On the panel for Philly Blockchain Breakfast

Last week, I was on the panel at the Web3 / Blockchain breakfast event organized by Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs and Philly Startup Leaders. It was great to hear a lot of probing questions from both the audience and the moderator. I have been exploring this space since 2012 and it still feels like the early days with so much still left … Continue reading “On the panel for Philly Blockchain Breakfast”

Building Smart Contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain

Last week’s Comcast Lab Week gave me another opportunity to dig deeper into Blockchains. In my previous writeup on CodeCoin, I had used Ethereum to create a bounty system for Github issues. However under the hood, we had cloud servers managing various wallets belonging to the different issues. Smart Contracts offer a better way to … Continue reading “Building Smart Contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain”

Building CodeCoin: A Blockchain DApp prototype

If you know me, there is a good chance that you know how 👍 I am about Blockchain and Decentralized apps. I have given a few talks on it but till recently these were mostly either focused on Bitcoin or on the academics of Blockchain technology. At a recent Comcast Labweek, I was finally able to … Continue reading “Building CodeCoin: A Blockchain DApp prototype”

In Defence of NFTs

I remember thinking of myself as a relative latecomer into the Bitcoin space, having really gotten into it in 2012 after first being introduced to it in 2009. My initial impression of Bitcoin in 2009 was “who cares, this is a nerdy demo” and it wasn’t till I saw a project at a hackathon of … Continue reading “In Defence of NFTs”


This page lists some of the talks I have presented in the last few years On the Intersection of Blockchains and Machine Learning – PHLAI 2021 AI and ML for the non-data-scientist – GDGPhilly – 2020 State of Blockchains in 2020 – Comcast Labs Tech Session – 2020 Building Emotionally Intelligent AI – PHLAI 2019 Diving … Continue reading “Talks”

Slides from my PHLAI Talk

Last week I was invited to give a talk at the PHLAI conference on the intersection of Blockchains and Machine Learning, 2 areas I have been working with a fair bit in the last couple of years. My hope with the talk was to get more AI practitioners interested in the Blockchain space, which I … Continue reading “Slides from my PHLAI Talk”

Notes from A16Z’s NFT Virtual Summit

NFTs have been a lot in the news lately, jolted into mainstream spotlight by Beeple’s $69M sale of his NFT art piece called the first The First 5000 Days. As with most things crypto, there are as many passionate believers as there are skeptics of this new model for digital collectables. Regardless, from a purely … Continue reading “Notes from A16Z’s NFT Virtual Summit”