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  • Libra - A Millennial Global Currency from Facebook

    Facebook's recent proposal for a stable global cryptocurrency on social media platform has led many to anticipate its positive impact on the global economic system. However, privacy concerns and Libra's planned decentralised approach have raised apprehensions among the regulators around the world.

    July 29, 2019

    Aakash R. Shekhaliya asked: Why is Russia offering quantum technology to India? Is there any strategic consideration to it?

    Munish Sharma replies: The applications of quantum information science are certainly strategic in nature, especially in computing and cryptography. Latest research demonstrates that quantum key distribution can help develop ultra-secure digital communications. Quantum computing can also break the widely used encryption algorithms.

    The Crypto Heist in Japan: Regulator’s Dilemma, Consumer’s Detriment

    The dexterity with which Japan handles this case and the follow-up measures it adopts will strongly influence other countries to either liberalise the use of cryptocurrencies or strictly forbid them in the interest of consumers, law enforcement and national security.

    February 13, 2018

    Cryptology, Digital Assassination and the Terrorism Futures Market

    A recent news item indicated that the US Government had been planning a website that would enable people to place bets on the likelihood of terrorist events. It was hoped that a study of market trends would enable intelligence agencies to anticipate and prevent such events.

    April 2004

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