Former ConsenSys Ventures Head Kavita Gupta’s Take on Crypto Lending Woes and Need for Transparency

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The crypto lending space is littered with challenges after the collapse of Terra Luna, Celsius, Voyager, and 3AC. Kavita Gupta, former World Bank, IFC alumna, and current GP at Delta Blockchain Fund breaks down the current challenges in the crypto lending space and the interconnectedness of platforms in an interview with CoinDesk. She acknowledged the need for improved risk management and investor protection, particularly in decentralized platforms. Despite the challenges, she remains optimistic about the future of decentralization, emphasizing that the market volatility is an opportunity for builders in the space to develop innovative products and contribute to the ecosystem.

Smit Khakhkhar comes from a cyber-security and deep tech background, got started with crypto in 2013 with bitcoin mining, have helped some of the largest Indian companies with cybersecurity. Smit is on the Technical side, Evaluating technical aspects of companies and Research, helping portfolio companies with Technology, and building open source projects under Delta.

Prior to joining Delta, Smit was Co-Founder and CTO of CoinCrunch India, which is one of India’s first crypto news platform Smit has worked with various Indian exchanges including CoinDCX, CoinDelta and various projects in technical capacity.

Kavita Gupta is the founder & Managing Partner of Delta Blockchain Fund. She has over 18 years of investment experience via The World Bank, IFC, and Eric Schmidt Family office and started one of the first Blockchain early-stage funds, ConsenSys Ventures, and accelerator Tachyon. Kavita has invested first checks into sector-defining companies such as Polygon, Starkware, Quantstamp, and Sorare to name among over 100 companies – she is also a visiting scholar at Stanford University teaching the Beyond Bitcoin class and an advisor to the Hus Institute, the UNICEF Giga project, the Katapult investment fund, the International Emmys and more. In 2015, Kavita received the UN Innovation Award for being one of the core members of creating green and social impact bonds.

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