CoinSwitch Kuber appoints Ashish Chandra as General Counsel


New Delhi: CoinSwitch Kuber, India’s largest and the most-valued crypto unicorn (in terms of user base), has appointed Ashish Chandra as the General Counsel.

Chandra will play a pivotal role in building a conducive legal framework for the business as crypto-asset adoption continues to grow amidst the mainstreaming excitement.

Chandra has over 20 years of experience across internet and tech giants, including WhatsApp India, Netflix and eBay.

During the last two decades, Chandra has played an active role in the evolution of the legal and regulatory ecosystem of in India.

He is known in the industry for his contribution to the fintech industry from its early days of ATMs and cheque truncation technologies, to building the payment intermediaries and payment wallets, and most recently UPI-based WhatsApp Payments in India.

Ashish Singhal, Founder, and CEO, CoinSwitch Kuber, said that at CoinSwitch Kuber, we are building an asset investment platform that regulators and customers can trust. In our endeavor to simplify crypto investing with customer protection at the center, I am delighted to welcome Ashish Chandra to the team, Singhal added.

“Ashish’s unparalleled experience in launching revolutionary products in the fintech space, coupled with his understanding of regulations and jurisprudence in the overall Indian internet and technology, will further enable us to capture our customers’ lifetime value with investment as the use case,” he further said.

Most recently, Chandra was the Associate General Counsel of WhatsApp India and was handling its legal, regulatory, and litigation affairs.

CoinSwitch Kuber has raised $260 million in Series C funding from Coinbase Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) in September 2021 to become India’s most valued crypto Unicorn at a valuation of $1.9 billion.

In October 2021, the company crossed 11 million registered users in a record 15 months and now plans to deliver diverse investment options to its growing customer base.

Ashish Chandra, General Counsel, CoinSwitch Kuber, said, “I have been following the crypto industry developments since 2013. Crypto can play a crucial role in shaping the future of fintech while keeping customer protection at the forefront.”

Founded in 2017 by Ashish Singhal, Govind Soni, and Vimal Sagar as a global aggregator of crypto exchanges, CoinSwitch Kuber has more than 13 million users, allowing users to trade in over 80 coins.

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