Anita Ramaswamy

Anita Ramaswamy

Reporter, Crypto and Fintech

Anita Ramaswamy is a reporter at TechCrunch focused on crypto and fintech. She also co-hosts TechCrunch’s weekly crypto podcast, Chain Reaction, and co-authors its companion newsletter of the same name.

Before TechCrunch, Anita covered financial institutions for Business Insider. Prior to becoming a journalist, she worked as an investment banking analyst at Wells Fargo Securities. You can reach her via email at anita (at) techcrunch (dot) com and follow her on Twitter at @anitaramaswamy.

Disclosure: Anita owns small amounts of BTC, ETH, UNI and YFI for the purpose of learning more about web3 products and technology, worth under $300 combined as of 6/15/22. She does not trade any cryptocurrencies or NFTs for speculative or return-seeking purposes.

The Latest from Anita Ramaswamy

Goldsky raises $20M to bring real-time, on-chain data to crypto companies

Despite well-known volatility in the crypto market, crypto startups building infrastructure to support the industry’s long-term growth have seemed to fare better than their peers. This is especi

Crypto’s biggest powerhouse flexes on its competition

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Why this Californian founder moved to Minneapolis to build a B2B fintech

Minneapolis-based Branch was founded in 2015, and it’s now one of the fastest-growing companies in the Midwest. Its founder, Atif Siddiqi, is a Southern California transplant who first relocated to

Here’s where YC’s latest batch of founders are placing fintech bets

Y Combinator’s latest cohort of founders have opinions on the future of fintech. One-fifth of the accelerator’s Summer 2022 batch, which spans 240 companies, is working on solving issues in the fi

Y Combinator is doubling down on crypto founders despite market volatility

Crypto founders have heard the saying a thousand times in the past few months — there’s no better time to build than during a downturn. In Y Combinator’s latest cohort, there are 30 crypto s

Kim Kardashian becomes a private equity dealmaker in collab with ex-Carlyle partner

America’s favorite reality star is leveling up her repertoire and levering up businesses. Kim Kardashian, who passed the “baby bar” exam in preparation to become a lawyer last year,

Polychain puts its money on HotStreak to streamline sports betting using blockchain

In the world of sports betting, instant payments and reliable custody are key to the user experience. HotStreak, a web3 platform for daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests, is wagering that the decentral

A video game industry veteran on making the art behind popular NFTs

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How the upcoming Ethereum Merge could change crypto’s rewards, costs and reputation

The long-awaited systemwide upgrade will, experts say, reduce the blockchain's energy consumption by about 99% by switching its transaction verification system away from "proof-of-work."

Draftea kicks off LatAm fantasy football with NFL partnership, fresh funding

Draftea, which calls itself the first daily fantasy sports company in Spanish-speaking Latin America, is taking fantasy football (not fútbol) to the region in a new partnership with the National Foot

It’s not a DAO, it’s a Koop: 21-year-old founder raises $5M for NFT fan engagement

Natalia Murillo was an undergraduate at the University of Southern California when a professor taught her about the cryptographic technique of zero-knowledge proofs. She’s been immersed in web3

Magic Eden looks to challenge OpenSea’s NFT dominance

Few startups in the crypto world boast the market dominance that OpenSea currently enjoys, but numerous venture-backed startups are looking to chip away at their lead. Welcome back to Chain Reaction,

Star-studded digital avatar startup Genies launches NFT fashion marketplace

Digital avatar startup Genies, known its for high-profile partnerships with celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Migos and Cardi B, has just released its long-anticipated NFT storefront, “The Ware

Investment clubs are cool again, and maybe community is, too

The rise of group investing is just as much about culture as it is about cash.

How many Coinbases is FTX worth?

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Polygon founder raises $50M for emerging markets-focused web3 venture fund

Ethereum layer-two scaling platform Polygon raised $450 million earlier this year in its first major financing round. Now, the protocol’s co-founder Sandeep Nailwal is launching another project,

$10B crypto developer platform Alchemy buys coding bootcamp in first-ever acquisition

Web3 developer infrastructure startup Alchemy, which last raised a $200 million Series C1 last February, has just made its first acquisition ever — and it’s in the education space. The co

Mad Realities’ Devin Lewtan is onboarding crypto users through reality television

Web3 doesn’t have the most inclusive reputation, yet so many crypto founders talk about onboarding the next 100 million users into the space. Statistically speaking, the next 100 million can&#82

Y Combinator alumni raise $80 million for DAO to back crypto startups

Groups of people seeking to invest together have been turning to the crypto-native DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) structure for a collective decision-making framework. While an investment

Complete helps startups think through the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of employee pay

For early-stage startups looking to hire new talent, it’s not enough to make one-off decisions about pay as each new employee comes on board. Constructing a coherent philosophy around compensati
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