Over the past three decades, Omar has been involved with helping large organizations such as NASA, Yahoo, and Zynga build scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed systems for mission-critical applications.
Omar has also been involved with several startups including the first matrimonial website and the first stock sentiment analysis website. In early 2016 he started Unblocked Inc., a blockchain consultancy company. In 2017 he organized the Shardus project to build a linearly scalable blockchain.
Omar holds a B.S. and M.S. from Case Western Reserve University with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. Omar along with his son Aamir invented the strategy board game Arimaa and offered the Arimaa Challenge Prize to promote breakthrough research in AI.
Omar’s long-term vision is a world where everyone receives an unconditional basic income based on a stable cryptocurrency so that poverty and hunger are eliminated.