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Modi govt must not ban cryptocurrencies. But regulation shouldn’t be slack either

The revenue generated from cryptocurrencies can be an incentive for the Modi government to allow this trade with restriction rather than ban it and lose the 'sin tax'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the digital payment solution e-RUPI, through video conferencing, in New Delhi on 2 August. | Photo: ANI

What is e-RUPI & how it could be the first step towards launching digital currency in India

These vouchers are person- and purpose-specific, meaning if they are released by the government for the purpose of vaccination, then they can be redeemed only for that. 
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Dogecoin started as a joke & is now the world’s 4th-largest cryptocurrency. Thank Elon Musk

Dogecoin, greatly supported by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, now has a market value of more than $85 billion, after hitting an all-time high price of $0.69 (69 cents) a coin Wednesday.
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Why India shouldn’t use blockchain for GST. It will make planet hotter, for one

India’s GST system will not work better if carried out through blockchains — they can be as easy to manipulate.
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India’s answer to tax-evasion lies in blockchain

Modi govt must consider putting GST collection on blockchain, which is a technocratic solution and need not be managed by the State.
A technician monitors cryptocurrency mining rigs at a Bitfarms facility in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada | Representational image

Everything will soon be on the blockchain, whatever that means

If and when radical decentralisation does come about, the concept most in need of radical revision may be adjudication.
Representational Image | Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg

How blockchain can bring unicorns to millennials

Until its recent initial public offering, the moneyed folk who would never deign to set foot in an Airbnb Inc. property could buy in, whereas a younger, regular user could not.
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India can be the laboratory that leads the world into the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Be it AI or Blockchain, what works in India — with its inherent diversity, complexity and scale — will work in the world.
Lights illuminate USB cables inside a 'mining rig' computer | Akos Stiller / Bloomberg

Blockchain startups tap economics Nobel winners as cryptocurrency fanfare wanes

Funding has fallen, and blockchain startups hope partnerships with Nobel laureates will change that.
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Blockchain coming to India’s aid in war on fake drugs

The government plans to track and authenticate the drugs at each stage of their journey from pharmaceutical companies to the patient’s home.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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