Sid Kalla

Sid Kalla is chief technology officer at cross-border FinTech firm Acupay, and a freelance journalist specializing in financial technology, bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. He has invested in blockchain projects including bitcoin, Maidsafecoin, Counterparty and BitShares (See: Editorial Policy).

clock, work

To the Moon? Blockchain’s Hiring Crunch Could Last Years

| Sid Kalla

The world may be buzzing about blockchain and its recent influx of ICO-based capital, but a lack of skilled developers threatens to hold up growth.

How Cashaa Exploits Bitcoin Price Differentials for Remittances

| Sid Kalla

Who said bitcoin's volatility is bad? A new remittance service is showing how price differentials could power cheap money transfers.

A Framework for Valuing Crypto Tokens

| Sid Kalla

Acupay CTO Sid Kalla provides an in-depth guide for those considering investing in an initial coin offering or ICO.


IoT Meets NFC In Zerado’s New Blockchain Prototype

| Sid Kalla

If entrepreneurs at this London blockchain startup are right, hotels of the future could one day feature IoT-powered room access.

nasdaq, new york

Nasdaq Sees Low Hanging Fruit in Blockchain Post-Trade

| Sid Kalla

Stock exchange giant Nasdaq discussed its vision for blockchain post-trade at an event in the UK last week.

london, blockchain

Could Bitcoin Be the Future of Blockchain Post Trade?

| Sid Kalla

Conventional thinking about blockchain technology's use in stock markets may be wrong, according to one academic.

Chess pawn casting shadow of chess king

Bitcoin Defender Speaks Out at London Blockchain Event

| Sid Kalla

Simon Dixon, CEO of BnktotheFuture, lays out his vision for blockchain startups and makes the case for bitcoin.

Why the Buy-Side Should Get Off the Blockchain Sidelines

| Sid Kalla

In a new Op-Ed, CoinDesk contributor Sid Kalla discusses opportunities for buy-side firms in the blockchain industry.

CME group

CME Exec: Bitcoin ETFs Signal Digital Asset Maturity

| Sid Kalla

A CME exec this week spoke about how she believes forthcoming bitcoin ETFs are a sign the digital asset market is maturing.

London Workshop Explores Blockchain Identity in Finance

| Sid Kalla

The Identity & KYC conference in London hosted a workshop on using blockchain technology to improve know-your-customer processes earlier this week.