The Team

Shikha Mehra

Certified Bitcoin professional & International Blockchain expert
Co-founder, MainChain
INK Fellow, 2018

Shikha Mehra - a certified Bitcoin professional and co-founder of MainChain Research & Consulting

Shikha Mehra, a certified Bitcoin professional and co-founder of MainChain Research & Consulting, is a prominent figure in the Blockchain and Crypto Currency network. She's on the advisory panel to IAMAI’s (Internet & Mobile Association of India) subcommittee on crypto currency and blockchain. As a subject expert, she is actively involved in the international crypto-ecosystem as a writer and speaker, engaging with businesses, users and revenue officials on the conceptual, technological and regulatory evolution of Crypto Currencies and the underlying Distributed Ledger Technology.

Shikha is a member of a global multi-stakeholder committee – a joint collaboration between Vienna University, Austria and NET (new economy taxation) which explores how businesses and tax administrations around the world are reacting to and managing the disruptive effect of new and emerging business models and Blockchain technology in Asia.

Prior to this, Shikha had 3-years’ experience in corporate law practice and policy work at the IICA (Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs). Shikha has also held a faculty position at the Jindal Global Law School. Shikha holds degrees in Bachelor of Economics and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania; as well as LLB and LLM from the Jindal Global Law School, specializing in Tax Law.

Recent Engagements

Government, Parliamentary & Industry Bodies:
  • State Duma of the Russian Federation: ‘Promises & Perils of Cryptocurrencies’, Dec 2017
  • OECD Roundtable on Digital Financial Assets & the OECD Roundtable on Responsible Tax and the Digital Economy, Paris, July 2018
  • Wilton Park Dialogue: ‘Tax & Blockchain’, Nov 2017 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Government)
  • Invited as a keynote speaker at the London Blockchain Summit – Blockchain & the Tragedy of the Commons, March 2020
  • Confederation of Indian Industries (CII- Young Indians Chapter) – TakePride 2019, Goa, March 2019
  • Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI) - Keynote Speaker, Blockchain in Fintech Innovations & Evolving Regulatory Framework, Mumbai, July 2019
  • IIHMR University – Annual International Healthcare Conference, Jaipur, November 2019
  • Digital Economy Taxation Conference (AI, Robotics, Data Analytics) organized by the Vienna University, Switzerland, Oct 2019
  • Huddle K organized by the Kerala Startup Mission & IAMAI, FinTech Panel, Kerala, September 2019
  • International Tax Research & Analysis Foundation (ITRAF) – Panel Discussion on Digital Economy & Global Challenges going forward, Bangalore, August 2019
  • Start-up Festival on Future of Money & Inside Fintech: ‘Blockchain & Identity Management’, Seoul, Dec 2017 (inaugurated by the South Korean President)
  • European Financial Market Symposium: ‘Central Bank Digital Currencies & Monetary Policies’, Austria, August 2018
  • Digital Symposium, Singapore Aug 2017 (organized by the former director, Centre for Tax Policy, OECD)
  • FICCI YFLO , Blockchain Event, Delhi, Oct 2018
  • International Tax Conference, Mumbai, Dec 2017
  • India Digital Summit organized by IAMAI, Delhi, Jan 2018
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA) India, Apr 2018
  • IFA conference in Mauritius on Crypto Currencies: Financial Crimes & Regulatory Landscape, May 2017, May 2018 & May 2019

Retail Investors & Business Platforms

  • Fortune Asia: ‘Blockchain & Identity Management’, Delhi NCR, Feb 2019
  • Black Arrow Blockchain Series, Mumbai, Feb 2019
  • VALUEx Kazakhastan, presentation on “Primitive Monies, Blockchain & Nash Equilibrium” , April 2018
  • YPO Delhi / YPO Bangalore / YPO Chennai / EO Delhi / EO Goa Chapter Events, April 2017 – May 2020
  • Avendus Wealth Management Investor Presentations, Mar 2018

Training Workshops Conducted

  • Blockchain & Crypto Masterclass for University of Lausanne Master’s level students, Switzerland, May 2020
  • Learning Seminar for Indian Chambers of Commerce (Young Leaders Forum), Mar 2018
  • Training Seminar for S.P. Jain University (Mumbai), March, 2018 & Dec 2018
  • Learning Series conducted for the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI), Feb 2018
  • Vivekananda International Foundation: Director, Mr. Arvind Gupta (former deputy NSA), Jan 2018
  • Tax training on GST to State Civil Service Officers in India & at the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries), Nov 2017
  • CBEI–Central Bureau of Economic Intelligence, Nov 2017

Links to her presentations, interviews and papers can be found at: