I am very excited to announce our “Freebits Social Impact” project. Anyone from anywhere in the world can participate. Here are the simple steps:

We help cities locate & fix potholes, remove fallen trees, clean up garbage etc.

Here is an example post.


I am very excited to announce ANONYMOUS accounts in the freebits iOS app using decentralized public key cryptography. Username, email and password are NOT required.

Citizen journalists, photo journalists and anyone anywhere in the world can use freebits to prove the authenticity of their photos, videos (captured using our iOS app) without ever revealing their real-world identity.

iOS app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/freebits/id1582246045

Web app: http://freebits.app

A poll of 1,762 non-satellite TV stations and 3,379 radio outlets reveals journalists were threatened, assaulted, and even arrested at alarming rates across the U.S. in 2020. More details are in this article.

What is freebits ?


This post is the online blog version of freebits white paper. A pdf file of the white paper was released last month. It is available at http://shivakintali.org/freebits.pdf

The intention of releasing this white paper is to persuade everyone with factual and technical evidence that there is a global problem that must be addressed immediately and our solution is a superior method of solving this problem.

Freebits — A Decentralized Global Public Square

Version 1.0

Dr. Shiva Kintali

Homepage: http://shivakintali.org

Freebits profile: https://freebits.app/shiva

Abstract: In this paper, we present Freebits, a decentralized global public square. We discuss how the Freebits platform


Today we are moving freebits (a decentralized twitter) from “beta” stage to “stable release” stage. Anyone from anywhere can signup and start using all the features.

Freebits is built on top of Eulerchain. We announced the mainnet of EulerChain on March 14, 2021, Pi Day. Euler is the underlying cryptocurrency of EulerChain.

What is Freebits ?

As you are already aware, there is a social media censorship crisis across the world. Creators, journalists, politicians, global leaders & even satire accounts are getting de-platformed. There are several such examples in India, Israel, Palestine, USA and China. …

We launched our EulerChain mainnet today, March 14th 2021, Pi Day.

Genesis Block: EulerChain genesis block was mined today. We used the title of this article from Northwest Indiana Times, as a timestamp in the genesis block. It is a short guest commentary written by Jillian York (director of International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and author of “Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism”) and Karen Gullo (an analyst and senior media relations specialist at EFF) and titled ‘Control over online speech should be in the hands of users, not the government’. I…

Please read Chapter 0 and Chapter 1, before reading the Chapter 2 below.

Cryptics — Chapter 2

Chapter title: The Discovery

Chapter Subtitle: “May the hash be with you”

The next day morning 7:30am. Polymath steps out of her house with her backpack. She is surprised to see Talia with Laine, walking towards her house.

Polymath: “Where did you find her ?”

Laine: “Six blocks back, walking to school”

Polymath: “Did you tell her about our daily competition ?”

Laine: “Yes.”

Polymath, Laine and Talia tighten their backpacks to their shoulders, tighten their shoelaces and stand next to each other…

Cryptics | Dr. Shiva Kintali

Our Kickstarter campaign is now live.

In my previous blog post, I announced my upcoming adventure novel and posted Chapter 0. Now I am posting Chapter 1.

Cryptics — Chapter 1

Chapter title: STEM Career Day

Chapter Subtitle: “Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it”

It is early morning March 19th 2018 in Los Altos, California. Bitcoin price is oscillating between $10,000 and $11,000. Middle school students are getting ready to attend the STEM career day at their Junior High School in Los Altos.

Student1 (S1) is an 8th grade White American girl…

Cryptics | Dr. Shiva Kintali

Our Kickstarter campaign is now live.

I have been writing a series of three novels for almost a decade now. The first book in this series is almost ready. It is titled ‘Cryptics’.

What is Cryptics ?

Cryptics is an adventure novel, aimed at teaching some of the most amazing concepts of cryptography, zero-knowledge proofs, blockchain and several fundamental mathematical concepts in a very fun, exciting and a memorable way.

It’s a story of five middle school students, who coincidentally meet at a talk (in Bay Area) given by Dr. Shiva Kintali, a billionaire mathematician, technologist and an entrepreneur. Dr…

Cross-sectional model of a coronavirus (Source: Wikipedia)

First coronavirus vaccine clinical trials just started in the U.S on Monday March 16th 2020. During the last three months several fake cures are being shared on the social media. Be careful and always verify these cures with CDC and WHO websites.

Here is a list of fake (i.e., not established by scientific means) coronavirus cures. More details are in the italicized links to articles and videos.

Cow dung and cow urine: An Indian politician said that cow urine and cow dung can be used to treat coronavirus. On Saturday, a Hindu group hosted a cow urine drinking party. On…

After almost two years of development of our Blockchain-powered data integrity platform, our consumer facing app is now available on the iOS app store. It is called True Dat. Watch the above video for a quick overview of True Dat app and download the app from the iOS app store.

What is True Dat app ?

Short answer: It’s a Truth Machine in your pocket.

True Dat app lets anyone create and share unedited, unfiltered, verifiable and tamper-evident digital photos and videos. Our built-in blockchain provides a verifiable certificate to prove that they are not fake or photoshopped or…

Shiva Kintali

Founder & CEO True Dat. Mathematician, Cryptographer, Ex-Princeton Lecturer preventing & detecting fake photos, videos & misinformation using AI & Blockchain.

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