Sandeep Nailwal, the founder of the $6-billion Polygon blockchain, has a remarkable rags-to-riches story. He grew up in a poor settlement on the east bank of the Yamuna river in Delhi, often referred to as Jamna-Paar. His parents moved to Delhi when he was young, and he experienced a challenging childhood with financial struggles and family responsibilities. Despite these obstacles, Nailwal showed entrepreneurial spirit from a young age, selling pens and tutoring students to earn money. He pursued a career in computer science and engineering and worked on various projects while holding a full-time job. Eventually, he discovered Bitcoin and became fascinated with its potential. He co-founded Matic Network (now Polygon) to address scalability issues on the Ethereum blockchain. The project faced numerous challenges, including financial difficulties and market crashes, but eventually gained recognition and success. Nailwal’s ultimate goal is to make Polygon one of the top projects in the cryptocurrency industry, with a similar impact to Ethereum and Bitcoin.