The Undiscovered Country… I’ve been studying remittances for a long time now; read countless documents, viewed hours of videos, listened to tons of podcasts and interacted with 100s of people on this issue. The one recurring element I see is the problem of micro payments across-the-border. I think the word ‘micro’ here may do […]
After years of deliberation and bouncing the idea of constructing a comprehensive Wiki for Banking, Money, Finance and Payments, I finally decided to take the plunge. The goal is to just get working on it. It will take its shape later on, but I don’t want it to be just an idea in my […]
Facebook is definitely coming into the world of online-payments. I’ve been saying this for a long time and it seems the pieces are starting to fall into place. It all started with a brilliant article by Farhad Majoo for Fast Company, aptly titled: The Great Tech Wars of 2012, in which it was envisioned that […]
Recently, a relative of mine decided to buy a television. Being a person who values every Rupee she earns, she did a fair bit of research into the make, model and features of the kind of television set she wanted to buy. She eventually settled on a 55” Samsung LED TV, and this is […]
It is certain that Bitcoins are challenging and changing the mechanics of payments on the Internet. What started as a very elegant solution to the Byzantine Generals Problem published in a paper by someone called Sataoshi Nakamoto, and 3 months later the first Bitcoin protocol code that was released in 2008, is now an […]
Here is a blog article I wrote on my perspective on the case of Bitcoins in Pakistan and why Pakistan should adopt it.
Here is a great infographic showing the global rise of the Yuan. Its not wonder that very recently, the Yuan surpassed the Euro as the second most traded currency in the world. Read the story by Bloomberg here.
For over a 15+ years I have been amassing bookmarks, saving everything of possible interest to me in a very organized manner. Of particular importance are the bookmarks I have saved with respect to the payments & banking industry. I’ve always wanted to launch a payments/banking blog where I would share almost everything I have […]