New Delhi: WazirX, India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange platform has launched its educational initiative with the intention of spreading knowledge about cryptocurrency and its operations. WazirX community members have come forward as ‘WazirX Warriors’, in a bid to reach out to families, friends and society at large. One of the ideas behind the initiative is to educate them about the future of this space, the technical know-how and its career prospects through webinars, meet-ups, etc.
The emergence of crypto-trading in the global currency exchange marketplace has propelled cryptocurrency to a market cap of $348 billion as of today. India has just woken up to the various possibilities of crypto trading, with many realizing the promise it holds for the future. Indian crypto exchanges like WazirX have seen their trading volume grow by over 574% in the Feb’20 to Aug’20 period alone, clocking close to $220 Million in August 2020. Further to this, WazirX has witnessed a whopping 473% increase in monthly signups on the platform since February 2020.
Speaking on the occasion, Nischal Shetty, CEO, Wazirx says, “COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it. With our education programme, we want to encourage more students and young professionals to become familiar with crypto, its career opportunities, and enable them to participate in this revolution!”
WazirX has so far conducted webinars on cryptocurrency and blockchain at some of the most prestigious academic institutions and business schools in the country including, IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Indore, XLRI, NMIMS, etc., opening gates to young professionals so that they understand and lead the world of crypto and blockchain technologies.
In addition to these developments, WazirX has also forged key partnerships with five emerging EdTech companies. It is also currently in talks with four more e-learning platforms. Currently, partnerships have been established with the Indian Blockchain Institute, Corum8, Zubi, Qualki Academy, and Inblox Academy. Crypto and Blockchain are both emerging as viable career options for students, and the biggest multinational corporations have already begun hiring talented professionals who possess the requisite skills in these fields.
WazirX’s efforts are now into enabling a robust platform for improving the crypto education ecosystem in India, and taking strides in providing scalable and affordable crypto education. The education partners mentioned above will be conducting certification programmes through tie-ups with various universities. Additionally, they shall provide options to students, wherein, campus webinars can supplement the existing courses and one-on-one lectures.
Job portals like Naukri.com and LinkedIn India currently show 20,500+ blockchain-related jobs and 900 mid to senior-level positions on their respective platforms. This is a clear indicator why crypto-players like WazirX are leading the way in providing students with first-hand learning experiences. WazirX founding team’s 10+ years of experience in building and running business, marketing, and application of cutting-edge technology, is likely to provide valuable insights to the next generation of crypto-enthusiasts.
Launched in March 2018, WazirX is India’s largest and the most trusted bitcoin exchange, also enabling Indians to build up their digital assets by buying, selling or investing in other crypto-assets, such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple etc. It is a part of Binance group, which is the world’s largest crypto exchange, serving users in 180 countries. WazirX and Nischal Shetty, the pioneer of the #IndiaWantsCrypto movement, have a social media reach of more than 3 Million.