Providing Access and Education for the Next Billion People on the Blockchain.

Alluma is the first institutional grade cryptocurrency exchange dedicated to the emerging markets in Asia.

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The Rise of
Cryptocurrency in Emerging Asia

The Next Frontier of Blockchain Technology and Digital Currencies

Emerging markets across South Asia & ASEAN represent over 25% of the world’s population and account for over half of total world growth. The fast moving markets are considered the next frontier for blockchain technology & digital currencies globally.

Bitcoin (BTC) Trading Growth Y/Y
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Across India, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia. ($USD)

Bitcoin (BTC) Trading Growth in 2017

Philippines issued legal framework for cryptocurrency 2017.

Source: Data from published exchanges volumes


Region at a Glance

1.1 Billion People online

60% of the next billion entrants will come from this region

12 Markets

Led by India, world’s fastest growing economy

6.5% GDP Growth

Emerging Asia GDP will grow at around 6.5% over 2018–19

What’s the Issue?

As interest and participation in the crypto markets have sharply increased, so have the frustrations with the current offerings available in the emerging Asian market today. After listening to the experience of customers using current offerings across these markets, we identified key issues.

Lack of Local Liquidity

Large spreads and lack of competitive pricing across pairs

Platform Usability

High friction points across KYC, user interface, trading tools, and tokens offerings create barriers to adoption

Customer Experience

Cumbersome onboarding processes and poor customer support leave customers looking for better options

Introducing Alluma

The first institutional grade cryptocurrency exchange built for newcomers & pros across the emerging markets in Asia.

High liquidity

Instant deposit & withdrawal

Fast KYC

Advanced trading features

Fully Secured

24/7 Customer Support

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Alluma's Portfolio Mobile

News and Updates

Alluma's Team
Ready, Set, Beta!

Over the past several months, our team has been pushing incredibly hard to build a best-in-class crypto exchange. We’ve spent countless hours researching and speaking with traders old and new, organising local meetups in your region, Read more

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Alluma's Approach to Token Listings

At Alluma, we’re committed to drive innovation and access to blockchain technologies. We aim to support the world's top tokens while also providing market access to promising new projects in the space. Read more

Alluma's Team
Alluma Meetup Recap: Delhi, Mumbai & Bengaluru

We are happy to announce the successful completion of the first phase of Alluma Blockchain & Crypto meetups in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Read more

Alluma's Team
Meet the Alluma team in New York 10-17 May

The Alluma team will be in New York during the weeks of May 7 and 14, visiting Fluidity Summit, Ethereal Summit, Consensus and Token Summit. Read more

Alluma's Security

The recent security breach at one of India’s largest exchanges was a first of its kind for the Indian crypto community and this unfortunate situation raises serious questions. Read more

Petro coin news
India and the Petro

India’s stance on cryptocurrency has, to date, been cautious. It may be time to reconsider this position. Read more

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Introducing Alluma, the Emerging Markets Exchange

It’s been just 18 months since I first encountered my own problems when trying to trade on a crypto exchange in my home country of India. Read more

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The LUMA Token

Alluma’s vision is to provide access and education to the next billion people on the blockchain. The Alluma exchange provides the opportunity for users to access highly liquid cryptocurrency markets and engage with the Alluma Training Academy to learn the ins and outs of the crypto world. To support our vision and fuel our ecosystem we’re introducing Alluma’s utility token: The LUMA Token.

LUMA will power numerous aspects of the Alluma ecosystem. The LUMA token is an ERC-20 compliant token to be issued on the Ethereum blockchain, and its use cases include:

Settling Trading Fees

All users will have the ability to settle trading fees on Alluma’s Exchange

Alluma Loyalty Program

A first of its kind membership-based tiered loyalty program

Community Voting

Participation in Alluma’s product developments including token listing initiatives

Alluma Training Academy

A digital education platform to learn about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology

Token Sale Platform

A platform for the next generation of technology companies in emerging markets

Decentralized Chat

P2P chat allowing users to connect and communicate throughout the Alluma ecosystem

Alluma Loyalty Program

  • Access to Alluma marketplace to buy, sell and trade digital assets
  • 25% discounted trading fees when using the LUMA token
  • 24 hour response for customer support tickets
  • 35% discount on trading fees when using the LUMA token
  • 24/7 live support chat
  • 50% discount on trading fees when using the LUMA token
  • Access to select sponsored events
  • First access to new Alluma products

Alluma Training Academy

Our vision is to combine the power of a learning platform such as KhanAcademy with decentralized community-generated content similar to SteemIt. The Alluma Training Academy will be a first of it’s kind digital education platform dedicated to help new users in emerging markets learn about the cryptocurrency and blockchain space (in local languages).

