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

Solana developer platform Coral raises $20M led by FTX, Jump Crypto to build web3’s iPhone

Developers are a huge catalyst for growth in the competitive world of layer-one blockchains. Where the devs go, they build out applications and robust ecosystems, and user activity and interest tends

Trading app Public.com debuts alternative asset offering with Birkins, Banksy and CryptoPunks

Investment app Public.com (Public), a Robinhood competitor that pivoted away from the contentious payment-for-order-flow (PFOF) revenue model, is expanding its offerings in a big way. The three-year-o

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: Crypto 2022

The crypto industry seemed to age several decades over the past bull run, maturing in some places while barreling ahead in ambitious new pursuits, including DeFi, NFTs and web3. And while scams contin

Can crypto make the world a better place?

The crypto world has never shied away from making big promises, but as the industry matures and its audience widens, now’s a good time to take a step back and look at how the space is delivering

GlossGenius triples valuation, raises $25M to give beauty industry’s tech stack a makeover

Danielle Cohen-Shohet developed a tech platform to help spa, studio and salon industry owners manage their operations. She had seen firsthand the challenges of running a small business as a freelance

Robinhood debuts new non-custodial crypto wallet with Polygon to 10K beta users

Robinhood is finally rolling out a beta version of its non-custodial crypto wallet to 10,000 customers on its waitlist after announcing the product in May, its CTO and general manager of crypto, Johan

Tactic’s $11M raise shows even when cryptocurrencies are down, companies still need to count ’em up

No matter what mayhem is going on in the markets, every company needs to stay on top of its accounting practices — especially in crypto, where the decentralized nature of transactions and the re

Crypto platform Nexo sued by New York, California and six other US regulators

Crypto platform Nexo is being sued by eight U.S. state securities regulators for allegedly failing to register with the states and lying to investors.

The Merge pregame is over, but where’s the party?

Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode where we disc

CoinFund’s Seth Ginns on why the crypto downturn has spared early-stage startups

Crypto token prices have been trending downward for the past year, with BTC and ETH both down over 50% since last September. Yet despite the downturn in cryptocurrency prices, early-stage web3 startup

Sardine raises $51.5M led by a16z to sniff out fishy fintech transactions

As fintechs become more efficient, so too do fraudsters. “Faster instant payments mean faster fraud,” Sardine CEO and co-founder Soups Ranjan told TechCrunch. That’s the thesis behin

Chain Reaction x Equity talk the Ethereum Merge

If you are into web3, the biggest news of the week in tech was not the massive Figma-Adobe deal. No, the leading story of the last few days — arguably even the last few weeks — has been th

Private equity’s gatekeepers get serious about tokens

Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode this week, we

Allocations just got valued at $150M to help private equity funds lure smaller investors

Interest in alternative investments such as private equity, real estate and crypto continues to surge, and Miami-based fintech startup Allocations is riding the wave. Less than three years after its f

Meltem Demirors on why society isn’t ready for a crypto-driven revolution yet

Meltem Demirors hasn’t just been working in crypto for seven years — she’s been shaping its trajectory. Demirors, chief strategy officer at publicly traded European digital asset man

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

Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode this week, we d

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
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