The First Block Podcast

TFB #13: Naimish Sanghvi on why India needs crypto

May 2, 2019

Naimish Sanghvi is the founder of Coin Crunch India, which is ‘India’s trusted crypto news source’. Aside from he also runs and has been a journalist at Network18, a technology consultant at Deloitte and a Business Analysts at Infosys before quitting corporate jobs and venturing out to explore the world. Naimish has been a strong advocate for crypto in India and has not been shy about keeping people, exchanges and regulators honest as the industry has developed in the country over the past few years. He also recently launched a crypto and blockchain news series that aims to cover the latest big announcements in this space – in both English and Hindi.


0:30 Introduction | 1:52 When did Naimish start paying attention to crypto? | 6:33 Coin Crunch India adhering to standards of journalism | 9:26 Crypto Kanoon as an example for accessible crypto journalism in India | 12:57 Using crypto assets in day to day life | 13:35 Sustainability of crypto exchanges in India | 14:07 Perspective about the exchange ecosystem in India | 16:02 The fate of cryptocurrencies in India | 18:23 Govt’s take on cryptocurrencies being a Ponzi scheme | 22:09 View on the OKex event in Mumbai | 31:43 Does India need cryptos and use cases of cryptos in India | 36:31 Take on censorship resistance for day to day activities | 38:55 Naimish’s areas of interest in cryptos | 41:34 Future of crypto in India | 45:15 Hopes for crypto in 2019