In addition to the community contribution driven by the LUMA token, Alluma will be producing original content and partnering with leading content providers in local markets to offer exclusive module content.

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Token sale platform

The Alluma Token Sale Platform will provide an ecosystem for the best digital assets in emerging markets to run their token sales. We’ve envision a platform to support the next generation of technology companies in emerging markets. Access to funding and support for many entrepreneurs and young technology companies in these regions is a barrier to growth that many do not overcome.

As decentralization washes over the developed world, we believe the greatest impact decentralized technology can have will be within the developing world. We aim to support the development of social impact projects and will work closely with local communities to shortlist and co-promote projects that socially benefit their respective markets.

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Decentralized Chat

The power of an ecosystem is interconnectivity. We will be incorporating an integrated decentralized chat interface to drive peer-to-peer interaction within Alluma products with a focus on knowledge sharing and trading discussion.

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LUMA Token Economics


Total Token supply


Hardcap (USD)


Max tokens for sale


Tokens in Circulation (Public)


ICO Token Price

Team & Advisors

Min 12 months, to 36 months vesting

LUMA Allocations


Token sale


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Ecosystem Development


Strategic Partners & Early Backers


Product Innovation


Business Development




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The Alluma exchange platform is currently live in closed beta phase since February 2018. After the public launch of the platform scheduled for Q3, we anticipate rapid international expansion driven by local teams working closely with local regulators.

  1. 2017
    • Alluma HQ Entity Incorporated in Singapore
  2. Q3
    • Alluma India Entity Incorporated
  3. Q4
    • Initial Testing of Match-Making Engine
  4. 2018
    • Security & Compliance Program Developed & Tested
    • Platform beta launched
  5. Q3
    • Platform public launch
    • India launch
    • Token launch
  6. Q4
    • Philippiness launch
    • Multilingual support
    • iOS & Android application
  7. 2019
    • Launch 3rd market
    • Portfolio management tools
    • Training Academy
  8. Q2
    • Launch 4th & 5th market
    • Token Sale Platform
    • Decentralized chat

