency that can change the way we look

Volatility is part of life

It does not matter at what stage you are in, whether you are on Day 1 of building your startup or Day 1000, hurdles are always going to be a part of life.

10/2009 08/2013 03/2015 03/2018 06/2018 01/2011 08/2013 10/2017 04/2018 09/2018 03/2020 04/2021

October 2009

Started as a Software Developer at Burrp.com

January 2011

Built JustUnfollow

August 2013

Michael Arrington reports a bug in JustUnfollow

August 2013

TechCrunch, founded by Micheal Arrington reviews JustUnfollow

March 2015

JustUnfollow raises $2.5M from Kalaari & rebrands to Crowdfire

October 2017

Twitter API limitations affect Crowdfire

March 2018

Built WazirX, a Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Exchange

April 2018

India implements banking ban on Cryptocurrency exchanges

June 2018

WazirX launches World’s 1st Auto-Matching P2P engine

September 2018

Twitter grants elevated POST access to Crowdfire

March 2020

Supreme Court squashes banking ban

April 2021

Launched WazirX NFT Marketplace

Giving Back to the community has been a privilege

Advocating #IndiaWantsCrypto

In 2018, when there were too many restrictions on cryptocurrency exchanges, I realized the reason for the banking ban was majorly due to the lack of awareness about cryptocurrency and blockchain. I started thinking about how to solve that, how to make everyone aware of cryptocurrency and its underlying advantages. That’s when I started tweeting daily about #IndiaWantsCrypto about how cryptocurrency could benefit India, and the adoption happening around the world.

If there are more people joining the revolution, I believe that will be noticed by the Indian regulators, which would help us as a community, achieve a bigger goal, i.e., positive cryptocurrency regulation in India.

During the second wave of COVID-19, I saw my closed ones getting affected, and saw how bad it can be. It created havoc in the world, and India had one of the highest number of cases. And that’s when I thought of helping with a small gesture through WazirX.

I have been always involved in supporting startups in India by being an advisor. Through my experience of building two large companies, I want to assist the budding startups excel. I am not only looking at cryptocurrency entrepreneurship, but also other ideas that can help India grow.

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I like sharing my opinions on technology, innovations and development. Every article I write is a product of my own research and experience.

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