Akand is an alumnus of IIT Madras and ISB Hyderabad. He currently leads the Business Strategy team at TRM Labs, a Blockchain Analytics firm. He is one of India's foremost experts on crypto-crime, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. He has conducted numerous workshops for law enforcement agencies on how to detect, investigate and prevent crypto-crimes. He regularly posts insights on LinkedIn around the fascinating world of cryptocurrencies and crypto crime.