Our Team

Alluma's Heart CEO & Founder Akash
Akash Aggarwal
Founder & CEO
Ten years of experience as a successful entrepreneur, private investor, and cryptocurrency trader. Member of the Bitcoin Foundation, Digital Currency Council, UK Digital Currency Association, as well a founding member of IRTA, the International RegTech Association.
Alluma's President & COO Jeremy
Jeremy Kerbel
President & COO
Former Director of APAC Corporate Markets for GLG & founder of an angel investment fund focused on blockchain technology. Twelve years experience in leading regional business operations, market entry strategy, partnerships and investments across Asian emerging economies.
Alluma's Chief Technology Officer Dmitry
Dmitry Vedenyapin
Chief Technology Officer
PhD in Computer Science, focusing on Artificial Intelligence research. Nine years of experience in IT Consultancy, leading teams to deliver the large scale software solutions. MBA from MIT Sloan, Asia School of Business.
Alluma's Chief Marketing Officer Jonathan
Jonathan Lavercombe
Chief Marketing Officer
Former executive at Ericsson Mobile Financial Services, MoneyGram International, and American Express. Twenty years of global marketing experience across payments, cards, telecommunications, and software.
Alluma's Head Of Compliance & AML Neeraj
Neeraj Singh
Head of Compliance & AML
Former Deutsche Bank & Barclays in Management Roles focused on Corporate Client KYC On-boarding and AML. More than a decade of experience across Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions Screening, KYC, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Quality Assurance, and Payment Processing. Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist from ACAMS.
Alluma's Head Of Trading Operations Ashish
Ashish Varma
Global Head of Trading Operations
Former Head of Trading and Risk Management at Quoine with ten years experience in trading. Actively involved with Business Development and project managed the launch of Qryptos, Quoine’s crypto to crypto exchange.
Alluma's Director Product Marketing  Matthew
Matthew Osofisan
Director of Product Marketing
Ten years experience in digital, product, and growth marketing. Previously DigitasLBI, Adidas, MBA from MIT Sloan, Asia School of Business. Member, MIT Digital Currency Initiative (DCI).
Alluma's Business Analytics Expert Robin
Robin Malik
Head of Business Analytics
Robin is a seasoned foreign exchange options trader, most recently with Scotiabank in Canada. He has extensive experience dealing in a variety of financial products in fixed income, currencies, and commodities with a range of institutional and corporate clients.
Alluma's Product Manager Nilesh
Nilesh Gupta
Product Manager
Nilesh has extensive experience in driving product strategy & managing product roadmaps. He previously worked for American Express and has an MBA from the University of Delhi.
Alluma's Customer Service Manager Palak
Palak Suneja
Customer Service Manager
Palak is a veteran of both American Express and SITEL, joining Alluma as a Customer Service Manager. She has 6+ years of omni-channel customer service experience in banking, credit cards and financial services. Palak holds a B.Comm degree.
Alluma's Compliance Manager Sanjay
Sanjay Singh
Compliance Manager
Sanjay is a former Compliance Officer from Barclays Bank and online foreign exchange provider He has 11+ years cross-industry compliance, anti-money laundering and anti-fraud experience and holds an MBA.
Alluma's Community Growth Manager Abhimanyu
Abhimanyu Kashyap
Community Growth Manager
Abhimanyu is a crypto early adopter with 6 years experience in the segment. As Alluma’s Community Growth Manager, he is responsible for offline and influencer marketing in India. He holds a Masters in Marketing from Nottingham Business School (UK).
Alluma's Senior Marketing Ops Manager Abinash
Abinash Nanda
Senior Marketing Ops Manager
Abinash has more than 7 years' experience working with firms such as Tata Steel, Paytm and ZS Associates. He has worked in various functions such as operations, sales & marketing and category management. He holds an MBA from ISB.
Alluma's design lead vivek
Vivek Vikrant Mohanty
Design Lead
Experienced Interaction Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the education management and blockchain industry. Skilled in Conceptual Design, Game Design, User Experience, User Experience Testing, and Android. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor in Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi.
Alluma's socialmedia Vijaylaxmi
Vijaylaxmi Sharma
Social Media Manager
Marketing & Communications professional with 8years of experience in various industries, including technology, politics, media and healthcare. As Alluma's social media manager, Vijaylaxmi will be responsible for devising and driving engagement across social media landscape. She holds a graduate degree from University of Mumbai.
Alluma's Marketing Analyst Umang
Umang Asawa
Marketing Analyst
Umang is a Marketing Analyst at Alluma and is currently utilising his expertise in studying market conditions & analysing consumer behaviour. He has worked with Google and holds a BTech degree.
Alluma saurabh
Saurabh Thapliyal
Devops Manager
Saurabh is currently working as DevOps Manager. He has experience in System administration, DevOps practice & Cloud infra implementation. He specialises in automate deployments(CI&CD) and other repetitive tasks using shell/python scripts or tools like Jenkins. He also hold a B Tech degree from UPTU.
Alluma Manish
Manish Singh
Full Stack Developer
Manish is a full stack developer with several years of experience of working across multiple verticals such as finance, publishing, food tech and clean energy. He has a BTech in Computer Engineering.
Alluma's Front End Developer Ankita
Ankita Agarwal
Front End Developer
Ankita is a software engineer specialising in React.js and React-Native, having joined Alluma from a leading Indian software lab. She has a Masters degree from the NIT, Raipur.
Alluma's Front End Developer Ashish
Ashish Sharma
Front End Developer
Ashish is a Front End Developer with extensive knowledge in JavaScript technologies including ReactJS. Ashish received his BTech in Computer Science.
Alluma's Front End Developer naren
Narendra Singh
UI Developer
Narendra is a UI Developer specialising in html5, css3, javascript and bootstrap. He is responsible for developing high quality user interface for better trading experience on Alluma exchange. He holds Diploma in computer science from Polytechnic Srinagar.
Alluma's Senior Android Developer Swati
Swati Chauhan
Sr. Android Developer
Swati is currently working as Senior Android Developer, developing high quality and user friendly mobile application for better trading experience. Swati has a BTech in Computer Science from Maharshi Dayanand University.
Alluma's Android Developer Jatin
Jatin Jha
Android Developer
Jatin is an Android Developer for Alluma and is currently utilising his expertise to develop a user-friendly app for traders. He holds a BTech degree in Computer Science.

