Kiran Nagaraj

Managing Director/Cryptocurrency Services Leader



Kiran is a Managing Director at KPMG and leads KPMG’s Cryptocurrency services. He has significant experience in technology strategy, operations and risk management and has advised clients in North America, Europe and Asia. At KPMG, Kiran is also responsible for service and product innovation using emerging technologies such as blockchain. KPMG’s Cryptocurrency services focuses on helping organizations build the infrastructure and capabilities required to institutionalize crypto at large scale. It works with large financial institutions, cryptocurrency exchanges, custody startups and various other participants within the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The team includes former crypto miners, cyber security professionals, technology and operations professionals, smart contract developers, regulatory compliance professionals, tax professionals, accounting advisors and auditors. Kiran has advised a number of advanced cryptocurrency and blockchain projects and startups on opportunities and key risks. He is actively supporting the industry-wide development of standards and guidelines for the adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain in partnership with associations such as the Chamber of Digital Commerce. Kiran is a thought leader in this space and his recent publications include Securing the Chain and Institutionalization of Cryptocurrencies. His work has been featured by leading publications such as Business Insider, Forbes, and others. He is a also frequent speaker at conferences hosted by technology and industry associations. Kiran is also a published photographer focusing on landscapes and cityscapes.