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ZebPay In India’s Regulated Crypto Ecosystem: An Interview With Anuj Kumar Garg, VP-Blockchain

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In this interview, Anuj Kumar Garg, Vice President-Blockchain of ZebPay spoke about the company’s journey in India’s cryptocurrency market and its approach to global regulatory changes and the crypto market.

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TechGraph: ZebPay is one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in India. How has the company evolved since its inception, and what factors have contributed to its success in the Indian market?

Anuj Kumar Garg: ZebPay entered the Indian crypto market in 2014 when the industry was still nascent. We have more than 5 million users. By being an early adopter, we gained a head start and established ourselves as a trusted and reliable platform for crypto trading. We have undergone significant evolution since our establishment and have experienced substantial growth and success in the Indian market.

We have focused on providing an interface that is easy to navigate and understand, catering to both experienced users and newcomers to the crypto space. Our platform’s simplicity and seamless onboarding process have attracted a large user base in India.

We have placed utmost importance on ensuring the security of user funds and data, while also offering an extensive selection of crypto for trading, catering to the diverse preferences and investment strategies of our users. We actively educate users about crypto, blockchain technology, and safe trading practices, empowering individuals to make well-informed decisions.

TechGraph: The crypto market in India has witnessed significant growth and regulatory changes in recent years. How has ZebPay adapted to these changes, and what challenges did the company face during this process?

Anuj Kumar Garg: At ZebPay, we have always been a proponent of transparent and constructive regulation. We believe that regulations, that safeguard investor wealth while fostering innovation, are crucial for the growth of the crypto and blockchain sectors.

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While the current tax norms provide a good starting point for the Indian government, reducing TDS and Capital Gains Taxes further to align them with other assets like stocks and bonds would facilitate greater growth in the industry. Implementing clear governance and regulatory standards is essential to monitor and deter bad actors. We strongly support the establishment of constructive regulations and have high hopes that these regulations will foster a thriving industry.

TechGraph: Cryptocurrency adoption in India has been on the rise, with more individuals and businesses exploring digital assets. What strategies has ZebPay implemented to educate and onboard new users, and how do you ensure transaction security and transparency?

Anuj Kumar Garg: Our dedicated focus is to provide investors with accurate information and robust tools, empowering them to make well-informed decisions. We advise all crypto investors to conduct thorough due diligence before making any buy/sell decision. Investors should also ensure that they have a clear plan about when to take a position on a certain token. By comprehending the market dynamics and conducting personal research, one can make sound investment choices. Equipped with the right information, individuals can avoid making impulsive decisions driven by fear, cultivate valuable market timing skills, and maximize their earnings by strategically buying and selling at opportune moments.

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In recent times, the increase in crypto scams has raised concerns among users. At ZebPay, we place user privacy and asset security as our topmost priority. We actively educate our users through various channels such as blogs, social media posts, and in-app messages about the rigorous measures we have implemented to ensure security.

We also provide regular updates on industry happenings, enabling our users to stay informed about the latest developments and advancements in crypto security. By keeping our users well-informed, we aim to empower them to make informed decisions and stay vigilant in the ever-evolving crypto space.

TechGraph: The Indian government has expressed concerns about the potential risks associated with cryptocurrencies, including money laundering and market volatility. How does ZebPay address these concerns and work towards building a secure and regulated ecosystem?

Anuj Kumar Garg: We prioritize the security of our users and strictly adhere to regulatory standards. We understand the importance of keeping our users well-informed about the occurrences in the crypto industry, and we do so through various communication channels.

We believe that transparency is crucial, which is why we regularly update our users about any developments happening in the industry. We have implemented advanced security systems to ensure a secure and uninterrupted experience for our users. We are committed to maintaining the utmost level of security protocols to safeguard our users’ investments.

TechGraph: As the crypto market becomes more mainstream, investor protection and customer support become crucial factors. How does ZebPay prioritize customer satisfaction and address issues or complaints raised by its users?

Anuj Kumar Garg: Customer satisfaction is extremely crucial for us and we have established robust mechanisms to address any issues or complaints raised by our users. We have a dedicated customer support team that is available to assist users and address their concerns promptly. Our team is well-trained and knowledgeable about the intricacies of the crypto industry, which ensures that they can provide accurate and helpful guidance.

