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INDIA'S LARGEST CRYPTO & BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT

Live on 18-19th September

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ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The Crypto Summit by Inc42 Plus promises to be the definitive forum for India’s new crypto economy.

Today, India is at a new juncture – the advent of the 'financial internet' with Crypto at its helm.
Join 1,000+ crypto leaders, thinkers & investors under one virtual roof for a dialogue on India's Crypto Economy.
From crypto & DeFi 101's to taxation & policy – decode how crypto can disrupt business, finance & the economy.
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WHY ATTEND

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Why TCS2021?

To initiate a dialogue on how blockchain & crypto can unlock India’s potential
To create awareness about the opportunities for crypto in policy, finance and business today
To foster adoption of crypto in India’s tech, startup & developer communities

Meet The Speakers

speaker Subhash Chandra Garg Former Finance Secretary, Government of India
speaker Raj Gokal Cofounder, Solana Labs
speaker Arthur Breitman Early Architect, Tezos
speaker Jalak Jobanputra Founder & General Partner, Future Perfect Ventures
speaker Ashish Singhal Cofounder & CEO, CoinSwitch Kuber
speaker Beryl Li Cofounder, Yield Guild Games
speaker Raghu Yarlagadda Cofounder & CEO, FalconX
speaker Sandeep Nailwal Cofounder, Polygon
speaker Sharad Sharma Cofounder, iSPIRT Foundation
speaker Shailesh Lakhani Managing Director, Sequoia India
speaker Nitin Sharma General Partner & Global Blockchain Lead, Antler
speaker Priti Rathi Gupta Founder, Lxme
speaker Siddhartha Jain Cofounder, DeFiDollar
speaker Tanvi Ratna Founder & CEO, Policy 4.0
speaker Piyush Gupta Founder & CEO, PolyTrade
speaker Tushar Aggarwal Cofounder & CEO, Persistence
speaker Sowmay Jain Cofounder & CEO, Instadapp
speaker Harsh Rajat Founder & Project Lead, EPNS
speaker Kaavya Prasad Cofounder, Lumos Labs
speaker Harvinder Singh VP Sales & Operations, APAC, Onfido
speaker Richa Joshi Founder & Marketing, Growth Lead, EPNS
speaker Siddarth Pai Founding Partner, 3one4Capital
speaker Pablo Quiroga Cofounder & CRO, Star Atlas
speaker Ashish Kashyap Founder, INDmoney
speaker Pratik Poddar Principal, Nexus Venture Partners
speaker Sharan Nair CBO, CoinSwitch Kuber
speaker Sanat Rao Partner, BlockTower Capital
speaker Amy Zhang VP Sales, Asia, Fireblocks
speaker Navin Surya Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council
speaker Yeshu Agarwal Cofounder & CTO, Transak
speaker Gajesh Naik Founder, Gaj Finance
speaker Firdosh Sheikh Cofounder & CEO, DRIFE
speaker Prateek Sharma Vice President, Sequoia India
speaker Paurav Joshi Cofounder & CEO, Krida Fans
speaker Sandeep Kumar Founder, Cropbytes
speaker Mukesh P Kalra Founder & CEO, ETMONEY
speaker Om Malviya President, Tezos India
speaker Pranav Sharma Cofounder & Managing Partner, Woodstock Fund
speaker Pratik Oswal CEO, Glide Invest
speaker Aniket Jindal Cofounder & COO, Biconomy
speaker Gautam Chhugani Director, Crypto Strategy, Bernstein
speaker Ajeet Khurana Crypto Advisor
speaker Joel John Principal, LedgerPrime
speaker Mayur Relekar Founder & CEO, Arcana
speaker Anuj Kumar Kodam Cofounder & CEO, Wall.app
speaker Jenil Thakker Founder & CEO, Coinvise
speaker Rameesh Kailasam CEO & President, IndiaTech.Org
speaker Pratik Oswal CMO, Unbound Finance
speaker Anirudh Rastogi Founder & Managing Partner, Ikigai Law
speaker Nimish Joshi Founder & Director, Smahi Foundation
speaker Sami Start Cofounder & CEO, Transak
speaker Raj Shamani Content Creator, Investor, Podcaster
speaker Yida Gao General Partner, Shima Capital
speaker Ulisse Dell'Orto Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Japan, Chainalysis
speaker Glenn Woo Managing Director, Head of APAC, Ledger
speaker Divyesh Dalal MD & Country Head GTS, DBS Bank
speaker Nameet Potnis Cofounder & CEO, Apptuse
speaker Lavin Mirchandani Founder, GetEvangelized
speaker Karan Sirdesai Volunteer, iSPIRT
speaker Akshay Aggarwal Venture Partner, Draper Dragon Fund
speaker Prashanth Swaminathan Partner & Head of Institutional Business, Woodstock Fund
speaker Sharat Chandra Blockchain & Emerging Tech Evangelist
speaker Melvin Thambi NFT Artist & Cofounder, NFT Malayali
speaker Mohak Agarwal Founder & CEO, ClayStack
speaker Ayush Ranjan Cofounder & CEO, Huddle 01
speaker Raghu Mohan Cofounder, BuidlersTribe
speaker Mikhil Pandey Strategy Lead, Persistence

