Join the cause. Hi, My name is Faisal Khan and I’m a Payment Consultant. For years I have been troubled by the quest to build a payments wiki. Every now and then, I would revisit the idea, but each time I would tell myself “now is not the right time”. Well, that changed a few […]
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 […]
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 […]
Almost everyone knows that YouTube has been banned in Pakistan for sometime now. We all know the reasons also. Simply put, some person outside out boundary decided to make a movie, not even a movie actually, but a nonsense video in which the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was ridiculed and portrayed. When this video got listed […]
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 […]
Pakistan recently passed its own domesticated version of the (infamous) US Patriot Act. The home-grown version is called the Fair Trial Act 2012. The Act’s PDF copy can be downloaded from here (if anyone knows of an alternative government source, please do let me know).