Tanvi Ratna

Tanvi Ratna

Tanvi Ratna is policy expert with global, interdisciplinary experience in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. She earlier worked on blockchain with EY India and was a Fellow on cryptocurrency regulation with the New America Foundation. She has had a long career of policy work for leading global decision-makers, such as with the Indian Prime Minister, with the US Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill, and several ministries and state governments in India. She holds a Bachelors in Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

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Why Traditional Investors May Not Love DAOs
A governance vote this summer canceling a SAFT investor agreement in a DAO sent shockwaves through investor ranks, says Tanvi Ratna.
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Published on June 2, 2018
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Crypto is having a big impact on philanthropy. (Unsplash)
How Crypto Is Changing Philanthropy
The ease of transferring crypto anywhere in the world has enabled many nonprofits to work with donors globally.
Crypto is having a big impact on philanthropy. (Unsplash)
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The Game Is On: The Hunt for Web 3 Gaming Models
GameFi will be bigger than just Axie Infinity.
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Why India Isn’t Buying NFTs (Yet)
While sellers are legion, buyers are in short supply, says our India-based columnist.
One of the NFTs from the LoveABots collection.
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US Stablecoin Regulation Could Lead to Geopolitical Competition
Recent regulatory developments could push stablecoins closer to the existing fiat system, unleashing competition for control over a lifeblood of the crypto industry, says our...
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India May Have Quietly Shown Its Hand on Crypto Regulation
A recent enforcement action against Wazir-X, India's largest exchange, offers a glimpse of how regulators might eventually treat cryptocurrency there.
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India's Developers Are Web 3's Sleeping Giant
Regulatory uncertainty has held back India's 4.2 million-strong developer base from embracing blockchain tech, says our columnist.
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Visa and PayPal Can Be the Cosmos and Polkadot of CBDCs
Existing payment players have a head start in the race to integrate central bank digital currencies worldwide, says our columnist.
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China’s Digital Yuan Blurs the Lines Between CBDCs and Crypto
An in-depth analysis of China's digital yuan project reveals more similarities to crypto than you might think. Upshot: seismic disruption to the financial system.
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The Dangerous Truth About India's Cryptocurrency Verdict
An only-partial court victory and the possibility of legislation banning crypto mean the industry’s legal status in India remains vulnerable.
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