Agenda

Keynote & Fireside Chat 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

How A Crypto Stack Can Disrupt India's Fintech

  • What is a crypto stack and why it is essential to build one
  • How crypto offers a new pool of wholesale capital to drive the coming cashflow lending revolution
  • Hacking the enforcement of commercial contracts to solve for automated trust on both sides of any transaction
  • Two manifestations of a public-private ledger — goods ledger and money ledger
  • India Stack made everyone a digital entrepreneur, crypto stack will make everyone a digital banker
  • The path to making India a high-trust economy with crypto
Author

Sharad Sharma

Cofounder, iSPIRT

Author

Karan Sirdesai

Volunteer, iSPIRT

Panel 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Decoding India's Crypto Landscape

  • The crypto use cases that VCs are looking for now
  • The fintech opportunity for crypto builders in a CBDC world
  • Reading the tea leaves on the crypto policy front from an investor lens
  • What matters in an early stage crypto startup pitch deck
  • How 0-1, 1-10, 10-100 stages look like in India’s crypto market
Author

Pratik Poddar

Principal, Nexus Venture Partners

Author

Pranav Sharma

Founding Partner, Woodstock Fund

Author

Sharan Nair

CBO, CoinSwitch Kuber

Author

Gautam Chhugani

Director, Crypto Strategy, Bernstein

Author

Jalak Jobanputra

Founder & General Partner, Future\Perfect Ventures

Author

Ajeet Khurana

Crypto Evangelist

Masterclass 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Leveraging Blockchain To Future-Proof Your Fintech Product

  • Understanding crypto as an analogy to the internet and Web 2.0
  • Evolution of the crypto industry — Bitcoin, smart contracts and DeFi
  • Why DeFi will disrupt today’s fintech — different use cases
  • Teardown of star DeFi applications of today
  • How to build your DeFi product through a first-principles approach
Author

Tushar Aggarwal

Cofounder & CEO, Persistence

Fireside Chat 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

How India Should Regulate Crypto

  • Twin lenses of crypto policymaking: crypto as an asset class versus blockchain and crypto as transaction enablers
  • Pre-emptive versus post facto policymaking — defining the right approach for enabling crypto innovation while protecting all stakeholders
  • Why RBI banned crypto, understanding the government’s fears, how industry players can help assuade concerns
  • Thinking about crypto policy from first principles — the financial system architecture, interest rates, international compliances
  • How a central bank digital currency can help lay the groundwork for a nuanced crypto and blockchain policy
Author

Subhash Chandra Garg

Former Finance Secretary, Government of India

Author

Siddarth Pai

Founding Partner, 3one4Capital

Masterclass 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

What It Will Take To Create A Successful Digital Rupee Architecture

  • How CBDCs will make the transfer of money smoother as settlement time becomes virtually zero
  • Understanding the policy choice between wholesale and retail CBDCs
  • What is the two-tier distribution model of retail CBDC
  • McDonald’s, Starbucks rush to adopt China’s DCEP — what India can learn
Author

Tanvi Ratna

Founder & CEO, Policy 4.0

Masterclass 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Decoding India's Crypto By The Numbers

  • Cryptocurrency trends in India
  • Cryptocurrency regulations in India
  • Cryptocurrency regulations in other regions and learnings for India
  • Building legitimacy, growth and stability into India’s cryptoverse
Author

Ulisse Dell'Orto

Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Japan, Chainalysis

Masterclass 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Building The Next Wave Of Web 3.0

  • Understanding the difference between Web2 & Web3
  • How developers build on Web3 and the key challenges they face
  • Decoding user behavior in Web3
  • How Biconomy is solving for the challenges and the impact they have created
  • What new applications are coming up on Web3
  • The domains that can be used to build — and how to choose and use them
  • Getting into the Web3 builder community and how can it be leveraged
Author

