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About Us

Incubated at IIT Kanpur, Trential was started by researchers, engineers, and leaders who created, innovated, and adopted cutting-edge blockchain technology under the aegis of the National Blockchain Project. Trential is building innovative products to strengthen trust in the digital world by harnessing the power of blockchain. 

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Our Story

It all started in 2018 when National Security Council agreed to launch its flagship National Blockchain Project in collaboration with IIT Kanpur to conduct research and develop blockchain tools, technologies, and frameworks. During this project, the expert team of engineers developed blockchain protocols that were used to implement several projects via CRUBN (a non-profit organization) in domains such as property registration, self-sovereign identity, e-procurement, supply chain management, etc. As the project term is concluding in 2023, the experts from CRUBN and the National Blockchain Project have joined hands to take the blockchain wave forward as Trential Technologies and build revolutionary products and ecosystems that will democratize the digital world and strengthen digital trust. 

Meet The Founders


Mukul Verma

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IIT Bombay

Mukul graduated from IIT Bombay in 2017. He has been involved in various projects in the financial, e-governance, and open-source domain. He has in-depth knowledge of various blockchain platforms and is adept at software design and development. He became a member of the National Blockchain Project at IITK in 2019 and then co-founded CRUBN in March 2020.

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Tanmay Yadav

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IIT Kanpur

Tanmay graduated from IIT Kanpur in 2021. He is a goal-driven executive who offers his expertise in business administration, achieving optimal growth, profitability, networking, and strategic alliances. He became a member of the National Blockchain Project at IITK in 2019, during which he developed several blockchain POCs around e-governance. Later, he co-founded CRUBN in March 2020.

Our Leadership


Manindra Agrawal

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Prof. Agrawal received his B. Tech and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the IIT Kanpur. He was a fellow at the School of Mathematics, SPIC Science Foundation, Chennai (1993-95) and a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Ulm, Germany (1995-96). He joined the faculty at IIT Kanpur in 1996. He has published papers in reputed journals. He is the recipient of several international awards including the Fulkerson Prize (2006) and the Gödel Prize (2006). He also received the first Infosys Prize for Mathematics and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Mathematical Sciences. He has been honoured with Padma Shri (2013). Heading government projects worth Rs. 200+ crores in areas of cybersecurity and blockchain.

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Sandeep Shukla

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Prof. Sandeep K. Shukla is an IEEE fellow, and ACM Distinguished Scientist. He is currently a professor of Computer Science and Engineering department at IIT Kanpur which he headed during 2017-2020. A Distinguished Alumnus Awardee at SUNY Albany (2007), and a Ramanujan Fellowship (2015). His major research interest is Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures, Cyber Security of IT/OT systems, and Applications of Blockchain Technology in Security and Privacy. Currently, he is Director in board of REBIT, member of High-Powered Committee on cybersecurity of SEBI & Ministry of Power GoI, member of cybersecurity committee of UIDAI, member of Technical Advisory Board of NPCI, Kotak Mahindra Bank and RBI on CBDC.

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Anurag Singh

    Mr. Anurag Singh completed his bachelor's from IIT Kanpur and his MBA from SUNY Albany. He started his first company in the area of telecommunications, designing and installing centralized voice messaging platforms for the Bell companies in 1993. His second company was in Healthcare Education and it was launched in 2001. In 2020 he sold his company Education Management Solutions. Mr Singh has served as a board member of Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) a not for profit organization. He currently serves on the Board of Collegius Education. He is also an angel investor and is mentoring three companies in SaaS, blockchain, and renewable energy arena.

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