Founder & CEO
Arifa Khan is the founder & CEO of Himalaya – Capital Exchange, a next generation stock exchange on the Blockchain. It is a project aimed at creating a tokenised platform for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) on a global, borderless, stock exchange. This Platform as a Service (PaaS) eco-system would offer an alternative to investment banks that are currently mandated to lead- manage IPOs, and give corporates and other entities raising public capital, a more democratic option at much less cost and with instant access to global investors. The platform would run on smart contract algorithms and at a later point make use of Machine Learning and AI in creating a marketplace for securities. Arifa is currently India Partner of the Ethereum Foundation, and has been a Blockchain evangelist since 2014.