Search engines, Deep web & the Darknet

In this article we will focus on mainly how the search engines work. Thereafter, we will discuss indexability, and the differences between surface web, deep web and the darknet.   Pre-internet period There was a time when goods and services important to us would either appear on the newspaper classifieds’ section or on the Yellow […]

Breaking: Smart Contracts (blockchain) legalised in Arizona

  On March 29, (2017) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill HB 2417 into law. As covered earlier by IndiaTechLaw on Smart Contracts, this bill seeks to amend the current law and bring legal validity to blockchain signatures.   What are blockchain signatures? Blockchain is a unique method to publicly maintain one single database of all financial transactions. […]

The Mt. Gox incident – the largest bitcoin hack ever

An American software developer named Jed McCaleb founded a platform in 2006 named Magic: The Gathering Online eXchange. He set up the platform for secure exchange of trading cards used in a video game by the same name, using the domain name mtgox.com. This platform allowed cards to be bought and sold like stocks. Some quarters say that it was this underlying […]

What is digital information and how does the computer work? For a lawyer

The entire gamut of Indian Technology Law contains references to “digital information”, “digital signatures”, “cryptography”, “public key”, “private key”, etc. And without clarity at the origin it gets much difficult at later stages to understand more technical and quirkier concepts like “blockchain”, “cryptocurrency”, etc. This article therefore explains to you how information is actually stored […]