Srinjoy serves blockchain architecture and development operations at Auditchain.
As a young risk assurance associate at PwC, Srinjoy worked across all channels of the audit lifecycle, contributing to both internal and external audits. His work involved ledger reconciliation and integrity testing of financial data, for the likes of Gazprom and BNP Paribas.
Srinjoy then transitioned to a cybersecurity role within the firm, delivering governance, aligning regulations and building SOC capabilities for banks and financial institutions. His work with vulnerability assessments, wifi audits, and email phishing made him realize the inherent flaws within the trust-based, centralized systems of the network architecture today. Before joining Auditchain, Srinjoy was an active contributor to blockchain threat intelligence, monitoring malicious wallets and smart contracts in a security researcher capacity, for Sentinel Protocol.
In the early cryptocurrency years, Srinjoy was an arbitrage driven day-trader, determined to utilize moving averages and bollinger bands to make daily returns. Soon, however, he became disillusioned with the mendacious pump-and-dumps, ICO scams and exchange hacks that debilitated the blockchain space. He started to turn his focus on the underlying distributed ledger technology and its game-theory based token economy, that maintained and incentivized on-chain integrity. That is when he began to comprehend the enormity of the task that computer science’s brightest minds were trying to solve; concurrently decentralize power, provide financial security and prove mathematically that information has not been tampered with. He realized that mainstream blockchain adoption, while inevitable, would be slow, analogous to Nielsen’s theory in 1998 that adoption is constrained by user experience and hence by extension, bandwidth-bound. Moore’s Law alone did not guarantee blockchain scalability, but by 2017 it was becoming increasingly clear, the DLT revolution was here to stay, and it was integral to play a part in it.
Since that realization, Srinjoy has gone on to develop python-based blockchains, build Ethereum / EOS / NEM based dApps and conduct smart-contract security audits using time-tested techniques such as fuzzing and symbolic execution. His knowledge of monetary and voting systems has been extended by attending bootcamps for blockchain projects such as Ardor, famous for being one of the first to bring commercial-grade side-chain technologies. Srinjoy also has had hands-on experience with privately hosted blockchains like Multichain (a bitcoin fork) and attended training for permissioned blockchains suited for business environments, like Hyperledger Fabric. His current research is around WebSocket subscriptions for block explorers, WebHook interfaces for ERP systems and business validation of xBRL-based financial statements.
Srinjoy received his BSc in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently a Certified Solidity Developer, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), SAP Certified Application Associate and Business Continuity Management System Lead Implementer (ISO 22301). A heavily-invested operator in crypto-mining pools, his enthusiastic tutorials and posts around overclocking ASICs, has already caught the eye of Vitalik Buterin earlier this year.