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Bimal Pratap Shah

The contributor for Republica.

The World is Watching How America Regulates Cryptocurrencies

Published On: May 23, 2022 12:00 PM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

The US is taking a liberal approach toward cryptocurrencies. On 9th March 2022, President Joe Biden put out an executive order calling on the government to examine the risks of crypto assets to protect US-based people and businesses interacting with virtual digital assets, abolish illegal crypto activity, and explore the possibility of creating a Central Bank Digital Currency.

Bitcoin, Techno Sapiens, and Blockchain Democracy

Published On: May 10, 2022 02:22 PM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Nations are not permanent and tend to collapse if positive political goods are not delivered to citizens. Nepal is moving in this direction.

BitGorkha: A Decentralized Cryptocountry

Published On: February 16, 2022 06:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Nepal Rastra Bank recently released a directive banning any investment in or transactions of cryptocurrency to curtail fraud and illegal outflow of domestic capital. This is a regressive move on the central bank’s part because banning cryptocurrency is like choosing to opt out of something that will inevitably become part of our daily lives.

A Cyber-Libertarian View on Monarchy

Published On: January 26, 2022 06:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

What will happen if the AI governance setup of the future feels a monarchy in a democratic setup is preferable to the anarchy created by dysfunctional democracy?

Direct Democracy Metaverse

Published On: December 20, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

The only way society as a whole will benefit is when the metaverse can be used for direct democracy that somewhat replaces parliament as it is today.

Democratic Recession in Nepal

Published On: November 20, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

There are mainly two types of democratic systems: direct democracy and representative democracy. In a direct democracy, people are allowed to vote directly on issues while in a representative democracy, people vote to elect representatives (politicians) to handle the stately affairs on their behalf. The danger of representative democracy is that it could end up becoming a joke like in Nepal.

Tragedy of the Commons

Published On: October 9, 2021 08:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Coffee consumption, overfishing, plastic pollution, and groundwater overuse are some of the examples of the “tragedy of the commons.” Humans drink over two billion cups of coffee every day contributing to habitat loss that has endangered 60 percent of plant species. Similarly, overhunting and overfishing will likely push many species to extinction.

Deus in Machina

Published On: August 27, 2021 11:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Silicon Valley has digitized everything but religion. Will that change in the future?

Revolution in digital age

Published On: October 1, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

There will first be a few revolutionaries, who are joined by hundreds of thousands then supported by millions. It happens without a central leadership and starts on the Internet

Fragment of the future

Published On: August 29, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

People love Karl Marx for his coruscating classics The Communist Manifesto and Das Capital.  The former he co-authored with Frederic Engels in 1848 formed the basis for the communist movement around the world. They argue capitalism will inevitably self-destruct to be replaced by socialism. The latter, published in 1867, explores the origins, development, and inner workings of the capitalist system, but also extols socialism.

Paradigm is shifting

Published On: August 15, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

In the New Digital Age, the clash of the old and new paradigms and the ever-growing complexity in the globalized world has created chaos in the market system

Code will be the government

Published On: August 6, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

There is a need for one monopolistic fast-learning artificial intelligence holistically ruling the planet. With AI, it will be possible for one entity to govern all countries

Nepali Congress 4.0

Published On: February 13, 2019 03:11 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

In 1990, Nepali Congress mistakenly chose neo-liberalism overlooking the ideology of socialism suggested by B P Koirala.

Watch your democracy

Published On: December 20, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

If the stalwarts of Nepali democracy are not vigilant, authoritarian forces will likely suspend our democracy once again

The rebel queen

Published On: May 17, 2018 12:40 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Jind Kaur was truly a brave soul. Till the end she did everything possible to free Punjab from the British rule.

Autobiography of Jogi

Published On: April 15, 2018 02:00 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

British government was not in favor of Pushkar Shah leading the China mission. They thought British interests would not be served with Shah as Nepal’s PM

Nepal’s philosopher kings

Published On: February 25, 2018 12:34 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Can K P Oli become Plato’s philosopher Prime Minister and save Nepal from dystopian doom?

Paradise lost

Published On: January 11, 2018 12:36 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Nepal is now a democratic country, but not the enlightened one envisioned by Buddha and Prithivi Narayan Shah

Robotic perfection

Published On: December 17, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

Can the communist alliance’s new administration prepare Nepal for new digital age and era of self-driving vehicles?

Quiet riot brewing

Published On: June 21, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

The achievements of the Jana Andolan II do not benefit the youth and every day over 1,500 leave in search of better opportunities abroad