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Payments changing lives

Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

Your phone recognizes your face and finger. Should it know if you are alive or dead?

28 September 2017  |  2760 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Much is being discovered and written about Apple's FaceID. There is talk about ability of iPhone X to distinguish between your photograph, clever 3D models of your face and your actual face. There is even talk about why what you "know" is a better security measure than what you "are" (Forbes article). For example, the article s...

TagsMobile & onlineInnovation
Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

Digital stupidity: mobile wallets that mimic physical wallets

16 March 2017  |  4111 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

My physical wallet is useful - it helps me store a number of valuables and memories but it is dumb. It doesn't know anything about me. Ironically, we are creating the equivalent in digital or mobile wallets in spite of the fact that digital wallets have the potential to be more intelligent, understand our preferences, and provide contextual help a...

TagsMobile & onlinePaymentsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
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Hari Subramanian
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Could Regulators perform AML in a Blockchain World?

13 January 2017  |  8122 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Before you say "that is a crazy idea", stop and think. It sounded crazy to me as well but after some thinking I have concluded that it has merits. Here's why. First, let's check the state

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Hari Subramanian
Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

Avoid overselling business benefits of blockchain usecases

12 October 2016  |  5932 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Whenever a technology trend hits the peak of hype cycle, claims that it can even solve world hunger, abound. Evangelists start piling on the benefits that the new technology brings. Blockchain is expe...

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Hari Subramanian
Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

Fraud in Blockchains and Smart Contracts

27 February 2016  |  4495 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Yes, Smart contracts and blockchains can change the world of digital assets, their exchange, and automated administration of contracts. Much is being talked about this promise. Also people point to da...

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Hari Subramanian
Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

Is there a case for utilities in blockchain?

08 February 2016  |  5678 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Many people I have talked to, mention "securities settlement" as an area suitable for lots of cost savings through the adoption of blockchain. But as we know, settlement is an area that does...

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Hari Subramanian
Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

Achilles heels of payments, cash and batch, will they disappear?

24 October 2015  |  2630 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Having just returned from SIBOS where every one was talking about real time and digital payments, my contrarian mind was tempted to think about cash and batch. Cash Cash has existed among humans for 2...

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Hari Subramanian
Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

Digital Banking: Where it falls short

30 July 2015  |  5387 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

According to Wikipedia, modern Banking has been around for a long time (since the days of Renaissance Italy in 14th century) and money even longer (bartering of cattle as early as 9000 BC, laws around...

TagsMobile & onlineRetail banking
Hari Subramanian
Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

How many apps for all your mobile payment needs?

02 March 2015  |  3490 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This blog is really an outcome of the questions/ comments I received on my previous blog on Apple Pay. Every one has essentially 3 main tasks when it comes to payments - pay friends/ relatives/ other ...

TagsMobile & onlinePayments
Hari Subramanian
Hari SubramanianWipro - Greater New York City

Why am I not content with Apple Pay?

11 February 2015  |  3750 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Enough has been written about how cool Apple Pay is. And it really is a game changer in a world filled with card data breaches and fraud. Apple Pay's support of tokens and biometrics are extremely imp...

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