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Bitcoin – A Look at The Digital Currency. Are You Missing Out On Something?

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I’m sure you haven’t been living under a rock, thus without deliberating intensely about the what, why and how of Bitcoins, I’m going to delve straight into what I intend to put forth here. By not being part of the Bitcoin bandwagon, are you missing out on anything? As a financial advisor and venture capitalist myself, all I can say is that without being backed by tangible assets, Bitcoin is fraught with risks and the delusion of cryptocurrencies is, in the long run, where does the real value come from? The very basis of market value in the long term is that it needs to have some sort of utility. But, then again, despite being so volatile, surprisingly, investors in Bitcoin are increasing by the day. Agreed, a huge plus to using Bitcoins is their low transfer fee, much lower than what you ...

Blockchain Powered Collaboration and Integration Platform

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DomaniSystems, Inc. has developed its Decentralized Collaboration and Integration Platform (DCP) to which can be used for collaboration in developing complex software functions when the development team members are organizationally and physically dispersed.   The platform allows users to create, verify, collaborate on and negotiate digital contracts. In a digital contract, the terms of the agreement between two contracting parties is directly written into lines of software codes using a programming language like C or Solidity. A digital contract is less ambiguous compared to a text based contract written using a standard software package like Microsoft Word.   The DCP platform can be accessed using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, which is a subscription based business model.   The co...

Snapchat Investor forsees a rise in Bitcoin

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Bitcoin has been the top-performing currency in the world in six of the past seven years, climbing from zero to a value of about $1,190. But the cryptocurrency isn’t anywhere close to its potential, according to Jeremy Liew, the first investor in Snapchat , and Blockchain CEO and cofounder Peter Smith. In a presentation sent to Business Insider, the duo laid out their case for why it’s reasonable for bitcoin to explode to $500,000 by 2030. Their argument is based on increased interest in bitcoin, thanks to: Bitcoin-based remittancesRemittance transfers, or electronic money transfers to foreign countries, have almost doubled over the past 15 years to 0.76% of GDP, data from The World Bank shows. Expats sending money home have found in Bitcoin an inexpensive alternative, and we a...

NASSCOM Community Virtual Roundtable: Blockchain

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  Welcome to the first Virtual Roundtable. This series will bring together five subject matter experts from five different verticals to talk about an advanced technology. The series will focus on use cases, applications and case studies in emerging technologies. The experts on this panel are in conversation with , Lead, NASSCOM Community. Kunal Nandwani is the co-founder and CEO of uTrade Solutions, an India-based fintech startup. He is a Consultant with the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Currently, based out of India, Kunal previously worked with investment banks in London and started off his career with Lehman Brothers.   Rajesh Dhuddu has over 20 years’ experience in payments, fintech, telecom and BPM. Currently, he is the SVP at Quatrro Processing Services and Chai...

Blockchain Business models & use cases in India

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If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~African Proverb Just like HTTP is the foundation for sharing data (Text, Voice & Video) on the world wide web, Blockchain can be the foundation for sharing value. It is a ledger system to track transactions and transfer value. If you look at the technology it really is a group of individuals/nodes who are trusting each other to build common infrastructure and capabilities. Its a community with common goals, bound by common rules where participants devote time, resources, and capital to the network, making it more valuable. It can be a community of banks, hospitals, enterprises, manufactures or even taxi drivers who can utilize the common infrastructure which enables them to remove the third party platform providers ...

Nasscom, BlockSmiths & Quatrro collaborate to form Blockchain SIG

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1. Blockchain for Fintech: From economising cross-border payments and remittances to facilitating the development of seamless collaborations between various financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, and financial regulators, Blockchain is a game-changer for fintech industry. 2. Blockchain for the Internet of Things (IoT): Since IoT’s functionality is dependent on precise coordination between devices, IoT needs a system which can ensure this while maintaining the security of data exchange. Blockchain also provides the required governance system for connected IoT devices involved in trade or commerce. 3. Smart Contracts and its Applications: A Smart Contract is a piece of code which executes itself when certain conditions are met. Organisations could utilize this featu...

How blockchaining Aadhaar can help

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We have to think of innovative applications of the tech so that it scales up. On the other hand, we have to look at current problems and see which existing technologies can solve them. I am not sure if everyone will agree that blockchain is the best solution for security issues with Aadhaar. Anyone who does not agree with this article which states the following? If Aadhaar was built on a blockchain platform, most of the concerns could be assuaged as the database would be immensely difficult to hack

India’s First Blockchain SIG

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Participants: NASSCOM, BlockSmiths, Quatrro, Fidelity, Nokia, Globallogic, NIIT Technologies, JK Technosoft, Deloitte, HSC, Genpact, Axis Bank, Nagarro INDIA’s FIRST BLOCKCHAIN Special Interest Group – Minutes Of Meeting The meeting of SIG on Blockchain was chaired by Rajesh Dhuddu- SVP – Quatrro and Co-Chaired By Harmeet Singh Monga – Chief Business Officer – BlockSmiths. We would also like to thank Harmeet Singh Monga for hosting the session. SIG Blockchain formed with three core Groups and one group being a general category comprising of members from all three core groups: Group Members FintechRajesh Dhuddu- Quatrro Sameer Garg- Axis BankAsheesh Bahal- NagarroSudeepta Veerapaneni – DeloitteKamaljit Singh- Fidelity International Smart ContractsMeetu / Puneet...

Beginner’s guide to Chatbots – a driver for Digital Transformation

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We are living in a century where technology dominates lifestyle;Digital Transformation with Big Data, IoT, Artificial Intelligence(AI) are such examples. Over the past six months, Chatbots have dominated much of the tech conversation, the next big gold rush in the field of online marketing. Chatbots are built to mimic human interaction, making them seem like an actual individual existing digitally. It could live in any major chat product (Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram, Text Messages, etc.), powered by basic rules engine or NLP and AI. Chatbots have helped in conversation commerce in real time such as booking a cab or ordering a bouquet of flowers or pizza. Consumers will benefit from chatbots through personalization, and this is where social media plays a big part. Here are a couple ...

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