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HERE IS THE NEW INTERNET..

Over the last few months, one particular topic has been of particular interest among  everyone who I have witnessed on trains or the university library , Bitcoin.

While i was aware of Bitcoin, its meteoric rise was something i did not expect to occur so early on. Last i heard one bitcoin was trading north of 13,000 Australian dollars which is pretty staggering.

This lead me to my first introduction to Blockchain technology which is the underlying infrastructure supporting Bitcoin. In December last year, a guest professor at university running his own blockchain startup stated that the technology  was soon going to replace core banking systems of several banks and had several use cases in industries like healthcare too.

Blockchain comes with several advanatges over the traditional legacy systems of financial  institutions some of them including features like :

  1. DISTRIBUTED LEDGERS where information is duplicated across several nodes so there is absolutely no chance of tampering with them.
  2. SMART CONTRACTS enable transactions to be carried between one person to another  without the intervention of a third party thus cutting the unwanted middle man fee.

But here’s the catch. Blockchain is not regulated yet. How long before the technology becomes full fledged? Blockchain coupled with Artificial Intelligence can be a match made in heaven.

Exciting times ahead….

 

 

 

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DO YOU COME FROM THE LAND DOWN UNDER?

I realize its 2018 but something inspired me to sit down at a computer and start writing. So here i am.

I landed in Melbourne on a cold winters night on the 29th of June 2017. It’s been 8 months since and the journey has been humbling. From cooking your own food, to doing your own laundry, to learning to manage your financials, not to mention managing your university course load,  it’s life in the fast lane. Living abroad really does give you some stick. It’s true.

So Australia what have you got in store for me this year? Cant wait.

 

 

 

CRICKET VS MATCH FIXING

Is it just me or does anyone  feel the game has gone to dogs in the recent past? Has glitz,glamour,arrogance,money etc taken over what once upon a time used to be a “GENTLEMAN’S GAME”??.The recent spot fixing scandal that unfolded seems to be highlighting all of the points mentioned above.

Why do such talented players indulge in such cheap activity?Are they not paid enough?I don’t think so.Right from flight tickets to checking  them in  at 5 star hotels,everything is taken care of.Some of these guys are paid more than what they actually deserve.

Sadly enough  this has been going on for a long long time and just when we were about to watch the games with genuine interest, this  is what we are rewarded with, the headlines on TV reading “3 CRICKETERS CAUGHT FOR SPOT FIXING” .Are these guys trying to rip off people?some people spend a fortune to catch a glimpse of one cricket match and is this what they deserve?The board as usual seems to be turning a blind eye towards all this thinking that one day all will be forgotten.

Well, if this this the direction that they are heading in,then god save Indian cricket.Personally i feel if superstars in the form of a  Rahul Dravid or a Sachin Tendulkar hadn’t emerged , the game would have died a long time ago in this country.Thanks to them , the sport here is still alive and kicking .Well, i hope that the same excitement and fervor is got back in the game that we all still love and practically call our own.

 

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