Why India must not miss the cryptocurrency bus: Shashi Tharoor & Anil K Antony

(Shashi Tharoor is an author, former international diplomat and MP for Thiruvananthapuram. Anil K Antony is a public policy commentator and digital technology expert. This op-ed first appeared online in Indian Express on May 31)

  • India was a late adopter in all the previous phases of the digital revolution – when semiconductors, the internet and smartphones made their mark, we had to play catch-up, as we are still doing on 4G and 5G. We are currently on the cusp of the next phase, which would be led by technologies like blockchain. We have the potential to channel our human capital, expertise and resources into this revolution, and emerge as one of the winners of this wave. All we need to do is to get our policymaking right…

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