ICO or Token Sale: What’s in a Name? Well, Everything!

June 1, 2017    By : Aman Trivedi

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – the quintessential Shakespearean analogy seems to be losing relevance in today’s rapidly evolving technology investment scene, accentuated by multi-million-dollar raises within minutes. Internet companies have been traditionally seen as

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So How Exactly Are Citi and Nasdaq Making DLT Work for Them?

May 26, 2017    By : Aman Trivedi

Citi – one of the major bulge bracket players – in collaboration with Nasdaq, has recently introduced a settlement system for secondary market transactions concerning private company securities. The former has partnered with Chain for its DLT infrastructure needs. The

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Why Are Some AI Implementations Not as Magical as the Buzzword Itself?

May 18, 2017    By : Aman Trivedi

We at Let’s Talk Payments love to debate on potentially game-changing technologies – and artificial intelligence has certainly been one of the candidates for the aforementioned buzzword category. So we got our team together to discuss how AI has changed their

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What’s the Deal With Cryptocurrency Market Caps?

May 4, 2017    By : Aman Trivedi

There’s a discernible pattern in the interesting aspects of blockchain and the extended distributed ledger technologies over the years. We took to Google trends to map this evolution over past five years and the results are fairly interesting:    

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The Tumultuous Rise of Ripple’s XRP

April 27, 2017    By : Aman Trivedi

Ripple, the global settlement network operator for banks, recently released the XRP Markets report for Q1 2017 which analyzes the market activity in XRP, an independent digital asset native to the Ripple Consensus Ledger (RCL). Like many other non-bitcoin cryptocurrencies,

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Navigating the Maze of Blockchain Consortia

April 20, 2017    By : Aman Trivedi

We have always asserted that blockchain is an ecosystem-level technology that stands to bring about cost-related and operational efficiencies in interconnected systems, an exchange, for instance, perfectly fits the bill. We have come across three general approaches that enterprises consider

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What You Need to Know About the Hyperledger Blockchain Fabric

March 24, 2017    By : Aman Trivedi

The International Business Machines Corporation recently launched a commercial blockchain platform for enterprises to develop, deploy and test their business applications in a distributed ledger environment. Often referred to as the “IBM Blockchain” the platform, in turn, sits on top

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DLT in Supply Chain Financing, YES Bank’s Pilot: An Analysis.

January 5, 2017    By : Aman Trivedi

Introduction: DLTs Distributed ledger technology (DLT), very fondly referred to as blockchain, has found many potential applications across industries since its entry to the mainstream business avenues almost two years ago. DLT has varied characteristics, each of which is being

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ICOs and the Consumer-Side Impact of DLT

December 27, 2016    By : Aman Trivedi

Over the past two years, distributed ledger technology (DLT) has seen tremendous interest by investors and financial institutions alike. There have been numerous variants of the technology coming up, both on the enterprise and consumer side. However, owing to the

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