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”

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”

2020 Retrospective

Between a global pandemic and a shocking display of the ugliest parts of human characteristics, 2020 will go down as one of the worst years to be around. Compared to some of the other heartbreaking stories I keep reading, my family and I were lucky to only be inconvenienced and not devastated by everything that … Continue reading “2020 Retrospective”

2019 Retrospective Post

🙃 Can’t believe 2019 is over. Fun was had, life was lived. So let’s talk about it Tech Most of my work in 2019 was split between conversational technologies (bots and such), Flutter, some Machine Learning and finally some Blockchain stuff. So here is a quick recap of the year: 🤖 Chatbots I spent a … Continue reading “2019 Retrospective Post”

A Quick 2018 Retrospective

I am a little behind on my 2018 review, seeing that its almost mid Jan already. But better late than never, so here goes VR 2018 continued to be a year of tremendous education professionally. For a big part of the year I continued to work in the VR space, specifically using A-Frame and WebVR. … Continue reading “A Quick 2018 Retrospective”

2017 Retrospective

2017 was an intense year of learning for me. A change of charter for the labs group I work in late last year meant we focused deeper on core technology which was exciting as a technologist. This year that list included Unity, WebVR, Blender, React, React Native, Ruby on Rails and Blockchains (specifically Ethereum). Phew! … Continue reading “2017 Retrospective”