by Jitasha Bahl INTRODUCTION Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that operates on blockchain technology. In a white paper published in 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym for a computer programmer or group of programmers, introduced Bitcoin as an open source, peer-to-peer digital currency (Nakamoto 2008, 2). Bitcoins have no intrinsic worth and are not backed by a … More The Microeconomics of Cryptocurrencies: Can a cryptocurrency become a global currency?
by Sanad Arora Abstract The computational ability of Artificial Intelligence (“A.I.”) is growing at a very rapid pace right now, making it more and more capable to take up complex tasks. Coupled with deep learning Artificial Intelligence Systems, it has transformed into a software where the A.I. can learn such tasks by themselves by using … More A.I.: Approach with Caution
by Aileen Aditi Sundardas Introduction Blockchain and cryptocurrency play an integral role in the technology market, and with the onset of the COVID -19 pandemic, there has been a massive boom in cryptocurrency trading in India. It is clear that there is an increasing appeal and interest in the crypto-assets market, however, due to the … More Case Review: Hitesh Bhatia v. Kumar Vivekanand – A Step in The Right Direction to Navigate Crypto Fraud Cases ￼
by Himeesha Dhiliwal The COVID-19 pandemic has completed a year and a half since its outbreak and has claimed more victims than we could have ever imagined. The pandemic brought the world to a standstill, something unprecedented and even the most famous international sporting event, i.e. the Olympic Games were not spared from the effects … More Tokyo Olympics 2020: A Technological Show
By Sanad Arora Abstract Technological Disruption in the financial sector is nothing else but a fancy exaggeration of the word “financial technology” (‘Fintech’), but what matters right now, is not the technical jargon that is associated with Fintech, but the revolutionising impact it is having on the realm of finance. Fintech has got its paws … More Advanced Insurance and Declining Privacy
By Varda Saxena Instagram and Facebook are tech giants who’ve created an extraordinary demand and supply of products. The services offered by them are not paid. However, such giants have revolutionised the modern-day economy. The way most markets are organised, like a market for agricultural products, these social media platforms are used by large, medium … More Analysis of Instagram’s Business Model: Economic Reflections
by Aesha Anurag Shah Introduction The members of the parliament are currently discussing the much-awaited legislation- Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, (“PDP Bill”). The big question that arises with the PDP Bill (or with any other law that is striving to protect data privacy) is whether its aim of data protection can co-exist with the … More Data Protection and AI: Contradiction or Co-existence?
by Gargi Rohi & Samraat Basu The Indian Government recently banned 106 mobile applications of Chinese origin (Times of India, 2020). These apps include TikTok, WeChat, CamScanner and Mi Video Call Xiaomi among others (the ‘Banned Apps’). Further, another 250 applications such as PUBG Mobile are reportedly (FE Online, 2020) being reviewed for possible privacy and security … More To ban or not to ban: A data protection alternative to the Indian ban of 59 Chinese apps
(This is Part Two of a two-part post by Tantu Vardhan.) To view part one click here. Recap: The author uses various professional perspectives to capture the interaction between society and artificial intelligence. From the outset it is understood that AI would alter the answers to fundamental questions on what it it means to be, survive … More Comprehending different Facets of Artificial Intelligence