The Blockchain-based Service Network rollout in China and the globe

An ambitious drive by the Chinese Government along with its “public” collaborators is set to release globally by April 25, 2020. We do not know Chinese (a gap in our education), but many websites can be translated into English, there…



The case made by Toomas Ilves, the ex-President of Estonia

I was in the audience in Columbia University during the George Ball lecture in February of 2020. The lecture was given by Toomas Ilves, ex-president of Estonia. Ilves was the president from 2006–16. Interestingly, given the current debate here in…


A cure & longer term effects of the current pandemic.

I am not an epidemiologist. There are no recommendations about immediate personal risk mitigation strategies for COVID-19 in this article, for that turn to your local, state, federal or supra-national authorities. These are prognostications, fueled by isolation. …


Greeting the COVID-19 generation

I attended the Hyperledger Global Forum (HGF) in Phoenix which concluded last week on March 6th 2020. As I was reading the recommended conduct for interaction during the forum as well as the numerous caveats, several items struck me. The first was an admonition to abjure…


A project to lay bare what our consent allows

Whenever the Columbia SIPA event on Digital Identity, Security and Governance rolls around every year, I am in the audience. I do it for a few reasons. The participants are from varied backgrounds and leaders in their fields, the questions from…


Impact on monetary policy & control

This article explores the effects of digital currency issued by central banks focusing on monetary policy and control aspects of Central Bank Digital Currency(CBDC).

The media and methods of value transfer affect all of us. Because of this fact, a lot of human effort…


How dim bulbs get brighter! Humility, soft skills and delivery focused intense experimentation.

Only one theory is consistent with observed innovation, namely that there is no fixed theory. This mirrors the Socratic idea of knowledge, “I know that I know not”. This statement is rooted in humility. …


An approach to closing the Trade Finance gap.

As chair of the Capital Markets Special Interest Group (CMSIG) in Hyperledger, an open source consortium for Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), I feel that taking a look at mitigating the Trade Finance gap would also help us with our work with established…


Impact on adoption, new possibilities & dangers

Introduction

The ongoing 5G revolution and its associated effects will be felt in multiple industries. The most important changes will be felt at the edges of networks. However the 2500x speed of 5G over 4G will cause stress on the center of networks as…

Vipin Bharathan

Engineer, Blockchain Enthusiast, Poet

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