VC Kavita Gupta Expresses Concern Over Lack of Regulatory Clarity and its Impact on Crypto Startups

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The regulatory backdrop around crypto remains unclear as Coinbase and Binance have become the latest targets of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Kavita Gupta, General Partner at Delta Blockchain Fund, spoke with Yahoo Finance about the regulatory challenges faced by the cryptocurrency industry. She also emphasized the need for transparency and clarity regarding the criteria for classifying tokens as securities. The interview also touched on the potential impact on startups and crypto innovation in the United States. Kavita, who was formerly the head of ConsenSys Ventures, expressed concern that the lack of regulatory guidance and clarity would drive startups to incorporate outside the US, hindering the country’s ability to foster blockchain innovation.

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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