Developer from Bombay, Currently in Bangalore

The Year of Rollups

I’ve always considered the Ethereum upgrade to be a multi-step process. EIP1559, on the surface, doesn’t seem to bring much to the table for the everyday user - however it deeply affected the miner economics, inviting a lot of debates (and protests). The beacon chain’s shift to PoS this October will mark the beginning of going from PoW to PoS, however there isn’t much discussion in the mainstream about this either.…
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Keith Rabois Formula

Here’s a blog on one of my favourite tweets on this platform. This tweet teaches you on how to find winner Startups in a cacophony of Billion Dollar valuations. (originally a thread) https://twitter.com/rabois/status/870673635375104000?lang=en Keith (@rabois) was involved early on in companies such as PayPal, Linkedin, Square and Yelp - either as an investor or as an executive. He has consistently picked winners in an industry full of hype and bubble. He tweeted out a concise version of his method- Formula for startup success: Find large highly fragmented industry w low NPS; vertically integrate a solution to simplify value product.…
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Death by productivity porn

One of the biggest flaws of productivity porn is thinking that you need to work everyday to achieve results. You need to show up everyday - that doesn’t mean you have to be productive, you can’t possibly work 5-6 hours everyday with high mental clarity. Humans were hunter gatherers before we became farmers, we hunted once every few days and then rested. There will be blocks of time you will work where you will produce 10x your normal result, rest you will peruse docs, scroll social media, talk to friends, play games.…
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How to be a Chad - Some advice for Indian Engineering Undergrads from a 2021 grad

Written: July-3rd-2021 I am not going to do disclaimers about my advice, take it or leave it, your life your choice. I’m putting this out there for you and for me. I promised a thread earlier in a tweet. Think of this as a tweetstorm where I talk about some ideas I’ve accumulated over the years. This is job-focused. I’ve done research, GRE/TOEFL, startups and MS applications too, but there are people who can tell you about that better.…
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Understanding Ethereum Rollups

Layer 2 solutions have become an integral part of the Ethereum roadmap, especially short term. Today we will be talking about Ethereum L2s. Question #1 - What are Layer 2 (L2s) L2 are technologies that help scale a Blockchain network. Layer 1 is what you refer to as the base technology: Bitcoin, Ethereum etc. Layer 2 usually help scale by taking transactions off the L1 network. Question #2 - Why do we need these L2s…
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An Irrefutable case for Ethereum

“An Irrefutable case for Ethereum” - A thread addressing some of the more common criticisms of Ethereum. Criticism #1 - Gas Fee will kill Ethereum Gas Fee is the tax you pay to use an ecosystem - it incentives miners to validate blocks (since Ethereum is currently run on PoS). There are nuances to this - we will focus on L2s, ETH 2.0 & EIP1559. https://ethereum-magicians.org/t/a-rollup-centric-ethereum-roadmap/4698 London Fork split the auction based gas fee into base fee + tip.…
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A stolen list of rules for life

Do not lie - to yourself or others - unless it serves an altruist purpose. Stand up straight, clean up yourself, clean up your room and drink a glass of water. Build leverage - it can be built thru product, content, capital or network - usually they’re interconnected. Renting out time (freelancing, job) won’t make you rich, but it’s an excellent way to accumulate capital, sometimes even network.…
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Bitcoin and the claim of Total Turingness

Article may be dated Craig Wright is a very controversial man — Bitcoin SV, Claims of being Satoshi Nakamoto, major plagiarism accusations- Overall, not the face of Blockchain you’d want. But Craig Wright is also a very smart man, much more than the Twitter handles in the Crypto Community would have you believe. His degrees and years of experience are something you cannot ignore, or at least that’s what the BSV community and Wright himself want you to believe.…
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Building Iroha from Source on your Linux System

Hyperledger Iroha is a Blockchain platform written in C++ that uses YAC Consensus. Iroha mainly helps create, verify and manage fungible assets and user accounts. Installing Iroha with Docker is a lot easier, but for a lot of purposes, installing Iroha natively makes a lot more sense. Pre-requisites The first thing to do would be to update package lists. apt-get update Remember that while I’m using sudo, you should only use it after ensuring that it’s A-ok to give root permissions to install the modules required.…
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Death

Death is a concept I ponder upon quite frequently. We go through so much only to be punished (or rewarded) with death. We love, work, care, fight, scream only to end in a void - an end of our time. I’ve seen death up close, held my grandfather while he died, a senior passed away a few days after I met him - many more instances too painful to write, and each time I felt there was a story yet left to tell.…
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