This article was first published on ostdotcom - Medium
Kedar Chandrayan has more than eight years of experience in building scalable and robust back-end technologies. He has a habit of asking questions and understanding the “why” of a product or service before he builds it. He earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and a master’s in communications and signal processing from IIT Bombay.
Tell us about yourself!
I grew up in Maharashtra, India. I attended the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and received a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and a master’s in communications and signal processing. I worked as a software developer in Bangalore for about four years. I then founded Foodtang, an online food-delivery service. We worked on it for one year but had to close the project. Overall, it was a very awesome experience and I learned a lot. I joined Hem as a lead software engineer before working on Pepo. Now I work as a lead software engineer at OST.
What piqued your interest in blockchain technology?
What drives my interest in blockchain is transparency and immutability. You don’t have to know about the party you are dealing with because everything is encoded in a smart contract and you can trust the code because it is mutable. That’s why I believe blockchain technology will be very helpful and will evolve in the future. Even in consumer applications, there can be multiple uses for this technology. In the Pepo days we were solving for user retention. We thought about incentivizing users with tokens. We explored blockchain for that incentive and the advantage we had was that microtransactions can allow users to send even one cent worth of tokens on the blockchain. The problem of retention can be solved using blockchain and tokenization. It was a very large problem for Pepo. We thought about solving this issue ...
To keep reading, please go to the original article at:
ostdotcom - Medium