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Enhancing Gift Crads Value Proposition (Blockchain for Gift Cards – Part II)

Last week, I published a blog post titled “Blockchain Boosting Customer Loyalty Programmes”. In continuation of views on Blockchain relevance, highlighting the following 4 aspects of gift cards industry that encompasses open & closed loop cards, new age innovative cards such as gift cards for stock, lottery retail gift card, donation gift cards etc. 1) […]

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“Asaya”, a blog on Student’s Vocice

My daughter published her first blog post today. Inviting you to have look at the link below! Student Voice

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Boosting Customer Loyalty Programmes (Blockchain for Gift Cards – Part I)

Getting little bit into history, reward programs spans over a century (~120 years) with S&H Green Stamps in late 1800’s, the launch of modern programs by the airlines ~35 years ago, and to the recent coalition programs like Plenti’s initial marketing partners that include Macy’s, AT&T, Exxon Mobil and Rite Aid. According to the 2017 Colloquy […]

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MSME Lending – Risk Assessment and Credit Rating Models

Writing this blog with an intent to share learnings from a research conducted on Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) lending space. I am open to a dialogue on this subject. Happy reading! From the sources of “Office of the US Trade Representative”, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of the American, European, […]

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Creating Business with New Reality (AR/VR) Value Chains

One way to interpret AR/VR ecosystem is classifying it as a platform, what I am referring in this blog as “Platform 4.0”. Followed by personal computer, web, and mobile, AR/VR platforms fundamentally are transforming how present-day consumers interact in the physical world. One way to define AR/VR is as follows, VR: Immerses users in an imagined or replicated world […]

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Living in an Artificially Intelligent World

I was reading an article on new research led by the University of Adelaide on the subject of an AI’s ability to predict a patient’s lifespan simply by looking at images of their organs. After taking a deep breath picked up my coffee and started walking thinking about the deeper engagement of AI in human […]

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Can Blockchain Technology fail?

Technologists, entrepreneurs, innovators, public and governments are having a different point of views on practical limitation on adopting blockchain technology, even the existence of bitcoin and thereby relative performance of cryptocurrencies. Blockchain implementation is like implementing a 360-degree performance review where the managers appraise the teams and vice versa, practicality impeding into power balances as is the context […]

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Combating Counterfeiting with Blockchain Technology

Let’s visualize, you walk into a jewelry store and see a very aesthetic diamond necklace you were dreaming to buy to your fiancé on Valentine Day. What if you have a technology at hand that make sure the jewelry is authentic. Self-authentication is seemingly the need for many consumers buying various products before making a […]

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Pragmatic Approaches to Blockchain Adoption

As Blockchain Technology is gaining a broader acceptance, one of the lingering problem is on mainstream adoption of new technology. Blockchain as a technology can be used as an exchange network to complete transactions, move value and assets amongst peers on the network without the need for any 3rd party intermediary to validate or maintain […]

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