Raj Chowdhury is the Managing Director of HashCash Consultants and a Blockchain and Bitcoin pioneer. During his tenure at ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector Bank, Raj pioneered the first interbank Trade Finance and Remittance implementation of Blockchain Technology between ICICI Bank in India and Emirates NBD in UAE. He was also the first in the country to take a Blockchain payment wallet to production. Chowdhury is an eminent voice in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies globally and actively engages with policy makers in this area. He is a contributor to Economic Times, Business World and advises industry leaders in adoption of Blockchain. Author of the book 'The Dark Secret of the Silicon Valley', Raj is an investor in blockchain and cryptocurrency companies and an active member of the philanthropic community.