People of OST: Aniket Ayachit, Software Engineer

Aniket Ayachit is a mobile application developer who specializes in iOS development. After spending nearly four years working as an iOS developer on different types of applications for startups and established companies, Aniket knows what makes an application smooth and highly responsive. Aniket holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Pune.

Tell us about yourself!

I was born and raised in Pune, India. I completed my degree in information technology from Pune University. In the last quarter of 2013, then started my career as an iOS developer at a Hyderabad-based startup called Silverlabs. I joined the OST team in 2017 as an iOS developer for the Pepo application. I have worked on many applications, including video messaging, social media applications, and mobile games. I enjoy swimming, trekking, traveling, and exploring new places.

What excites you about blockchain?

Blockchain is a peer-to-peer way of communicating that puts more control in the hands of users because no trusted intermediary is required. I am excited by the potential of blockchain for mobile applications. It can increase the security of storage, the security of transmission of encoded data, and the security of cryptography. Its peer-to-peer nature allows for it to be used in various industries endlessly. Blockchain holds the potential to challenge and make a huge difference in today’s governance framework.

What do you do as a software engineer at OST?

I develop software with the appropriate architecture and coding standards. I strive for agile development. I look after various device-based security features and determine whether they satisfy our requirements. If a feature meets our requirements, then we can integrate it. I look at all the aspects of a product and determine how to integrate it with the OST architecture. Our products must satisfy all UI-UX requirements before we deliver them. And all within the desired time frame.

What products, developer tools, and protocols do you work with?

I am currently working on the mobile wallet SDK for OST’s partner companies. It’s a device-based SDK that allows partners to seamlessly integrate OST-powered blockchain technology into their applications. It helps applications communicate with the blockchain via various workflows. Prior to working on the mobile wallet SDK, I worked on OST VIEW, which is a blockchain explorer, and OST KYC, which is a KYC management solution. In regard to protocols, we are facilitating EIP-712 signing and EIP-1077 signing on mobile devices.

What do you look forward to this year?

I look forward to seeing project pilots live with the mobile wallet SDK. Many applications will use the mobile wallet SDK. I am also looking forward to improving the SDK’s usability with advanced blockchain functionalities on devices, and to revamping wallet security by integrating device-specific security, if required. There are many more exciting projects that are lining up — let’s see how it all goes!

Thank you, Aniket!

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OST blockchain infrastructure empowers new economies for mainstream businesses and emerging DApps. OST leads development of the OpenST Protocol, a framework for tokenizing businesses. In September 2018 OST introduced the OpenST Mosaic Protocol for running meta-blockchains to scale Ethereum applications to billions of users. OST KIT is a full-stack suite of developer tools, APIs, and SDKs for managing blockchain economies. OST partners reach more than 300 million end-users. OST has offices in Berlin, New York, Hong Kong, and Pune. OST is backed by leading institutional equity investors including Tencent, Greycroft, Vectr Ventures, and 500 Startups.