Aniket Jindal

Cofounder & CEO, Biconomy

Masterclass 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Leveraging Tezos To Build Agile Web3 Startups

  • Tezos and Ethereum are twins — the thesis and journey until now
  • Building a DeFi platform on Tezos
  • Snapshot of the NFT ecosytem on Tezos
  • Culture, language, developer relations, product testing, and tech integration on Tezos
  • How Tezos is scaling up in the Indian blockhain ecosystem
Author

Om Malviya

President, Tezos India

Fireside 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Demystifying All Things Crypto

  • The new currency and how it is different?
  • The applications, innovations and the use cases
  • Making of a digital rupee
  • Disrupting finance systems
Author

Navin Surya

Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council

Author

Sharat Chandra

Blockchain & Emerging Tech Evangelist

Masterclass 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Building Gaj Finance And StableGaj

Author

Gajesh Naik

Founder, Gaj Finance

Fireside Chat 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Building And Scaling A Company In A Tokenised World

  • The crypto culture shock and other challenges when you move to the blockchain startup world
  • Differences in the types of founder who are building in crypto vs other sectors
  • Fundraising avenues in the crypto startup world
  • Scaling up journey to India’s first crypto unicorn
  • Building a crypto product in India for a token-based future
  • Synergies between India’s crypto startups and financial services sector
  • First principles for founders who are looking to startup in the crypto space
Author

Shailesh Lakhani

Managing Director, Sequoia India

Author

Ashish Singhal

Cofounder & CEO, CoinSwitch Kuber

Masterclass 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Balancing Scale & Security For Seamless User Onboarding

  • The challenges of user onboarding in the crypto world
  • Why traditional methods of identity proofing fail in today’s remote scenarios
  • Understanding the four pillars of secure client onboarding in the crypto world
  • Role of biometrics & KYC in increasing security and confidence in identity proofing — backed by use cases & impact numbers
  • Frauds, scams & effective counters in today’s digital ecosystem — examples, anecdotes & use cases from Onfido’s experience
Author

Harvinder Singh

VP Sales & Operations, APAC, Onfido

Keynote 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

A Roadmap To 1 Billion Crypto Users

  • The state of crypto in 2021 and the missing part of the grand puzzle
  • Solana’s approach to scalability and how it is different from Ethereum
  • What it means to empower 1 Bn users — the role of self-custody
  • The dimensions of the Solana ecosystem today
  • Why Solana is excited about India
  • How Solana is seeding the builders — bringing developers and investors on board
Author

Raj Gokal

Cofounder, Solana Labs

Fireside Chat 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Polygon’s Journey To A $10 Bn Project: Lessons For The Indian Crypto Ecosystem

  • How Polygon’s founders came together and zeroed in on the problem
  • Identifying and solving for Ethereum’s scaling problem
  • Finding tech and product talent for crypto in India
  • Scaling Polygon to 100K-500K users a day
  • What is being built on Polygon today, future use cases
  • What’s next for Polygon?
Author

Sandeep Nailwal

Cofounder, Polygon

Author

Nitin Sharma

General Partner & Global Blockchain Lead, Antler

Panel 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Crypto As An Asset Class In A Borderless World

  • Why bitcoin could become tomorrow’s gold
  • Integrating crypto as an investible asset class in a diversified portfolio
  • Crypto volatility is 3X of the US stock market — the long and short of it
  • Mimicking traditional financial products in crypto minus the negatives
  • Products that passively track crypto coin price indexes through privately placed and closed-end funds
Author

Ashish Kashyap

Founder, INDMoney

Author

Pratik Oswal

CEO, Glide Invest

Author

Priti Rathi Gupta

Founder, Lxme

Author

Mukesh P Kalra

Founder & CEO, ETMONEY

Panel 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Decoding The Playbook For Building Blockchain Startups

  • Creating your blockhain product thesis on Day 0
  • Where to find the first 5 engineers for your blockchain startup
  • Essentials of getting your blockchain MVP right
  • What product-market fit looks like in a blockchain startup
  • When and how to pitch to a VC for your blockchain startup
  • How to scale your blockchain startup to 100,000 users
Author

Jenil Thakker

Founder & CEO, Coinvise

Author

Anuj Kumar Kodam

Cofounder & CEO, Wall.app

Author

Mayur Relekar

Founder & CEO, Arcana

Author

Kaavya Prasad

Cofounder, Lumos Labs

Author

Ayush Ranjan

Cofounder & CEO, Huddle 01

Author

Firdosh Sheikh

Cofounder & CEO, DRIFE

Pitch42 1:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Introduction To Pitch42

