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How is Kraken and WazirX preparing for Bitcoin Halving, find out this Thursday

Update: The event has been postponed. We will update the page with new dates soon. On Thursday, April 23 6:00 PM – HumanStar is conducting a webinar with Kraken’s Raheel Ahmed and WazirX’s Nischal Shetty to discuss Indian & Global perspectives on BITCOIN HALVING challenges. First of the many websinars in the Knowledge series by HumanStar will be focusing on what exchanges are doing globally for a possible storm coming…

A Critical look at WazirX’s Smart Token Fund (STF)

I spent a few hours explaining WazirX’s STF to some disgruntled users who called it a scam and were banned by WazirX’s CEO Nischal Shetty on social media channels. But as it always is, I gave up explaining it to them because there was no winning in that argument. I blame it on Confirmation Bias. “Confirmation bias is the tendency to give more weight to evidence that confirms our beliefs…

WazirX Users Can Launch Mutual Fund style ‘Crypto Funds’ called STF, Manage Portfolio for other users

One of India’s largest Cryptocurrency Exchange WazirX announced the launch of STF – Smart Token Funds earlier today. WazirX users will be able to create Mutual-Fund style funds with Crypto assets, which other users can then invest in. WazirX exchange will soon launch a “Smart Token Fund” abbreviated as STF on its platform. It was announced by the CEO and co-founder of the exchange Nischal Shetty on Wednesday via twitter.…

Koinex Users sent 36 Lakh XRP to Binance, 15 lakh to Bitbns & 10 lakh to WazirX after Shut Down

It has been over 5 days since India’s largest Cryptocurrency exchange Koinex shut down. Users have been moving their funds to different exchanges. We followed the outgoing transactions on XRP and XLM Ledger Following the trail of XRP XRP is undoubtedly one of the easiest cryptocurrency asset to track. All exchanges have one or two addresses and all the users of the exchanges have unique tags. That makes tracking the…

WazirX expands to Indonesia, eyes multiple International markets

One of India’s leading crypto exchange WazirX launched their automated P2P platform in the Indonesian market two weeks ago. This is in line with their plans of international expansion with multiple countries on the horizon. “We are launching in Russia and Ukraine next”, said Nischal Shetty, WazirX’s founder/CEO, who is one of the most prominent crypto evangelists in India. WazirX operates on an automated P2P model, an innovation on the…

CoinDelta Shut Down: Users Send 2.84 lakh XRP to Binance, 2.6 lakh to Koinex followed by WazirX and Bitbns

It has been a few hours over 2 days since Indian Cryptocurrency Coindelta exchange closed operations. Users have been moving their funds to different exchanges. We followed the outgoing transactions on XRP ledger. Following the trail of XRP XRP is undoubtedly one of the easiest cryptocurrency asset to track. All exchanges have one or two addresses and all the users of the exchanges have unique tags. That makes tracking the…

WazirX Order books Lost Liquidity as Binance went into Maintenance

WazirX is reported to clock ~50 BTC volume as per Coinmarketcap We compared WazirX order books during and after Binance Maintenance. An increase of 800% in liquidity was observed in WazirX’s BTC-USDT and ETH-USDT order books after Binance Maintenance was over. I often receive tips from concerned users about exchanges faking volume, wash trading or manipulating prices. Now, I get angry mails from anonymous users like this one. Regardless of…

Accept that Crypto is the future of money: WazirX CEO

Crypto is receiving a lot of negative publicity in the country, the arrests of Unocoin co-founders, Nasscom president calling cryptocurrency illegal, later retracting the statement, telegram scammers running havoc and so on. It all boils down to a simple fact, lack of knowledge about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.  Inadequate understanding, laziness to research and believing hearsay is what leads people to believe that cryptocurrency in India is illegal. The truth is…

Women in Blockchain: Priyanka Sharma, Chief of Staff at WazirX Shares her Story

It might not be easy to find Priyanka on Telegram. Her Pikachu avatar and barely any letters in the name makes it a perfect gender neutral profile. But that wasn’t the case always. The Chief of Staff at WazirX and Crowdfire proudly carried her name and photo on telegram and was quite actively participating in discussions. She went through some ‘unpleasant and rather disturbing experiences’ along the way which made…

WazirX P2P Exchange Review: Buy and Sell USDT with INR easily

WazirX Peer to Peer exchange is a month old and I have been meaning to do a review since long. But WazirX was still working on improving the platform so I waited until it was fully ready. It seems it is very close now. WazirX has replaced the entire model of P2P exchange. WazirX’s latest announcement boasts of an auto-matching open order book exchange. Many, including the founder Nischal Shetty…