Shikhar Srivastava is an Internet entrepreneur, part-time satirist, and blockchain evangelist from India . Shikhar grew up in Lucknow and later moved to Bengaluru, where he lived from 2009 to 2016. He currently lives in New Delhi.
Shikhar has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications (BCA) from Babu Banarasi Das Northern India Institute of Technology, Lucknow (Formerly Northern India Engineering College, Lucknow) and a Master’s degree in Computer Applications (MCA) from Acharya institutes, Bangalore. In 2011-12 he spent time researching and writing papers on the evolving role of algorithms in Virtualization and Cloud computing . Since 2008 his area of interest has been ADA (Analysis and Design of Algorithms OR Analysis of algorithms).
Brand associations and work background
He has served as the Editor-In-Chief of Dazeinfo, a leading business media and research company in India. He has also served as the Editor-In-Chief of iSpyPrice.com, one of India’s leading price comparison websites.
He has worked in multiple industries in a wide variety of roles. He was a Procurement Specialist at IBM, a QC (Quality Control) at Prime Focus World/Technologies, a Research Intern (gaming) at Microsoft, and an Academic Author (Digital Media) at ansrsource. At ansrsource he spent most of his time on creating computer simulations from scratch.
In November 2016, after talking to Mahbod Moghadam Shikhar started Everipedia India. He is a proponent of free knowledge and supports several projects in the free knowledge space. He is the first Community Manager of Everipedia India. He was inactive on Everipedia from mid-2017 to April 2018. He became active on Everipedia again in May 2018, prior to Everipedia's move to the blockchain.
Shikhar owns multiple content/media web properties. He is the Founder and Chief Stupid at Total Nonsense News (TNN), a satire/parody venture. He is also the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of Stannals, a fast-growing community of entrepreneurs and creative people. Shikhar is the Founder and Editor of TechDekko. TechDekko is currently his personal technology blog.
Shikhar is also a Podcaster. He started his first podcast show on pro-wrestling – SmarkTalk – in March 2017. Popular hip-hop artist from Central Florida David Moody (Day Day) created the beats for SmarkTalk.
Shikhar invented his own style of poetry called Contrarian Dysthymia. He uses Contrarian Dysthymia in all his poetry including his sonnets.
Digital currencies and Blockchain
Shikhar first heard of Digital currencies in 2009 when he joined the online virtual world Second Life . He found the idea of Second Life's in-game digital currency Linden Dollars "quite compelling." He first heard of Bitcoin in the Second Life virtual world in 2010 but didn't think much of it and ignored it. 
Shikhar attended the first known organized bitcoin event in India in May 2013.
Starting in April 2017 Shikhar started familiarizing himself with Blockchain technology and the fundamental philosophies surrounding Cryptocurrencies . He is now convinced that these technologies and the Socio-economic philosophies surrounding the crypto space will have a huge impact on society and is determined to learn more about them and educate others. Shikhar is a self-described "Evangelical Blockchainist."