Furthermore, we understand the importance of clear and transparent communication. We have implemented effective channels for users to reach out to us, such as email, live chat, and support tickets. We actively respond to user queries promptly, ensuring that their concerns are heard and resolved efficiently.

Additionally, we continuously work on improving our services based on user feedback. We value the input and suggestions of our users, and we actively seek ways to enhance their experience on our platform. Regular updates and feature enhancements are implemented to address user needs and provide a seamless and satisfactory trading experience.

TechGraph: India is known for its diverse financial landscape and varied regulatory frameworks across states. How does ZebPay navigate these complexities and ensure compliance with local laws while providing seamless services to customers nationwide?

Anuj Kumar Garg: We recognize the diverse financial landscape and varying regulatory frameworks in India and navigate these complexities by closely adhering to local laws and regulations. To ensure compliance, we closely monitor and interpret the evolving regulatory environment. This allows us to adapt our operations and policies accordingly, ensuring that we meet the requirements set forth by the regulatory authorities.

By staying abreast of the regulatory landscape, collaborating with authorities, and implementing robust compliance measures, we operate within the bounds of local laws while offering our customers a seamless and reliable crypto trading experience.

TechGraph: Cryptocurrency regulations and policies are evolving globally. How does ZebPay stay updated with these developments, and how do you anticipate these changes could impact the company and the crypto market in India?

Anuj Kumar Garg: Crypto regulations and policies are indeed evolving globally, driven by factors such as increased focus on consumer protection, the rise of cyberattacks, and the need for anti-money laundering measures. These developments are expected to continue as the crypto industry rapidly evolves.

At ZebPay, we understand the importance of staying updated with these changes and their potential impact on the company and the crypto market in India. To ensure we remain informed, we have adopted a comprehensive approach to monitor crypto regulations and policies. This includes actively tracking government announcements and regulatory developments from around the world. By staying informed, we can identify potential risks and opportunities arising from evolving regulations.

TechGraph: ZebPay has recently introduced new features and services to enhance the user experience. Could you highlight some of these developments and explain how they align with your long-term vision for the company?

Anuj Kumar Garg: ZebPay’s constant goal is to implement 100% compliance in our product and enable users to trade crypto in the most seamless way possible. For this, we have implemented several upgrades in the past few months to ensure that our vision is met. We have completely revamped our App and Web User interface. This brand new interface has been received very well by our customers and it is enabling them to trade stress-free. We have also implemented KYC and PMLA checks and balances on our platform based on the latest guidelines by the government. There are several exciting upgrades in the pipeline and we can’t wait to roll out these enhancements and delight our customers.

TechGraph: Looking ahead, what are ZebPay’s plans for expansion and growth in India’s crypto market? How do you see the future of cryptocurrencies in the country?

Anuj Kumar Garg: The future of crypto in India is bright, with Indian entrepreneurs leading the way in crypto innovation since its inception. We are pleased to see the Government’s recognition of crypto. While lower tax rates would incentivize more investors to enter the crypto market, the current scenario provides a favorable starting point.

It’s important to note that crypto extends beyond trading alone. The crypto space is witnessing remarkable innovations, leading to the development of decentralized applications and services. Web 3.0, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), and Metaverse gaming are among the rapidly growing focus areas. Owning crypto assets that power these technologies can offer business and retail investors a significant advantage in the future.

India has the potential to become a hub for crypto innovation in the near future. According to a recent report released by strategy and management consulting firm Arthur D. Little, the Web3 and Metaverse market opportunity in India is expected to grow at an annual growth rate of nearly 40%, with the potential to become a US $200 billion industry by 2035.

This indicates a substantial foundation for growth, considering the significant increase in crypto adoption within India. Overall, the crypto landscape in India holds immense potential. With Indian entrepreneurs leading the way and the growing adoption of crypto assets, India is poised to become a center for crypto innovation in the coming years.

ZebPay’s primary focus has always been customer satisfaction and compliance. With that in mind, we are gearing up for a series of product updates that will help our customers seamlessly trade crypto, visualize their portfolio, and use all possible indicators to make the right trading decisions. We recommend users stay tuned to our app and website as we constantly communicate with our users through these channels.

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Krishna Mali
Krishna Mali
Founder & Group Editor of TechGraph.
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