Blockchain Hustle Podcast
Episode 9: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 2 (Roles & Expectations)

Episode 9: Blockchain in Public sector - Part 2 (Roles & Expectations)

April 20, 2020

In the 2nd episode of this series of Blockchain in Public sector, I set down the primary context basis which we will explore the infrastructure required and how blockchain comes up as an important lever. Will present the role of the government (and hence public sector) along with the expectations of the citizens. 

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]     Introduction

[00.40]     Role of Public sector

[01.21]     Citizens -  Role & Expectations

[03.50]     Transforming public – private engagement model

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Blockchain in Public Sector - Part 1 (Introduction)

Blockchain in Public Sector - Part 1 (Introduction)

April 13, 2020

We hear a lot on how blockchain is helping industries reinvent their operations and offerings. But what about when it comes to reshaping the public sector? Does blockchain have a role here? If so, what and how? Especially in these times when the entire public sector – citizens & businesses engagement models are getting transformed and not just incrementally.

My efforts towards this is the genesis of this Blockchain in Public Services series which I will share over several episodes over this podcast, Blockchain Hustle. In this introduction episode of this series I will share a brief outline of what I plan to cover to provide you an idea on what to expect in the next few episodes covering this topic.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]    Introduction

[01.18]    Outline of the series

  • Some basics (Role of public sector, expectations of citizens)
  • What does this entail? How can technology, specifically blockchain help here?
  • Few areas in public sector and some groups of use cases which hold most promise for blockchain
  • Few examples of what governments across the globe are currently doing with blockchain along with some learnings
  • Anticorruption measures and upping the efficiency in government procurement systems are 2 hot areas. Few pointers here
  • Blockchain use case selection framework
  • Some Learnings

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Consensus for my Blockchain - What do I need to consider?

Consensus for my Blockchain - What do I need to consider?

April 6, 2020

How does your blockchain network ensure that all its nodes are working together aligned and securely? How does it reach consensus and finality?

There are different categories of blockchains out there. Which one you select depends on where and how do you intend to use it i.e. basis your application. In the previous episode, I shared on various types of blockchains and mentioned that understanding these along with the various types of consensus protocols can serve as pointers towards your blockchain selection. So, here is the one on consensus.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]    Introduction

[00.47]    The problem statement – Byzantine generals problem

[02.29]    Proof of Work

[04.52]    Proof of Stake

[05.54]    Takeaway and Summary

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Which type of Blockchain should I select?

Which type of Blockchain should I select?

March 30, 2020

There are different categories of blockchains out there. Which one you select depends on where and how do you intend to use it i.e. basis your application. In this and the next episode I share a brief snippet on the types of blockchains along with some blockchain consensus mechanisms. Hope these will help towards your blockchain selection.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]    Introduction

[00.37]    Basic needs of a blockchain

[00.52]    Public blockchain

[01.48]    Private blockchain

[02.38]    Pros and cons of public and private blockchains

[05.38]    Consortium blockchain

[06.15]    Hybrid blockchain

[08.07]    Takeaway and Summary

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Why do you need Oracles for your Smart Contracts

Why do you need Oracles for your Smart Contracts

March 19, 2020

Starting with the share on the importance of data in smart contracts I proceed to cover oracles – what are they, their need and some categories of oracles. I talk about the Oracle problem and how it is being addressed – taking ChainLink and TownCrier examples.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]            Introduction

[00.36]            Data triggers in smart contracts

[01.26]            Internal and External data triggers

[02.08]            What are Oracles

[02.31]            Why do you need Oracles

[03.58]            Hardware and software based oracles

[04.31]            Oracle problem

[05.01]            Examples to address Oracle problem - ChainLink, TownCrier

[07.05]            Summary

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Why you need Smart Contracts for your Business - Part 2

Why you need Smart Contracts for your Business - Part 2

February 18, 2020

This episode is the second part of the share on how some enterprises are leveraging smart contracts in their businesses. Applications include Supply chain logistics, Cloud storage, Identity and access management and Insurance and I share this along with examples of companies using these.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries.  

