Vishal Chawla

Correspondent
IDG Media

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India-Canada collaborate on entrepreneurship exchange programs
In the backdrop of Justin Trudeau's visit, India and Canada have been working to accelerate young startups. The bilateral agreements sanctioned by representatives of both the…
Venezuela launches first government-backed cryptocurrency; raises 735 million USD in a day
In response to decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Venezuela has become the first country to officially introduce a government-backed cryptocurrrency. Known as Petro,…
FinTech disruption: Does India need Initial Coin Offerings?
Blockchain applications, smart contracts and faster-secure payments are few of the features that Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have proposed through their projects, pushing their…
Experts bullish on blockchain in India
Popularized by Bitcoin, blockchain has been touted as a game-changing technology for businesses and governments. Verticals across both public and private sectors have been…
Regulation will clarify crypto trade rules in India, say experts
A recent US Senate hearing brought favorable news to cryptocurrency investors on the global level as both the chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and chairman of…
Payment cards are evolving into mini computers
Two of the largest payment card providers, Mastercard and Visa in collaboration with their partners, have unveiled products with advanced features. These products aim to improve…
Will GoI finally wake up to the Bitcoin bubble?
Despite repeated warnings from India’s apex bank on high volatility and speculation, the price of a Bitcoin has been climbing up consistently, reaching a new high of USD 17,000 (…
GoI to enhance security framework for digital payments
Since demonetization, the volume of digital transactions in India has been increasing by leaps and bounds. The country witnessed an all-time high of 965 million digital…
Global IT majors creating more energy efficient data centers
Data centers are known for consuming a lot of energy to maintain computer systems, servers and other high-performance IT components. For enterprises and governments, data centers…
Microsoft releases detailed report on Azure outage
Last week, Microsoft's Azure customers in North Europe faced a seven-hour long difficulty in using and managing their resources hosted on a data center in the region, owing to…
OpenWorld 2017: Oracle announces major innovations
At OpenWorld 2017 held in San Francisco, Oracle has made an array of new announcements to add more value to its software services. Here are the major takeaways from the…