Author Archives: Maksim Rokhline

Credit cards on white keyboard
22 Oct

Collaboration, value orchestration and knowledge [or how to engage with suppliers]

By Maksim Rokhline

This blog was initially posted at Tradeshift were I help develop Financial Services.  It explores the limitations of acceptable and commonly built supplier-facing solutions, and introduces a new paradigm that combines platform-based collaboration and information-intensity as a framework for supplier engagement. At some point you’ve got to start thinking about how you are thinking about things. I call

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23 Mar

What’s in your digital wallet?

By Maksim Rokhline

This blog is about  what can possibly fit into an e-wallet and be actually spent.  This blog is a bit more about money as a whole class of assets (not limited to national fiat currencies) that can be placed into our e-wallets and be transacted over multiple relevant payments protocols. e-Wallet as is Its been

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06 Dec

Irresistible division of labor

By Maksim Rokhline

Ever since Adam Smith we generally understand the benefits of division of labor (and higher level of specialization).  We now have our professions as a narrowly defined specialties, – so small and often irrelevant to what we directly consume.  Remember there was a time when a poor fellow human being was himself producing nearly everything

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29 Oct

On Banking, Payments and Identity

By Maksim Rokhline

I can only suggest – and it is so easy to do! – that our established practice of free (of charge) deposit banking might be affecting the development of deposit products like payments and its integral – identity.. We get charged for storing our possessions in a warehouse.  The service rendered by a warehouse is

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01 Aug

Thomas Jefferson

By Maksim Rokhline

Томас Джефферсон.   Прожить его жизнь, значит пробежать дистанцию и достичь цели, от которой никогда не уклоняться, которую явственно чувствовать, которой ради быть свободным и счастливым.  Закончив свой забег, Томас Джефферсон, вот уж поистине, светло умер 4-ого Июля, в день празнования американской независимости.  Кажется, что всякое проявление его ума, души освещает век им прожитый и

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Lady typing credit card information into computer with flower in the background
10 Jun

On Reinventing Money

By Maksim Rokhline,

When about a month ago I read a blog by David Marcus “State of Payments: Reinventing Money” it triggered an immediate reaction in me to respond.  That reaction was not of a disagreement necessarily but of a protest against a flat one-sidedness of Mr. Marcus view on ‘money reinvention’.  With all respect to the author, I could

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Pushing blue pay button on keyboard
10 Jun

On B2B Payments

By Maksim Rokhline,

1. Business to business payments serve the area of trade and finance that is marked by heightened complexity, diversity of use cases and uniqueness of commercial interaction.  Parallels with C2B commerce and payments are many but those are commonly on the surface.  In details and in forms commerce and payments interactions between businesses are quite

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12 Mar

Economics of Crisis

By Maksim Rokhline, ,

МЕЖДУ НЕБОМ И ЗЕМЛЁЙ   I О причинах сегодняшнего экономического кризиса говорили и говорят очень много. Жизнь выявила свою хрупкость, уязвимость человеческим безумием, и задала задачу, требующую от нас мудрости, терпения и большой воли. Как так случилось, что нарушилась внутренняя координация рынка, взаимодействия людей, и ошибки, обычно совершаемые в количествах незначительных для целого процесса, и

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