Our Advisors

Alluma's Advisors Stefan Mueller
Stefan Mueller
Strategic Advisor
Managing Director of RBC Global Asset Management building investment platform that provides access to cryptocurrency | Former Managing Director of Credit Suisse | Former Executive Director of UBS
Alluma's  Strategic Advisor Jehan Chu
Jehan Chu
Strategic Advisor
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Kenetic | Advisor to Melonport, QTUM and OpenANX | Co-Chairman HK Fintech Association Blockchain Committee Founder, Ethereum HK, Hyperledger community
Alluma's Advisors Pavel Bains
Pavel Bains
Strategic Advisor
Founder & CEO of Bluzelle | Investor in Bench Accounting and virtual reality startup VR Chat. Co-Founder of Storypanda | Former GM and CFO roles for video game studios, including working at Disney Interactive Studios.
Alluma's Advisors Thomas Olsen
Thomas Olsen
Strategic Advisor
Partner at Bain & Company leading strategy and corporate finance | Extensive capital markets and FS experience including liquidity management, exchange infrastructure, and blockchain
Alluma's Advisors Brian Lio
Brian Lio
Strategic Advisor
CEO at Smith & Crown research and consulting group | Founder and partner at Bright Ion Group | Entrepreneur with a consistent record of leading diverse teams to successful execution
Alluma's Advisors Alykhan Kurji
Alykhan Kurji
Legal Advisor
Corporate Counsel at Google | Former Associate at Sherman & Sterling LLP | UC Berkeley BA | University of Pennsylvania MA | University of Toronto JD
Alluma's Technology Advisor Anirudh Rastogi
Anirudh Rastogi
Legal Advisor
Managing Partner at TRA | Specialist in general corporate legal practice encompassing foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture | Author of “Cyber Law: Law of Information Technology and Internet”
Alluma's Digital Marketing Advisor Min H. Kim
Min H. Kim
Digital Marketing Advisor
Founder of Blocultural Studios | Previously with Tim Draper on PR & marketing for blockchain related initiatives and with Vinny Lingham at Civic Technologies as Chief of Staff | Previously Head of Growth at Bee Token
Alluma's Technology Advisor Milo Sprague
Milo Sprague
Technology Advisor
Former CTO of Silicon Valley Bank | Senior IT leader in numerous positions at Morgan Stanley both domestically and in Asia | Harvard College & Harvard Kennedy School graduate

Strategic Advisors

Alluma's Strategic Advisors Kenetic

Lead Investor & Advisor

Kenetic is a blockchain firm commited to expanding the development and adoption of blockchain platforms through investments, advisory services, community and technology

Alluma's Strategic Advisors Enuma Technologies

Technology Partner

Enuma Technologies is a leading software engineering firm with expertise covering the full blockchain spectrum.

Alluma's Strategic Advisors Smith & Crown

Research Partner

Smith + Crown is the world’s leading blockchain research organization with a focus on global trends, industry intelligence, and cryptoeconomic systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alluma?

Alluma is the first institutional grade cryptocurrency exchange dedicated to the Asian emerging markets. Alluma was built to allow anyone to join the crypto community while still catering to the more sophisticated trader.

When will Alluma launch?

The Alluma MVP platform is currently live in closed beta phase since February 2018. After the public launch of the platform scheduled for end of Q2 or early Q3, 2018, we anticipate rapid international expansion driven by local teams working closely with local regulators.

What markets is Alluma focusing on?

Alluma’s first market launch will be in India, followed by the Philippines. Other markets Alluma will enter include Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

What makes Alluma different?

Alluma’s ecosystem includes a liquid cryptocurrency exchange addressing various user pain points such as lack of local liquidity, platform usability, and poor overall customer experience (driven by lack of support) while being supported by a six-layered security architecture, robust localized KYC & AML policies based on financial industry international best practices, and a multi-layered corporate governance structure.

Will Alluma be available on mobile?

Yes, Alluma will be available on both Android and iOS.

What is Alluma’s security policy?

We’ve built our ecosystem architecture with a security-first approach, combining best-practice financial industry security policies with the latest security methods. We follow best practices and took lessons learned from other exchanges to build Alluma’s core back-end platform. You can read more here

What is your roadmap?

The Alluma MVP platform is currently live in closed beta phase since February 2018. After the public launch of the platform scheduled for end of Q2/early Q3 2018, we anticipate rapid international expansion driven by local teams working closely with local regulators.

Do you have a bounty program?

Yes! We currently have a bounty running with over 80,000 USD in rewards, visit our bounty program page to learn more:
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Alluma is the first institutional grade cryptocurrency exchange dedicated to emerging markets in Asia.