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I am Pratima - an incorrigible, curious and ever-evolving writer. Apart from an exciting journey in the protean terrain of Enterprise IT for 8 years (with CIOL), I have also flexed my journo-muscles in other genres with platforms like Sustainuance, Sustainability Zero and Taxinomics.I am still trying to wrap my head around this fascinating crypto-universe and its ever-changing orbits and black holes. I love understanding, dissecting, explaining and stirring up this world with my curiosity. I call my desk 221-C because, like the great sleuth, I truly believe – Questions are, often, more important than answers. So which of these four statements about me is not true? 1. I developed cold feet on my first sky-dive. Opted out. Ran for the hills, literally 2. Won the ‘The 10th PoleStar ‘Jury's Special Recognition Award in IT Journalism (2008) 3. I have, still, not seen GoT 4. I love broccoli but hate broccoli-journalism
Quantum Computers and Bitcoin: Neither The Camel, Nor the Sub-way Dog. Yet!

Quantum Computers and Bitcoin: Neither The Camel, Nor the Sub-way Dog. Yet!

Still in the incipient stages, the force of these brawny machines may not be ready enough to crack the Bitcoin Maths. But...
Alternate Banking – The Plastic Comes Off

Alternate Banking – The Plastic Comes Off

The Corona pandemic has been able to do what even the most advanced technologies and their advocates could not pull off –...
Supreme Court and Crypto-ban in India – No Baby, Only Bath Water

Supreme Court and Crypto-ban in India – No Baby, Only Bath Water

After two years of RBI’s ban on crypto-trade, some clarity from the apex court has poured in. The industry is in a...
Halving: How far will the Sliced-Dominoes fall?

Halving: How far will the Sliced-Dominoes fall?

A lot is being speculated about the price and market consequences of the imminent Bitcoin Halving. Would it affect mining efficiency, network...
Crypto-industry and Taxmen: A Weird Anatidaephobia

Crypto-industry and Taxmen: A Weird Anatidaephobia

Tax-debates are backhanded compliments for any industry; especially for a new, bizarre and controversial one – they are...
Elephants can Dance. But can they Moon-walk?

Elephants can Dance. But can they Moon-walk?

Quantum Computing's big-bangs are translating into new whispers in the Blockchain world. Let’s check out if computational cylinders were the only thing...

Decentralisation – Not Good Enough For Data Today

A new data economy is emerging where first-party opt-in data is supreme and third-party data players will lose all relevance and power...
Global Payments: Are we past the First Bad Pancake?

Global Payments: Are we past the First Bad Pancake?

Or shall we make it plural? If everyone from SWIFT to Visa to Facebook to IBM to Unbounded to even JP Morgan...
Cards and Theft – Swipe, Sulk, Suffer, Repeat

Cards and Theft – Swipe, Sulk, Suffer, Repeat

Magnetic stripe, EMV or behavioural AI – when it comes to card theft, are banks barking up the wrong tree? When...
CPU to ASIC to Clouds: Crypto-miners still changing Pelotons

CPU to ASIC to Clouds: Crypto-miners still changing Pelotons

Processing muscle matters a lot when you need really-brute compute force for mining something as mathematics-y as crypto-currencies. Mining hardware has come...

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