Algorand – A Blockchain Protocol with Random Algorithms and Dynamic Crypto Economics

Dear All, I would like to share an introductory video on Algorand protocol that I have recorded for the recently concluded India Dapp Fest. In this video we are talking about the main cryptographic and crypto-economic concepts powering this protocol.

It is a pragmatic protocol towards achieving #BlockchainScalability in a cost effective manner. It is leveraging randomness based algorithms ( that is why it is called ‘Algo-Rand’ in the place of famous and historic ‘Proof of Work’. It has constructed a ‘Pure Proof of stake’ using verifiable random functions (VRF). This protocol is a convergence of a lot of advanced engineering techniques like key management demon, REST based web services etc. It is designed by the inventor of #ZeroKnowledgeProof, Professor Silvio Micali himself.

We will share more details on Algorand in the coming days !! We have a digital community in India in Bengaluru. It is one of the first communities of Algorand in Asia itself. Looking forward to your active participation to contribute ideas, innovations and inventions in this community. You can find more about this community online : https://community.algorand.org/bengaluru/

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Digital Trust Dialogues at Malabar Cybersecurity Summit 2018

Dear All, It is my pleasure and privilege to be a part of the MalabarCybersecuritySummit2018 organized by RedTeamHackerAcademy with eminent panelists in my favorite calicut city with a network of passionate entrepreneurs and innovators. Cybersecurity has become a wider landscape as the spectre of DigitalTrust and DataPrivacy has attained newer dimensions. Information architecture is no longer an a linear social network. It is entwined with digital identity and economic systems. We will talk about the new age information systems in the context of BlockchainΒ #DigitalForensicsΒ QuantumComputing postquantumcryptography zeroknowledgeproofs differentialprivacy etc. All are invited to join us in this future forward dialogue !!

Healthcare Hackathon in the Heart of the City ! Moments from Hash2018

It was a great experience to be a Jury and Mentor to the talented students in Digital Healthcare focused Hackathon organized by Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, #Hash2018 at B’hub. This event highlighted my persistent belief in the creative confidence of our future engineers. In a matter of 22 hours, 100+ students in 20+ teams came together to build hacks and apps in multitude of digital technologies ranging from #ibmwatson #googlefirebase #iot #unity3d #leapmotion #angularjs #react#android #python #ml.

We could see the confluence of machine learning, data science, IOT, Mixed Reality, Gesture Computing, Clean Tech, cognitive computing, natural language processing, enterprise mobility, social networks, digital marketing and so much more. Students from Engineering colleges across the length and breadth of Kerala flocked in this event, from Kerala University, KTU, CUSAT and MG University ! A well spend weekend with future sparks !! Hats off to Team #MBCET + Team #Bhub.