Demystifying NFTs

Tejas Chopra
Netflix, Senior Software Engineer

Tejas Chopra is a Senior Software Engineer, working in the Data Storage Platform team at Netflix, where he is responsible for architecting storage solutions to support Netflix Studios and Netflix Streaming Platform. Prior to Netflix, Tejas was working on designing and implementing the storage infrastructure at Box, Inc. to support a cloud content management platform that scales to petabytes of storage & millions of users. Tejas has worked on distributed file systems & backend architectures, both in on-premise and cloud environments as part of several startups in his career. Tejas is an International Keynote Speaker and periodically conducts seminars on Software Development & Cloud Computing and has a Masters Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, with a specialization in Computer Systems.

Non-fungible tokens have taken the world of digital art by storm. The growth in NFTs this year is a staggering 1500%+, and is set to revolutionize art & collectibles.
NFTs have been around for some time, since the CryptoKitties, but the world is only now taking notice.

In this session, I present the basics of NFTs, and how they are built on blockchains such as Ethereum. We will delve into building NFTs on IPFS, where the data is not stored on the chain itself.

We will also jump into how NFTs can revolutionize gaming by allowing users to hold and sell rare and unique in-game assets.