Hugh Harsono

Hugh Harsono

Hugh Harsono writes regularly for multiple publications about cyberspace, economics, foreign affairs and technology.

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Eye on Asia | How Pakistan’s young economy can harness the power of blockchain

There is great potential for blockchain to modernise Pakistan’s core industries of textiles, agriculture and sharia finance. This, plus its young population and high mobile internet penetration rate, can change the course of Pakistan’s future.

There is great potential for blockchain to modernise Pakistan’s core industries of textiles, agriculture and sharia finance. This, plus its young population and high mobile internet penetration rate, can change the course of Pakistan’s future.

How Pakistan’s young economy can harness the power of blockchain
19 Sep 2021 - 2:30PM
The View | Potent mix of art NFTs, cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies promises to be a regulator’s nightmare

The explosion of the art NFT market and growing popularity of digital currencies have raised concerns that they could become tools for money laundering. But rather than banning such emerging technologies, regulators must fine-tune legislation and policies to counter the threat.

The explosion of the art NFT market and growing popularity of digital currencies have raised concerns that they could become tools for money laundering. But rather than banning such emerging technologies, regulators must fine-tune legislation and policies to counter the threat.

Potent mix of art NFTs, cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies promises to be a regulator’s nightmare
19 Aug 2021 - 6:45AM
Macroscope | How blockchain can help prevent cyberattacks like the Colonial Pipeline hack

Given the increasing popularity of the use of internet-based SCADA systems to monitor industrial processes, companies are vulnerable to cyberattacks. A blockchain framework could help prevent such attacks, especially if it encompasses internet-of-things, 5G and other emerging technologies.

Given the increasing popularity of the use of internet-based SCADA systems to monitor industrial processes, companies are vulnerable to cyberattacks. A blockchain framework could help prevent such attacks, especially if it encompasses internet-of-things, 5G and other emerging technologies.

How blockchain can help prevent cyberattacks like the Colonial Pipeline hack
8 Jul 2021 - 2:09AM
Opinion | As central banks explore digital currency, could NFT bonds be the future?

Non-fungible tokens as bonds are a new concept but could help establish central bank digital currencies, offering cheaper and safer transactions. It could also help central banks access alternative forms of financing and digitise traditional asset vehicles.

Non-fungible tokens as bonds are a new concept but could help establish central bank digital currencies, offering cheaper and safer transactions. It could also help central banks access alternative forms of financing and digitise traditional asset vehicles.

As central banks explore digital currency, could NFT bonds be the future?
13 Jun 2021 - 2:30PM
Opinion | How Indonesia is pushing medtech and insurtech as key pillars of AI blueprint to improve health care

Indonesia’s fast-growing manufacturing sector also presents opportunities for medtech innovation as well as research and development.

Indonesia’s fast-growing manufacturing sector also presents opportunities for medtech innovation as well as research and development.

How Indonesia is pushing medtech and insurtech as key pillars of AI blueprint to improve health care
25 Oct 2020 - 11:16AM
Opinion | How China’s digital currency could impact the country’s fintech start-ups

Healthy implementation of a digital yuan should encourage smaller players and ongoing innovation.

Healthy implementation of a digital yuan should encourage smaller players and ongoing innovation.

How China’s digital currency could impact the country’s fintech start-ups
22 Sep 2020 - 11:08AM
Opinion | Why Indonesia is poised to become the next AI start-up hub

The Indonesian edtech market has grown immensely in recent history, with the World Bank counting over a hundred start-ups in the past few years alone.

The Indonesian edtech market has grown immensely in recent history, with the World Bank counting over a hundred start-ups in the past few years alone.

Why Indonesia is poised to become the next AI start-up hub
25 Aug 2020 - 6:35AM