Bitcoin mining is often regarded a vital contributor to carbon emissions. How to make mining greener and build mutually beneficial relation with renewables?
NFT or Non-Fungible Tokens are in the news almost every single day in the past couple of months. From 69 million dollars digital artwork to 2.5 million dollar tweets, everything under the sun seems to be ensnared by the lure of tokenization. Why is there such a sudden interest? What happens when the dust around NFT settles down? How to ensure our now expensive tokens remain priceless forever?
The OCC has issued a letter that further pushes the US banks in the direction of crypto. What does the OCC letter means to Blockchain? What is the impact on stablecoins and the broader crypto space?
After years in the making, finally, the much anticipated Ethereum 2.0 is here. On Dec 1, 2020, at noon UTC, its first phase, named the Beacon chain, was launched. The … Continue reading Ethereum 2.0 – What’s the Hype?
There are still 1.7 billion unbanked in the world. What are the reasons behind such a significant number of unbanked? Can CBDC drive their financial inclusion?
This post illustrates how we can leverage Blockchain in every stage of the election process while upholding the election integrity.
Blockchain technology might not be the panacea for all voting problems. But the benefits of Blockchain voting would go far in reducing voter apathy and even encourage more people to vote.
Micropayments, as the name suggests, are transactions involving small amounts of money usually done electronically. Micropayments are an integral part of today’s subscription services and in-app payments. However, many factors, technological and economical, have hindered its widespread adoption. But, the dawn of Blockchain technology and the growing adoption of crypto and digital currencies have solved many of the longstanding issues with micropayments, leading to its increased acceptance.
This week marks a significant achievement in mainstream cryptocurrency adoption. On July 22, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released an interpretive letter, delineating their stand about … Continue reading OCC on US Banks Offering Crypto Custody
This post is originally published in Data Driven Investor. Cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoins, have shown tremendous growth so far when compared to gold and the U.S.Dollar. In June 2020, the price … Continue reading Why Engaging With Right Crypto Exchange Matters
Despite the many merits, why are countries not rushing to introduce this new form of money? Why are countries spending years on research and launching long term pilots? What are the key considerations for effectively implementing a digital currency?
Do we need another payment instrument – a digital currency, specifically the ones issued by the countries’ central banks?