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES: 

[00.17]            Introduction

[00.26]            Revisit – Smart contract business applications, Part 1

[00.49]            Supply chain logistics - Samsung

[02.14]            Decentralized and resilient cloud storage - Storj

[03.20]            Identity and Access management overview

[03.29]            (a) Secure container release - Antwerp Port Authority & T-Mining

[04.27]            (b) Sharing economy - Slock

[05.35]            Standardization in IoT data exchange and deployment

[07.09]            Insurance - AXA

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Why you need Smart Contracts for your Business - Part 1

Why you need Smart Contracts for your Business - Part 1

January 28, 2020

This episode is the first part of the share on how some enterprises are leveraging smart contracts in their businesses. I speak about how some companies have improved their business process efficiencies by converting these processes to blockchain logic and incorporating smart contracts.  

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries.  

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]            Introduction

[00.25]            Revisit – What is a smart contract

[01.14]            Value locked in a smart contract

[01.46]            Features of smart contract making it viable for businesses

[03.11]            Usage examples – Business process efficiencies

[03.29]            (a) Secure and efficient documents workflow: Antwerp Port Authority & T-Mining

[06.05]            (b) Letter of Credit process - Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Microsoft

[07.42]            ( c) Escrow via smart contracts – Cost & time effective

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What is a Smart Contract?

What is a Smart Contract?

January 21, 2020

I share on Smart Contracts in this episode  – what are they and how to build one. I will cover smart contracts over multiple episodes – this is the first one with an introduction to smart contracts. The next few episodes will cover some real business applications using these as well as the importance of good data in a smart contract.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

[00.17]            Introduction and outline

[00.52]            Vending machine example – granddad of smart contracts

[02.04]            What is a smart contract

[02.20]            Difference between smart contracts and business rules automation software

[03.38]            How to go about making a smart contract

[05.31]            Benefits of using a smart contract and preview to next episode on its business applications

 

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Asset Tokenization - Make your assets more liquid, fungible and tradeable

Asset Tokenization - Make your assets more liquid, fungible and tradeable

January 21, 2020

In episode 1, I discuss Asset Tokenization – what is it and what is its significance in the enterprise space. I will start with what is a token – the concept and then share some details on tokenizing of an asset – what it is, its significance in businesses, some economic biz models along with a couple of real life use cases as well as examples of entities using asset tokenization for business. I will do a brief share on how do you get started with tokenizing an asset. Plus will list some of the existing challenges seen in this space.

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

TIME STAMPED SHOW NOTES: 

[00.47]            Introduction

[01.43]            Episode outline

[02.30]            What is a token and types of tokens

[05.10]            What are Asset tokens and Asset Tokenization

[08.19]            Business applications of Asset Tokens along with a few real life              enterprise examples

[15.05]            How do you tokenize an asset, What is a Tokenization platform

[16.50]            Some  players in this space

[18.09]             Few challenges in this market

[19.54]              Summary        

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Introductory episode of Blockchain Hustle podcast

Introductory episode of Blockchain Hustle podcast

January 21, 2020

Welcome to the Blockchain Hustle where I take a look at some interesting plays of how blockchain technology is opening up new business vistas across multiple industries. 

I will cover a couple of things in this episode –

  • [0.47]      What this podcast is all about
  • [1.25]      A bit on my story, mainly putting a context so that you can decide whether what I will share might be valid/valuable to you 

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The next episode will be on Asset Tokenization in which I will cover Asset tokens – what are they and what is their significance in the enterprise space.  

I will start with what is a token – the concept and then share some details on tokenizing of an asset – what it is , its significance in businesses, some economic biz models along with a couple of real life use cases as well as examples of entities using asset tokenization for business. I will do a brief share on how do you get started with tokenizing an asset. Plus will list some of the existing challenges seen in this space.

So, do stay tuned!!

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