Last year, amid the height of the Covid-19 pandemic’s initial wave, Gajesh Naik, a Bambolim-based academic researcher, began developing online educational relevant content. The content was created to aid main school pupils from colloquial schools cope with a lack of physical education classes.
Gajesh, 13, has surpassed himself this year.
PolyGaj, a cryptocurrency cash management system, was founded by a Class VIII student at Individuals’s Excessive College, Panaji. Gajesh has created two dapps, or decentralized functionalities, that provide access to crypto-investing in the Polygon community.
StableGaj is a decentralized stable coin exchange enabling stable coin change on the Polygon community, whereas PolyGaj is a one-stop DeFi (decentralized finance) and NFT platform.
When his peers were grappling with online studying throughout the epidemic, Gajesh took the time to train himself, learning anything from chatbot development to blockchain knowledge operations.
PolyGaj is a DeFi protocol built on the Polygon blockchain that has raised $7 million in bitcoin, including a recent investment in the Polygon blockchain by US billionaire Mark Cuban.
DeFi is an encompassing word for quasi software solutions that handle a user’s cryptocurrency without the use of middlemen like banking software or financial advisers.
“Because the final one yr, when bodily lessons had been discontinued because of the pandemic, I made a decision to take and accomplished some on-line certificates programs, together with from College at Buffalo, State College of New York,”
Gajesh, the son of Goa civil service officer Siddhivinayak and PWD official Pranita explained.
He stated that his interest in blockchain technology was piqued after attending enlightening talks at the global blockchain congress held in Goa in 2018, which was conducted in conjunction with the Goa government. “Since then he outfitted himself with requisite blockchain programming abilities and blockchain programming languages. Being a comparatively newer subject with much less information availability within the public area, Gajesh takes direct tutelage from professors of MIT and Stanford,” his father Siddhivinayak explained.
He currently actively participates in cryptocurrency discussions on social media platforms and has 22,100 Twitter followers, including Dimitry Beterin (father of Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum), Sandeep Nailwal (co-Founder father of Polygon), Jayanti Kanani (CEO of Polygon), and Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Founding father of Paytm), and some others.
He’s also made explainer videos about cryptocurrency for his YouTube channel, which currently has over 12,000 subscribers from all around the world.
Gajesh is the world’s youngest individual to complete all five levels of the difficult Google Foobar challenge.
Since online classes have begun, the adolescent plans to devote up to 5 hours per day to high school work while spending the rest of his time on PolyGaj.