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Ankit Singh is a tech enthusiast with prior experience in retail banking systems. He received his engineering degree from VNIT Nagpur. In his spare time, Ankit likes to travel, learn about different cultures, and loves to play badminton and basketball. He also loves road trips.
Tell us about yourself!
I’m from Nagpur, It’s in the central part of India. In 2015, I completed my Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology. Immediately after graduating, I joined Diebold Nixdorf in Mumbai. It’s main focus is in banking and payments. While working there, I got the opportunity to travel and work with one of the major banks in the middle-east region. I learned about the technicalities of the banking and payments industry. I then joined OST in mid 2018.
What excites you about blockchain?
I first heard about blockchain in 2017 while working in the banking domain itself. It was a buzzword, there were discussions about blockchain and how it can be complemented with banking. What excites me about blockchain is it’s decentralized and distributed nature. Users are not dependent on any particular entity, so they don’t need to trust any conglomerate or any big corporation. By design blockchain as we all know is resistant to modification of data. I also believe blockchain has an immense use case not only in payments but also in various sectors like supply chain, healthcare, insurance, and data storage.
What does your role as a Senior Software Engineer at OST entail?
When I joined in 2018, we were trying to solve the scaling of our platform. In December 2018, we started implementing on OST Platform. It was very interesting to start from scratch, develop, and implement everything....
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