Author

Ajeet Khurana

Crypto Evangelist

Author

Raghu Mohan

Buidlers Tribe

Author

Tushar Aggarwal

Cofounder & CEO, Persistence

Author

Mikhil Pandey

Strategy Lead, Persistence

Pitch42 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Discovering India's Hottest Blockchain Startups [Part - 1]

Author

Ajeet Khurana

Crypto Evangelist

Author

Tushar Aggarwal

Cofounder & CEO, Persistence

Author

Raghu Mohan

Cofounder, BuidlersTribe

Author

Mikhil Pandey

Strategy Lead, Persistence

Pitch42 1:50 PM - 2:30 PM

Discovering India's Hottest Blockchain Startups [Part - 2]

Author

Ajeet Khurana

Crypto Evangelist

Author

Tushar Aggarwal

Cofounder & CEO, Persistence

Author

Raghu Mohan

Cofounder, BuidlersTribe

Author

Mikhil Pandey

Strategy Lead, Persistence

Pitch42 2:35 PM - 3:15 PM

Discovering India's Hottest Blockchain Startups [Part - 3]

Author

Ajeet Khurana

Crypto Evangelist

Author

Sharan Nair

CBO, CoinSwitch Kuber

Author

Raghu Mohan

Cofounder, BuidlersTribe

Masterclass 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

DeFi 101 – Masterclass On Decentralised Finance

  • The essential lowdown on wallets, decentralised exchanges and automated market makers
  • How to add and manage your crypto liquidity in DEXs
  • Making your assets (stable coins and altcoins) earn passive income for you through DeFi
  • Risk management in crytpo trading — navigating bullish and bearish markets
  • Unlocking the value of your crypto via yield farming
Author

Pratik Oswal

CMO, Unbound

Fireside Chat 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

How Tezos Is Powering The Web3 Revolution

  • From whitepaper to $232 Mn initial coin offering — the genesis of Tezos
  • Stakers and bakers: Why an energy-efficient blockchain holds key to crypto success
  • Leveraging the NFT rush to acquire mindshare and gain trust of crypto stakeholders
  • Why Tezos is the most agile blockhain for Web3 startups today
  • How Tezos perceives the blockchain startup opportunity in India
Author

Arthur Breitman

Early Architect, Tezos

Author

Joel John

Principal, LedgerPrime

Panel 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

How NFTs Will Propel Creator Economy To A Decentralised Future

  • Creator economy, NFT boom and Amitabh Bachchan’s blockbuster entry
  • Leveraging NFT use cases beyond art: gaming, music, festivals, fandom
  • Crypto tools for creators — tokens, community tokens, loyalty points, IP rights, fan subscriptions
  • How does one identify NFTs with good potential — evaluating valuation and market dynamics
  • Where do the FAANG companies get placed in the matrix of a decentralised future and creator economy
Author

Nameet Potnis

Founder, Drumworks Venture

Author

Melvin Thambi

NFT Artist & Cofounder, NFT Malayali

Author

Raj Shamani

Content Creator, Investor, Podcaster

Author

Lavin Mirchandani

Founder, GetEvangelized

Panel 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Negotiating The Regulatory Flux In Money, Policy & Bitcoin

  • Communicating crypto with India’s policymakers and legacy banks
  • When small investors’ crypto money is at risk from the Musks and Goldmans
  • The importance of self-regulation until the cloud over crypto policy clears
  • How to navigate the public versus private blockchain debate
  • Architecting a crypto sandbox to drive innovation
  • Setting a policy agenda for a CBDC-led fintech ecosystem
Author

Rameesh Kailasam

CEO & President, IndiaTech.Org

Author

Tanvi Ratna

Founder & CEO, Policy 4.0

Author

Anirudh Rastogi

Founder & Managing Partner, Ikigai Law

Author

Nimish Joshi

Smahi Foundation

Masterclass 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Making Blockchain DApps Accessible To Consumers

  • Onboarding challenges to blockchain applications: wallet creation, identification, fiat on-ramp, protocol interaction and more
  • How Transak onboards users from fiat to crypto
  • Case studies: Metamask, Quickswap, Polymarket
  • The future of blockchain mainstream applications
Author

Sami Start

Cofounder & CEO, Transak

Panel 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Decoding The DeFi Landscape: Opportunities And Challenges

