Coming from a military family, I had the good fortune of growing up in many cities and attending various schools.
I kickstarted my career in the early 1990s as a hacker, working with Solaris, FreeBSD, Windows NT & Novell NetWare.
My lifelong love affair with Cryptography began when I stumbled upon the works of David Chaum, Menezes, Oorschot & Vanstonemy.
In 1999, I co-founded the Asian School of Cyber Laws, dedicating 16 years to cyber investigation and cyber law.
During this time, I also assisted the Government of India in framing draft rules under the Information Technology Act.
My work spanned 18 countries, investigating cybercrimes & data breaches for hundreds of organizations across sectors like aerospace, banking, law enforcement, pharma & shipping.
I also authored the Cyber Crime Investigation Manual, hailed as a "bible for cybercrime investigators" by the Times of India.
Rohas Nagpal is an Author, retired Cyber Crime Investigator, co-founder of Asian School of Cyber Laws, LinkedIn Top Voice, and Chief Blockchain Architect of the Hybrid Finance (HYFI) Blockchain.
Blockchain & Crypto
I first heard of Bitcoin in 2011 while assisting the police in a drug mafia case.
I found Bitcoin fascinating and even mined some bitcoins, but then made one of my biggest mistakes by "deleting" my private keys.
In 2015, I dove into the blockchain space, spending 4 months studying Bitcoin technology & setting up multichain blockchains.
In 2016, I co-founded Primechain & BankChain, a community of 37 banks + IBM, Microsoft, and Intel. Our core product was a self-building blockchain ecosystem with a web app, PWA & Blockchain REST API service.
The project went into hibernation in 2018 after the RBI's ban on crypto, but I continued as a Blockchain Architect for some very interesting projects.
I have also been a consultant for the Reserve Bank Innovation Hub for preparing a Whitepaper on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) and Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).
I write a weekly newsletter for Mint, advise several Blockchain startups, and have developed the Blockchain Token Valuator.
I also conduct the free Blockchain Engineering Program.