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WazirX – The Journey So Far…Ft. National Startup Day 2024

By January 16, 20243 minute read

In the vibrant landscape of Indian startups, WazirX stands tall as a trailblazer, contributing significantly to the nation’s crypto evolution. As India marks January 16 as National Startup Day, WazirX takes pride in being a homegrown success story, transforming into one of the most reliable crypto exchanges in the country.

The Genesis of WazirX

Founded in 2018 by visionaries Nischal Shetty, Siddharth Menon, and Sameer Mhatre, WazirX emerged as a beacon of trust and innovation in the Indian crypto space. Our journey began on March 8, 2018, redefining how Indians engage with digital assets. From day one, WazirX has been committed to providing a secure and transparent platform, emphasizing robust Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) protocols.

Impactful #IndiaWantsCrypto Campaign

In July 2018, WazirX revolutionized the trading landscape by introducing India’s first-of-its-kind trading feature, which streamlined transactions, and elevated user experiences, setting a benchmark for innovation in the industry.

November 1, 2018, marked the initiation of the #IndiaWantsCrypto campaign by our founder, Nischal Shetty, advocating for crypto adoption, and this lasted for an impactful 1000+ days.

Evolution and Growth: 2018 to 2022

Continuing our journey, WazirX has consistently embraced innovation and community building. Noteworthy milestones include the introduction of the WazirX widget, the Highest Trader Kaun campaigns, and the Rapid Listing Initiative in June 2019. In 2020, we launched the WazirX Warriors Program and actively participated in Pan-IIT trading workshops, fostering blockchain knowledge across India’s premier institutes.

Navigating Challenges and Innovating: 2021 to 2023

The year 2021 witnessed the launch of the QuickBuy feature, and a pledge to donate ₹8 Crores towards COVID-relief causes during the pandemic. The #Humansofcrypto campaign showcased the diversity and inclusivity of the crypto community. The first-ever Crypto Muhurat Trading campaign in October 2021 provided users with a unique Diwali trading experience. In 2022, WazirX collaborated with Gurukul Kangri to launch a free bilingual blockchain course and established a Blockchain Park in Goa.

In 2023, WazirX introduced features like Most Actively Traded Coin, What’s New pop-up, and Recent Searches and formed strategic partnerships with TaxNodes and GoSats.

Commitment to Regulation and User Education

WazirX actively engages with regulatory bodies, participating in collaborative sessions and offering specialized Crypto Investigation training for Law Enforcement Agencies. We are also a proud member of the Bharat Web3 Association, and to commit to the legal frameworks, we are registered with the Financial Intelligence Unit.

User education remains a priority, and WazirX disseminates valuable information through blogs, YouTube channels, guides, and coin reports. The aim is to empower the community, fostering a knowledgeable and responsible cryptocurrency ecosystem.

The Path Ahead

As we celebrate National Startup Day in 2024, WazirX embodies innovation, resilience, and community building. From its inception in 2018 to becoming India’s most trusted crypto exchange, WazirX continues shaping the nation’s financial future. With a relentless focus on user experience, education, and advocacy, WazirX is not just a platform; it’s a movement propelling India into the digital age with the power of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Here’s to WazirX’s remarkable journey and the promising chapters that lie ahead! 🚀✨

Disclaimer: Cryptocurrency is not a legal tender and is currently unregulated. Kindly ensure that you undertake sufficient risk assessment when trading cryptocurrencies as they are often subject to high price volatility. The information provided in this section doesn't represent any investment advice or WazirX's official position. WazirX reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend or change this blog post at any time and for any reasons without prior notice.
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Harshita Shrivastava

Harshita Shrivastava is an Associate Content Writer with WazirX. She did her graduation in E-Commerce and loved the concept of Digital Marketing. With a brief knowledge of SEO and Content Writing, she knows how to win her content game!

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