  • Understanding interoperable, programmable and permissionless finance
  • Upcoming DeFi use cases like payments, insurance, KYC, custodial services etc
  • Decentralised lending protocols and yield farming
  • Solving power arbitrage and manipulation in DeFi
  • Attacking problems of ETH transaction system, scalability and complexity in DeFi
Author

Sanat Rao

Partner, BlockTower Capital

Author

Yeshu Agarwal

Cofounder & CTO, Transak

Author

Sowmay Jain

Cofounder & CEO, Instadapp

Author

Richa Joshi

Founder & Marketing, Growth Lead, EPNS

Author

Joel John

Principal, LedgerPrime

Author

Prateek Sharma

Vice President, Sequoia India

Panel 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Building A Secure & Open Financial System On Blockchain

  • How the $200 Mn bitcoin hack by Lazarus shook up the crypto world
  • Defining and prioritising the most urgent security issues for crypto and blockchain ecosystem
  • What is a hardware wallet and why it is the key to securing crypto assets
  • Using tokenisation to build a more DeFi ecosystem
  • Security challenges for IoT devices connected on a blockchain
Author

Glenn Woo

Managing Director, Head of APAC, Ledger

Author

Amy Zhang

VP Sales, Asia, Fireblocks

Author

Piyush Gupta

Founder & CEO, PolyTrade

Author

Akshay Aggarwal

Venture Partner, Draper Dragon Fund

Masterclass 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Leveraging Game Theory To Build A Win-Win DeFi Product

  • How Game Theory can be used to incentivise good behaviour and penalise bad behaviour
  • Why Game Theory lends itself to the DeFi architecture
  • Staging win-win games in Web 3.0
  • Building a blockchain product based on game theory
  • What other products can be created with a decentralised communication protocol and game theory
Author

Harsh Rajat

Founder & Project Lead, EPNS

Panel 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reimagining The Games We Play In A Crypto World

  • The journey to expect when building a game in the crypto world today
  • How blockchain-based games will become sustainable with tokenomics
  • Why playing games built for the crypto universe will be more financially rewarding
  • Metaverse and the future of immersive gaming
Author

Siddhartha Jain

Cofounder, DeFiDollar

Author

Sandeep Kumar

Founder, Cropbytes

Author

Pablo Quiroga

Cofounder & CRO, Star Atlas

Author

Beryl Li

Cofounder, Yield Guild Games

Author

Paurav Joshi

Cofounder & CEO, Krida Fans

Fireside Chat 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

How FalconX Grew Revenue 30X In A Year To Become A $4 Bn Crypto Giant

  • The thesis behind starting FalconX and becoming one of the largest institutional brokerages
  • The strategy of focussing on institutional customers
  • Why creating different pricing models for crypto native and traditional users helped growth
  • The need for institutions for a digital assets one stop shop
  • What’s next for FalconX — building a 24/7 financial services platform
Author

Raghu Yarlagadda

Cofounder & CEO, FalconX

Author

Prashanth Swaminathan

Partner & Head of Institutional Business, Woodstock Fund

Pitch42 7:45 PM - 8:10 PM

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Future
Innovations and trends in crypto & blockchain that promise to disrupt business & the economy
  • Money, Policy & Bitcoin
  • Crypto As An Asset Class
  • Future Of Money In A DeFi World
  • Center Backed Digital Currencies
  • India's Regulatory Stance On Crypto
  • Web 3.0 & The Metaverse
  • Creator Economy + NFTs
  • Can DAOs Replace Companies?
Money
Bringing you the sharpest vision of where the future of money lies and how crypto is shaping it
  • Decoding The DeFi Landscape
  • Banking The Unbanked Using Crypto
  • Role Of CeFi In A DeFi Future
  • Financing 3.0 – Powered By Crypto?
  • Tokenization Of Physical Assets & Its Implications
  • Capital Allocation In A DeFi World
  • Taxation & Compliance
Business
Actionable insights that you can implement to transform your business with crypto now
  • Crypto Startup Landscape
  • Funding For Crypto Projects
  • Staying Ahead Of Regulations
  • Handling Crypto-Fiat Transactions
  • Founders 3.0 – Developers Leading The Charge
  • NFTs For Gaming & The Creator Economy
Crypto 101
Decoding the foundation of crypto, blockchain, DeFi, trading and more – a primer for anyone new to crypto
  • Of Tokens, Protocols, Pools & More
  • Stock vs Crypto Trading
  • DeFi Lending
  • HODL vs Day Trading vs Pools
  • NFTs & Collectibles
  • Altcoins 101
  • DeFi Protocols & Use Cases

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