Indian cryptocurrency exchange CoinSwitch Kuber raises over $260 mn

Indian cryptocurrency exchange CoinSwitch Kuber has raised more than $260 million from existing and new investors including Coinbase Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.
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The new funding round included existing investors such as Paradigm, Ribbit Capital, Sequoia Capital India and Tiger Global.

Venture Capital giant Andreessen Horowitz, which makes this investment its first in India, said in June it was launching a new $2.2 billion fund to invest more money in crypto networks.

CoinSwitch Kuber, which has more than 10 million users, said it would use the funds to onboard 50 million Indians on its platform and roll out new products.

Indian government is set to present a bill to parliament proposing a ban on cryptocurrencies, making trading and holding them illegal, but the bill was not tabled in the session.

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