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Firm Owned by India’s Richest Man Turns to Blockchain for Trade Finance

Firm Owned by India’s Richest Man Turns to Blockchain for Trade Finance Oil and gas conglomerate Reliance Industries – owned by India’s richest person, Mukesh Ambani – has used blockchain to conduct its first trade finance transaction. According to a news release from HSBC India shared with CoinDesk on Sunday, …

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Indian researchers built the country’s very first native microprocessor

Indian researchers built the country’s very first native microprocessor India has taken its first step in microprocessor development thanks to a research team of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M). The researchers have built the country’s first native microprocessor, ‘Shakti.’ The chip was manufactured at Semi-Conductor Laboratory of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) …

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Indian Officials Met to Discuss Possible Ban on ‘Private Cryptocurrencies’

Indian Officials Met to Discuss Possible Ban on ‘Private Cryptocurrencies’ The Indian government is considering imposing a ban on what it calls “private cryptocurrencies” in the country. At the 19th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on Tuesday, the country’s finance minister Arun Jaitley discussed “the issues …

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India’s porn ban is ridiculously easy to get around

India’s porn ban is ridiculously easy to get around Last week, the Indian government asked telcos to ban 827 porn websites, and judging by what users are reporting it seems they’re actually putting the ban into effect. However, Indians aren’t giving up and users are finding easy ways to circumvent …

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Naspers announces $300 million initiative to support startups and tech in South Africa – TechCrunch

Naspers announces $300 million initiative to support startups and tech in South Africa – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Marieme Diop and Shikoh Gitau to speak at Startup Battlefield Africa Local venture capital fund formation is on the rise in Africa, led by Nigeria Naspers announced a $100 million Naspers …

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Pornhub dodges India’s porn site ban with new domain name

Pornhub dodges India’s porn site ban with new domain name Credit: Wikimedia commons Last week, the Indian government directed telcos to block 827 porn sites, including Pornhub – one of the biggest adult content sites. In response, Pornhub has launched a new website specifically for its Indian users, pornhub.net. According to …

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Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image – TechCrunch

Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image – TechCrunch Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our …

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