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

Is web3 really the new phase of the internet?

Investors and startup founders are desperately trying to convince us that web3 is the next logical phase of the web. Is it?

RIP to FTX?

We had to talk about the news that rocked the crypto world this week in our Thursday episode: the Binance/FTX deal that never was. To begin, we gave you a rundown of WTF just happened with the beef

Crypto’s crown prince stumbles

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week on the podcast, we talked about trouble brewing for bitcoin miners. This week, we had to tear up our plans to cover pretty much anything else and turn our att

Crypto’s biggest M&A deal, between Binance and FTX, looks unlikely to close

Crypto exchange Binance, the largest in the world by volume, signed a letter of intent Tuesday to purchase its troubled competitor, FTX, in what appears to be a potential bailout of the latter amid a

Troubled crypto exchange FTX investigated by US regulators over customer funds

Crypto trading behemoth FTX fell from grace this week after the exchange experienced a liquidity crunch and agreed to give its rival, Binance, the option to purchase the company’s non-U.S. opera

Binance’s plan to acquire FTX is ‘real-life Game of Thrones’ as crypto winter winds blow

Binance has signed a letter of intent to buy its closest competitor, FTX, making huge waves in the crypto community after the CEOs of the exchanges engaged in a multiday public dispute on Twitter.

Why the CEO of the world’s largest crypto exchange backed Musk’s Twitter buyout

Binance’s CEO and founder Changpeng Zhao made headlines outside his typical wheelhouse of web3 as an investor in Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout. Zhao, who put in $500 million, told an audience

Bitcoin’s future could hinge on mines over matter

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week on the podcast, we talked about Apple’s App Store tax and how it could hinder NFT adoption. This week, we dug up a few stories about bankruptcies brewing in

Web3 infrastructure startup Tenderly takes on Infura, Alchemy with new node offering

Web3 developer tooling startup Tenderly is getting into the node game with a new product it announced today called Web3 Gateway. The product will help web3 developers read, stream and analyze blockcha

Ex-Bain investor launches $30M web3 consumer VC fund as solo female founder

Magdalena “Mags” Kala, a self-described “lifetime degen,” is no stranger to beating the odds. Before she became an investor, she co-founded an all-female blackjack team that so

Troop rallies retail investors to get out the proxy vote

Retail investors entered the stock market in droves over the past couple of years. Much ink has already been spilled analyzing competition between fintech companies such as Robinhood and Public.com to

Ralph Lauren redesigns Polo logo for first time ever in new digital collection with Fortnite

Lauren now follows in the footsteps of Gucci and Balenciaga in blazing a couture path in the digital realm.

OpenSea CEO Devin Finzer discusses staying on top of a turbulent NFT market at TC Sessions: Crypto

The NFT market is worth tens of billions of dollars and saw rapid growth throughout the crypto bull run. NFT exchange OpenSea, led by CEO and co-founder Devin Finzer, emerged as a clear market leader,

I regret to inform you that Elon has something to do with this

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. We hope that you are in good form this Friday, alive, well and

Apple doesn’t want you trading NFTs on your phone (unless it makes them money)

Apple is no stranger to asserting its dominance. That’s exactly what the tech giant did this week when it announced new, stringent guidelines for NFT transactions in the iOS App Store, marking t

Apple says, ‘NFTs? Yes, fees’

Welcome back to Chain Reaction, TechCrunch's weekly offering for the crypto curious.

Dragonfly, Haun Ventures and Sequoia talk web3 and more at TC Sessions: Crypto

While the overall crypto markets have been in a rough spot lately, web3 venture capitalists have never had more conviction — or more funding at their disposal — to back startups and teams building

Alchemy, Ava Labs and BlockFi break down funding in a bear market at TC Sessions: Crypto

Bears hibernate during the coldest months, but there’s nowhere to hide from a bear market during a crypto winter. As the entire sector faces what looks to be a long stretch of uncertainty, young fou

Staax thinks peer-to-peer payments can onboard a new generation of stock investors

For better or for worse, Robinhood helped inspire a new generation of investors to enter the stock market. Now that investing is cool again, upstarts like Staax, which pitched today at TechCrunch Disr

‘We do our own research’: a16z GP on investing millions in Adam Neumann

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) general partner Chris Dixon shed some light on the firm’s recent investments in controversial WeWork founder Adam Neumann onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022. Neumann r
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