By Brian Armstrong
At Coinbase, we imagine that crypto is the perfect software that exists to advance our mission of accelerating financial freedom on this planet. However for crypto to succeed in its potential, it must be straightforward for anybody, wherever on this planet to make use of it.
That’s why we’re excited to be in India this week.
India has constructed a strong identification and digital funds infrastructure and applied it at fast scale and pace. Mixed with India’s world class software program expertise, we imagine that crypto and web3 know-how may also help speed up India’s financial and monetary inclusion targets.
On Thursday, April seventh, we will likely be internet hosting a crypto neighborhood occasion in Bangalore to debate the way forward for crypto and web3 in India. We could have many particular visitors. It’s possible you’ll register to attend on-line right here. Moreover, Coinbase Ventures, the funding arm of Coinbase, has partnered with Builders Tribe to host a startup pitch occasion on Friday, April eighth. Please go to the web site to study extra in regards to the occasion and apply.
Coinbase Ventures has already invested $150 million in home-grown Indian know-how corporations within the crypto and web3 area, and is continually figuring out new alternatives to assist Indian founders scale. Coinbase’s Indian tech hub was launched final yr and already has over 300 full time workers throughout India’s state and areas. We’re excited to faucet into the dynamic Indian software program expertise to construct out our merchandise and can proceed to take a position closely in our India hub. We’ve got bold plans for India and search to rent over 1,000 individuals in our India hub this yr alone.
On a private notice, I’ve spent the final week touring India — visiting the websites, and assembly the superb individuals. This week, I’ll be becoming a member of members of our government group as we meet with college students from prime universities, crypto founders, Indian entrepreneurs, and crypto evangelists.
India is a magical place, and I imagine crypto has a giant future right here. We’re excited to assist construct that future, and this occasion is a vital step.