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From the Data Economy to the Experience Economy, DeFi’s reach is far and wide!

[Cross-Post: This article was originally published on my LinkedIn Blog.]

‘Diversity and inclusion’ is a common social and workplace topic. But we hardly talk about the subject of financial inclusion. It’s common to hear people say things like, ‘Oh, what do we know about financial stuff!? Let the experts and authorities worry about that.’ And thus, it remains overlooked by the larger community.

Data from the World Bank states that 1.7 billion adults globally remain unbanked, while two-thirds of them own a mobile phone that could…

Thoughts on how cryptocurrency has the potential to build foundations for a stable global economy.

It’s easy to fear what you don’t understand. Many people fear crypto. However, I’m going to outline for you today why the advent of digital currencies to our world markets, national economies, money exchanges, and wallets, is truly a positive thing.

Let’s begin…

First of all, how can a country’s economy be stable?

When a country focuses on fostering the factors that help develop their economy whilst successfully controlling the factors that have a negative impact, that’s when the economy grows. The more consistency in maintaining this balance, the more stable the economy.

It sounds simple… but it’s not.


How’s Sylo different from others in the game?

What is Sylo?

Happy 2019 people! Hope you all had a lovely start to the new year!

I’m writing this piece to address an important question. A member of our social community went through one of my articles — ‘Why I joined a tech startup’ recently and asked me a very interesting question.

“Sylo comes across to be a mature company (from your article). But I’m intrigued to know if Sylo is any different from other tech firms. If yes, then how?”

It’s a great question! Quite valid, and the moment I read it, I…

Sylo; shifting the industry paradigm to strengthen consumer trust…

Blockchain has created quite a niche space for itself in the market as a ‘disrupter’. Not only has it revolutionised the tech industry, but it’s challenged traditional values and norms in the business and finance sectors as well.
‘How?’ you may ask? Let me tell you.

Even a couple of years ago, investors used to largely invest in shares, FOREX, and take part in IPOs (Initial Public Offering).
Now, they largely buy digital tokens (security or utility) and take part in ICOs (Initial Coin Offering) or STOs (Security Token Offering). …

[Note from Sylo’s editor: The below is republished with permission from Shaan’s LinkedIn.]

The Sylo Learning Curve

About six months ago, I penned down my thoughts on why I joined a tech startup. I was new to the startup culture then, two months old; but after spending eight months (and trust me, eight months in a startup means a couple of years in a regular corporation!), I felt responsible to revisit this topic and share my experience with you all.

Firstly, NO REGRETS! I still stand by my decision and feel, I took the right call when I decided to join Sylo. Secondly, I’ve…

Want to participate in the Sylo token event? Here’s why the KYC/AML process is important.

With ‘unwavering security’ being one of Sylo’s core values, we have made it mandatory to complete KYC/AML if you want to participate in the token event. But what is it and why?

Here’s how to catch up.

In my previous article, I introduced you to the concept of KYC/AML. If you haven’t read that yet, you can do that here (just go to the bottom of the article). It will give you a fair idea as to what those terms mean.

Next, “Why KYC…?”


Learn how to participate and qualify for the Sylo Airdrop.

With the Sylo Airdrop around the corner, it’s time to learn what you need to do in order to make the most out of it.

Most readers here will likely already know what an Airdrop is (hint: it’s got nothing to do with apples!) but if you don’t, take a look at this article here.

For those already in the know, the question may be, ‘Why Airdrop at all?’

Well here at Sylo we have our reasons, and it’s not the one you might expect.

For most companies, an Airdrop…

How Decentralisation strengthens End-to-End Encryption.

Happy to see you guys back again! We have come to the last part of my 3-article series, and I bet you can’t wait to discover more about this ‘Missing Link’! I lost my sleep too, out of excitement, when I was exposed to this concept for the first time! It was fascinating to learn how smart hackers found out a way to pry into our lives breaching end-to-end encryption and how a bunch of even smarter developers built something incredible to block them out! And that incredible thing is the ‘Decentralised Communication Network’. …

The Blockchain Technology and its significance.

‘Blockchain’ is almost a household name these days. The word has changed a lot of things in both the technology and business spaces in the past 2 years. And when things win popularity in a short span of time, they also draw a lot of criticism - both constructive and destructive. Blockchain too, hasn’t been an exception in this case. But, today I decided to write about Blockchain specifically, because, I see discussions happening on three different levels which are quite different from one another.

1) Blockchain is a ‘Fad’. Meaning, it’s a temporary sensation, and will fade away soon.

How End-to-End Encryption may lead to potential security threats, within a centralised framework.

Welcome back! Now that you have learnt about ‘encryption’ in my previous article, let’s move on to the next level, i.e. End-to-End (E2E) Encryption — another term that most of us have come across, in some of our social networking apps. Some of us may also have a basic understanding that if it’s E2E encrypted, then the service provider or other third parties can’t read our messages or listen to our calls. That’s a relief! But, does that mean our communications are secure to a major extent? Let’s find out!

I am going back to the same ‘post office’ analogy…

Shaan Bhattacharya

Chief Strategist at

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